3 thoughts on “Good column bad column

  1. Kate Gadsby-Mace says:

    I think the inevitable concern about coming up with an idea is definitely one that you’re not alone in having. I know I don’t have a clue what I’m going to do! So, don’t worry, you’re not alone 🙂

  2. Amy Ryall says:

    A lot of it is about being aware of what else is out there and looking at your own research through that lens. That and talking to people, both within and outside the University. It’s amazing how many ideas spring from seemingly innocent conversations and so many great projects have their origins on the back of an envelope. The manuscript collection of the British Library holds a collection of serviettes…all of which have song lyrics by Lennon and McCartney scrawled on them, so you never quite know where things will lead!

  3. Anna Jenkin says:

    I think as history students we’re particularly stuck because any history project does begin with an individual’s interest for a topic, which, in order to share with others, must involve a certain degree of imparting knowledge. At the moment I’m struggling with how to find a balance between engaging and informing the public, moving the focus away from the individual ‘facts’ of our research into something more collaborative. In my research I’m particularly concerned with the problems of causing offence, something we discussed in the session at legnth, as the type of history I am involved in is particularly emotive- not sure how to get around this one at the moment!

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