Somali Voices at Summer School



Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies (SML) doctoral student Emma Hill represented the University at the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities’ (SGSAH) first national Summer School in Glasgow.

More than 18 workshops, led by academic experts from across Scotland, were available to doctoral students from across the SGSAH’s 16 HEI members. Workshops ranged from ‘Public Humanities’, ‘Philosophies of Knowledge and Research’ and ‘Policy Relevant Research’ to ‘Feminist Research Methods’ and ‘Quantitative and Qualitative Methods for Arts and Humanities Researchers’. The inaugural Annual Lectures were held with keynotes presented by Professors Graham Harman (American University in Cairo) and Vinciane Despret (University of Liège).

The Summer School closed with a vibrant Research Showcase at The Lighthouse. Guests included Professor Paul Hagan, Director of Research & Innovation, Scottish Funding Council and Mark O’Neill, Director of Policy, Research & Development at Glasgow Life. 

Research was displayed by 13 doctoral or early career researchers from across Scotland. Heriot-Watt University was well represented with Emma Hill’s exhibition display ‘Locating Somali Voices in Glasgow City’, which showcased a collection of posters and postcards containing voices, commentary and opinions from different Somali groups in Glasgow.