I am a 40-year-old automotive industry analyst and motoring historian. I have written a few books, dozens of articles and I am maintaining two websites at the moment. I have been a lecturer at a Hungarian university for three years now - my topic is international and Hungarian motoring history. Now my next challenge is in front of you - a PhD on motoring museums. Let the journey begin.
In 2016 there have been just five blog entries from me. I was on the verge of quitting, but eventually I pulled through. Now I am back in Leicester for a very intense writing session.
On one hand I don’t have much to report as there is no progress in my PhD. I did not have any field trips recently, I am not writing anything. But – you know there is always a “but”
The Concours d’Elegance dates back to 17th Century French aristocracy, who paraded horse-drawn carriages in the parks of Paris during Summer weekends and holidays. Over time, carriages became horseless and the gatherings became a competition among automobile owners to be judged on the appearance of their automobiles – according to Wikipedia. This year in Balatonfüred, […]
At the beginning of March I returned to Munich, where it all began. The trip was fantastic, really great. I tell you more in a moment, but now let’s focus on that moment when I returned home.
It’s been 7 weeks since my last blog entry. My guilty conscience bugs me all the time – tells me that I should write something useful, inspiring and moving. Unfortunately I can’t do any of these. I can tell you that my pilot field study went smoothly. Research went well, results are encouraging. My next […]
Hey, ladies and gentlemen, it’s 2016! Already. Let me wish you all a Happy New Year! It’s been more than two years since I started my PhD journey. The same time span can also be mentioned about me blogging here. Writing blog entries was at times challenging, at other times fun, but it’s never been […]
In August, 2011 I arrived to the National Archives at College Park, Maryland, Washington DC. Sure, I had some discussions with an archivist beforehand, but it was still a long shot. I was looking for a bunch of statistics published by the Department of Commerce in the 1930s. He said: “We just a have few”. […]
If everything goes according to plans, on 30 November I will start my first field trip. I will conduct research at the Technisches Museum in Vienna. I am already excited and I try to get prepared. In addition to reading various museology-related articles, I spend around 20 minutes each day looking at texts written in […]
This was my closing sentence during the last supervision. We were talking about field visits and how to plan those and how to execute those and what we can learn from those. I believe that during my forthcoming visits to museums I will able to find a lot of nice archive materials, which can be […]
So I passed my probation review and then got permission to spend the Summer without thinking about my phD. Easier said, than done – ideas were floating in my head, but as July and August were really hectic, I did not have time to sit down and work. At the beginning of September I had […]
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