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
Babel – Universal translators, memes, and medieval scribes
Death and History in Heaven’s Vault
I briefly posted about the game Heaven’s Vault on Facebook when I first heard about it, and now, thanks to the Steam summer sale, I’ve played it!
Research Progress Notes – Week of November 26th
Last week I stayed home and did some editing. This week I read more medieval writings about urine. So, pretty mundane stuff. Read More