May I introduce you to my Phd Board? It’s a blank slate right now, but this will be the site of where I’ll draw connections between relevant historiography, primary sources, my thoughts, and random bursts of inspiration. In short, it’ll be my road map for the next two years (hopefully, if all goes to plan!) as I began to research and write my dissertation. Won’t it be a fun sociological experiment to observe the progress of this board through the next two years? I will have photographic evidence of all the work that will go into creating my masterpiece (as well as a permanent reminder of two years of stress).