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Fellowship Opportunities at the Yale Center for British Art The Paul Mellon Centre invites you to mingle with your colleagues and enjoy a glass of wine while learning about fellowship opportunities for doctoral students and early-career scholars at the Yale Center for British Art. The Center (located in New Haven, Connecticut,…
Shout out for interest - craft/making/amateur creativity research? My name is Clare Daněk and I’m an AHRC-funded doctoral student based at the University of Leeds, where I’m busy doing some very hands-on research into how people learn amateur craft skills.  My DTP (WRoCAH, comprising the Universities of York, Leeds and Sheffield) is full of interesting people,…
The British Library, London The AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership working group will host a BAME Doctoral Researchers Event on 8th July at the British Library to showcase and celebrate the work being done by our BAME researchers. This event follows on from the first BAME Doctoral Researchers Consultation Event hosted by North West Consortium DTP at the University of Manchester in December 2018. Confirmed Speakers for the Opening Panel are Dr. Nicole King, Lecturer at Goldsmiths & Dr.…
Job Title: Masterclass Intern June 2019 Accountable to: Clothworkers’ Associate in Mathematics Location: Albemarle St, London with some travel to Masterclass locations within London and the South East Contract type: 12 week internship – Full time – 35 hours per week with weekend working. End September to December 2019 Salary: Payable by Stipend by Research Council or DTP – funding should be agreed before application.…
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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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