Artefacts in research

I was reminded quite recently of the auction of Rachmaninov's Second Symphony. It brought me back to thinking about the role of artefacts in my research practice. Over the past decade, I have done extensive archival research into Prokofiev as well as the music of Stravinsky, and that of Alexander Tcherepnin. I've spent countless hours looking over faded ...

Postdocs – some home truths

By Monday, December 23, 2013 0 , Permalink 0

The changing face of the academic world, the major cuts in funding, the new pressures faced by academics are also reflected in the changing role of the postdoc. While in the past newly qualified doctoral students or those in the writing up stage would spend a great deal of time writing up grant applications for ...

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