Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

Neoliberalism and higher education: a wee example from Edinburgh

As Isabel Lachenauer, one of the first – and possibly the last – graduates of the University of Edinburgh’s Advanced Arabic masters programme writes: I strongly urge the Head of … Continue reading

November 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Edinburgh University Press – binning back-issues, threatens students with arrest

Here is a sequence of minor but very depressing and frustrating events which I witnessed today. 1) about 2.30pm, arriving at my department at the University of Edinburgh on George … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · 13 Comments

(Paid) research/curatorial internship, Alwaleed Centre, Edinburgh

This very exciting looking ad just came up from the Alwaleed Centre, based in the same department as me at Edinburgh University… Call for research internship applications 10-month part-time research … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why I’m not getting a smartphone (for as long as possible)

One of the few irritations of an absolutely amazing two years on Edinburgh University’s Arab World Studies MSc has been the background pressure to get a smartphone. Or an iPad. … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · 13 Comments

New article: Marilyn Booth interviewed

One of the most exciting things about being based at Edinburgh University’s Dept of Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies for the past two years has been people who make up … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

New article: Cairo remains dependent on US aid

Electronic Intifada, 10th April 2013 While some Palestinians and their supporters saw a ray of light in the election of Mohammed Morsi and his government’s apparent solidarity with Gaza when … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

PhD scholarships at CASAW

CASAW – the Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arabic World, based within the Dept of Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Edinburgh – is offering … Continue reading

December 15, 2012 · Leave a comment