Arts

Salford PhD alumni: jazz musician

by Fiona Christie on March 15, 2010

James Dickenson completed his PhD The impact of Norwegian folk music on Norwegian jazz, 1945 – 1995 at the University of Salford in 2003. In 2007, he retired from the post of cantor in Sor-Fron, Gudbrandsdalen in mid-Norway, but still releases CD’s as a jazz organist and pianist. He explains his decision to study at […]

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Finally, I have got the films of the panel sessions that were part of our Careers day for PhD students in June 2009. The first film I am posting includes a panel of academics talking about their own career path to date. Each speaker talks for about 5 minutes and then these short introductions are […]

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Blogging and Creative Writing

by Fiona Christie on October 22, 2009

I went to the Manchester Blog Awards last night and had a fascinating insight into the creative writing blogosphere. I came away thinking that if you want to be a writer you just have to have a blog and that having a blog can lead to bigger things (if you are any good of course). […]

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This is a guest post from Julia Horn at the University of Reading who has developed a new resource for PhDs in the Arts and Humanities. Moving on from an arts and humanities PhD is so often a double edged experience. The familiar task of writing the thesis will be replaced by something else – […]

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