Thursday, 18 October 2012

Postgraduate & Early Career Scholars Research Training Workshop

Postgraduate & Early Career Scholars Research Training Workshop

Wednesday 5th December 2012, 1pm to 6pm, at Royal Holloway University of London

The Society for the History of Women in the Americas (SHAW) is organising a research training workshop for postgraduates (MA students and PhDs) and early career scholars (defined as within five years of PhD graduation). The event is intended to be a “one-stop-shop” where attendees can take part in a variety of training and development workshops, get advice and feedback on their own work and meet with other researchers. The event is targeted primarily although not exclusively at those interested in the Americas, with both an interdisciplinary and transnational perspective. We particularly encourage those just starting out in postgraduate research to attend. We also hope that the sessions will appeal to those making the transition from postgraduate research into the next stage of their academic careers, who often find that there is a dearth of research training catering to their particular position.

The event has five elements:

1) Training and development workshops. Sessions include:

Getting published, Teaching as a postgrad, Using social media, Applying for funding, Conference organisation, Job search and CV writing, Being a part-time postgrad, Coping with academic stress, Working with your supervisor & mentoring others, Remaining research active post-PhD graduation

2) A “drop-in surgery” for advice

3) The chance to present one’s research project in poster format and receive feedback on it (optional)

4) A “marketplace” showcasing publishers, scholarly organisations and societies etc

5) Networking and socialising opportunities, including a drinks reception kindly supported by The Paul Mellon Professorial Fund

The cost is £20. The deadline for registration is Wednesday 14th November 2012.

To register, or if you have any questions, please contact the organisers (Dr Dawn-Marie Gibson, RHUL; Dr Rachel Ritchie, Brunel University; Ms Imaobong Umoren, Oxford University) via

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