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Black Lives Matter: The Role of Museums

The next in our continuing series of blogs inspired by the BLM movement from students and staff is from Catriona, who has just completed her second year of study with us.  As another middle aged, middle class white person, I also wondered what contribution I could make to the quest for change, the need for... Continue Reading →

Comfort and Coronavirus

The internet has been filled with blog posts reminding us of the importance of self-care during the Covid-19 crisis. But what does comfort actually mean, both historically and today? Ruth Barton, one of our PhD students, explores. At the time of writing, it has been just over eleven weeks since I began my PhD at... Continue Reading →

In praise of Bargain Hunt

Like many people, I am working from home at the moment. In normal circumstances, I work at home a day or two a week, and I have a routine. Everything stops at 12:15 for lunch and Bargain Hunt. Bargain Hunt is, in my view, a perfect TV show. It is difficult to classify. It is... Continue Reading →

Update on Personal Correspondence Conference

After a discussion today we have decided to postpone the conference until April 2021. It seems unlikely our university will be able to host an in-person conference in September, and we would prefer to still aim to have a face-to-face meeting rather than switching to a digital conference. This also means that the global situation... Continue Reading →

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