Day ONE (ooh, that sounds ominous)
2016 is going to be my year. I have eleven glorious months of sabbatical ahead of me. UNISA actually calls it “Research and Development Leave”, but, hey, I belong to the old school.
This blog will keep a record of my activities for the year. Writing it up like this makes it a little more likely that I will actually be working rather than just playing on the computer. Yes, there’s a certain irony involved here.
By December 2016, this blog should reflect the research process of this particular humanities scholar. Should make a great PhD topic for somebody one day … just wait until I’m dead, OK?
The first thing on my schedule is to finish the article on online ordination. I gave the paper at a conference in Oxford last year and they want it by the end of January.
After that, an article on meta-modernism and how it relates to Religious Studies. In between, I need to write three chapters for an online course on material religion. Not a topic I am overly familiar with, so that will be an adventure.
From there, well, we will see. Generating new research ideas has never been my problem. I have a thousand or so entries in my Mendeley database to clean up, and no doubt something in there will ring a bell.