‘Palimpself’: exploring the work of Annie Ernaux through art

Coming to the Byre Theatre in October 2024 is an art exhibition entitled ‘Palimpself’, exploring the relationship between language, memory, and materiality in the work of Nobel prize-winning French author Annie Ernaux. The exhibition will feature artwork by sculptor and academic Susan Diab, and will coincide with the first English-speaking conference on Ernaux’s works – … Read more

Visualising War and Peace: six different ways

The stories we tell shape the world around us. How narratives throughout time have shaped war and conflict are central ideas of Visualising War and Peace research projects by Dr Alice König of the School of Classics. Founded in 2018, based on König’s research on ancient military treatises and intertextuality, its early work focused on … Read more

Recovering waste, recovering voices: recycling and empowerment in Latin America and Scotland

In the movement toward sustainability, recycling, waste, and plastics have assumed major significance in global conversations. But understanding how plastic recycling and waste management can align with people and planet will require more than just ecological and economic analyses – their social dynamics are also a major point of consideration. Dr Patrick O’Hare is a … Read more

Interdisciplinary Impact Incubators: The Beginning

The Research Impact team are delivering interdisciplinary impact “incubator” sessions, designed to bring colleagues together around a theme and discuss their impact journeys. This piece reflects on the first two sessions, which are held in addition to the School-based sessions supported by the team. “Ever to Excel”, the St Andrews motto, derives from the sixth … Read more

Empowering young artists in rural Namibia

Dr Mattia Fumanti, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Anthropology, has built his academic career by forming and sustaining long lasting research relationships in the field. Rooted in his research into post-apartheid political transformations, these have evolved over time into sustained partnerships with people, most notably in Namibia. Building on over twenty years’ ethnographic … Read more