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New Research in Pictures initiative launched to showcase arts and humanities research.

Research in Pictures is an opportunity for AHRC-supported researchers and AHRC-supported Doctoral students to have their research documented by a professional photographer. The project aims to capture and promote the striking and engaging visual elements of arts and humanities research as well as the breadth and a diversity of the AHRC’s research portfolio.

About the opportunity

Successful projects will win a fully paid photoshoot with a professional photographer, who will be specially commissioned to spend a day capturing your ‘Research in Pictures’.

We are looking for projects that demonstrate arts and humanities research in action - using photography to showcase the diverse range of research that we support.

Examples could include, but are not restricted to:

Independent Research Organisation, Historic Royal Palaces, received AHRC funding to explore new ways of interpreting heritage spaces. This photograph depicts the historically informed staging of Ben Jonson’s 1622 Masque of Augurs, at Banqueting House, Whitehall. Historic Royal Palaces Copyright: SWNS.com
  • archaeological field work
  • live or rehearsed performance or creative practice (dance, craft, music, theatre etc.…)
  • historical re-enactments
  • laboratory work such as preserving or carbon dating
  • restoration and or conservation work
  • research with community groups
  • festivals
  • robotics and Artificial Intelligence
  • and any research that takes place in photographic settings such as historical buildings, landmarks, or inside museums and galleries etc.

Successful applications will get to keep digital copies of all the photographs that are taken, they will also go on to see their research showcased by the AHRC and UKRI via websites and online image galleries, as well as via social media, in publications, posters, banners and other promotional materials.

The AHRC’s Head of Communications, Mike Collins says, ‘We know that a lot of the research that we fund has some really strong visual stories to tell. This new project is all about showcasing and capturing on camera the amazing arts and humanities researchers that we fund and their ‘research in action’. 

‘It is a great opportunity for researchers thinking creatively about their own projects and how they can be showcased through visually engaging photography.’

Submission details

You need to include:

  • 200 words of jargon free text outlining your research
  • a further 200 words outlining the photographic opportunity your research presents, including the dates on which your research could be photographed.
  • You also have the option to send one image and accompanying caption, to help whet our appetites and give us a ‘taster’ of the more visual elements of your research.

We need at least four weeks’ notice between your application and the date you propose we photograph your research in action.

Applications should be submitted electronically via this online form

If you have any questions, please contact emi.spinner@ahrc.ukri.org

Deadline and Judging

This opportunity is open from 4 July 2018 - 31 October 2018.

Applications will be reviewed at the end of each month by staff from across the AHRC and by a professional photographer. We will then select at least one project to photograph.

A great opportunity for AHRC researchers and doctoral students! We're offering research projects with the potential for engaging images the chance to have their projects documented by a professional photographer:  tinyurl.com/ybaacd6l #researchinpix

 

Nottingham International Law and Security Centre Interdisciplinary Conference

70th Anniversary of the Genocide Convention

9 November 2018: School of Law, University of Nottingham

Call for papers

The Nottingham International Law and Security Centre welcomes submissions for its 2018 conference on the 70th Anniversary of the Genocide Convention, which will take place at the School of Law, University of Nottingham on 9 November 2018. The theme of the conference is the '70th Anniversary of the Genocide Convention'.

This theme can be conceived broadly. We encourage submissions from multiple backgrounds and disciplines. Proposals taking normative, conceptual, doctrinal, and historical perspectives are particularly welcome. Papers may deal with, but are not limited to:

  • The origins and evolution of the concept of genocide and/or the Convention
  • The legacy and relevance of the Genocide Convention
  • Problems with, and application of, the Genocide Convention
  • Genocide and the individual
  • Cultural, political and social issues related to genocide

The conference will also include a keynote debate between Professors Olympia Bekou, Marko Milanovic and David Fraser on the concept of genocide's value, chaired by Dr Cosmin Cercel.

Abstracts of strictly no more than 500 words and a biography of no more than 100 words should be sent to nilsc@nottingham.ac.uk

The deadline for submission of abstracts is midnight on Saturday 1 September 2018.

Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 21 September 2018.

Any inquiries should be directed to nilsc@nottingham.ac.uk

Please note we are unable to provide funding for travel and accommodation costs, but lunch and tea/coffee/refreshments will be provided on the day, in addition to a reception at the end of the conference

 

Summary

The research councils organise the Policy Internships Scheme for current research council-funded PhD students to work at host partner organisations on one or more policy topics relevant to both the student and the host. The student will be expected to produce at least one briefing paper, participate in a policy inquiry and/or organise a policy event, or equivalent piece of work.

Internships are available with a number of parliamentary departments, government departments and non-governmental bodies, learned societies and other organisations.

