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Creating the Self: Youth Artists Workshop Calling all Creative Minds between the ages of 16 and 25! Would you like a FREE place on a workshop led by an international group of established artists in the fields of visual art, theatre and creative writing? Are you interested in the history of Central and Eastern Europe, communism, 1989 and migration to the UK? Then come along to the Youth Artist Workshop being held at Centrala Space in Digbeth, Birmingham on Saturday, 21 September, 10.30-5.30.…
Dance Consortium is looking to develop an employability placement with an M4C DTP researcher to work with their 20 UK member theatres to consider how audiences for contemporary dance in the UK might develop. To find out more or apply for this opportunity please visit:  https://vpp.midlands3cities.ac.uk/download/attachments/17475388/Dance%20Consortium%20Opportunity.docx?api=v2 https://vpp.midlands3cities.ac.uk/download/attachments/17475388/Dance%20Consortium%20Opportunity.docx?…
Are you interested in understanding possible career paths in the creative industries and the cultural sector and building your network? These two one-day workshops designed and developed specifically for M4C research students will feature a range of high-profile speakers to provide an insight into the sectors to assist with research and postdoctoral career options.  16th October 2019 Nottingham Introducing the Sector   Sector definitions, trends, priorities,…
Exciting new placement opportunity working with Journey to Justice! As part of the Leicester leg of the Journey to Justice project, the idea of blue “Plaques of Justice” developed: each school in Leicester will be offered a Blue Justice Plaque, so that the school can investigate, research and adopt a social justice “champion” to display on the School’s Blue Plaque.…
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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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