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An Englishman, an Irishman, and a Scotsman… Humour and identity formation in history

By Stuart Clark | An Englishman, an Irishman, and a Scotsman are travelling to London, and each has promised to bring back a gift for their sons. Upon their return they hand over their gifts. The Englishman presents his son… Continue Reading →

Library Adventures: Tips from a Pro

By Drew Thomas | While most of us would love to compare ourselves to Indiana Jones, leaving the classroom for breathtaking adventures (is that not the reason anyone goes into archaeology?), we often settle for archives and libraries instead. But, boy,… Continue Reading →

5 Things I Learned Visiting the Library of Congress

By Fraser Raeburn | I was recently fortunate enough to find a ‘research-related’ excuse to visit the Library of Congress. Given that it is quite literally the largest concentration of human knowledge in existence, I’m betting you could also find… Continue Reading →

“You have to go to Melbourne for research? Nice life” – Part Two

By Sophie Cooper | So, as I mentioned in my previous post, you have to have some idea of where you want to go to research, and when you want to go before you start writing funding applications. As I had… Continue Reading →

“You have to go to Melbourne for research? Nice life”

By Sophie Cooper | Whenever I mention my doctoral research project people react with a mixture of glazed eyes, interest, and envy. The first two are pretty self explanatory when it comes to a doctoral topic – I personally think investigating… Continue Reading →

Bizarchives: Visiting Overseas Archives

By Niall MacGalloway | The majority of us involved in historical research will, at some point in our doctoral theses, be obligated to visit an archive. Whilst a good many doctoral students will choose to live close to their archives, for… Continue Reading →

Bizarchives: A Tale of Two Archives

By Fraser Raeburn | It was the best archive, it was the worst archive… Ok, that’s about as much Dickens references as I can do before admitting I never actually read any of that particular book. Recently I visited two archives,… Continue Reading →

Bizarchives: A Highland Journey

By Gary Hutchison | In the first of the series, Gary relates the story of his first visit to a local archive.  If you have visited any interesting repositories, or enjoyed any particularly unusual experiences in archives, please feel free… Continue Reading →

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