The host partners for the 2018/19 competition round are:

Funding

Internships are financially supported by the research councils and host partners. For all students, PhD stipend and fees should continue to be paid by the research organisation throughout the three month internship period. Students can also claim for eligible travel and accommodation costs incurred during the internship up to a maximum limit of £2,400 per student. The funding details will depend on the applicant’s research council and the chosen host partner.

Eligibility

This scheme is open to PhD students funded by the Research Councils of UK Research and Innovation (AHRC, BBSRC, ESRC, EPSRC, MRC, NERC and STFC). Internships will take place during 2019 and students must be able to start their internship before the end of their funded period of study.   

How to apply

Applicants should complete the online application form. Applicants must also upload three documents as part of their application:

  1. a CV
  2. a signed funding and permissions form (see below)
  3. a policy briefing.

For further information, applicants are advised to read the guidance and host partner information documents provided below.

If you are having trouble accessing the online application form, please contact the NERC Research Careers Team for an alternative version of this form.

Assessment of applications is a two stage process: there will be an assessment of the written application and applicants successful at this stage will be invited to interview. The application process will be completed at both stages by the host partner.

Please note, only one application can be submitted by each applicant. The applicant must specify within their application which host partner they wish to undertake an internship with and bear in mind any organisation specific guidance available in the applicant guidance document when preparing their application.

Further information

Further information regarding this scheme is available in the applicant guidance available below, on the individual research council websites, and from host partners. https://www.ukri.org/skills/policy-internships-scheme/

 

DCDC18 registration now open

Registration is now open for #DCDC18. View the programme and register for your place.  

Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities (DCDC) 2018 takes place Monday 19 to Wednesday 21 November 2018 at Birmingham Conference and Events Centre.

The theme of this year’s conference is Memory and Transformation, with panels ranging from problematic anniversaries and material narratives to digital memories and public reminiscence. The conference includes practical workshops and exciting networking opportunities. This year’s conference meal will be in the stunning surroundings of the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

DCDC brings together colleagues from across the archive, library, museum and academic sectors to explore shared opportunities, collective challenges, and to discuss how each sector can work more effectively with one another.

You can view the conference programme and register for your place here. We strongly recommend that you read the DCDC18 FAQ page before registering.

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http://dcdcconference.com/

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The research councils organise internships for current research council-funded PhD students to work in highly impactful host organisations on one or more policy topics relevant to both the student and the host. The student will be expected to produce at least one briefing paper, participate in a policy inquiry and/or organise a policy event, or equivalent piece of work.

Next funding opportunity

Call status: Open
Call opening date: June 2018 
Call closing date: 13 August 2018

Internships are available with a number of parliamentary  departments, government departments and non-governmental bodies, learned societies and other organisations

The host partners for the 2018/19 competition round are:

 

The 'Citizens of Everywhere' Postgraduate Research Symposium, funded by the NWCDTP, which will take place on Friday 2nd November at the University of Liverpool. Could you please forward it on to all your PGR students?

All information can also be found on the Centre for New and International Writing's website: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/new-and-international-writing/citizens-of-everywhere/postgraduate-symposium/

The Royal Institution are currently advertising for 3 PIPs 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.
  • Media & Communications Assistant - to support the Ri in promoting the Christmas Lectures and related activities through a variety of media platforms. Close date 23 July, interviews on 9 August.
  • Digital Media Intern - to focus on expanding and developing our online audiences, helping to produce and distribute digital science communication content and optimise the user-experience across our digital platforms. (NB this role does not have direct involvement with the Christmas Lectures)- Close date 23 July, interviews second week of August.

Please see attached the job descriptions on the right. For more information about our internship programme and details on individual placements, timeframes and how to apply, please direct students to our website via this link: http://www.rigb.org/about/work-with-us/programme-placements/research-council-pips

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 primary aim of this event is to forge cross-institutional networking opportunities for PGRs in the field of gender history and to offer presenters focused feedback on their research projects from informed discussions with participants. This is why there will be an emphasis on work-in-progress papers, and no registration fees for attendees. The Keynote speaker for 2018 will be our own Dr Heike Schmidt, author of “Shaming Men, Performing Power: Female Authority in Zimbabwe and Tanzania on the Eve of Colonial Rule”, who will open the day with a talk on the current status of the history of gender in the UK.

The organising committee would like to invite paper proposals on any aspect of the history of gender. Papers will be no more than 10 minutes, with the expectation that presenters will use this time to introduce particular questions they are grappling with, sources that have proven problematic, or issues that would benefit from the input of scholars with different specialisms. Breakout discussions will follow presentations.

The organising committee also welcomes proposals for creative presentations. Whilst the traditional research poster is welcome, we also encourage scholars who wish to present in other creative ways – videos, photography, or zines, for example – to apply.

Please send a brief CV and a summary of the proposed paper or presentation (no more than 250 words) to readinggenderhistorypgr@gmail.com by Friday 3rd August, 2018.

