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The Wandering Historian: Reflections on a Year of Research Abroad

In the second of our posts on doing research abroad, Tom Smith  (@TomEtesonSmith) traverses the United States.

Working on American history from a British university as I do, it was inevitable that at some point during my PhD research I was going to have to spend some time abroad. 658 more words

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307 Ale - Tom Smith

Three-Oh-Seven Ale, me lads, Three-Oh-Seven Ale,
The finest drink that any bar has ever had for sale,
It’ll lay your whole damn world to waste, it’ll make you fit and hale,

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Rocket Ride - Tom Smith

Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide,
Nothing worth doing that I haven’t tried.
There ain’t no living on planetside,
Come on with me, baby, on a rocket ride.

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A Modern Christmas Playlist

As you may know dear readers, I have a pretty low regard for Christmas records. Generally speaking they are cheesy tunes that would never make an impression in their own right at any other time of year. 694 more words

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The Illuminati Polka - Tom Smith

I rule you, you rule me, someone rules us secretly,
It’s a vast conspiracy, the Illuminati Polka!

It has come to the brain mod’s attention that we haven’t yet posted this gem from Tom Smith.

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Rich Fantasy Lives - Rob Balder & Tom Smith

Rich fantasy lives.
Our peace-bonded knives and our hyperspace drives.
Until that steam engine to Hogwarts arrives,
We have rich fantasy lives.

I posted this ages ago, but at some point the link got hecked up, so here is it again.  

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'Where are the Dinosaurs?': Reflections on Public History at the Museum of Jurassic Technology

by Tom Smith – @TomEtesonSmith

What connects the obscure lives of neurophysiologist Geoffrey Sonnabend and opera singer Madelena Delani? Are these people even real? Is there really an elaborate miniature engraving of the Crucifixion on that seemingly ordinary fruit stone? 713 more words

Doing History In Public