The PhD Experience

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Fantastic sources and where to find them

By Maurice J. Casey  The most rewarding experiences of my historical research thus far have been encounters with the families of people I research. There’s nothing quite like the thrill of unearthing an old box of documents in a rarely… Continue Reading →

Rambling for Research

By Maurice Casey | In a recent interview about his narrative history of the October Revolution, China Mieville described the transformative effect of visiting St. Petersburg for research. Walking streets hitherto only encountered in literary description, Mieville gained a unique sense… Continue Reading →

Adding Local Colour to Your PhD

By Christoph Otte | For many PhD students (or any researcher, really), travelling is an important aspect of their work. You are likely to visit, or to have visited, archives, special libraries and collections, conferences and excavations. Much of this is… Continue Reading →

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