Authoring Histories.

If history is the interpretation of facts by historians, then the past must just be a complex and messy plethora of information. Who then, holds the responsibility of authoring histories, and who decided on the importance of facts? This is dependent on the social context of the society prevalent at the time of interest, as historical facts are only seen through present day eyes. Therefore, … Continue reading Authoring Histories.

The Psychological Effects of Water.

Water covers 75% of the Earth’s surface, and contributes 75% to the human body. It is no surprise that water has a number of positive effects on the human psyche, and has been used throughout the ages to help treat numerous diseases. Research has shown that “self-reported health correlates very well with real health” (Depledge, The Guardian). It has been found that the closer somebody … Continue reading The Psychological Effects of Water.

Intersectional Self.

Identity is created, and is not constant. The intersectional self accounts for many factors that contribute to this term.  For example, gender, sexuality, class and ethnicity may be regarded as separate ‘compartments’ for categorisation. However, this reductionist approach is not useful, and is somewhat discriminative. Therefore, by blurring the imaginary lines between binaries, the idea of an intersectional self can flourish. Binary pairings are set … Continue reading Intersectional Self.

Ashton Avenue Swing Bridge, Historical Research.

Images courtesy of Know Your Place and Bristol Record Office. Ashton Avenue Swing Bridge was opened on the 3rd June 1906, with a slightly unusual appearance, being a double decker bridge with rail on the bottom and a road on top. Although work is currently underway to allow motor vehicles to cross the bridge, the original roadway was close in 1965. Before this, the bridge fell … Continue reading Ashton Avenue Swing Bridge, Historical Research.