The Arts and Humanities offer us ways of understanding and forming the worlds around us; the worlds of the past, in the present and for the future. Through their critical approaches and creative interventions, the arts and humanities have the capacity to make our lives and those of others more fulfilling, more enjoyable, and more just.

Claire Squires is Director of the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities (SGSAH), and Professor of Publishing Studies at the University of Stirling, following a previous career in publishing. In her role at SGSAH, she oversees Scotland-wide doctoral training and development in the Arts & Humanities. Her research focuses on book cultures and the contemporary publishing industry, frequently working in partnership with external organisations such as Publishing Scotland, Scottish Book Trust and the Saltire Society. With her research partner Beth Driscoll, she is founder of Ullapoolism, a conceptual school that foregrounds playful, material, and arts-informed thinking and activism.