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A Guide to Planning a Productive Writing Retreat

Krysten Blackstone | On Friday we published a post about productivity chalk full of useful tips.  But sometimes when I get into a really bad rut, I struggle to focus on writing at all.  It is always writing that is the… Continue reading →

Being ‘Productive’

Georgia Vullinghs | Productivity is a word that is being passed around a lot at the moment, but what is working productively? Let’s be clear: being productive isn’t about time spent at your desk, being constantly ‘busy’, or producing screeds of… Continue reading →

The Three-Year PhD is Possible

By Richard Parfitt |   I’ve just finished my PhD (hurrah go me well done). I submitted just inside three years, which according to many of those with whom I’ve discussed my efforts makes me a super human warrior master of… Continue reading →

Editing a Special Issue: Part 2

By Laura Harrison | This is the second instalment in a series about editing a special issue of the British Journal for Military History. If you missed part one, which outlines how we came to be editing a special issue… Continue reading →

Mission Impossible? Parenting and my PhD

By Grace Gallacher There are numerous blogs about your PhD journey, hints and tips, experiences and how to guides. Providing a sense of solidarity and reassurance that you are not alone, but above all offer an unending supply of suggestions… Continue reading →

Heartbreak and the PhD

by Elke Close | The end of a relationship is never easy. We’ve all been there. No matter what the circumstances are, it is always difficult to say goodbye to a part of your life that you shared with that one… Continue reading →

Editing a Special Issue: Part One

By Laura Harrison | I am currently editing a special issue of the British Journal for Military History with my good friend (and good friend of Pubs and Pubs) Lucie Whitmore. Given that we each have one publication in peer-reviewed… Continue reading →

Travel Options for the Temporally and Financially Challenged PhD

By Fraser Raeburn | No one has ever completed a PhD by sitting very still in one place. Whether it be a brisk stroll over to the library, or an epic trek into the Himalayas in search of wisdom, we will… Continue reading →

Shredding it, setting it ablaze, feeding it to the dog or: What to do when you are sick of your thesis

By Elke Close ¦ After Laura’s uplifting post about rediscovering your groove, this week I want to give you a little advice on what to do when you cannot stand the thought of anything remotely connected to your PhD thesis. Most… Continue reading →

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