An Ode to the Pinboard

This is an ode to the pinboard—bulletin board, corkboard, tack board, or whatever synonym you prefer—as an underrated brainstorming tool. When I arrived at Cambridge as a new PhD student in the fall of 2020 (mid-pandemic), I became very well acquainted with my accommodations at St. Edmund’s College during my 14-day quarantine. My room came…

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The continued pursuit toward antiracism

Over a tumultuous past year, antiracist activism ushered in both novel and renewed conversations around standards, values, and possible avenues for change within our academic and global worlds. As the FERSA Blog editorial team, we were keen for the blog to be a space to explore these subjects. Upon reaching out to a few students…

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