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The University of Reading’s History Department Gender Research Cluster is pleased to invite proposals for our inaugural postgraduate conference, to be held at the University of Reading, on Wednesday 24th October 2018. This conference will provide the opportunity for post-graduate historians who engage with gender to showcase work-in-progress papers, and will also highlight research being conducted within the University of Reading’s History Department.…
The Royal Institution (RI) is currently advertising for 3 Professional Internship to start this autumn. These placements will involve joining the RI at its busiest and most exciting time of year - the planning, filming and broadcast of the Christmas Lectures.    Programmes Assistant - to assist with preparations for the development and filming of the Christmas Lectures TV programme. Close date 23 July, interviews on 8 August.…
Migration to the margin: a four-nation approach to race, immigration, and diversity in the UK (25-26 April 2019) Debates about immigration and racial diversity are highly salient in the UK today. In an increasingly globalised world, and with the foreign-born population higher than ever before, it is vital that we research the experiences, contributions, and identities of immigrants and ethnic minorities. But whilst academic interest in this area should be welcomed,…
There is a brilliant opportunity available at the moment to apply to be the Social Sciences and Arts Graduate Centre Coordinator whilst completing your PhD. The role involves managing the day-to-day running of the Social Sciences and Arts Graduate Centre facility, and working in partnership with the Research Training and Development Manager to administer a programme of activities for postgraduate students using the centre.…
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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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