Overseas Institutional Visit

Penelope Orr is a PhD candidate in Philosophy at the University of Manchester. Broadly, she is interested in how the mind works but, in particular, her work concerns the nature of perception and self-awareness. Recently, Penelope took time out of her 2nd year to take up a Visiting Student Researcher position at the University of … Continue reading Overseas Institutional Visit

Research trip to the USA: part 1

Lucy is a PhD student at The University of Manchester who is working on female self-editing in the mid-Victorian period. Follow her on Twitter: @lucyhanks   I am currently preparing for my upcoming exchange trip to the Houghton Library, Harvard and Indiana University, Bloomington. Those preparations include: feverishly trying to finish writing the second chapter … Continue reading Research trip to the USA: part 1

Writing transnational history across Europe

Julia Maclachlan is a History PhD researcher at the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester (AHRC/ESRC funded, University of Manchester President's Doctoral Scholarship). Julia specialises in transnational history, contemporary European history and the history of sexuality. Her research focuses on male homosexuality and traces how European sexual knowledge was translated into … Continue reading Writing transnational history across Europe

Building sector-level picture of government design

Camilla Buchanan, PhD candidate, Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Art and Visiting Fellow, Parsons DESIS Lab.   March 2018   Indexes usually exist to indicate, measure or benchmark something. They are often campaigning tools that make an argument by presenting data and enabling comparisons like the UK Road Crash Index. Sometimes they are simple rankings like … Continue reading Building sector-level picture of government design