Working between history, archaeology, and art history: or, why I need a portable x-ray fluorescence scanner

My research year is going to start out pretty typically for a history PhD – a few months in an archive looking at some old manuscripts. And then things are going to get really weird when I bring an x-ray gun to Italy so I can take readings on things made of copper. Continue reading

What you need for pregnancy and what you don’t – goods and state of mind

Pregnancy, like any major life event, has a steep learning curve. You can’t really prepare, because you don’t know how things are going to be for you, but at the same time, you can learn about the range of things you can expect and know what resources are available once you run into trouble.

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