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We at White Rose College are organising Art as Commodities / Commodities as Art, an interdisciplinary conference to take place on 14 June 2019 at the University of York (see attached for flyers). Please note, the deadline is 29 March. Papers are welcome across artistic media and geographic regions. In particular, we wish to cover the following topics: ·         The art and antiques market ·         Collecting,…
4 July 2019   We warmly invite postgraduate researchers and ECRs to submit proposals for this symposium, to be held at the University of Birmingham and sponsored jointly by Midlands4Cities/University of Nottingham and the Centre for Reformation and Early Modern Studies at the University of Birmingham.  In recent years, scholars have identified the concept of sociability as a fruitful avenue of research. Indeed, the practices of sociability were central to the functioning of early modern society,…
This one-day workshop will bring researchers in the arts, humanities and health sciences together to reflect on the ways in which different forms of digital, visual and textual representation can support health. Animation and data visualisation will be examined alongside written texts such as newspaper articles and recovery narratives. Both contemporary and historical contexts will be considered. Professor Susan Hogan (University of Derby) will give the keynote lecture.…
Reminder: NTU’s Heritage Science dissemination day and workshop will take place from 27th to 29th March. If you are interested in pitching your thesis as part of the dissemination day then please contact Prof. Haida Liang mailto:haida.liang@ntu.ac.uk as soon as possible. On behalf of the European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science (E-RIHS), NTU will be hosting a dissemination day at its City campus Nottingham on 27th March 2019. Details, including a booking link,…
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Why is there no historical note in The Harrowing? A number of readers have asked me this over the past two-and-a-half years since the novel was first published. It’s a question that, I’ve come to realise, goes to the heart of what I believe historical fiction is all about. In this post I’ll explore my decision not to include a note (no, it wasn’t down to laziness) and how this fits into my wider philosophy as regards writing fiction set in the past. In all three of my Conquest novels,…
The AHRC International Placement Scheme (IPS) is open for applications.  Deadline 24th January 2019 Harry Ransom Center (HRC), The University of Texas at Austin, USA – 5 placements available The Huntington Library, California, USA – 10 placements available The Library of Congress (LoC), Washington DC, USA – 25 placements available National Institutes for the Humanities (NIHU), Japan – 11 placements available National Museum Institute (NMI), New Delhi,…
This summer, after writing professionally for eight years, I finally penned my very first short story. To some readers of this blog this may come as a surprise. Creative writing guides often advise those getting started to begin with short fiction: it is regarded by many as part and parcel of the traditional apprenticeship that writers must undergo. The short story, according to the theory, is the training ground where we’re supposed to hone our craft, to find our voice, to tighten our prose,…
  I'm delighted to be involved in this years Philosophy in Progress Postgraduate Conference. Our call for abstracts https://pipconference.wordpress.com/blog/ is now live - the deadline is 15th September. Info about accessibility can be found here https://pipconference.wordpress.com/contact/. 

 

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