Oct
28

October Update: Continued Research and Honors Thesis Chapters Outline

Since my last post, I have gone through a lot of logistical planning for my honors thesis. A lot of work on my honors thesis this month consisted of thinking about how I want to approach my first honors thesis draft. Honestly, taking my honors seminar (a class focused on the different components of a…
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Sep
13

A Student’s Perspective of the Royal Air Force Museum Archives

After my second research visit to the RAF Museum back in June, I was asked if I would be interested in writing a short piece about my experience at the Museum’s archives. I agreed to write the piece as not only did I enjoy my time at the archives, but it would also be a…
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Aug
14

August Update: Research Connections, Popular Culture, and Social Identity Theory

Although we are only nearly half-way through August, this month has been an interesting one in guiding the focus of my thesis writing. In my last blog post, in which I said my main focus for the month of August was literature (fiction and memoirs), I provided the “guidelines” I use to approach these sources.…
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Jul
22

Reading Between the Lines: How I Approach Royal Flying Corps Literature as Social Commentary

Before I made a post about the individual sources I consulted in my research so far, I though it would be best to outline how I approach the different types of Royal Flying Corps primary literature. This primary literature is composed of two major genres: memoirs and fiction.

Jul
09

Research Update: June in Review and Goals for July

Ever since I got back from England on June 8, things have been very hectic. After losing a week of focused research during a family vacation, I have spent the past few weeks scheduling research appointments, ordering more sources, and preparing to start a part time job on my local historical society’s new oral history…
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