I am perhaps a bit more amused by the post title than I am anything else, but I love this kind of blogging. Pseudo-academic, ephemeral, fast, and enough left over to search and write later on. Enough to simply whet your appetite, if your appetite is sharpened by dyes, native plants, economic botany, and intricate Confucian clothing customs in Korea.

To Live and Dye in Korea at the end of the 19th century As I am firmly an individual with a singular track of thought (much to my discredit), I bring you another JSTOR Plant Science post on Korea during that tragic yet altogether fascinating period in which it begrudgingly opened its doors to the world and was in turn almost devoured by it … Read More


By Michael Gallagher

My name is Michael Sean Gallagher. I am a Lecturer in Digital Education at the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. I am Co-Founder and Director of Panoply Digital, a consultancy dedicated to ICT and mobile for development (M4D); we have worked with USAID, GSMA, UN Habitat, Cambridge University and more on education and development projects. I was a researcher on the Near Futures Teaching project, a project that explores how teaching at The University of Edinburgh unfold over the coming decades, as technology, social trends, patterns of mobility, new methods and new media continue to shift what it means to be at university. Previously, I was the Research Associate on the NERC, ESRC, and AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund sponsored GCRF Research for Emergency Aftershock Forecasting (REAR) project. I was an Assistant Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (한국외국어대학교) in Seoul, Korea. I have also completed a doctorate at University College London (formerly the independent Institute of Education, University of London) on mobile learning in the humanities in Korea.

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