Oops, it’s a week since I blogged. This is in part due to my trip down to the University of Oxford last week to give a paper at the Cultures of Collecting event at TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities). The poster gives further details:-
There were four papers – mine was the first. There was an enthusiastic and welcoming audience, so I felt it went very successfully. (It also gave me a range of other things to think about, which I wouldn’t otherwise have encountered!) Click here for my PowerPoint. In preparation, I read several papers from Elsner and Cardinal’s book, The Cultures of Collecting, which were thought-provoking to say the least .. and yes, I now have a list of more books I’d like to get hold of!
Now I must get back to the business of my PGCert project. I do now have a questionnaire, albeit not yet turned into a SurveyMonkey online survey. First, I have to submit an ethical approval form, so that’s the next hurdle to cross.