Pictish Stones
Mar24

Pictish Stones

If like me, you’re an ancient history nerd, it’ll come as good news that Dundee and its surrounding area is home to many ancient sites, and here are just a few of them! Martin’s Stone Martin’s Stone is a 6th Century Pictish stone that can be found in a field near Bridgefoot in Angus. I wrote another blog post about the legend of the dragon behind it, which can be found here. Balgarthno Stone Circle The remnants...

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To The Archives!
Mar10

To The Archives!

On Monday evening my book history and publishing class took a trip to the University archives, located in the basement of Tower Building on campus.  This was actually my first ever visit to the archives, although I know other subjects make much better use of the facilities offered there.  I, for one, definitely wish I had visited sooner! The archives are open between 9-1 and 2-5 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and while...

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Oh, the Humanities!
Feb26

Oh, the Humanities!

See what I did there?  Fun with puns.  I would apologize, but I really can’t help it. Perhaps it’s my love of literature, my obsession with history, or my desire to understand people in foreign lands when I travel, but I adore the School of Humanities. Also, I’m a total bibliophile.  Books can make me happy, sad, mad, stunned,and a plethora of other emotions when they are well written; those well written works have a...

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Christmas Holidays in England
Jan13

Christmas Holidays in England

Before Christmas, after the end of the first semester, I travelled back down to England by car to go home for the holidays. The nine hour journey however was well worth it as I had just started to get a little homesick. Its always good to touch base with home as I didn’t have the chance to go down to Kent during reading week, so I haven’t been to England since mid-August.  So here’s a few little things I did whilst...

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The Last Witch of Dundee
Oct31

The Last Witch of Dundee

Tucked away in a quiet little corner of a busy city centre, you will find The Howff graveyard. Initially opened in 1564, it is a historian’s own heaven, housing an important collection of gravestones. Howff means meeting place, and the graveyard was also used as a meeting point for the nine trades of Dundee. However, if you were to spend long enough wandering the eerie and enchanting pathways of the graveyard, you may stumble across...

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