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Yahweh and his Asherah

It is a commonly held belief that religion starts wars, but to what extent does war impact religion? My research project is on how, if at all, war changed religion in the ancient Near East, particularly in relation to…

Scots in the Amazon !

My research is called Scots and the Amazon and I aim to research the lives of Scottish people in the Amazon in the 19th century, and how this can inform us of the bigger picture of British presence and relationship…

Female Computers at the ROE

On June 1st 1909, two women began work at the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh. While not the first women to work at an observatory in the UK, they would be the first employed in any permanent capacity at the ROE, working…

Lost in Borges’ Library

“When it was announced that the Library contained all books, the first reaction was unbounded joy” wrote Borges in “The Library of Babel”. Borges describes an infinite world, a cosmic library, containing every…

Poetry, Politics and Imposters

When you picture a cool night out on the town in Edinburgh I’m almost certain that poetry comes into the equation. However, spoken word and slam poetry have gained a significant degree of popularity over the past few…