2023 EARTH Scholars

The British Council Scotland SGSAH EARTH Scholarships is a programme run by SGSAH with funding from the British Council to enable international research collaborations between PhD and Early Career Researchers and Scottish HEIs, Scotland-based academic mentors, and external organisations. The collaborations are in the field of environmental arts and humanities and strive to explore interdisciplinary connections. In 2023, thirteen successful applicants formed the inaugural EARTH Scholars cohort and visited Scotland as part of their exchanges.

Aadita Chaudhury

Considering the embodiment of time as method in environmental humanities

The University of Edinburgh & York University, Canada

Ajmal S. Rasaq

Environmental Humanities and Monsoon Lives

University of Glasgow &
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India

Aster Hoving

Ocean waves in art, industry, and science 






School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow & Greenhouse Center for Environmental Humanities at the University of Stavanger, Norway

Buhle Francis

Grandmothers of the Sea – Protecting Women’s Rights through Art and Fair Benefit-Sharing from seaweed harvesting in the face of climate change

University of Strathclyde & Rhodes University, South Africa

Camellia Biswas

Orkney’s Enigmatic Seal-ationship: Mapping Dynamics of Eco-Cultural Evolution Of Human-Seal Relations in Orkney Islands 





University of the Highlands and Islands & Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, India

Deborah Schrijvers

Viewing with the Nonhuman: Time, texture and extinction in Carlos Casas’ Cemetery (2019)

The University of Edinburgh & University College Dublin

Mark Dunick

Organising and movement building: Lessons from the 1980s British Animal Rights Movemen

University of Stirling & Victoria University of Wellington

Megan Denis

Rannoch Moor in the Little Ice Age

University of Glasgow & University of Montana, USA

Nicholas Herriot

The history of Scottish working-class environmentalism 

University of Strathclyde, Scottish Oral History Centre & University of Adelaide, Australia

Rita Valencia

Decolonial Methodologies to unveil and inspire: Indigenous agroecological practices and the creation of Gardens of Abundance

University of Glasgow & Centro de Investigaciones y Estudio Superiores en Antropologia Social, Mexico

Marianna Fernandes

Data and Energy in the North Sea

Futures Institute, University of Edinburgh & Geneva Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland

Sonja Åman

The impact of changing oceans on space-making practices






University of Aberdeen & University of Oslo, Norway

Uzma Aleem

Media coverage of plastic pollution in Scotland and Australia: Finding solutions through online entertainment and gamification 

University of Strathclyde & Western Sydney University, Australia