"[W]hen they opened up the library again and I could actually browse the shelves, I didn't know what to do with myself... so much freedom!"
"It is essential to write every day. The faster you put your ideas in black and white, the better."
"Pots of Darjeeling to keep me going. Also, lots of Cadbury milk chocolate. I have simple needs."
Early on in the project, we realized we needed specific guidelines for the collection of data from very different archival sources.
"[G]rant applications aren't a lot of work for nothing. Sometimes you get money if you do one."
"So, what are we going to do with all those entries? How are we going to analyse them?"
"What it comes down to is that you are the expert on your work. You have to trust that."
"There is an art to grant writing... It takes a different set of skills."
"Oh my god. Just ask for help. You’re not supposed to know it all."
"As usual, I have too many books on the go for my own good."
"I listen to music, go for a long walk, or binge-watch Outlander on Netflix."
"So, as a bit of Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend-filler, I thought I would make a completely subjective-and-not-at-all-scientific list..."
"There are so many people that have inspired me in one way or another..."
"Cue cards have become a lifeline..."
"I have a long-standing crush on the Abbey Theatre Digital Archive at National University of Ireland, Galway. That’s normal, right?"
"I don’t think anyone in our project deserves to be made into a Voldemort."
"PhD work can be lonely, and these tools helped me to combat that."
"If I can avoid doing it on the computer, I do."
"Noting the rise in cases, a spike, and then a gradual petering out over time was incredibly calming during the summer of 2020..."