What’s On: 29 February 2016

Writing Tools

Join us tonight at EMMH Forum for a special MLitt Dissertation Workshop! We’ve scoured the School of History to bring you a group of former MLitts who will share their experience with you.

The first part of tonight’s programme consists of their “Top 5 tips for writing your MLitt Dissertation” followed by a break-out session where current MLitt students can ask specific questions about the dissertation process from start to finish and discuss strategies for completing the requirements.

Join us at 5.15pm in St Katherine’s Lodge Room 1.10 for papers and a Q&A. Refreshments will be provided, followed by a trip to the Brew Co. to continue discussion.

What’s on: 15 February 2016

Mars Training Ship

This week’s forum includes papers from two University of St Andrews PhD students:

Matt Ylitalo – ‘From Mars to the Ends of the Earth: Dundee and World, 1869-1915′

Matt Ylitalo, a second year PhD here at St Andrews, is exploring nineteenth-century Dundee’s local and global connections through the whaling industry. He completed his MLitt (2014) at the University of St Andrews in Reformation Studies, sparking his interest in transnational and spatial history. Matt is supervised by Drs Bernhard Struck and Sarah Easterby-Smith, while also collaborating with Professor James Livesey at Dundee and the Dundee Heritage Trust.

Jack Woods – ‘Religious life in the Łódź ghetto through the lens of Menachem Oppenheim’s Diary’

Jack Woods received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He moved on to the University of St Andrews to begin his postgraduate studies, commencing his doctoral research in September 2013. His thesis is entitled: ‘”Building Castles in the Sky” – Oral Folklore in the Łódź Ghetto.’ Jack has also held fellowships at the University of Tel Aviv and the Yiddish Institute in Vilnius.

Join us at 5.15pm in St Katherine’s Lodge Room 1.10 for papers and a Q&A. Refreshments will be provided, followed by a trip to the Brew Co. to continue discussion.

What’s on: 1 February 2016

Eastern State PenitentiaryTonight at EMMH Postgraduate Forum we welcome Danielle Bergmann, a candidate for the MLitt in Modern History at the University of St Andrews. Danielle will be presenting on ‘The Making of a History of Eastern State Penitentiary’.

Last year Danielle completed her undergraduate degree in History and English at St Andrews, culminating with writing and producing a documentary through the programme ‘Recording the Past’. The documentary followed the history of Eastern State Penitentiary, a state prison in Philadelphia that was operational between 1829 and 1971.

Danielle will share some sections of the documentary and what drew her to the project, followed by an interesting discussion about the strengths and weaknesses of documentary history.

Join us at 5.15pm in St Katherine’s Lodge Room 1.10. Refreshments will be provided, followed by a trip to the Brew Co. to continue discussion.