Category Archives: Universities

Jonathan Bate on writing a biography of Ted Hughes – copyright, author estates and family members

A very interesting piece in The Guardian by Jonathan Bate about his writing of a biography of Ted Hughes. The issues are much wider than this particular case, and concern copyright, author estates and the role of family members. There are … Continue reading

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Barbara Graziosi on research assessment and discrimination

Barbara Graziosi, Arts and Humanities director of Durham’s Institute of Advanced Study and Professor of Classics and Ancient History, asks “Does research assessment discriminate against female academics?” in the THE.

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Is there a need for a news site for Geography appointments?

At My Desiring Machines, a call from Keith Harris for a news site for Geography and Urban Studies appointments: Who is getting hired in the urban studies/geog world? Posted on March 13, 2014 by Keith Harris I came across these open threads … Continue reading

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Some good advice for academic interviews

Some good advice for academic interviews in The Guardian.

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Speaking styles and speaking spaces

Having given four talks over the past two weeks – two on The Birth of Territory and two on the Foucault’s Last Decade project – I thought I’d write a little about the different spaces I spoke in, and how these change … Continue reading

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Mental health issues in academia – a challenging piece in The Guardian

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
There is a challenging piece in The Guardian about the culture of acceptance around mental health issues in academia, especially around the expectations of PhD students. Important and worth reading and discussing. For once –…

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Why do faculty work so hard? – Inside Higher Ed essay

As I am writing this article, I should be writing something else: an email to an editor, an email to an author, a letter of recommendation, notes for tomorrow’s classes, comments on students’ papers, comments on manuscripts, an abstract for … Continue reading

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Joining the Advisory Council of Durham’s Institute of Advanced Study

The last major role I had at Durham University was as the social science director of the Institute of Advanced Study. I was very sorry to have to give this up when I moved to the University of Warwick. I’m … Continue reading

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Mental health issues in academia – a challenging piece in The Guardian

There is a challenging piece in The Guardian about the culture of acceptance around mental health issues in academia, especially around the expectations of PhD students. Important and worth reading and discussing. For once – and this really is a … Continue reading

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Eileen Joy interview with The Funambulist – publishing, medieval studies, and much more

This interview was conducted by Léopold Lambert in September 2013, and made available on Archipelago: The Podcast Platform of The Funambulist in January. I’ve just made time to listen. Very interesting insights on publishing, medieval studies and much more. Every publishing house … Continue reading

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