Greetings from Post-PhD Land!
In the last couple of years I’ve been involved in some really exciting exhibition projects, co-edited a few books, published some papers and been appointed as Honorary Visiting Fellow in the School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester and China Editor of Modern Art Asia. I recently started working on a six month contract in the School of Museum Studies as a Research Associate. I’m updating the School’s distance-learning programmes. To find out more, please see my current blog, the imaginatively titled: amyjanebarnes.wordpress.com.
Last Friday afternoon I had my Viva and I passed (with a few corrections)! Am just getting used to being a ‘doctor’. Perhaps, after I’ve recovered a few braincells and had a good rest, I’ll restart this research blog. In the meantime, check out The Attic.
(Image from BBC News Online.)
Not much to report. I am still not back into a ‘Leicester’ routine. To get me back to work, therefore, I have decided to work my way through the intimidating pile of filing and reading I’ve accumulated over the last year and do a couple of book reviews. Then, after all that, I will try and get back to some writing. My plan is to write up a section (not a chapter!) every three months or so, and then I’ll spend the last six months of my registration putting them together to form an overall narrative and, thus, identifying any gaps in my research. Here’s hoping!
But, my top priority is to stop stressing about it all. To relax, to enjoy the process again. Of course, this means I might end up taking a little longer to complete, but – quite honestly – my mental health is more important! Time to start being a little kinder to myself methinks.