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Find out more about the AHRC International Placement Scheme (IPS) A representative from the AHRC and previously successful students are delivering a workshop for the WRCoCAH DTP and Midlands4Cities to provide advice and guidance on applying for IPS funding The workshop is being held at the University of Leeds (room TBC) from 10.00 – 12.00 noon on 13th November 2019 Register here: IPS application workshop https://docs.google.…
Doctoral Open Days
The Open Days are designed for first year PhD students who are new to the Library, offering the opportunity to hear from our expert and friendly staff students and network with their peers, in all disciplines and from across the UK. To find out more, visit: https://www.bl.uk/events/doctoral-open-days-explore-our-research-collections https://www.bl.…
This paper examines the genre of the postcard—a popular technology for the transmission of memory—in order to understand the spatiotemporal politics of Anthropocene imagining. Prof Wenzel is particularly interested in apocalyptic visions of environmental futurity that borrow images of contemporary Third World poverty and ecological degradation in order to posit them as the First World’s future. While Europe’s others were once seen as inhabiting a lesser past,…
Intersections, the annual conference dedicated to work of post-graduate and early-career researchers, held at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Intersections 2020 will take place on 23rd and 24th January 2020. The topic of this year's conference is The precarious nature of the new university: the prospects, problems and aspirations of ‘early career’ theatre and performance researchers. The CFP can found on the central website: https://www.cssd.ac.…
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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,…

 

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