Book Review: ‘Beehive dwellings of the Hebrides: A photographic record’ by Marc Calhoun

Review by Frank Rennie, Professor of Sustainable Rural Development, Assistant Principal (Research, Enterprise, and Development), Lews Castle College, UHI There sometimes appears a book that you return to again and again, browsing the pages to discover (and re-discover) the delights of the contents. This is one of those books. This is a book for armchairContinue reading “Book Review: ‘Beehive dwellings of the Hebrides: A photographic record’ by Marc Calhoun”

Settling Iceland’s Edge

Laura Gormley is an independent researcher who is currently studying for a postgraduate library qualification with Robert Gordon University.  Her DPhil in Old Norse and Icelandic Literature from St John’s College, Oxford investigated the representation of land and landownership in Medieval Icelandic texts.  She has an article on Njáls saga forthcoming in The Medieval North and Its Afterlife: Essays inContinue reading “Settling Iceland’s Edge”

“One Year On: ‘The Gaelic Crisis in the Vernacular Community’”

“One Year On: ‘The Gaelic Crisis in the Vernacular Community’”, will take place on Webex on 2nd July, 11-12.30pm. Find full details and register here bit.ly/3cTX3gS To mark the anniversary of the publication of The Gaelic Crisis in the Vernacular Community last July, the UHI’s HARC and SILK Research Clusters, in conjunction with the UHIContinue reading ““One Year On: ‘The Gaelic Crisis in the Vernacular Community’””

Politics of the edge

Dr Bobby Macaulay is a Research Associate at the Centre for Mountain Studies, Perth College UHI. With a background in politics, development and public health, his research has predominantly focused on the role and impacts of community organisations in rural and island settings. Bobby is originally from Unst but currently (embarrassingly) lives in Glasgow. InContinue reading “Politics of the edge”

The Human Limpet Project: At the uncertain edge of interdisciplinary research

Helen Garbett is a visual and socially engaged art practitioner/researcher based in Stourbridge, West Midlands, England who is studying for a Masters in Research (creative practice) at Shetland and Orkney colleges. Her work is primarily concerned with place and the in-between; natural, cultural and historical landscape, interconnectivity and social relations, with a particular interest inContinue reading “The Human Limpet Project: At the uncertain edge of interdisciplinary research”

Seminar – “Art/Archaeology: Exploring Disciplinary Edges”, Dr Antonia Thomas, 29th April 2021

Antonia Thomas is an archaeologist and lecturer based at the Archaeology Institute, Orkney College, UHI, where she is Programme Leader for the MA Contemporary Art and Archaeology. Her research focuses on the relationship between Art and Archaeology in its broadest sense, from the interpretation of prehistoric visual culture, to the intersections between contemporary art practiceContinue reading “Seminar – “Art/Archaeology: Exploring Disciplinary Edges”, Dr Antonia Thomas, 29th April 2021″

Connecting the Edges: The Call of the Wild

Kath Page is a postgraduate M.Litt Archaeology Studies student based at Orkney College UHI. Contact her at 16009195@uhi.ac.uk Growing up and living in Wessex, quite literally under the shadow of an Iron Age fort, our family days out were not to funfairs or the shops, but to archaeological sites such as Avebury or Stanton Drew.Continue reading “Connecting the Edges: The Call of the Wild”

Activism, Art & Archiving at the Edge

Karl Johnson is a Lecturer in Public Sociology at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. A Shetlander trapped in Midlothian, he can be found on Twitter @karlpjohnson.  Shetland’s Up Helly Aa fire festival is likely well-known to readers and contributors to the Edge blog, but they may be less familiar with the local upset caused when fourContinue reading “Activism, Art & Archiving at the Edge”

Over the Edge: Songs from Dark Places

Peter Noble is based at North Highland College UHI where he is part of the UHI Applied Music and Music and the Environment teaching team. Peter is also working as part of UHI’s resilience team on a long-term Global Challenge collaborative project with Universities in Senegal and is the programme leader for the new Creative TherapiesContinue reading “Over the Edge: Songs from Dark Places”

The Edge: music, community & creativity

What defines ‘The Edge’ to a diverse group of music students currently studying BA(Hons) Applied Music with the University of the Highlands and Islands from their homes across the world?* The Edge, a word which can have many different meanings. On the one hand, it is described as the farthest point away from the centreContinue reading “The Edge: music, community & creativity”