Conversation and the Art of Depressed Academia

I’m sat in a coffee shop, reading for a book review I’m writing, and earlier this afternoon I overheard someone in a group at the next table. I hadn’t been trying to listen to their conversation. If anything, I’d been trying not to be grumpy about their loudly discussing poverty and gender politics while I …

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Boycotting the IHR?

The Institute of Historical Research in the University of London's Senate House has long been something of a home-from-home for me, as for many historians. I lived in London for most of the time I was working towards my PhD at Oxford Brookes University when I found a surrogate academic family at the Voluntary Action …