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, USA) is home to the largest collection of British art outside the United Kingdom and offers research placements  through the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council’s international placement schemes and through its own residential scholars program. More information on the Center's programs can be found here.

When: Thursday, June 27, 2019, 16:30–19:30

Where: The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

16 Bedford Square

London, WC1B 3JA

T: 020 7580 0311


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, but I haven’t come across other researchers within the DTP whose research falls into the area of craft/making/amateur creativity – so I’m spreading the net wider.  

I’d love to hear from other AHRC-funded doctoral researchers to discuss potential connections, conversation, collaboration about craft/making/amateur creativity/that sort of thing, with a view to developing a network and maybe an event.  

Drop me a line at and we can start the conversation.


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. Emma Abotsi, British Sociological Association Fellow at the British Library.

Call for presentations

The AHRC Doctoral Training Partnerships invite BAME doctoral researchers in the Arts and Humanities across the UK to present short, research-in-progress papers on any aspect of their research at an event to celebrate and showcase BAME doctoral research. This call is open to all BAME researchers, whether funded by a DTP or not. The program allows for 10 presentations - should we receive more than ten paper proposals, we’ll give priority to third and second year researchers - and then make plans for a repeat event.

Presenters are free to choose whether or not their presentation will directly address the challenges and/or opportunities of being a BAME researcher - and should be no longer than 15-minutes to allow for discussion and reflection.

If you would prefer not to present a paper but would like to be involved in chairing or acting as a respondent, please indicate this in the Eventbrite registration form.

Non-BAME doctoral researchers are warmly invited to attend this event.

Please include an indicative title and a 250-word outline of roughly what you will be speaking on in the Eventbrite registration form, or send this to, by Friday 21 June.


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.


Job Purpose
This placement is aimed at anyone who is passionate about sharing their love for the STEM subjects, particularly mathematics, and who wishes to develop their skills in delivering activities to young people as well as supporting one of the UK’s longest-running educational programmes.
You will join the Ri during our busy autumn term and support the team to administer and deliver our programme of Masterclasses with a particular focus on Secondary Mathematics Masterclasses in London, and will have opportunities to develop and deliver your own workshops.

Job Purpose
This placement is aimed at anyone who is passionate about sharing their love for the STEM subjects, particularly mathematics, and who wishes to develop their skills in delivering activities to young people as well as supporting one of the UK’s longest-running educational programmes.
You will join the Ri during our busy autumn term and support the team to administer and deliver our programme of Masterclasses with a particular focus on Secondary Mathematics Masterclasses in London, and will have opportunities to develop and deliver your own workshops.


For further detail, please see the attached job description.


Austerity Gardens: The Poetics and Politics of Gardening in Hard Times

Trent B46, 4pm, Wednesday 19thJune

Dr Naomi Milthorpe, University of Tasmania

What does it mean to garden in hard times, and why might humans turn to the garden (as shelter, refuge, or productive space) under straitened conditions? How do poets, writers and cultural critics contend with and represent the garden or their own gardening as they are changed by austerity? What does an austere garden look, feel, sound, taste, and smell like?

Gardens are liminal spaces, private zones, and contested sites, mobilized against foreign invaders whether human or nonhuman. Gardens and gardening are in place and practice revelatory of shifting, contingent, and multiple modes of gender, class, racial, religious and sexual identity. They are idealized, yet ever-incomplete, utopian sites. Gardening is also big business: 2017 market reports indicated increased demand for DIY products in the decade since the global financial crisis (“Millennials Dominate” 2017). Thus gardening and garden literature provides rich soil for understanding the commodification and uses of culture, whether highbrow or popular, as embodied in gardening from the mid-to- late 20th century and beyond.

Austerity is an historically-inflected concept associated most particularly with the policies of World War Two Britain, and latterly, Europe following the Global Financial Crisis, but its ideological, aesthetic, and practical roots stretch beyond those particular historical and geographical contexts. This paper will seek to map out some of the borders of austerity gardening, and particularly, its representation and practice in popular and literary texts.

