One of the things that’s actually helpful about applying for funding to support me in my final year of dissertation writing is that it forces me to be reflective about the process of writing and take stock of where I am and where I still need to go. I just submitted what is likely my final application, my fifth since October, and I found myself adjusting my completion timeline yet again. As part of the application, most organizations require a timeline of the work you still need to do. I’ve used the same timeline for every application, organized by dissertation chapter, and tweaked it as time has gone on and I’ve actually checked some items off the list. But mostly, I’ve just kept pushing back the date that I’ll finish Chapter 2. My first version of this timeline, back in October, said that I would finish Chapter 2 in November. Now, here I am at the start of February and I just pushed the estimate to mid-February. Have I been kidding myself about how much work I still have to do?Read More
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, I am not offering medical advice.Read More
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This week I did my research due diligence and thought about medieval Sicily in a new context.
I’m back in Europe again. I got a free pass into Vatican City, struggled with driving, and learned about the hidden gem that is Salerno.
This week, I maybe learned something new, or maybe I relearned something I already knew. Who knows? Welcome to academia. Read More
Oh hey, I got to look at a manuscript this week! And I asked my advisor some embarrassing questions about Latin.
Things are really moving along. This week I finally escaped the moths in my apartment to hang out in Oxford and see some really interesting manuscripts. Read More
This week I largely finished with my manuscripts at the Wellcome, reunited with a past professor, and had a fortuitous meeting with a conservator. Read More
Week one of archival research in London has been emotionally difficult but rewarding. Read More