When I was an undergraduate there was a sign in the disability office at my university which proclaimed ‘Disability= Ability’. I hated it. For me, being dyslexic was not an ability but a frustration and something that set me apart from my peers. To a certain extent I still feel that way, a feeling not… Continue reading Being a dyslexic academic
My seminar yesterday considered the objective and subjective position of the historian. At the end of class I asked students to write down one question they thought was important to ask me to understand my identity as a historian. Most of the questions they asked focused on class and politics. But below also illustrates some… Continue reading Will the real historian please stand up….
I’ve just given my ‘Historical Fiction’ lecture. I’ve really enjoyed delving into this topic. There were pedagogical reasons as to why I added this lecture this year. We lost reading week and I needed to find an additional topic. At the same time, History and English students take this module and it seemed an interesting… Continue reading Historical Fiction and The Romance of the Past