When is enough enough?

At the moment, I’m focusing on two things: swimming, and an article. The article is based on the archival research I did for my doctorate, but which also addresses several other fields, fields that aren’t really in my comfort zone. To give you an idea, my doctoral research was into the lives of the singers […]

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The Origins of Historical Origins

One of the pieces of advice that has stuck with me from a workshop I went to on academic publishing is the idea that publishers (and readers) like history books that deal with origins, or the dynamic processes that ‘gave birth’ to ‘modern’ phenomena. Thompson’s The Making of the English Working Class is the archetype, […]

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