Yet Another Blog on UK Academic Job Applications

My department at St Andrews has a job opening for a fixed-term (3-year) lectureship in medieval history. (Details here). Although there are many good ‘how to’ blogs about applying for such posts, there is never any harm repeating good advice again. The bottom line is always: the institution wants someone to do a particular job,… Continue reading Yet Another Blog on UK Academic Job Applications

A Medieval ‘Game of Thrones’

The Dome

An article did the rounds a couple of weeks ago by Benjamin Breen called ‘Why Game of Thrones Isn’t Medieval – and Why That Matters’. Breen is an early modernist who has taken offence at people thinking that Game of Thrones is medieval when really it is early modern. He comments that: A world that… Continue reading A Medieval ‘Game of Thrones’