Naomi Milthorpe is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Tasmania. Her research centres on modernist, interwar, and mid-century British literary culture. Naomi is the author of Evelyn Waugh’s Satire: Texts and Contexts(FDUP, 2016), and is currently editing Waugh’s Black Mischief for the Oxford University Press Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh. She is the editor of the essay collection The Poetics and Politics of Gardening in Hard Times (Lexington, forthcoming) which features diverse essays on Vita Sackville-West, Beverley Nichols, nettles, thylacines, and many other topics exploring the material, affective and representational effects of austerity in the garden and garden writing.


The SPLAS FORUM 2019 is taking place at the University of Nottingham on the 21st 22nd June! To see the programme and register please visit::


Dear all, 

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the SWW DTP Memory Studies Cluster symposium, 'Stories of the Past', which will take place in Southampton on 11th July. You can book your FREE tickets and find out more information about the day here:

The provision programme can be viewed at the website above. There will be a fascinating mix of topics, all united under the theme of memory - from Estonian national heroes to sixteenth-century gardens and Romeo and Juliet, to memory in contemporary Spain, and even shipwrecks as monuments!

SWW DTP students will be able to apply to the SDF fund or the conference fund for reimbursement of travel costs.

We kindly ask that you register as soon as possible, so that we are able to confirm catering. Tea, coffee and lunch will be provided.

The programme, as detailed on the website, is only provisional at this stage and subject to change. Please feel free to share the event on social media - you can find our Twitter profile @MemoryStudiesSW. 

We have an excellent line up of fascinating subjects, and it is sure to be an engaging and thought-provoking day. 

If anyone has any questions and would like to get in touch, please drop us an email at

With best wishes,

Rebecca, Tom and Mary 


Places are still available!

Would you like to learn Latin or Ancient Greek?

In June 2019 we will offer the following 2-week intensive courses for beginners in:

  • ANCIENT GREEK for reading and research purposes (for beginners) - Enrol Now!
  • LATIN for reading and research purposes (for beginners) - Enrol Now!

The courses run from Monday 10th June to Friday 21st June; the deadline to register is Friday 7th June 2019 at noon.

The course fee is £315, including all tuition, access to VLE (virtual learning environment), handouts and any tests/exams, but not textbook. If you require accommodation for the duration of the course please contact  .

For further details please visit our website or contact us.


The Birmingham Trojan Horse affair was an alleged plot to Islamicise schools. John Holmwood has written a research-based book on the topic and collaborated with LUNG theatre in the creation of a play shown to great acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  It will be on tour in major theatres in the Midlands, North England and London during October and November.  We are looking for an engagement manager to help in the organisation of local community events and after show Q&A. The events will link with the Independent Review of Prevent announced by the government and will involve liaison with civil rights NGOs. A final performance at Parliament is also planned.

Skills, knowledge or experience needed:

The ideal candidate will be interested in verbatim theatre or community-based theatre; or in the translation of social research into drama. Knowledge of Urdu would be an advantage, as would familiarity with issues facing British Muslims arising out of the Prevent agenda. An interest in social justice would also be relevant. The placement will involve developing evaluation of activities.

Timeframe to consider:

This is an employability placement and you can develop a project brief that entails up to 3 months work on this project.   Please note the deadline to submit a project brief for this placement is June 28th. The play will be in rehearsal in September with performances from 1st October through to 21st November. The play is showing from Tuesday through Saturday and the placement will be touring with the show, with Sundays and Mondays as ‘days off’. The placement is 3 months from 1st September.

Contact Information:

If this is the sort of placement you have been looking for, or want to discuss this possibility further, please contact : Prof. John Holmwood


There is still time to register for the Cracking the Established Order Conference next month!

