Date and Time
15th May 2017 14:00 –– 18th May 2017 12:00
The Burn, Glenesk, Brechin

STAR2 is a residential training event for post-fieldwork writing up PhD students in Social Anthropology in Scotland that combines master classes focused on writing up PhD research projects with sessions preparing PhD students for careers in anthropology within and beyond the academy.

All STAR2 sessions will be specifically designed for post-fieldwork writing-up students of social anthropology. Dr Adam Reed (St Andrews), Dr Lotte Hoek (Edinburgh) and Dr Jo Vergunst (Aberdeen) will attend for the full 4 days. Other staff from Edinburgh (Dr Delwar Hussain), will attend for all or some of the days.

Master Classes in PhD writing over 3 days will be given by distinguished international social anthropologists, Professor Birgit Meyer, University of Utrecht; Professor Garry Marvin, University of Roehampton; Professor Michael Scott, University of LSE. These master classes provide writing-up PhD students with the opportunity to conceptualise and rethink their ongoing research work and writing practice with a recognized ‘master’ of the discipline and alongside peers from the three departments.

Single sessions on career training; publishing; impact and knowledge exchange; and non-academic careers with appropriate experts on these themes will be held (Henrietta Lidchi, National Museums of Scotland [will speak on careers in museums & galleries]; Lucy Pickering, University of Glasgow [will speak on applied anthropology and contract research careers]. We also have a representative from Scottish Government or Third Sector come every year to attend and lead a session on knowledge exchange.

For full programme, and to register, please visit the eventbrite page for STAR2 (2017): 


Please direct any questions regarding STAR 2 to Mhairi Aitkenhead at

Last updated 12 Apr 2017 1:11pm