PhD Cohort 2018
Funding: AHRC DTP
Project Title: Making manuscripts at Helgafell in the fourteenth century
Supervisors: Dr Hannah Burrows and Dr Jane Geddes, School of Divinity, History, Philosophy & Art History
What was your research about?
Interdisciplinary research on illuminated western Scandinavian manuscripts from the fourteenth century.
What made you apply for the SGSAH AHRC DTP?
Since my studies at the University of Iceland in 2008/2009, I wanted to pursue a career in the field of Scandinavian manuscript studies. Choosing to undertake a PhD was a logical choice.
Which aspects of your PhD did you enjoy the most?
I enjoyed the most to work first-hand with the manuscripts and fragments that were at the centre of my PhD project.
How has your PhD helped you to decide on a career path?
It helped me tremendously to become a better researcher and to extend my academic network through research trips, conferences, and workshops.
Currently, I am a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Bergen, Norway.
One piece of advice you would give an incoming PhD researcher?
Plan and prepare your PhD in such a way that you can handle well disruptions and/or unforeseen changes in your research.
Where can people find you?
Profile at the University of Bergen: https://www.uib.no/en/persons/Stefan.Drechsler
Academia.edu profile: https://uib.academia.edu/StefanDrechsler