Since last year I’ve been taking part in different academic events. Last year I had a paper on the pictorial fate of Wales, from Richard Wilson to William Turner, and I had an article published in a paperback.
This year I took part in another conference dedicated to the notion of normality and abnormality as regards to physical and mental health. My subject was John Leland, the first English antiquary, who sadly lost his wit following the death of Henry VIII. I was trained in Tudor History but I haven’t done much research in the field since returning to Russia in 2010. So, setting my foot onto this terra ferma was a bit odd but thrilling.
Today I received a PDF copy of a soon-to-be-published collection of our essays. This time the collection will be electronic, although I certainly do not mind. As far as I am concerned, my article being accepted is the most important things considering that I am currently an independent researcher.
My plan is to allocate enough time for my academic studies next year and to finally do my Ph.D. The latter is unlikely to happen in 2024, nonetheless I should work towards this goal.