I’ve published an article on the history of child labour in Ghana in Polyvocia, the SOAS graduate research journal. The article uses spatial analysis to examine how child labour changed over time and, obviously, space. It builds on a conference paper I gave last year – and what started out as a methodological experiment is going to end up as one of the most interesting chapters of my PhD. I expect that chapter to end up looking very different to this much shorter article, and it will focus on the movement of children rather than just the spaces they occupied. Researching the chapter is going to be a bit of a grind as I want to use some GIS techniques, which in turn requires some very boring data entry work – so having this article as an example of what spatial analysis can add to history writing will be a good morale booster.