'Sideways Look' Blog

It’s that Time of Year

It will not be long before we will be receiving emails from the Graduate Admissions Office of GW’s Columbian College suggesting we come and pick up the files of the applicants for our HOMPAL

Publications that made a Difference. No. 1: ‘Sometimes Clout Matters’

When I was a lad the electronic media largely consisted of radio.

Lessons from Cow Poop

Silvana Condemi and Ger-Christian Weniger’s 2011 edited volume (Continuity and Discontinuity in the Peopling of Europe, Volume 1) commemorating the 150th anniversary of the discovery of

The Heat to Light Index

The Heat to Light Index (sometimes abbreviated to ‘H2L’ and computed as Heat/Light x 100) is a little known but valuable way of quantifying the contributions made by individual scientis

Emulate, but Choose Your Model with Care

Way back in the Neolithic, when I was in the UK equivalent of US high school, we took two sets of examinations.

CASHP Director’s Blog: No. 1

This is the first ‘post’ in what we plan will be a regular series.