Some notes on Ireland’s commemoration this weekend, in Dublin and beyond, of the anniversary of its Easter Rising (1916-2016).
Some of the most common questions I have received from prospective applicants for the Einstein Fellowship.
Here are five thoughts about the things I wish I knew three or four years ago, when I started this blog and was just beginning to research my topic:
What a New Doctoral Candidate (in Britain) Might Want to Know
My piece in this trimester’s printed edition of The Cambridge Student:
It looks like this summer will bring more blog content on the concept of the image (and the visual field in general). I’ve just received news of a place at the SIAS (Some Institutes for Advanced Study) Summer Institute called Scenes from the History of the Image: Reading Two Millennia of Conflict.
After these two PhD years, by the end of Easter term, I was understandably ready for a little break – ideally, away from Slavonics, and ideally, away from memory studies in general. So when an opportunity cropped up to spend some time in Siena this summer, I jumped at the chance. And who wouldn’t?
I’ve been wanting to write this down for quite a while – for a year, actually. There is a place in Donegal which, to me, represents memory and memory studies combined. But in a bizarre turn of events, it is all but remembered in the wider world.
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Moving this blog to a non-academic server has made its subject matter slightly more manoeuvrable. As a result, this is a post about one of the things that bring me joy – skydiving. It is dedicated to the memory of my first instructor Matthew Sarsfield (5 Oct 1977 – 27 May 2011).
“She’s mad, she needs therapy.” — “You are her therapy.” When I watched Ariel Dorfman’s “Death and the Maiden” (directed by Roman Polanski in 1994) for the first time, I had just entered my teens. And I remember feeling overcome by something that felt like a silver-lined cloud. The silver lining was a sense of…