Please note that, in the spirit of fostering networks between postgraduate students and building a dialogue around the future of the study of histories of gender in the UK, travel costs will be covered for all presenters (from within the UK, standard class rail travel only).

The organisers would like to express their gratitude to the Women’s History Network and the Royal Historical Society for awarding us funding to make this conference possible.

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.
  • Media & Communications Assistant - to support the RI in promoting the Christmas Lectures and related activities through a variety of media platforms. Close date 23 July, interviews on 9 August.
  • Digital Media Intern - to focus on expanding and developing our online audiences, helping to produce and distribute digital science communication content and optimise the user-experience across our digital platforms. (NB this role does not have direct involvement with the Christmas Lectures)- Close date 23 July, interviews second week of August.

The roles are all based in Central London so students will be expected to base themselves within or near to London for the period of the placement. Please find job descriptions for the roles attached.

More information about the RI’s internship programme and details on individual placements, timeframes and how to apply can be found here:

http://www.rigb.org/about/work-with-us/programme-placements/research-council-pips

 

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, scholarly attention has tended to concentrate on certain locations. When we talk about immigration, we often focus on big cities, overlooking rural and outlying areas. Similarly, debates about national identity are framed around the notion of Britishness, which is commonly conflated to mean Englishness. How do these identities function in places such as Edinburgh, Belfast, and Cardiff, where attitudes are conditioned by a multitude of local concerns and influences? A broad brush approach to complex concepts such as immigration and ethnicity can lead to oversimplification, presenting racial diversity as a phenomenon that occurs only in large urban areas. This conference aims to consider the influence of local and regional contexts, with a view to understanding the bigger picture.

The conference seeks to examine the varied attitudes and experiences that have affected the settlement of immigrants and minorities in the UK. Taking a ‘four-nation’ approach, the conference organisers welcome proposals from scholars researching topics relating to race, immigration, diversity, and identity in the UK. In particular, we encourage contributions examining places outside of England’s large metropolises. These could include, but are not limited to: rural areas, suburbia, provincial towns, offshore islands, and Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland. Papers could take the form of individual case studies, or can situate local debates within a broader UK context. Potential themes could include, but are not limited to:

  • Case studies of immigrant and minority populations
  • Racism and discrimination
  • Political debates about immigration, diversity, and multiculturalism
  • Regional ethnic identities
  • Migrant economic activity
  • Cultural celebrations and festivals
  • Postcolonialism
  • Research methodology: including oral history and ethnographic practice

This is a multi-disciplinary conference, and we welcome contributions from: history, geography, politics, sociology, and anthropology. Proposals for a 20 minute paper should include an abstract of no more than 250 words, and a biography of no more than 100 words. Submissions should be sent to: migration2019@gmail.com no later than Friday 30 November 2018.

Keynote speaker

Professor Anoop Nayak, School of Geography, Politics & Sociology, Newcastle University

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.

This is your chance to get involved with the Postgraduate Community at Nottingham and develop a set of desirable transferrable skills for the next steps in your career.

For more details and how to apply please visit: https://ppn.nottingham.ac.uk/placements.aspx?id=2910

Please note the Deadline for applications is very close Sunday 8th July

 

This is a quick reminder that there is an exciting new placement currently being advertised on the VPP to work on the Arts Council England funded collaborative project, The Bigger Picture. This placement position will help with the planning and delivery of the final showcase event on Friday 19thOctober 2018 at Nottingham Contemporary. 

This project has had M3C students working on it at all stages, if you want to find out more from those who have been involved please contact either Emma Margetson EMM132@student.bham.ac.uk or Shantel Edwards SXE601@student.bham.ac.uk.

If you are interested or experienced in events planning and project management then this placement is for you! There is flexibility in this placement with regards to working hours and the placement duration so please do get in contact with M3C placements@midlands3cities.ac.uk if you are interested. 

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 11 July

The full placement brief can be seen on the VPP: Placements

 

Research(er) Dialogues > Paradoxes and Possibilities in Arts & Humanities Research

Research encompasses many different forms, methods and approaches. It is multifaceted, malleable and nebulous: what shapes it is the researcher. Arts and Humanities research is arguably more so: it is underpinned by established ways of working, yet at the same time it redefines the parameters of research itself. It is rigorous but also experiential, unruly and slippery.

Organised by Birmingham City University PhD researchers, Research(er) Dialogues seeks to open up a discursive site of exchange to expose, critique and make explicit the paradoxes and possibilities of Arts & Humanities research through dialogue in the form of presentations, workshops, performances and everything in-between.

The conference will converge with the PhD Research Lab TAKE-OVER for a closing drinks reception following a guided urban walk from Parkside to the School of Art.

We invite you to join the dialogue! Please see the conference website here for more information. Tickets are limited so book your free place here now. 

We look forward to seeing you there!