The PhD Experience

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Relevancy and the Field of History

By Rachel Davis | My undergraduate professor used to end each seminar with the benediction, ‘Fight relevance and preach difference.’ I used to laugh, but recently I’ve been considering his words more seriously. Why are historians so concerned with relevancy in… Continue Reading →

It’s Not You, It’s Me: Taking a Break from PhD Research

By Rachel Davis | The original concept for this post (before I went home for five weeks) was to write about working from home when home is 3,000+ miles away from the university you attend. HA! How ambitious! Besides the three… Continue Reading →

Impressions from the Early Medieval Archaeology Student Symposium 2015

By Audrey Scardina | This past week I attended the ninth Early Medieval Archaeology Student Symposium http://earlymedievalarchaeology.co.uk/oxford2015.html (EMASS) in Oxford. The conference spanned two days and had over sixty delegates from all over Europe, with presentations on topics as diverse as chamber… Continue Reading →

Who am I? Reconciling Personal Identities as a Gender Historian

By Rachel Davis | When I was eighteen years old, I held the ignorant and ill-informed belief that “feminist” was synonymous with “bra-burner” and “man-hater.” I’m still grateful for my first year seminar lecturer who patiently and kindly informed me… Continue Reading →

Dating and the PhD

By Rachel Davis | The decision to do a PhD requires a level of commitment I don’t think I fully realised when I started in September. Embarking on a three-year research project that hopefully adds Dr. to the front of… Continue Reading →

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