Category Archives: Music

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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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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New Year’s Resolutions?

At this time of year, it feels appropriate to do some inner reflection. In my case, I made a careful list of all the CPD I’d done in 2014 … and understood why my work-life balance was swaying out of … Read More »

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You Only Have to Offer: How I came to author Two Encyclopedia Articles

A blogpost written for my own Teaching Artist  blog a couple of days ago:- When my professional organisation forwarded a call for contributors to a new encyclopedia, I glanced very briefly at the email then closed it. Music in the … Read More »

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Suddenly, there’s a lot to do!

I gave a presentation at the IAML (International Association of Music Libraries) conference in Antwerp last week. It was about the research project I’m currently seconded to on a part-time basis. All went well, and I’ve since been asked to … Read More »

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Reflective Journals and E-Portfolios

We Librarians aren’t the only ones to keep Reflective Journals!  I’ve already mentioned the Teaching Artist short credit-rated course that I’ve been attending at evening classes since February.  Well, this week is the rounding-up of all the different submissions for … Read More »

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Teaching Artist: a new short course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

I’ve just embarked on a short course at work: evening classes entitled The Teaching Artist, which is a credit-rated course. Ultimately there might be the chance to amass enough credits for a postgraduate diploma, but at the moment it’s just … Read More »

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