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Happy New Year!

Yes, my holiday hiatus is officially over. It’s been a crazy end to 2010 and I blissfully look forward to 2011: no work assignments, no conference planning, no teaching…in other words, an entire year of just reading, researching, and writing. Ahhh…I can’t wait!

After a bumpy start to my travels, I’m now in London, hiding away in the British Library and a pile of nineteenth century treatises on aural surgery surrounding me. Regular posting, as you imagine, Dear Reader, shall resume.

Now, back to this reading! I need more content to share with you 🙂

Holiday Hiatus

It’s currently snowing like crazy in Toronto. A bit cold (-26 degrees Celsius with windchill) but I think it’s breathtaking: truly a winter wonderland!

Holiday season is finally here so I’m going have to take a hiatus from blogging–and the blogosphere in general. Not to worry, Dear Reader, I’ve pre-scheduled the remaining Monday Series posts on Alexander Graham Bell, so they’ll go up every Monday.

Finally finished with the packing and moving day is on the 27th. Excited, but sad and nervous at the same time. I also have to start and finish grading a stack of essays and then write my presentation for the upcoming BSHS Postgraduate Conference in Manchester. Let me know if any of you is going to be there too! And I have yet organize my research trip to London as well as submit the final draft of my PhD proposal… On top of all this, a string of holiday parties occupy my schedule! Thank goodness I finished with my shopping list.

Happy holidays, Dear Reader! All the best for 2011!

The PhD Board: November ’10

November’s been a pretty hectic month for me. In addition to all the deadlines and responsibilities, I’ve also moved to Toronto (from suburbia). Well, I’m still ‘moving.’ Work gets in the way of packing and unpacking.

So here’s my temporary PhD board, courtesy of an IHPST carrel. Not as pretty, but at least it’s doing it’s job.

And yes, you don’t have to remind me: I’m aware my Monday Series is late–it’s on my laptop…which is at my old home. Sighs.

P.S.: happy bleated Thanksgiving to my American friends!

History Carnival

With all the chaos in my life right now, I completely forgot to mention I’m hosting the next edition of the History Carnival, a monthly showcase of blog writing about history. I’m SO sorry!

If you have a great historical piece to nominate, please send me an email or use the nomination form on the site.

Happy history reading!

143 in Inbox

Just returned from HSS in Montreal! It was wonderful to see everyone again and meet some new faces–especially readers of my blog and Michael Robinson. Sorry, Tweet peeps, for the lack of updates. I don’t think I even went on the internet once the entire weekend (how liberating is that?).

I have a HUGE backlog of emails waiting for me, so posts will resume either late tonight or first thing tomorrow morning.

Hello, Toronto!