The Early Modern Commons

Dr Joanne Paul

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All Hallows Eve 1516/2016

31 October 2016

On All Hallows Eve, 31 October, 1516, almost precisely 500 years ago today, Thomas More, as was his custom, woke at about 2am, in order to pray and write in silence. He lit a candle,...

Digital Tools #2 - ThingLink

3 October 2016

The University of Sussex has an amazing Learning Technologies team andwebsite, including anA-Z of helpful apps for teaching and research.I met with a member of the team the other day,Anne...

Trump's Rules for How (Not) to Write a University Essay

2 October 2016

If there is one good thing to come out of this year's American election, it is that it has provided some lovely examples of whatnotto do in university essay writing. And most of it...

Utopia500 - A Book Called Nowhere

21 November 2015

In my last blog post, I wrote about the trip that inspired More to write Utopia in the summer of 1515. This post will tell the rest of the story, from More's return to England in autumn...