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  image2019-4-5 12:5:50.png An Exhibition Exploring Themes of Uncomfortable History // Difficult Heritage BACKLIT Gallery Nottingam 4th – 26th May 2019 Private View – 3rd May 6pm BACKLIT Gallery Alfred House, Ashley Street, Nottingham, NG3 1JG Exhibition Opening Times (unless otherwise specified) Friday, Saturday & Sunday 12–5pm Tel: 0115 837 2426 uncomfortablehistory.wordpress.com http://uncomfortablehistory.wordpress.com Email: uncomfortablehistories@gmail.…
The AHRC have just announced the second year of a successful scheme that will be of particular interest to M3C students conducting research into television or media more broadly, providing a unique opportunity to attend the Edinburgh Television Festival (ETF) and participate in a specifically curated programme of events at one of the television industry’s most important events (http://www.thetvfestival.com/ http://www.thetvfestival.com/).…
 University of York, 28th – 29th June 2019. Venue: Huntingdon Room, The King’s Manor, Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EP  Belonging in Late Medieval Cities aims to explore how ideas of belonging might be utilized in the study of late medieval cities.  The papers have been carefully chosen so that the conference showcases research regarding an array of geographical areas,…
Stories of the Past and the Power of Memory’ A One-Day Research Symposium University of Southampton 11th July 2019 The Memory Studies Research Cluster is delighted to announce this year’s one-day research symposium Stories of the Past and the Power of Memory will take place at the University of Southampton on 11th July 2019. This will be an opportunity for all members of the DTP working on memory, and related subjects,…
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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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