May. 1st, 2017 09:49 pm
tara: (TOS: Kirk Spock & Bones confer)
[personal profile] tara
So I think I have a firm, specific PhD topic! I shall confirm when I see my supervisor in person on Wednesday (and I finally AM meeting her in person), but both supervisor and co-supervisor said that it looked good in email form, so fingers crossed. If all is well, I shall be looking at female agency in the discharge process from Victorian asylums, 1880-1910. Ish. One of the reasons I've chosen this topic is that it's extremely scaleable, and the dates at the moment are only there as a guideline to the records I'm going to be looking at. I'll work out a final date range once I have a better idea of what's on file; I want to include the most useful records.

I have been creating a database (and learning how to use Access in the process) ready to house all the different sets of demographic information contained in the various case-records. I don't know what of that I'll end up using, but better to deal with these things once, instead of having to endlessly re-copy material and spending ten times as much time at PROV as I really need to.

In other news, E's flat sold on Saturday, so it's on to the next step of investigating a home loan. This is exceedingly adult for someone like myself who is permanently stuck at a maturity of about thirteen.

Date: 2017-05-01 02:46 pm (UTC)
turps: (Default)
From: [personal profile] turps
That's brilliant news about the flat.

And that you have your PhD topic. You sound keen and excited about it, and that's great to see.

Date: 2017-05-12 12:47 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] turps
That's understandable.

Randomly, I have to thank you and your posts for being able to know what Corey was on about when he was discussing picking his diss topic, writing it etc for next year. I'd have been completely in the dark for any of it otherwise.

Date: 2017-05-02 02:19 am (UTC)
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I would totally read the hell out of a scholarly work about female agency in Victorian asylums from 1880-1910. Granted, I will also read the hell out of scholarly work about Mongolian nomads, so I'm not sure if that's the ringing endorsement I meant it to be.

I'm very sorry about Access. I tried to use it once but it made my brain hurt SO BAD that I gave up.

I have been confused: E's flat is not the same as the flat where you two currently live, correct? Or is it, and I've just been misreading this whole time? Either way, look at you being an adult ♥ (I cannot judge you, as I am 19 at the outside. Sort of like I froze forever at the age I was when my father walked out.)

Date: 2017-05-10 02:13 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] xifeng
What is even the point of WRITING historical scholarly work if it does not entertain l33 and t4r4? NONE. :D

Ah, okay. I thought it was only!E's flat, as opposed to yourandE's!flat, but wasn't sure :D I am glad that you have a decent deposit to put down on prospective new place and hope that all works out beautifully for you. As always. ♥

Date: 2017-05-02 06:14 am (UTC)
forgottensanity: Guacamole (Guacamole)
From: [personal profile] forgottensanity
Researching asylum ladies is a fantastic way to spend the day. :-D And congrats on the flat-sale! I very much look forward to hearing about the next steps and learning where you end up! I hope you find someplace awesome. <3

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