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‘Turn off your mind relax and float downstream’: How to get your PhD out of your head

By Sam Grinsell | One of the pieces of advice you’ll read a lot as a PhD student is that you should try to keep some time free from your work. But how do you actually do that? When it… Continue reading →

How do you Ask the Perfect First Conference Question?

By Tim Galsworthy Conference season is upon us once again. Graduate students are setting off all over the country, and all over the world, going to fascinating conferences and finding cheap rooms to stay in. Many at the start of… Continue reading →

So Many Questions, So Little Time: Q&A With Current PhD Students

Krysten Blackstone | For the past two years, I have been one of the PhD students that does the ‘Welcome to the University’ talks to incoming Masters and PhD students. The session is a chance for the newbies to ask on-degree… Continue reading →

Fellowship Applications: A Guide

By Krysten Blackstone |   Key to any PhD is the research.  Obviously.  Chances are, unless you are lucky enough to have all your sources in the same place as your institution, you will need to go on at least… Continue reading →

Tracing transnational lives: a short guide for historians

By Maurice Casey | How do you track down historical evidence for individuals who operated in multiple countries and in various linguistic contexts throughout their lives? In a previous post, I talked about tracing the living descendants of research subjects…. 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 →

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 →

The Ultimate Guide for First-Year PhDs

By Drew Thomas | The beginning of your second semester as a PhD student is the perfect time to evaluate how you’ve been doing. What have you been wasting time on? What could you be doing to help advance your… Continue reading →

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