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The IKON Gallery are looking to recruit an M4C placement student to undertake an archival research project contributing to an exhibition, publication and public programme. To access this placement and find out more please visit: IKON: Archival Research Opportunity https://vpp.midlands3cities.ac.uk/download/attachments/17475388/IKON_%20Advert.docx?api=v2  
An exciting opportunity to help co-ordinate the Journey to Justice Birmingham civil rights exhibition programme at the Library of Birmingham. To access this Midlands4Cities placement opportunity, please visit: Journey to Justice: Coordinator https://vpp.midlands3cities.ac.uk/download/attachments/17475388/Journey%20to%20Justice_Birmingham.docx?api=v2 https://vpp.midlands3cities.ac.uk/download/attachments/17475388/Journey%20to%20Justice_Birmingham.docx?api=v2  
This is a joint event, being run by the White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities and the Midlands 4 CIties AHRC DTP Consortium. WHEN: 13th November (times tbc, but likely 11am - 5pm) WHERE: Sheffield, Mercure St Paul's hotel (location here - https://bit.ly/2mEQfwy https://www.google.com/url?q=https://bit.ly/2mEQfwy&sa=D&ust=1570531529387000&usg=AFQjCNF_5nA90UX9W7sKv_PLsTFTQ5IqiA ) A day of panels and a workshop organised by History & Policy with WRoCAH and M3C,…
A series of research seminars organized during the academic year 2019-2020 on the theme of "Excavating the Anthropocene". This programme is supported through the IAS Award with an aim of establishing Environmental Humanities as a new field of cross-disciplinary research at Warwick. This research series engages participants from several fields of humanities to bring critical humanist perspectives to environmental research. The humanities, as a body of disciplines concerned with human culture,…
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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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