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How to Reset After a Setback

May is Mental Health Month here at Pubs & Publications and as part of that, I want to talk about something I don’t hear discussed very much in academic circles – resetting after a difficult time. There are a lot… Continue Reading →

Reading outside of your bubble.

by Séveric Yersin | Last year, I started to write short critics of newly published books for a daily newspaper. I write approximatively one critic per month. Since I do this voluntarily, I choose the book freely depending on what… Continue Reading →

Palomar, or how to get lost on the way to knowledge

By Giovanna Pasquariello Palomar is a novel by the Italian author Italo Calvino. It is not the best novel I have read, nor the one with the most intriguing plot or a dynamic and well-rounded protagonist. To be honest, I… Continue Reading →

Inspiration, motivation and the PhD: What are your 3 reasons?

Ellie Ralph | When starting your PhD, as a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed student, you are full of motivation and passion for your research. However, we have all probably also been at the point when you have little to no motivation… Continue Reading →

Inspiration and perspiration: Committee post

Your PhD is started with inspiration, from a person or a movement or your background. Whatever it is, this spark is what keeps you going during the difficulties that inevitably pop up during the process. But sometimes, in the midst… Continue Reading →

6 things I wish I’d known before embarking on my PhD journey

I’m not sure about you but I always get the feeling that people who already have PhDs talk about their experiences as though they are reminiscing on a tragic accident and there’s often that glance of ‘knowing’ but not sharing… Continue Reading →

About the Perks of Doing Church History (and Theology)

By Seraina Berger | The German term Orchidenfach (orchid subject) refers to an academic field or discipline that is considered rare and exotic. In Switzerland, the term seams to apply to theological studies. Once the foundation of any university and… Continue Reading →

10 Books to Read This Women’s History Month

By Megan King | After a long day of writing, editing, teaching, attending meetings, and experiencing the standard joys of PhD life, we’re sometimes reluctant to switch off the computer and dive into a new book, particularly if that book… Continue Reading →

Committee Post: Big, Bad Habits

Let’s face it… We all have bad academic habits. It’s easy to slip into them and they’re hard to give up. Studies show it takes at least 21 days to break a habit, so this month, we asked our committee… Continue Reading →

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