If you’re still around, dear readers, then you will have noticed that the blog has remained quiet–despite the end of my maternity leave. There is a reason for this: I have been caught up in a flurry of paperclips and packing. At the start of September, I began a new job as Lecturer in Digital History at the University of Essex.
This entailed packing up my office of thirteen years (in addition to my house). To simplify my life, I gave books and periodicals to students and sent my article library for recycling, along with all the other masses of paper that accumulate over a career. In the end, I whittled the library down to a mere 523 books and two boxes of papers. Sloane would scoff, no doubt.
To mark the new academic year and a new job, I’m hosting the 150th History Carnival on October 1. If you don’t know what a History Carnival is (or missed the last one), please check out the 149th one hosted by Ana Stevenson. For Carnival 150, I’m particularly interested in featuring posts on the themes of beginnings, endings or change.* To nominate your favourite blog posts from around the interwebs in September, just fill in this form. I look forward to reading all the nominations.
*But don’t worry if your favourite September post doesn’t seem to fit that theme–nominate it anyway!