Epic Fail, Life got in the way….

All good intentions of catching up and sorting out my website over Christmas went out of the window over the Christmas break. I did have a look at some of the useful links but failed to understand most of the content. As a child of the 1960s I believe that I need to up my game plan and have sought help in getting the site in to some shape so that I can then stop worrying about the fine points and just blog!

On a positive note I have read nearly all my literature for my Edinburgh paper. The downside is that I have more questions that need to be answered before I put pen to paper. The deadline for the article is over 2 months away so I will have to squeeze some research and writing in around my new role!

I have just started a new project for the London Bullion Market Association recording the Voices of the London Bullion Market. It is a 12 month project and I am really excited to finally get started. I will be able to draw on knowledge gained during the 4 years studying the gold market for my PhD and hopefully lead to a future position looking and studying the gold markets.

Go me!

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About Michele Blagg

Michele Blagg (BA(hons), MA, PhD) is a visiting Research Associate at King's College London, at the Institute Of Contemporary British History (ICBH). As part of a collaborative doctoral award granted by the Art’s and Humanities Research Council, she was based at the Rothschild Archive, London. Her doctoral research focused on the Royal Mint Refinery, operated by N M Rothschild & Sons between 1852 and 1968, and how it adapted to the changed London gold market. Her areas of interest are in financial and business history with special regard for the actors and networks located in the London market. Her publications include 'The Royal Mint Refinery, a Window onto the London Gold Market' LBMA, Alchemist, 71, 2013; 'Gold Refining in London: The End of the Rainbow, 1919-20’ in Sandra Bott (ed.) The Global Gold Market and the International Monetary system from the late 19th century to the present (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013); ‘The Royal Mint Refinery, a business adapting to change’ in Business Archives Council, Sources and History, (2010). She teaches on the ICBH MA in Contemporary British History and assists with the Witness Seminar Programme. She sits on the Business Archives Council Executive and is involved in the annual ‘Meet the Archivists’ workshop held in the City that aims to explore ways in which research students can identify and use business records in a variety of different research fields.

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