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Stephanie Trigg
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Starting again
It's the nature of blogs to go from feverish activity to inaction, and Humanities Researcher is no exception. It's been a very busy year, but I am currently in the first week of six months research leave, so the time feels right to take the odd moment and r...

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My Year with Bluestone: On the Street Where You Live
Poor old bluestone project has had to take a back seat for a bit, while I taught this semester, and wrote and delivered papers on other projects. Today I walked home through Carlton, keeping an eye out for initials carved in the long bluestone edges to the ...

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My Year with Bluestone: The Young Apollo
My sister sent me this link to a film of Paul Anderson, "The Young Apollo". One of his great feats here is to be holding large chunks of bluestone while another man breaks them with an axe. You can see him flinch and hold his arm that has sustained the blow...

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My Year with Bluestone: What Can This Mean?
Walking through Carlton, and Argyle Square. What can it mean? The "foundation" corner stone is lovely bluestone, laid by then Lord Mayor John So, but the rest of the squares are rather nondescript concrete/granite. Did they run out of money? Or did they thi...

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My Year with Bluestone: murder by bluestone
I'm blasting through the first draft of this first chapter. I've set myself a target of 2000 words per week while I get it started, but have a bunch of other activities lined up for the weekend, as well as a meeting at work at 9.00 tomorrow on my one day I'...

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My Year with Bluestone: My Friends' House
The weekend before I was supposed to go to Sydney to give my TEDx talk, I spent the afternoon at my friends' house two suburbs away. I remember feeling a bit queasy, and the next day I ended up in hospital with a fever and badly dehydrated. Because of all t...

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My Year with Bluestone: The Collingwood Stockade and writing.
I've just come from giving a short talk to PhD students approaching the confirmation hurdle after about 9 months candidature. I spoke about how important social media was to my writing life. For all that, I am taking a break from Facebook for a month while ...
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