Archive for September, 2008

Just continuing the research

By • Sep 30th, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

So, I am really annoyed with the blog site, because I posted this blog on Monday, I saw it posted successfully, and then it was gone when I looked for it tonight. ??? Any ideas on why that might have happened? Anyways…here goes a second try at my post. The past week has been about […]

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Celebration of Summer Research, September 27

By • Sep 30th, 2008 • Category: Presentations

Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 27 when W&M students who’ve been awarded Charles Center summer research funding present their work. Watch this page for updates!

Not much to say

By • Sep 29th, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

This week I’ve mainly just been slogging through Caesarius of Heisterbach, trying to get a feel for what I’m working with.  It really upsets me that there is no translation anywhere for Etienne de Bourbon, but I do have a few random translations of some of his work, so I guess I could try to […]

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Better Late than Never

By • Sep 29th, 2008 • Category: history research, Honors Thesis, Research, research paper

I know this blog entry is a little late.  I’ll try to make it extra entertaining to make up for that…
I’m starting to realize just how hard it is to balance my thesis with my other William & Mary work while still squeezing in time for a social life.  I was out of town both […]


By • Sep 29th, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

In making my way through some of Reginald Pole’s letters this weekend, I am inclined to agree with one of his biographers, Ludovico Beccadell, who noted “Cardinal Pole seems to have written too much to be able at all times to write well…he seems too much to have accustomed himself to his pen, as not […]

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At a stand-still, but fidgeting

By • Sep 29th, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

So this past week my life was devoted to organizing the big Celebration of Summer Research and parts of this week’s Focus on Undegraduate Research.  Needless to say I got very little done on my thesis project.  Luckily, I have a literature review due tomorrow for poli. sci. research methods that forces me to look […]

Week Five

By • Sep 29th, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I feel like I’ve finally gotten into some good research. I’ve been going through the literature I gathered on Chinese students and trying to build an idea of the general context while noting specific cases I can go back and research further. So far I’m reading Stacy Bieler’s Patriots or Traitors and Yung Wing’s autobiography. […]

September 22-28

By • Sep 28th, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research, Uncategorized

I’m pretty happy with my progress over the past week, especially considering my primary focus was on LSAT prep (I’m taking the test on Saturday).  I’ve picked up some great Western History texts (as mentioned in my last post) and have really enjoyed going through these secondary sources.  Trails:  Toward a New Western History, edited […]

Time Management and Research

By • Sep 27th, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The beauty of research is the ability to allocate your own time towards it. There is no “syllabus” dictating what needs to get done each day. Rather, you create your own timeline, based on your own preferences, dispensable time, and stages of research.
But self-determined timeline and deadlines can be a two-headed beast. […]

I attended the Human Self Conference at the College today…

By • Sep 26th, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

…and got potential cites for my thesis! Serendipity is wonderful. One of the presenters at the conference, Esther Sternberg, mentioned her work on place and space, which will appear in a book this coming spring. Briefly, the panel discussion shifted to the human subject in her environment, and the relation this has to agency. Prof. […]

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