The Department of History at the University of Exeter will be hosting a workshop on Thursday 30 May 2013 for postgraduate students and early careers researchers who are interested in becoming involved with the Global and Imperial History Network.
About the Network
The principal aim of the Network is provide an inter-disciplinary forum for postgraduate and early career researchers to discuss ideas and issues relating to Imperial and Global history, as well facilitate the sharing of practical advice for archival research, fieldwork, funding applications and general career progression. It is expected that outputs from the Network will develop to include: regional workshops, an online journal and discussion forum, and joint research proposals. We would therefore encourage any postgraduates and early career researchers who are interested in supporting these activities or are interested in joining the Network’s steering committee to attend the workshop.
At present the Network is developing ties with:
– The Department of History, the University of Bristol,
– Centre for Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies, the University of Southampton,
– Centre for Colonial and Post-Colonial Studies, the University of Sussex,
– The Department of History, the University of Plymouth.
About the Workshop
The workshop will serve as an introductory meeting. It will provide participants with an opportunity to find out more about the Network, as well as meet other researchers from regional universities who are engaged in Global and Imperial history research.
The workshop will run from approximately 12 pm to 4.30 pm. The meeting will cover the following issues:
– An introduction to the aims of Network.
– Presentations/discussions of the participants’ research.
– Discussion of how participants could contribute to the Network.
– Discussion of funding opportunities for the Network.
Participants will not be required to prepare anything for the meeting but they should be willing to briefly discuss their research for 5 to 10 minutes. A travel fund is available and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Space is limited so if you would like to attend the meeting please contact Gareth Curless, PhD Candidate, the Department of History (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have any questions about the workshop or the Network please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
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