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Friday Musing: Premise.. the calm before the storm.

Just because I have a premise does not mean that I am on easy street. There is still a hell of a lot of stuff to do before I am ready to even submit my premise. 135 more words

PhD Musings

Fantasy Email to Admin

March 16, 2018

 To Whom This May Concern,

I’m not going to remind you of who I am because quite frankly I’ve emailed you all so often that you should be able to identify my message’s arrival by the timbre of the alert tone. 676 more words

PhD Progress & Thoughts

Diplomacy and Politics: The Vatican Secret Archives

Stephen Griffin, PhD student in the Department of History, UL, writes about evidence for high levels of international diplomacy in archives in Rome and Vienna: 336 more words

AHSS reblogged this on AHSS blog and commented:

Fascinating post by our History PhD student Stephen Griffin on his time in the Vatican Secret Archives

Guilty pleasures

There should be a particular term for the day before one’s conference presentation which demonstrates both the pressure of preparing for tomorrow’s talk and the guilt of exploring the new city.


The burn: PhD Submission

Kia ora KIN blog readers,

I received this piece of prose a little while ago to publish. The author wishes to remain anonymous. After watching a video (link below) on inspiring wahine, something was sparked in this person and the following poem/ prose piece was birthed… 582 more words


In Memoriam: Stephen Hawking

Yesterday, March 14, 2018, we lost a great mind and a decent human being. Thank you Dr. Stephen Hawking for showing us the Universe, the small and the big. 15 more words