Where to start? I’m writing as though this was meant to be read by the public but to be honest, I’m not quite sure whether it’s meant for anyone other than myself. I am a 4th year student at Glasgow University and am doing joint honours in History and Politics.

I am doing my dissertation this year and I know that a lot of people use notepads, planners, diaries and more to keep track of their ideas and writing progress, which is why I thought I’d make a blog. My dissertation will be on the Rise of the Far Right in Hungary and I hope this blog will help me keep track of my ideas. I plan to use this blog to brainstorm, follow my writing process, plan, share materials (photos, conversations, ideas, interviews) and generally discuss and rant about this particular topic.

A lot of the work you do on a dissertation is not obvious in the final written piece, so i thought that this would also serve as a nice output for all that will not figure directly or completely in the dissertation. I also want to force myself to keep the topic fresh in my mind at all times so that I don’t miss or forget any ideas that might come my way.

That’s pretty much it.