A few days ago, Asian academics and policy makers called for further investment in social science research, arguing more funding was needed to address issues and provide informed policy making. Already in November, a UNESCO report had blamed India’s lack of funding for its low volume of research into climate change and the environment. The...
Hi there! I’m Justin. I’m a Canadian studying history (of science, technology & medicine) at King’s. This is my first experience living abroad, and I was certainly nervous about transitioning to a new culture in the midst of beginning postgraduate studies. I’ve been in London for nearly three months now, and so far, fortunately, it has proven to be a relatively smooth process.If you know what to look for, there are numerous forms of universal languages that make transitioning to new environments easier. ...
This week saw the start of my run as co-convener of History Lab‘s Methods Workshop, together with the brill Barbara Warnock from Birkbeck. History Lab is run for postgrads by postgrads, and the idea of the Methods Workshop is that attendees get the opportunity to hear from those in the midst of their research, on the way they go about that research.We began with a session on archives, which we held on Monday at Senate House. I live tweeted, and you can find a Storify of my tweets here - they cover hidden archives at Senate House, the use of archives...
Rachel Arnold, a third year Music and History combined honours student, has been asked by the British Library to contribute some blog posts for their new exhibition Propaganda: Power and Persuasion. Rachel’s research for an interdisciplinary dissertation, comparing the use of the radio in 1930s Britain and Nazi Germany, has revealed new data – that in...
Now that the dust has settled on my first two academic conferences, it seems like a good time to sit down and reflect on the experience.First up, the two day Transatlantic Historical Approaches Workshop, held by King’s in conjunction with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Nothing quite like two rainy, cold British summertime days to welcome our American panelists. I was first up, bright and early, at 9am, to give my paper, alongside Josh Lynn from the UNC. Giving the paper was surprisingly non-daunting – I think I must have used up all my nervous energy back...
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