Division: Literature & Languages
"The Literary Clubs and Societies of Glasgow during the Long Nineteenth Century".
Professor Kirstie Blair (Strathclyde)
2014-Present: University of Stirling, PhD Candidate, English Studies. Award: School of Arts and Humanities Research Postgraduate Bursary Award.
2012-2014: University of Glasgow, MLitt Victorian Literature. Thesis title: A History of Reading Reconstructed: Anne Galloway and Her Reading Diary, 1850-1856.
2001-02: University of Southampton, MA Osteoarchaeology. Thesis title: Sexual Dimorphism and Social Stratification in Eastern European Iron Age Populations: A Skeletal Analysis of the Cemetery from Kutná Hora – Karlov, Czech Republic. Awards: Faculty of Arts Studentship; Faculty of Arts International Study Grant.
1998-99: University of Glasgow, MPhil Celtic Archaeology. Thesis title: Härke’s Theory of Data Types Reconsidered: The Sites of Sopron-Krautacker, Hallstatt and Durrnberg.
1995-97: University of North Carolina at Wilmington, BA, Major: Anthropology, Minor: Classical Studies, Cum Laude (GPA in Major: 4.0; CGPA: 3.97). Dean’s List: 1995-7.
My research investigates nineteenth-century literary clubs and societies in Glasgow, their impact on education and literacy in the city, and their contribution to the history of reading over the course of the century.
1995-97 Dean’s List, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
2016 Santander Award: Scholarship to conduct London archival research
2015-16 Curran Fellowship, Research Society for Victorian Periodicals
2014-17 School of Arts and Humanities Research Postgraduate Bursary Award, University of Stirling
2001-02 Faculty of Arts International Study Grant, University of Southampton
11/2014 - 05/2015 Chair, Organising Committee, University of Stirling Postgraduate conference, ‘Remembering and Forgetting: cultural memory across disciplines’ (https://www.facebook.com/ahpgconf2015; twitter@ahpgconf2015; https://ahpgconf2015.wordpress.com/).
21/04/14 Co-organiser, ‘City of Words’, Aye Write!, Glasgow Public engagement event, with participants including University of Stirling and University of Glasgow doctoral candidates, and general public.
11/01/13 Organiser, ‘Victorian Tour’, Glasgow Museums Resource Centre University of Glasgow students and staff, Mitchell Classics Book Group.