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Wednesday 11 December 2013
5-7pm, Fage Room*
Join EMREM for a festive, end-of-term workshop in which we share our experience on the ins and outs of conference procedure: from submitting an abstract, to writing a paper and fielding those questions afterwards! If you’ve never been to a conference before and would like to find out exactly what goes on, or if you’re a conference veteran and would like to share your experience then do come along! The session will be relaxed and informal, and festive treats and wine will be available for all.
We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!
*The Fage Room/Library is located on the 2nd floor of the Arts Building.
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It is almost time for the second of our Research Presentation sessions! As such, we warmly invite you to attend on Wednesday 4th December 2013. Please note the change of venue, as on this occasion we will be holding the session in Room 120 of the Hills Building, which is R3 on the campus map. It will be held at the regular time of 2.30pm until 3.30pm.
We are pleased to announce that our speakers will be:
Emily Buffey (Birmingham) ‘Chaucerian self-fashioning: Barnabe Googe in the 1560s’
Helen Drew (Nottingham Trent) ‘”Brawling words and deeds”: An exploration of social misconduct in the deaneries of Bingham and Nottingham between 1580-1640’
This session will be comprised of two research papers, followed by a round table discussion over drinks and nibbles. This is a great opportunity to engage in lively interdisciplinary debate in a friendly atmosphere. We look forward to seeing you there!
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Detail of a medallion with Jerome. Image courtesy of The British Library’s Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts
Wednesday 20 November 2013
2.30pm-3.30pm, Room 310, Watson Building
Join EMREM and Dr Ruth Connolly from Newcastle University for a behind-the-scenes look at editing. In this workshop, Dr Connolly will share her expertise and advice on all elements of the editing process: from transcription, to collation, to annotation and beyond! If you’ve no idea how to get started, or if you’re in the process of editing a text and have a specific question to ask, then this is the workshop for you! Drinks and biscuits will be provided.
Afterwards, Dr Connolly will be presenting at the CREMS seminar on ‘Editing as a Critical Act: Reading the Complete Poetry of Robert Herrick’, so feel free to join us there to see what promises to be a fascinating paper!
The Tenth Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference 2014 on the theme of “Journey” will take place on Friday 4th – Saturday 5th April 2014 at the Ioannou Centre, St. Giles, Oxford.
The Conference is aimed at early career scholars and graduate students working in medieval and early modern studies. The registration fee is expected to be £15. There will be a conference dinner on the first night of the conference; it is hoped that this cost in the region of £25. There will be some bursaries supplied by the Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature to assist overseas graduate attendance.
All updates and further information, including details of travel bursaries, will be hosted on the conference website.
For any questions and to submit abstract, please do so to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are details of an upcoming opportunity for postgraduate research students in the College of Arts and Law at the University of Birmingham to present their research:
“An interdisciplinary workshop for PGR students in CAL to present their research in a small-group setting. As a workshop, it offers an informal peer-review environment in which PGR students can disseminate and discuss research findings. Most importantly, it will allow students to develop social and academic networks with other postgraduate students from across CAL.
The first workshop will be on 13th November 2013, 3-5pm, Arts Building, Room 201.
Presentation of research will last approximately 10-15 minutes, with 10-15 minutes for feedback.
If you are a PhD student who would like to discuss your research with your peer group from CAL please can you email: email@example.com by 5th November with your research title so that we can advertise the papers.
Those who wish to take part in the workshop without presenting are also welcome, please notify us at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to attend.”
Postgraduates are warmly invited to attend the first of our Research Presentation Sessions, which will take place on Wednesday 23 October, 2.30pm til 3.30pm, in Room 310 of the Watson Building.
This session will be comprised of research papers from two of the University of Birmingham’s postgraduates, to be followed by a round table discussion over drinks and biscuits. This is a great opportunity to engage in lively interdisciplinary debate in a friendly atmosphere.
