Essay Writing Tips for Undergraduates

1. Read, Write, Read. Instead of researching for a paper and then writing it all up at the end, see research and writing as an integral process. As you write you will see areas that need further research. 2. Outline. Even before you begin research, write an outline however brief it may be. Continually add…

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Getting Started on ‘Academic Twitter’

Why Twitter? I was inspired to write this post by my incessant encouragement to have my reluctant academic friends to join or be more active on Twitter. I am enthused by the so-called ‘Academic Twitter’ as I can follow fellow researchers in my research area, connect and converse with academics at all levels with relative…

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German Nazi Party Members in South Australia’s Barossa Valley

I was interested in an article that was trending on Twitter on the history of Nazis and the far-right in Australia. I was intrigued being of German heritage (on my father’s side) of the photo of men dressed surrounding a Nazi flag, which was taken in the Barossa Valley in 1935. My ancestors migrated to…

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Exhibition: Luther’s Reformation

Martin Luther: Prophet, Hero and Saviour Martin Luther referred to himself as Germany’s ‘faithful teacher’ and ‘prophet of the Germans’ and in essence, the light in opposition to the papal darkness. Representations of Luther as a prophet-like figure was reproduced in both art and literature. In a portrait by Hans Baldung Grien (1480-1545), Luther is…

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