Tag Archives: reflection

  1. Launching Paper Trails: Second-hand book to living book (with sandwiches in between)

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    July 26, 2021 by Andrew W M Smith

    This story started with a second-hand book I had ordered from a bookseller in Toulouse. Exploring its uncut pages and …
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  2. Adjustments: Learning and Teaching in Lockdown

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    June 28, 2021 by Andrew W M Smith

    I recently wrote up a blog post about my experiences adapting to the pandemic, with some reflections on my own …
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  3. Noise

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    July 28, 2017 by Andrew W M Smith

    It’s the sound of rolling thunder that really lets you know it’s summer. That was my principal grump as I …
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  4. Doing History: A Timeline of My Book’s Publication

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    September 27, 2016 by Andrew W M Smith

    Someone asked me recently about my experience of publishing my book, and as I started thinking about it I realised …
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  5. Life Cycles: The Ephemera of Research

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    June 9, 2016 by Andrew W M Smith

    Parking tickets, library cards, recipes, notes, and adverts; I love second-hand books and the stuff that you can find tucked …
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  6. Guarding the Limits: Voices & Memory in an Age of Narrative

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    March 16, 2016 by Andrew W M Smith

    Historians aren’t meant to see the future, though sometimes it feels like we’re expected to. We all know the adage …
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  7. 2015: A Year in Review

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    December 22, 2015 by Andrew W M Smith

    This is as much a personal as a public exercise, but it seems like a good piece of intellectual accounting …
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  8. 2014: A Year in Review

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    January 5, 2015 by Andrew W M Smith

    On reflection, 2014 offered opportunities and disappointments, as it did for all. I’m writing this not necessarily for readership, though …
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