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On the limbo years and academic job security

Yesterday, almost seven years after finishing my PhD, I finally had confirmation that I will be moved to an open-ended contract (the closest to a permanent contract that we get in UK universities). 419 more words

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Windbaggery

How delightful to see you, dear Colleague, just when teaching is over and I thought I might have some time to devote to my seedlings. 239 more words

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Foggy Channels: On Collaboration and Doing History

This afternoon, History Today published an article written by me and a few fellow historians. Fog in Channel, Historians Isolated is a response to an… 530 more words

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Guest Post: Writing the Book Proposal

Today’s guest poster, Craig W. Gill, is the Editor-in-Chief and Assistant Director of the University Press of Mississippi. He has worked at the Press for more than 17 years and has served in publishing for almost 25 years. 1,135 more words

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Is a good science talk really a bad science talk?

One of the mantras drilled into the heads of graduate students as they prepare their oral meeting presentations is “tell them what you are going to tell them, then tell them, then tell them what you told them.”  The point being to make sure that the audience knows what you think is important.   461 more words

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