What our students said...
It is important as a PHD student, to have these types of exchanges with other Universities and academics across the globe as it will me help me when I arrive on the job market.
- Indira Boutier, Institute of Commonwealth Studies
The joy of working in such a beautiful places is equalled by the joy of working itself, for the tasks that I have been assigned not only cater to my strengths and interests but also lead me into the backstage of various projects in digital humanities. At the Fontane-Archiv I have been batch-processing high-resolution scans of Fontane’s Erstdrucke—the first printed editions of his writings—for online publication, an opportunity for me to develop a workflow for a relatively big database.
- Christopher Lu, Warburg Institute
Immersing myself into a different research culture and community benefited my growth as a researcher and inspired me to explored new methods and approaches. Being on a Turing Scheme Mobility that allowed me to combine my work with getting to know new ways of working and researching, attending different events, and being at a leading research institute in the humanities was a rare opportunity which would not have been possible without the support and funding of the Turing Scheme.
- Monja Stahlbergher, Institute of Languages, Cultures and Societies
One thing I learned about myself is that adopting an open-minded attitude helps me feel at ease within a new environment.
- Saurelle Toumani, Institute of Languages, Cultures and Societies
Having the opportunity to interact with peers from various disciplinary backgrounds who are conducting ethnographic work on Latin American subjects allowed me to participate in very rich and enlightening discussions which helped me pose important questions about my own research.
- Tatiana Suarez, Centre for Latin American and Caribbean studies
It added to my teaching skills for larger in-person classes, confidence to embed in a another institution. A quick ability to learn basic Italian!
- Annabel Higgins, Institute of Commonwealth Studies
I learnt that when I am struggling with my research I can ask for help and that a chat about my topic with someone who studies similar subjects can be extremely useful. This is why I like being part of a vibrant community of scholars, both in the UK and in Italy.
- Elisa Stafferini, Warburg Institute
The experience boosted my confidence both in developing relationships and in my academic abilities. I was last a full-time student more than 30 years ago so it was a valuable opportunity to take a break from work and family and to dedicate the whole time to my research. I came back motivated and enthusiastic about my doctoral studies, and with a network of international contacts.
- Philippa Cooper, Centre for Latin American and Caribbean studies
The Turing mobility has opened up new research avenues for me in terms of online resources, best practices, and cultural awareness. It also allowed me to reflect on how I should orient my career goals in a way that would bring value to my bilingualism and my research background.
- Romane Toumani, Institute of Languages, Cultures and Societies
I learnt technical skills involved with data collection, editing data, and linked data by working on the SDBM… I also became more familiar with catalogues (sale catalogues, collection catalogues, dealers’ catalogues)… Through my familiarisation, I became more aware of their shortcomings and became more critical of them as historical sources. This is helpful for the work relating to the database and it has also been very valuable for my own research.
- Ruari Williams, Institute of English Studies
The Turing mobility scheme in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity which has granted me a chance to improve my German, travel, meet people, and get involved in another university. Not only do I feel that the scheme has allowed me a chance to regain some motivation for my own work, but it has facilitated experiences that I will take with me throughout the rest of my life.
- Nicole Liu, Institute of Classical Studies
I wanted to get the experience of a different university – exploring what kinds of resources they had on campus, as well as the archives and institutions close by. I felt that this could only complement the existing opportunities and resources that I have at the School of Advanced Study.
- Natalia Fantetti, Institute of English Studies
The material I viewed at Harvard University significantly expanded my PhD data set. I have been unable to view this type of material in London, and it has changed many of my ideas about my topic. It also highlighted how much I would enjoy being a full-time researcher, rather than my current part-time status.
- Grace Touzel, Institute of English Studies