Yesterday morning Alex and I went on a cheeky 'date' to go and see They Shall Not Grow Old. For those not in the loop, They Shall Not Grow Old is a 100 minute film made up of IWM archival footage from the First World War, as well as oral history interviews with veterans. 'Directed' by Peter Jackson, … Continue reading They Shall Not Grow Old – Reflections on the Film
On November 22nd and 23rd, I attended the Canterbury 100 conference reflecting on and exploring the commemoration of World War One. This was my first time attending an academic conference, and even though I wasn't presenting (the CFP closed before I'd even begun my thesis) it was still an incredibly valuable experience. I wanted to … Continue reading Conference Wrap Up: Canterbury 100 – Reflections on the Commemoration of World War One
This week has been mad busy. We head to Europe next Wednesday, but before that I'm running 7 tutorials between Monday and Wednesday afternoon. I also have to submit a LOT of paperwork for my 6 month milestone, including my ethics approval. And a conference abstract. So basically I spent this week preparing for all … Continue reading #Postgradlife Week 24
I survived my first week as an undergraduate tutor! I'll be honest, I haven't actually been all that nervous about tutoring. It's something I've known for a while that I'd like to do, and although it's a bit earlier on in my 'academic career' than I intended, tutoring a first year subject with content I'm … Continue reading #Postgradlife Week 23
The past three weeks have been crazy busy, which is why I haven't posted anything on here. On the 20th (Friday) I had my 6 month CCSP presentation, which was basically just 20 minutes of me explaining as much of my project as possible to a room full of people and then answering their questions. … Continue reading #Postgradlife Weeks 20-22
Since I started, one of the most frequently asked questions I get from people is "oh, why did you choose to do a masters?" It's not an unfair question. Masters, at least in humanities in Australia, are losing popularity. Most people go straight into a PhD as long as they have the required grades from … Continue reading Why Masters?
This week I was sick. Aside from coming in on Wednesday, I spent the entire week at home, mostly wrapped in my duvet watching the same selection of YouTube videos on repeat and feeling sorry for myself. I'm also dog sitting this week, which means my house is filled with dogs (which is amazing except … Continue reading #Postgradlife Week 19