It goes without saying that reading, and reading ALL THE TIME, goes hand in hand with the pursuit of a PhD. I think I realized this within the first few weeks of my first semester. I fondly remember uploading this picture on Facebook after realizing that, in the world of the PhD student, a "weekend" … Continue reading Attack of the 600+-page books!
Palaeography: long-lost, but much needed, skill
This image requires some explaining. My partner and I rent a house just outside of the city of Miami. I rented on my own for a long time, and I always strove to be a good tenant. Just recently, the garbage disposal system stopped working, and we contacted the property manager to find someone to … Continue reading Me v. Ants
A decade ago, I spent the winter applying to MA programs in medieval history in the US and the UK. My subsequent experience at the University of York was a great one, but I was absolutely convinced after a year of Latin, palaeography, research, and writing that academia wasn't for me. I returned to the … Continue reading One Year Countdown: Comprehensive Exams