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image2019-7-24 9:52:28.png The Association for Art History (AAH) New Voices conference CFP is now live and we are currently accepting papers on the interdisciplinary theme of art and text. The deadline for papers is Friday 23rd August and the date of the conference is Wednesday 6th November - held at the University of Nottingham.  For more information please visit: https://forarthistory.org.uk/latest-news/new-voices-2019/ https://forarthistory.org.uk/latest-news/new-voices-2019/  
The ESRC and the Government Office for Science wish to appoint two Areas of Research Interest (ARI) Fellowships, for one year (with the potential to extend to two years), starting as soon as feasible from mid October 2019. ARI Research Engagement Fellow This role will have core responsibility for identifying and convening research expertise appropriate to address selected ARIs. The fellow will work to enable dialogue with government departments to refine and develop the ARIs.…
Are you going to be out of town visiting an archive, digging, doing a placement, attending a conference, involved in a performance or exhibit, language training, workshops, summer schools, retreats etc.?   Send us a postcard! A real postcard- the old-fashioned, stick a stamp on it and put it in the post box type! Our Snail Mail address is: M4C DTP, Highfield House, University Park,…
New Placement Opportunity: Playbills from Nottingham’s Theatres Nottingham Local Studies Library has numerous long playbills from Nottingham’s theatres, spanning back to the late 1800’s. To preserve these incredible posters and the significant information they hold, the large collection needs to be indexed and, if possible, digitised and showcased.  Key tasks… Carefully collate key information from each playbill on to an excel spreadsheet Explore the feasibility of digitising the playbills,…
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blog welcome.jpg After a fruitful first year of expanding my ideas and engaging in inspiring conversations with my three supervisors, I believe it's about time I start to begin a blog about my research. However, I'm hoping to create a mix of posts featuring my perspective on disabled access to higher education and suggestions for health and wellbeing strategies for doctoral students. However, I'm no expert in this. Oh dear, my imposter syndrome is showing again...…
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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