My job will be contracted for 15-months, and I have identified three areas I want to focus on before I start in September and beyond when I have time away from my job. These are [ranked by priority and practicality:
- Keep writing! I want to turn my thesis into a book and will focus on writing and sending out book proposals. I am also working on a collaborative translation of the medieval text which I have been working on for the past 4 years. I also want to try to publish 1-2 articles which don't stem directly from my thesis.
- Conferencing! I'm going to try to continue attending seminars around Oxford, but will also try to attend a couple of academic conferences, and hopefully present for at least one of them.
- Teaching! Admittedly, this may be the toughest one to achieve as it relies on flexibility within my day job. However, to take on even one tutorial student a term would be enough to maintain a scholarly presence within my university.
That's the plan! Wish me luck!
Even if I achieve just 50% of what I would like to, I would be very pleased!
[and now for the obligatory infogram! I'm sure they are not in vogue anymore and I'm well behind the curve on new design fads, but forgive me - I've been bunkered in a library for the past 4 years!!]