This may sound repetitive, but in light of recent events, I would like to share again some key points on why I am doing my PhD. Plus I give a thumbs up to the library. So, I’m 42. I have a safe job, a beautiful wife, two naughty kids. We live in a nice house on the shores of the Balaton Lake. Since last Autumn I have a side job which finally starts to pay some money.
There are a couple of problems though. I don’t really like the current state of Hungary. I don’t want to grow old in Hungary. Once I complete my PhD, I’d like a second career in museology outside Hungary, combined with teaching. That explains my motive for the PhD. I have a rough idea on where I am heading, so in addition to my thesis, I am trying to build up a decent CV for that purpose. That’s why I organise an exhibition on the history of motor trade in Hungary. Recently I found a sponsor, so the exhibition will now definitely open on the 3rd of June. It’s a new experience and it will look good in my CV. As mentioned in my previous blog entry, I am now participating in the organisation of a classic car meeting in Hungary. This will definitely look good in my CV 🙂
With all these activities going on, one would think it is impossible to make any progress with my third Context Chapter. Well, there’s not much to brag about, but some progress has already been made. This week I have finally returned to reading museology-related books, articles and essays. I am now focusing on now national identity was constructed in industrial and technology museums. And that’s where the Library comes handy. I found it really amazing that with just 3 clicks, I can access and read some very decent articles on this topic – located outside the University of Leicester. This interconnected system of online databases is wonderful. Jstor, SCOPUS etc. etc. – these are just one click away. I really enjoy doing research this way. And this may sound a bit cheesy, but compared to the services offered, the University of Leicester is not expensive. I am a very happy student at the moment 🙂