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Bodies in the Anthropocene Workshop

Thursday, 13 June, 2019 - 09:16

By Patricia Wu Wu, a PhD candidate in Fashion within the School of Design (www.patriciawuwu.com), and Asad Khan, a PhD candidate in Architecture at the Edinburgh School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture (www.theentropyproject.com) Outline The Anthropocene is the geological epoch in which the collective actions of human activities have been the dominant influence on our …

Invisible Women: Talking about Menopause

Thursday, 6 June, 2019 - 15:42

By Kay Williams, Lesley Kelly and Daphne Loads Despite welcome changes in the way we think about women’s health and wellbeing, nevertheless in a recent STUC survey 32% of respondents said that menopause was treated negatively in their workplace and 63 % reported that it was treated as a joke. This can’t be good for …

Wikimedian in Residence

Friday, 31 May, 2019 - 09:11

by Ewan McAndrew Previously posted on the thinking.is.ed.ac.uk blog. Read the original post here. Wikipedia is the 5th most visited website in the world and is an important first stop when looking up any topic – it is truly an incredible resource. But its power can be dangerous. It lacks diversity both in its editorship and its …

Medieval Abbeys Under Siege: A Trip to the Scottish Borders

Thursday, 23 May, 2019 - 14:21

By Hannah Purtymun Hannah is a native of Los Alamos, New Mexico. She graduated with dual bachelor’s degrees in Economics and International Studies from Colorado State University in the Spring of 2018. She is currently pursuing an MSc in Medieval History at the University of Edinburgh where she is also President of the Late Antique …