[artwork by Rykoe]
There will be no new chapter this weekend; #33 gets pushed to next Friday/Saturday. Sorry!
I thought I could fit it in last night, but the chapter proves to be a little more complex because of, well, stuff.
Also, the big grant application that I spent the last two months preparing needs to be in the mail this upcoming week and there are still some bits to sort out and write.
On a postdoctoral sidenote: I am tired of self-proclaimed general grants that are still tailored to the mechanics of Sciences – “attach your two most important publications, and mark your authoring percentage. Also, we don’t need your Ph.D. script.”
That works for shared-author papers and unpublished dissertations (i.e. in Sciences), whereas in my field, my PhD script is published and clearly my most important work to date (and I am pretty sure that the grant committee does not want to read 300+ pages on Assyrian Pottery, even though it’s a nice book). Also, my authoring percentage on all my papers is 100%. Hello, Humanities exist. Or is that already a subtle discouragement regarding applications from the Humanities camp?!
Next week: less bitching about academia, more bickering between Catherine and Anne. Promise.
Thank you for your patience!