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A qualified librarian...almost

I’ve been working in libraries for over ten years. I started off in public libraries and moved in to academic libraries, before getting my current job in an NHS library. 190 more words


Status: ABD (all but dissertation)

You get there by realizing you are already there. -Eckhart Tolle

Two years ago I sat sobbing in my boyfriend’s car.  Earlier that day, the PhD program I’d applied to called me to schedule an interview.

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Long Overdue Update

A lot has changed since I updated this dissertation blog.

The most drastic of changes is that I am now living in Pennsylvania.  I just moved in to my apartment last week, in fact. 345 more words


Review: Anne Maxwell, Colonial Photography and Exhibitions: Representations of the 'Native' and the Making of European Identities

Maxwell’s book on colonial photography, though not wholly valuable for my particular research, is a highly useful starting point and view into an area I hadn’t before considered: representation of colonised peoples in early exhibitions. 259 more words

Colonial History

Either you run the day, or the day runs you.

Running is helping me a lot during this last stretch of dissertation writing. A way to get out of the library, to get away from the computer screen and feel energised. 167 more words



I am currently fighting severe cabin fever on a dissertation that is making me want to walk into a wall on a daily basis. When asked what my subject is, I’ve reached the level of a one word, rather monosyllabic response: “Jews.” My brain in stuck in the swirling vortex of Jewish displaced persons and their relation to the British occupying authorities in Europe 1945-50 ish and let’s juts leave it there. 407 more words

Catherine Booth Writes About Preaching

Catherine Booth on preaching . . .

“The main idea of much of the preaching of this day seems to be that of teaching people — instructing them — which too often results in hardening their hearts . 178 more words