Cracking the Established Order (CtEO) is a two day interdisciplinary conference that invites researchers and artists to continue to explore the ongoing accelerating influence of practice-based research, as it continues to shape new ways of thinking about research and creative methodologies. Focusing on the evolution and increasing importance of creative practice within academic contexts across the artsand humanities, CtEO returns to the key question of ‘Can practice allow us to re-envision the role of a traditional researcher?’. Through this conference, we will explore together how research provides a possibility for the formation of new knowledge – both critical and embodied - created and articulated through unique forms and formats. CtEOprovides a new platform to reconsider the provocative potential of practice-based research.


The Creative and Digital Research Priority Area is holding an event at Broadway Cinema to facilitate knowledge exchange and promote networking between artistic practitioners and academics.  We would be delighted if you could join us to investigate how we can develop meaningful collaborations between the two communities.

‘Supporting and Creating: arts practice and arts research’ will be held on Friday 17th May, from 10am to 5pm at Broadway Cinema.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided. 

The conference will feature a mixture of panel discussions, presentations and networking opportunities.  For full programme details and to book a place please click on the following link :


Nottingham Trent University are advertising a Research Assistant position in literature and telephony for a project funded by the AHRC - further details can be found at:


hare your practice, thinking and writing with other practice-based doctoral candidates at a 2-day event, focused on supporting practice-based research at doctoral level across the Midlands.

This event is open to all practice-based research doctoral students at De Montfort University and those on a Midlands 3 Cities scholarships across Leicester, Birmingham and Nottingham. It has been designed to share, discuss, test and evaluate your practice-based research in a critically supportive and enhancing environment.

Activities across the 2 days include talks, discussion groups, workshops and practice sharings; 

  • Keynote lectures from internationally prominent figures in practice-based research (PbR)
  • Discussion groups about the nature of PbR and the role of the artefact in knowledge generation
  • Presentation and sharing of PbR work
  • Workshops around dramaturgical approaches to PbR
  • Workshops around the creation of a PbR Cookbook - developing methods, processes and techniques

Organised by CTx and Institute of Creative Technologies, in partnership with Practice-Based Research Doctoral Training Programme (DMU) and Midlands 4 Cities.


Register a place via (Deadline 10th May 2019)

The Royal Institution (Ri) are looking for an intern to start in mid-June to assist the Ri Masterclasses team with preparation and delivery of Masterclass Celebration Days in June/July and to help with some social research in preparation for the Christmas Lectures.  

Due to the focus of the internship, the dates are not flexible.

The role is based in Central London (with the requirement for some travel and weekend working for Celebration days at the end of June and beginning of July).

Students will be expected to base themselves within or near to London for the period of the placement. I understand that some funding bodies/DTPs offer expenses for this purpose. Please note; the Ri is not able to fund the internship and will require the student to have agreed funding via a Stipend before applying.

The closing date for receipt of applications is midday on Wednesday 15 May 2019 and interviews are scheduled to be held during w/c 20 May.

A free workshop at UoN for staff and students interested in digital textual techniques. 

The workshop leaders are Gabriel Bodard (Institute for Classical Studies) and Simona Stoyanova (LatinNow, University of Nottingham). The workshop is hosted by LatinNow (ERC project, in Classics and Archaeology).


10:00    Welcome and introduction to digital textual techniques and resources (philology, palaeography, imaging, SunoikisisDC)

11:15    Coffee

11:30    Text encoding (semantic markup, XML, example inscription); Oxygen exercise

12:45    Lunch

14:00    Linked Open Data (geography and prosopography); Recogito exercise

15:15    Coffee

15:30    Linguistic annotation (Treebanking, translation alignment); Ugarit exercise

16:45    Closing discussion and feedback

All staff and students are very welcome (you are welcome to drop in for the just the sessions you are interested in, you need not attend the whole day).

The workshop is free of charge and lunch and refreshments will be provided.

RSVP - Please sign up on Eventbrite: