Just for fun. Here's a sort-of infographic of the vital statistics for my final doctoral thesis on genocide and Rome. Although, yes I know proper infographics don't usually use emoji. If any of the below doesn't render for you or looks weird, you must have bad emoji sorry.
Hey! It's time for that classic genre of blog post, the oh-darn-it's-been-how-long post.
I don't really keep this site for much more than having somewhere to put the odd ramble, but I figured it's probably not a bad idea to do a little catch up.
Had my doctoral viva at the very end of January. It was a really great, if draining experience, lasting something like two and three quarters hours if I remember correctly. Queue lots of nervous looks on the staff and friends casually hanging around waiting to find out if the cork could be popped. My examiners Hans Van Wees and Kate Gilliver were challenging but really supportive, and the chair Maria Fragoulaki positively bubbled over with questions once the proceedings were over and the limitation on her discussing only procedural elements was lifted. I was fortunate to have passed with 'no corrections'. That means that actually I had a week to fix any errors but to be honest I'd already identified and corrected a …
Well, my last post was a catch up for a gap in bloggage. From ohmygodhowhasitbeennearlyayear! ago. Apparently I haven't been very good at the whole blogging thing. That's not been helped by a bit of website downtime due to a mixture of out of date payment info (on my part) and some incompetence and poor customer service (on the part of my now-ersatz domain registrar). But I've got a new registrar, have mostly got the DNS settings all sorted, and so we're back in business. At some point this blog might have to shift away from its current .eu address, due to certain ahem political clusterfu--I mean realignments happening with the UK at the moment.
Anyway. I promise to post more frequently. Probably.