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9 February 2018  Royal Central School of Speech and Drama  Postgraduates and early career researchers are invited to contribute to the 2018 Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA) Postgraduate Symposium titled ‘Materials and Materiality: How do they matter?’. The symposium will take place at Central Bankside, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama on Friday,…
Submissions for the inaugural conference of the Collaborative Poetics Network are now invited http://nationalcentreforresearchmethods.cmail19.com/t/d-l-ukijsk-oldidmtt-jy/.  This event is aimed at: academics and doctoral students from the social sciences, arts, humanities, business and beyond; arts practitioners, including poets, visual artists, theatre practitioners and comedians; and members of community/third sector organisations.  Please submit your proposal by 17:00 on 15th February 2018.  
A new online journal, Nottingham, the Midlands Historical Review, has been developed by several M3C funded students from UoN. The journal aims to showcase postgraduate research, with an undergraduate audience in mind. www.midlandshistoricalreview.com http://www.midlandshistoricalreview.com Well done to everyone involved in this project!    
Call for Papers for the 2018 Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) conference - 1 December RESEARCH IMPACTING PRACTICE: COLLABORATION, SYNTHESIS AND INNOVATION BETWEEN THE ACADEMIC, PUBLIC AND COMMERCIAL SECTORS The session will focus on postgraduate and early career researchers (particularly collaborative doctoral researchers) who are working collaboratively with public institutions, or the commercial sector,…
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As many of you who follow me on Twitter and Facebook will already know, later this month I’ll be beginning a brand new chapter in my literary career. In just a few weeks I’ll be starting my PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Nottingham, thanks to an AHRC-funded studentship from the Midlands3Cities DTP http://www.midlands3cities.ac.uk.   1024px-University_of_Nottingham.svg_[1].png   The PhD will see me explore the boundaries of historical fiction and magic realism.…
On our last full day in LA, a small group of us went to visit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). With some students and staff having already visited the museum on the trip and saying how good it was, along with several enthusiastic “you MUST go to LACMA”’s prior to travelling, we thought it would be a nice way to wind down the trip. ‘LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection that includes nearly 130,…
On Wednesday, the whole group met up at the Warner Bros. Archive at USC, where we were given a tour by the curator, Brett. The tour began with a brief overview of the history of the archive. Brett explained how the archive was donated by Warner Bros. to the University of Southern California in 1978, and that the archive holds a vast range of Warner Bros. film, television and music material dating between 1918 and 1968. Due to a number of reasons, including the condition of the items,…
After a jam-packed day touring the studios the day before, we took time in the morning to catch up on some admin and (more importantly) celebrate Cassie’s birthday; which included mandatory party poppers, a helium balloon, and singing. In the afternoon, we headed to Venice Beach, to soak up the July 4th Festivities…  19904674_10155143573143612_2066863000_n.jpg19874041_10155143587293612_158951037_n.jpg19840434_10158910163760246_1491996402_o.jpg19723813_10158910163505246_626222374_o.jpg

 

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