Category Archives: Publishing

Christopher Watkin, Research Hacks 8 and 9 – arguments and knowing when to stop

Christopher Watkin, Research Hacks series continues. #8: How to know when “good enough” is good enough in academic writing #9: Building an argument with the “it’s not as simple as that” tool You can read the rest here. There are … Continue reading

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Some responses to the post about ‘Why I prioritise writing books over articles, even in an era of research assessment’

Some responses to the post about ‘Why I prioritise writing books over articles, even in an era of research assessment‘. The post got a lot of hits, partly through multiple retweets. While I also replied to the comments I saw … Continue reading

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Off to Maynooth and Dublin – talks on Terrain, publishing and Foucault

It’s a little difficult to treat today as just another day, after the events in London yesterday, but I’m just about to head to Ireland for a couple of events. This evening at 4pm I’ll be giving a talk entitled “Terrain: … Continue reading

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Why I prioritise writing books over articles, even in an era of research assessment

There is a widespread perception that the UK higher education system emphasises quantity over quality in terms of publications, and that there is a constant need to write and submit journal articles. Yet in a six or seven-year research cycle, … Continue reading

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Wyl Menmuir – How to finish a novel: tracking a book’s progress from idea to completion

Although it is a very quantitative model, and suggests quite a linear mode of working, this is an interesting reflection which should be useful beyond just writing fiction. Wyl Menmuir, ‘How to finish a novel: tracking a book’s progress from … Continue reading

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Raul Pacheco-Vega’s research resources

I’ve linked to Raul Pacheco-Vega’s research and writing technique posts several times. He had now got a page which collects these – grouped into categories. I have blogged a lot about a broad variety of different topics. Many people ask me if … Continue reading

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Three useful pieces of writing and other academic advice

‘How to make writing in the humanities less lonely‘ – Times Higher Education ‘The No-Fail Secret to Writing a Dissertation‘ – Chronicle Vitae ‘Impostor Syndrome Is Definitely a Thing‘ – The Chronicle of Higher Education   There are lots more collected at Writing and … Continue reading

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Interview with Philippe Bonditti on Foucault and the Modern International

Interview with Philippe Bonditti, one of the co-editors of the new book Foucault and the Modern International. Silences and Legacies for the Study of World Politics published in the CERI Sciences Po Series on International Relations and Political Economy, Palgrave MacMillan, 2017. … Continue reading

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Cite Specific: Analyzing Endnotes to Teach Historical Methods

Cite Specific: Analyzing Endnotes to Teach Historical Methods – an interesting exercise by Roxanne Panchasi. It all started with a desire to have a different kind of conversation with my students about citation, one that wouldn’t be consumed by the details of … Continue reading

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The Challenges of Research Assessment – report on the REF 2014

‘The Challenges of Research Assessment‘ – report on the REF 2014. News report in the THE here.  

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