It’s an ugly time for higher education in the UK. The march of corporatization continues unabated, as students are encouraged to think of themselves as consumers, and education as a product. Rather than fighting the important battles over what we should be learning, and how, instead the arguments today focus on ‘metrics’ and ’employability’. It’s […]Read more "Weapons of the Geek"
I want to talk about one mistake I think it is possible to make about the kinds of ‘creative’ approaches to writing history is that the #storypast group have discussed, and which will hopefully be addressed by the ‘Creative Histories’ event in Bristol in July 2017. This error is to think that talk of history […]Read more "Plot and History"
Do academic researchers spend enough time thinking? I know that – at least in the romance we spin of what we should be doing – thinking is perhaps priority number one, up there somewhere with teaching, writing, and discussing. I also know from my own experience that life as an academic leaves little luxury. Thinking – […]Read more "Making Time for Ideas"