Monday, October 22, 2012

Conference Handbook and Abstracts Are Online

The conference handbook with the full programme, abstracts and some practical information is online, and can be downloaded here. You will receive a hard copy version of the handbook at registration. A quick outline of the programme can be found here.

Some last practical info:

We cannot accept pin or credit card payments at the registration desk. So please bring cash for the conference fee and (optional) dinner -- see below under Registration for the exact costs.

There are direct trains from Fiumicino airport to the center of Rome. Taxis to the city center (i.e. within the Aurelian Walls) have currently a fixed standard fare of 48 euro; click here for more information.

Looking forward to seeing you all in Rome!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Six Years Down

It is six years, almost to the day, since I went under the knife. I have just had my annual mammogram, ultrasound and review with my wonderful surgeon. I wrote about Suzanne a lot in the first months (here, here and here, especially) : she was a revelation to me, about how a brilliant technician could also be a calm, intelligent leader in the workplace. From my various encounters this morning,

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Teaching the History of Emotions

This year the Faculty of Arts introduced its controversial new coursework program. Until this year, the PhD in Arts at Melbourne was taught entirely by research thesis, externally assessed by examiners who had no contact with the student. Over the first year of their enrolment, our new students now must enrol in one of seven 2-hour fortnightly workshops, for which they