Successful Grant Application, Submitted PGCert portfolio

It’s amazing what can change in six months! I was successful in my AHRC networking grant application – for more details, please do visit the new project website, https://claimedfromstationershall.wordpress.com/ . The project officially begins in August 2017, but I felt … Read More »

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And the Next Step?

Well, I recently clicked “Send” on my application for an AHRC Networking grant. I know it has to be checked over before it actually gets to the AHRC, but it felt like quite a significant step. While I’m waiting, I’m … Read More »

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Claimed from Stationers’ Hall

I contributed a blogpost about my research, to Echoes from the Vault, which is the highly-esteemed blog of the University of St Andrews Library Rare Books department. Blogpost direct link: Claimed from Stationers’ Hall: St Andrews Copyright Music Collection Echoes … Read More »

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Grant-Writing – the Realities of Postdoc Research!

I’m writing an AHRC Networking grant application to widen research into historic British legal deposit music. I’ve already made significant steps in my research into the collection at the University of St Andrews, and I hope to create a network … Read More »

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Finding your humanities PhD project

Thinking about doing a PhD in the humanities in the future? Knowing you want to do a PhD is one thing, but knowing what you actually want to write about is often an entire challenge in itself. It’s pretty scary … Read More »

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40% Researcher? Yes, Indeed!

Historical Music of Scotland website Betweeen October 2012 and October 2015,  I was seconded part-time as postdoctoral researcher to the Bass Culture project – an AHRC-funded musicology project looking at historical Scottish fiddle music.  The PI was Dr David McGuinness, … Read More »

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Knitting, Lunacy Laws and the hunt for Patient Publications: Doing a PhD in the Medical Humanities

Welcome! For my first blog, I thought I’d give you a little overview of who I am and what my research entails. My name’s Emily, I’m 24, and I’m a postgraduate researcher with the School of English at the University … Read More »

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Being a Music Librarian: Never a Typical Day

What do academic music librarians do? There’s never a typical day. Today, I’ve catalogued a shiny new series of Paris Conservatoire competition anthologies for various instruments; am working my way through three shelves of wind and brass sets in order … Read More »

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Lady Librarian becomes Revalidated Fellow

If you’ve read my blog before, you’ll already know about my slightly schizophrenic simultaneous existence as music librarian and postdoctoral researcher.  Depending on the day of the week, I’m either Music and Academic Services Librarian at the Royal Conservatoire of … Read More »

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October 2015 – only 7 months away!

I’m currently seconded to an AHRC research project for two days a week, but it’ll come to an end in mid-October. Where has the time gone?! We’ve visited loads of libraries, examined hundreds of Scots fiddle tune-books, documented it all, … Read More »

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