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HOTCUS Postgraduate and Early Career Workshop (University of Sheffield)

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HOTCUS Postgraduate and Early Career Workshop (University of Sheffield)

June 21, 2014


HOTCUS Postgraduate and Early Career Workshop

21 June 2014, University of Sheffield

Created as part of HOTCUS’s commitment to fostering the advancement of postgraduate and early career researchers in the UK, the event will explore the central aspects of academic career development for those researching any area of U.S. history. Arranged through a series of roundtable discussions, the workshop will offer a venue for established scholars to share their experiences of academic work and impart valuable knowledge on areas such as publishing, interviewing, public engagement, grant applications, working in the United States, the UK and beyond the academy. The event will promote an open dialogue between participants of all disciplines and periods, giving aspiring scholars an excellent opportunity to discover new ideas and techniques for the future as well as meet fellow academics in an informal environment.


9:45-10:25 – Registration

10:25-10:30 – Welcome

10:30-11:20  – Panel One: How to Engage with the Public and other Scholars

Dr. Jenel Virden (University of Hull)
Dr. Nicholas Grant (University of East Anglia)
Dr. Catherine Armstrong (University of Loughborough)

11:20-11:40 – Refreshment Break

11:40-12:40 – Panel Two: Working in America

Dr. Andrew Heath (University of Sheffield)
Dr. Brian Kennedy (University of Sheffield)
Dr. Simon Middleton (University of Sheffield)

12:40-1:30 – Lunch

1:30-2:20 – Panel Three: Publishing in American History

Dr. Alex Goodall (University of York)
Dr. Simon Hall (University of Leeds)

2:30-3:20 – Panel Four: The Job Market: Perspectives from the Interview Panel

Dr. Natalie Zacek (University of Manchester)
Dr. Jonathan Bell (University of Reading)
Dr. Joe Merton (University of Nottingham)

3:20-3:40 – Refreshment Break

3:40-4:30 – Panel Five: Grants and Research Funding

Dr. Zoe Colley (University of Dundee)
Dr. Nick Witham (Canterbury Christ Church University)

4:40-5:30 – Panel Six: In and Outside the Academy: Maintaining a Work Life Balance

Dr. Emma Long (University of East Anglia)
Dr. Cara Rodway (Eccles Centre, British Library)

5:30-6:30 – Wine…

If you are interested in attending and want to book your place for the workshop, please visit our website: http://www.hotcus.org.uk/Events/Events.html. The event costs £10, which includes lunch, refreshment and membership to HOTCUS, and can be paid via Paypal on the website. For any queries please contract Mr. Thomas Keep and Dr. Zoe Colley at hotcuspostgrad@gmail.com.


University of Sheffield
Jessop West Exhibition Space, 34 Gell Street
Sheffield, S3 7QY United Kingdom
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