University of Glasgow Library

This afternoon I was talking to junior honours History students as part of their dissertation induction training.  The session was about finding primary and secondary sources for their dissertation research.

One of the electronic resources I highlighted was British Records on the Atlantic World.  This is a brand new resource which the Library subscribed to over the summer.  It brings together digitised collections of records relating to Britain’s relationship with Africa and America from 1700 to 1900.  The collections include:

  • Records relating to the slave trade held at Liverpool Record Office;
  • Records relating to the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel;
  • Papers of the Bolton Whitman Fellowship (which had correspondence with Walt Whitman, the father of American poetry); and
  • Papers of the Company of Scotland Trading to Africa and the Indies (the Darien Scheme).

British Records on the Atlantic World is only one of a number of primary…

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Dissertation Writing Services

Have you thought of seeing the beast in your dissertation writing project? I bet not. But I found this blog at dissertationwritingblogs to be very interesting since he knows how to “kill the beast in dissertation writing.” Oops don’t kill your excitement yet for he will give you some useful tips that you may have never thought in your entire life. He said that like beast, the dissertation writing process may really be hard. Additionally, it can even cut your throat that you may find yourself begging to your professors for a good grade.

First things off. Get some fun in your writing. No, I didn’t say that you really have to go out and waste life rather he said that you have to “Be like Lady Gaga when it comes to uniqueness of your topic.” A real rockstar idea coz I didn’t think that you can kill…

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Studio Mothers: Life & Art

Maya Angelou quote

If you aren’t doing your creative work as often as you’d like, recommit to a regular creativity practice. Regularity — a daily practice, if possible — is one of the best ways to stay in touch with how you make meaning. Can a regular creative practice be part of your intentions for 2013?

What are your plans for creative practice this week? Given the specifics of your schedule, decide on a realistic intention or practice plan — and ink that time in your calendar. The scheduling part is important, because as you know, if you try to “fit it in” around the edges, it generally won’t happen. An intention as simple as “I will write for 20 minutes every morning after breakfast” or “I will sketch a new still life on Wednesday evening” is what it’s all about.

Share your intentions or goals as a comment to this post, and let…

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This is pretty interesting post that I think will be very useful for my dissertations project.

The Funambulist

Today’s guest writer is Pedro Hernández who, along with people like Ethel Baraona Pohl, Cesar Reyes, Daniel Fernández Pascual, Mariabruna Fabrizi, Fosco Lucarelli and some more people spread in few European countries, is part of our little blog community of exploration of similar topics. This is therefore not a surprise that Pedro wrote a text that fits perfectly with the Funambulist’ editorial line entitled Bodies at Scene: Architecture as Friction. In it, he defends the argument, often explored here, that architecture carries forms of violence towards the bodies, but he puts this idea in reciprocity when wondering what happens when the violence is directed back to architecture itself. In this regard, he puts in perspective text and illustrated architectural operation which describes his position.

The Funambulist Papers 37 /// Bodies at Scene: Architecture as Friction

by Pedro Hernández


It is…

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The WordPress.com Blog

WordPress is an elegant solution for education professionals looking to create a website for their class, and today we’re excited to announce the launch of WordPress.com Classrooms. Whether you need a group blog for your high school history project, or to keep your 3rd grade students’ parents up to date about the next field trip, you’ll find the solution here at WordPress.com.

Get up and running — fast

We know you’re busy educating the world’s young minds, so we’ve made the site creation process as easy as 1-2-3: Register your site, customize your theme, and start posting — that’s it! No more excuses about how the dog ate your homework website.

Connect and collaborate

We’re all about engaging discussion. Invite students to post their thoughts on your latest lecture and submit their reaction papers as comments. Or maybe you just need a place to get the word out about class happenings — turn off…

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Let's Go on a Living Spree

There is not enough time in the days and weeks. I woke up surprised that it was already Wednesday! Usually I would be thrilled that the week was flying by but I NEED MORE TIME to write.


I got about 4 hours of sleep last night and am running on fumes [and coffee] but am soldiering on.

Photo on 2013-02-20 at 13.36 #2

**Btw, thank you guys so much for your awfully nice compliments on my pictures from Florida. I initially got that dress for my sister’s rehearsal dinner five years ago and I’ve worn that dress in a post before (here). I was so happy that I was able to find a venue to wear it again! And of course I’ve posted about my “Where’s My Toucan” swimsuit before here 😉 **

One wedding related tidbit today. I found this wallpaper at Anthropologie and just love LOVE it. The color palate is perfect…

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