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Postcards from a PhD

Category Archives: Hauntology

Filling the Hauntologist’s stocking

People often reminisce on the endless summers of youth, or hark back to long cold winters of the past, but there’s little rumination on enduring autumns.  Maybe it’s working in … Continue reading

November 28, 2016

Cultural memory: In theory and terrifying practice

It was my PGR induction on Monday which coincided with freshers week.  It felt very peculiar to be a new starter again 19 years on from the first time I … Continue reading

September 25, 2016

Can I get a rewind?

‘If I could turn back time’ Cher famously sang, ‘if I could find a way…’.  And as far as I’m aware, correct me if I’m wrong,  she never did succeed … Continue reading

September 3, 2016

Alternative Histories of Electronic Music 2016

I woke up this morning feeling refreshed after a night in my own bed, without being troubled, as I was for the last three nights, by the 6.30 alarm call … Continue reading

April 18, 2016

Spirits of Place

A disappointing start to my weekend; an email informing me that I hadn’t been successful in my application for AHRC funding (again).  Little did I know when I was claiming … Continue reading

April 3, 2016 · 1 Comment

Etc. #1

Snowball sampling is something I have vague memories of from studying A-level sociology.  It’s basically a technique of recruiting participants for a study via the existing participants, each new person … Continue reading

January 27, 2016

The Ministry of Nostalgia

I read today, with some disbelief, that the ‘Oxford Dictionaries’ website’s Word of the Year 2015 is an emoji.  Not the word ’emoji’ but an actual pictograph, officially known as … Continue reading

January 9, 2016