Monthly Archives: April 2006

Open access archive

I’ve decided to create my own publications archive page. At the moment, this will involve self-archiving the publications on this site, since Aberystwyth (unlike a growing number of UK universities) doesn’t provide an institutional open access archive, and there isn’t … Continue reading

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History Carnival notice

The next History Carnival will be hosted on 1 May by Jeremy Boggs at Clioweb. Email nominations for recently published posts about history (a historical topic, reviews of books or resources, reflections on teaching or researching history) to jboggs AT … Continue reading

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Medicine and history resources (updated!)

A random curiosity-led Googling for information on 18th-century vaccination led me to some rather good resources. I won’t have much time for blogging for the next couple of weeks, so I thought I’d share some of this bounty with you … Continue reading

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Grumpy Sunday: blog bugbears

1. Sweeping assertions without benefit of evidence. 1a. Especially sweeping and inaccurate historical assertions that demonstrate total and utter ignorance of decades of well-established, careful research by large numbers of historians. 1b. Not to mention when a simple 5-minute Google … Continue reading

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Innocent, but not innocent

I admit, I was puzzled at first by the story that the government is thinking of introducing the Scottish ‘not proven’ verdict as part of its plans to ‘reform’ compensation for victims of miscarriages of justice. The ‘not proven’ verdict … Continue reading

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A poll

What do teacherly [ETA: and studenty!] folks think of a student using the expression “sexing-up” in an essay? I think it expresses pretty well what’s going on in the source materials he’s discussing, but is it too colloquial? Should I … Continue reading

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Something for the weekend

History Carnival will soon be up at (a)musings of a grad student… and here it is! And Carnivalesque will come tomorrow at Earmarks in Early Modern culture… and it’s here! Bardiac has posted the NEXT draft of the REALLY dead … Continue reading

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Trackbacks not working

It seems that the blog can receive (manual) trackbacks but not pingbacks (no, I don’t fully understand the distinction either; no doubt I’ll find out in the course of trying to solve the problem…). And I don’t think it’s sending … Continue reading

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