Category Archives: Research

Communities of Authorship Update: The Marchioness Solari and the Royal Literary Fund

This post is the second of a series of profiles in which Dr Benjamin Colbert will feature an author and her work from Women’s Travel Writing, 1780-1840, as well as an update on the research underway for the British Academy project, … Continue reading

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Stories in the Sand

This is the last of four blog posts by CTTR’s Candi Miller recounting her experiences with the San people in Northeastern Namibia over the summer, and the development of her latest research project.   For previous installments see Part 1, Part 2, … Continue reading

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The School Problem

This is the third of four blog posts by CTTR’s Candi Miller recounting her experiences with the San people in Northeastern Namibia over the summer, and the development of her latest research project. [See Part 1, Part 2] Imagine you are the … Continue reading

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Nyae Nyae Journey

This is the first of four blog posts by CTTR’s Candi Miller recounting her experiences with the San people in Northeastern Namibia over the summer, and the development of her latest research project.  Courtesy of my employer, the University of … Continue reading

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Women Travel Writers, 1780-1840: Communities of Authorship

CTTR is pleased to announce the commencement of a British Academy funded research project, Women Travel Writers, 1780-1840: Communities of Authorship. Led by Dr Benjamin Colbert in collaboration with database designer Chris Veness of Moveable Type Ltd., the project aims to restore visibility to … Continue reading

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From Czech Republic to Czechia

The Czech Republic has just announced that it plans to change its name to Czechia. Presciently, CTTR linguist Dr Tom Dickins wrote a long article a few years ago entitled ‘The Czech-speaking lands, their peoples and contact communities: titles, names and ethnonyms’, … Continue reading

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CTTR Staff Runners Up for Excellence in Research Award

On Wednesday evening (17 June 2015), staff of the CTTR’s English Language and Literature Unit of Assessment in the recent 2014 Research Excellent Framework (REF) gathered at the Black Box Theatre at the Performance Hub, Walsall Campus, as nominees for … Continue reading

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Database of Women’s Travel Writing: Marianne Colston

This post is the first of a series of profiles in which Dr Benjamin Colbert will feature an author and her work from the Database of Women’s Travel Writing, 1780-1840: No. 1: Marianne Jenkins Colston (1792-1865) In 1822, the Paris-based … Continue reading

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