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Air an Àirigh: Coimhearsnachd, caitheamh-beatha is mòinteach Nis (At the Sheiling: Community, Memory and the North Lewis Moors)

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  Dr Aonghas MacCoinnich, Mr Gillebrìde Mac’IlleMhaoil, Mr Iain Gordon MacDonald  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

Help a Gaelic speaking community rediscover and reconnect with its recent past. For centuries, the community migrated annually with their livestock and grazed their herds on the interior of Lewis, a practice that continued in Lewis up until the later 1930s, longer than almost anywhere else in Scotland. While transhumance has attracted a lot of recent scholarly interest, Comunn Eachdraidh Nis, a community-led grassroots local history organisation, started a programme of oral history recordings from the 1970s. These recordings, in Gaelic, offer the successful candidate the opportunity to develop a unique, community-led and individual (rather than an external) perspective on transhumance.  

This doctoral research project will offer the successful candidate the opportunity of working with and in a Gaelic speaking community. It is essential that applicants have a good Gaelic skills and a high level of fluency in Gaelic which must be demonstrated in the application process.

Funding Notes

SGSAH Collaborative Doctoral Award, PhD programme.

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