Week 78: My first conference and carrot cake

This is my fourth time in Birmingham in four years. Every time I visit, I feel that the redevelopment of Birmingham New Street station is simply stunning and that it’s increasing efficiency. During my four-day stay, I did some shopping for everyday stuff and had meals out every day, but only at the station.   […]

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Week 77: Formal meeting and bread making

On Tuesday, I had a formal meeting with all three of my supervisors for the first time in six months. Before going to the office, I was extremely nervous more so than for our previous meetings. That morning, I was woken up by a bad dream in which I was really late for the meeting […]

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Week 76: On to the next step

I realised that I wrote only about the progress of my fieldwork report here for the past month, as if I had shut myself in my room all the time. Since I submitted my report last weekend, I have seen many people: Luca’s mum, to celebrate her birthday; his friends, to see their new baby […]

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Week 75: Report is done!

I created a format for the report in February and entered records into the document over the next three months, to be able to show all my activities to my supervisors. After coming back to England, I started adding more precise information about data and its contextual background. The report was nearly done on Wednesday, […]

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Week 74: 75% Progress

Ever since I came back to England on 1st May, I have been writing my fieldwork report, and its progress is about 75% at the moment. Listening to the audio data I collected and creating summary tables (actually detailed descriptions) is time-consuming, but I thought it a necessary and crucial process for me. While writing, […]

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