Our two speakers will be:
Maria Vrij (Birmingham) – ‘And whose idea was that?’ Who decided what images went on coins and why should we care?
Thomas Markiewicz (Birmingham) – Byzantium in the First Crusade Narratives
We look forward to seeing you at what promises to be a fascinating session.
N.B. The Watson Building is situated between the Arts Building and the Barber Institute of Fine Arts on the University of Birmingham’s main campus.
“The College of Arts and Law Graduate School will be running a number of employability workshops and lectures throughout Semester 1 and 2 with University of Birmingham Alumni speakers, who will give talks about their career, employment sector and life experiences. Further details of guest speakers will be advertised in the PG Newsletter shortly.”
The first of these sessions will run on Wednesday 16 October 2013 at 3.30pm – 5pm in Room 201, Arts Building. The speaker will be Chris Packham, Careers Consultant – Arts and Law, Careers Network – University of Birmingham. Chris will explore how your postgraduate degree can open up opportunities in careers outside academia.
If you are interested in attending the above workshop, please email (email@example.com) as soon as possible, as places are limited.
Below are details of the call for a speaker for the second of these employability sessions.
“Call: CAL Interdisciplinary Work-in-Progress Seminars for PGRs
The workshop is an opportunity to establish a dialogue between new and existing doctoral students drawn from disciplines across CAL. It offers an opportunity to disseminate empirical findings and theoretical insights derived from both completed and ongoing research.
The seminar will be on 13th November, 3-5pm, Arts Building, Room 201.
Presentation of research will last approx. 15 minutes with 10-15 minutes for feedback.
If you are a PhD student who would like to discuss your research with your peer group from CAL please can you let the CAL PGR team so that we can advertise the papers.
Those who wish to take part in the workshop without presenting are welcome, but please notify us also.”
Image courtesy of The British Library’s Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts
Wednesday 9 October 2013, 2.30–3.30pm
Room 310, Watson Building* (R15)
EMREM would like to welcome new and returning postgraduate students to an informal and friendly discussion. Share your research interests with other students and find out more about who we are, what we do, and how you can get involved, all over drinks and biscuits!
We look forward to seeing you there.
*The Watson Building is situated behind the Arts Building.
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Do you have a conference paper you’d like to practice? A query or conundrum in your work that you’d like some feedback on? Would you like to present your research in a friendly atmosphere amongst fellow postgraduates? The EMREM Research Presentation sessions are for you.
Each session will feature two 20-minute papers, followed by an informal discussion over drinks and biscuits!
If you would like to be considered to present at one of these sessions, please e-mail us (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name, institution, programme of study and a brief description of the aspect of your research that you would like to present on.
We warmly welcome postgraduate researchers from outside Birmingham to present at our Research Sessions. Some travel expenses may be available. Please contact us if you would like to be considered for this.
Session 1 (23 October) deadline is 9 October.
Session 2 (4 December) deadline is 20 November.
The Research Presentation sessions will take place on 23 October & 4 December 2013 2.30–3.30pm, Room 310 Watson Building.
If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us via email (email@example.com), Twitter (@EMREM_Forum) or Facebook (search for EMREM Postgraduate Forum).
Wednesdays, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Room 310, Watson Building (R15, behind the Arts Building)
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EMREM would like to welcome new and returning postgraduate students for an informal and friendly discussion about research interests over drinks and biscuits! Find out who we are, what we do, and how you can get involved.
||Research Presentations (1)
The first of two sessions in which two postgraduate students present their research, followed by questions and discussion. Please contact us if you are interested in presenting.
Watch this space for more details of a research workshop organised in conjunction with academics from the CREMS department.
||Research Presentations (2)
||Skills Workshop & EMREM Christmas Wine Reception 5pm – 7pm, SCR Arts
Attending your first conference? Want to submit an abstract? In this session we will discuss various key skills required for successful conferencing, whilst celebrating the festive season with some mince pies and drinks!