The End of Times

Ah, academic summer. Leeds IMC next week, then Thirteenth Century (England?) in Cambridge. Then months of summerness. And then the beginning of term again. Come end of September, I'll be entering the dreaded? coveted? scary? necessary? FOURTH YEAR of my PhD. Of course, to some, especially outside the UK, it's ridiculous to even think that … Continue reading The End of Times

Time to Think

So my grand goals of resuscitating this blog still remain goals...! But in terms of research and writing and general progress, things have been busy. With all the possible caveats associated with this, I can say that I think I'm done with the bulk of my research - I have substantial drafts of my chapters. … Continue reading Time to Think


I'm about halfway through my three-month 'exchange' in Paris, at the École nationale des chartes. Time flies (but is also slower than in London? more on that below)! I'm glad that it was possible for me to come here. My supervisor and others encouraged me to do this, a grant from LAHP made it more … Continue reading Paris!

Academic Summer

'Academics get the summer off.' As if. Even we, the baby PhD students, know this is not true. The first hint of this is the flurry of conference calls for papers that make it into your inbox around Springtime. Then, come Summer Term, everyone's talking about 'Conference Season.' My fellow UCL History PhD students and … Continue reading Academic Summer