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Midlands Historical Review seeks expressions of interest from postgraduate students for the position of Assistant Editors with a view to creating editorial teams at other universities. Midlands Historical Review is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, student-led journal which showcases the best student research in the Arts and Humanities. We accept submissions from students at any stage of their university career, including exceptional undergraduate and post-graduate dissertations,…
CALL FOR PAPERS: The Materiality of Maritime Cultures and Connections Durham University, 26th June 2018 Coastal regions and seas have always provided corridors for long-distance movement – of objects, ideas and people. They facilitate communication between geographically-separate communities, enable flows of goods between people and places, and are generally pivotal to political expansion, to raiding and colonisation.…
Academic writing the creative way - You've Finished your PhD, so now what? http://bit.ly/2Hd26dq http://bit.ly/2Hd26dq Digital Arts and Humanities Summer School 2018 http://bit.ly/2GOYafJ http://bit.ly/2GOYafJ Policy Engagement Workshop with the Institute for Government http://bit.ly/2IHrB3X http://bit.ly/2IHrB3X Presence and Impact Coaching with VOX http://bit.ly/2IJdTxt http://bit.ly/2IJdTxt Shakespeare Connected! a showcase of current research Saturday 14 April from 10.00am to 4.30pm,…
The John Rylands Research Institute is pleased to offer fellowships of up to three months to Early Career Researchers who wish to conduct initial and exploratory research into the Special Collections at The University of Manchester Library in preparation for a larger, externally funded postdoctoral grant bid that would be held at the University of Manchester. Fellows will receive £1,500 per month for a maximum of three months, plus access to specialist curatorial,…
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Stepping back
This week I wrote. That probably seems like a fairly unremarkable thing for a novelist to say. But in fact this was the first time since last summer that I’d produced any substantial creative work at all. Sure, I’d scribbled down musings from time to time: a phrase; a sentence; sometimes as much as two sentences in a row. I’ve put together a quick-fire story in ten minutes as part of an exercise during a writing workshop that I led recently.…
Being about six months into my PhD working on philosophical perspectives on ‘Safe Spaces’, I’ve naturally been reading a lot of articles and getting into a lot of conversations on the topic. I knew that the topic was going to be controversial and part of my motivation behind my research was to add some clarity to a debate in which the two sides often seem to be talking past each other. To even begin to think about arguing for or against safe spaces,…
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,…

 

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