Monthly Archives: November 2014

Knowing How to Succeed: Do Academics Need Agents?

An article published recently in The New Yorker had me gripped as my train pushed south along the east coast mainline. Entitled ‘The Programmer’s Price’, it explains that the best computer programmers are now turning to agents to find the right vacancies, sell their skills to employers and – importantly – to negotiate the most […]

Trendy Scholarship: Medieval Manuscripts and the Public Imagination

What do The Guardian newspaper, the Discovery Channel and the web-humour site Neatorama have in common? Well, in April 2013, they each featured this bit of medieval news that had us hovering over the ‘share’ button gleefully : Yes, a cat’s dirty and strikingly three-dimensional paw prints had been discovered all over this medieval text […]