Travel blog: A North Sea Crossing: Ferry Travel as Sensory Experience and Sustainable Alternative

By Elsje van Kessel (Senior Lecturer, School of Art History). Published on: 30 January 2024. ‘Experience is Better than Knowledge’ – or so claims scholar of English literature and ‘blue humanities’ proponent Steve Mentz in a provocative article title borrowed from an early modern maritime manual. Human experiences of the sea, Mentz argues, can productively … Read more

Travel blog: Once Upon a Train

By Lydia Cole (Lecturer, School of Geography and Sustainable Development). Published on: 26 October 2023. In late July of 2023, I left St Andrews, bound for Greifswald. This small, University town — quite similar to St Andrews, but significantly bigger — is on the shores of the Baltic Sea, in Northeast Germany. It is home … Read more