1. The emotional life of PhD students and the role of the supervisor

    I have recently started the 'How to Survive your PhD' MOOC organised by @ThesisWhisperer. You can read about my success (or lack thereof) in previous MOOCs here. However this MOOC seemed different to me somehow, more practical and useful for my everyday life. It focuses on what I often hear…

    on MOOCs SurvivePhD15

  2. Reflecting on MOOCs - Experiences of a (sort of) first-timer

    So I have a bit of a confession to make... I have never actually completed a MOOC despite signing up for a number of them since they first creeped onto my radar back in 2012 or so. I could attribute this to an aspect of my personality which my other-half…

    on MOOCs SurvivePhD15

  3. SHARP2015: Generation and Regeneration of Books

    This year's Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing's conference was held in Montreal, Canada between the 7th and 10th of July. The theme was the Generation and Regeneration of Books and this was my first major conference! I was presenting a traditional 20-minute paper on “A large…

    on SHARP History of Reading Conference

  4. Things that have caught my eye this week - 29th July - 5th August

    This week it's all about History, Childhood Studies, and Periodicals! - A digest of interesting things in the world of academia: CFPs, events and blogs. Blogs: Laura King at the University of Leeds took a thoughtful look at the history of childhood and how this historical perspective can inform present…

    on call for papers History of Childhood Periodicals

  5. Scottish Federation of University Women Research Presentation Day 2015

    On the 25th of April 2015, the Scottish Federation of University Women held their annual research presentation day in Glasgow. The SFUW (now Graduate Women Scotland) is affiliated to the International Federation of University Women which aims to empower girls and women across the world through the promotion of lifelong…

    on SFUW Training Presentation Skills