It’s time for our next monthly roundup! A collection of blog posts, podcasts, articles, conference CFPS, news stories and any other online content that may be of interest to PhD students working in the arts and humanities.
We’ve been treated to some brilliant guest posts on the blog this month. First we had a report from Catherine Bateson, Nicola Martin and David Wilson on their SGSAH funded workshop on post-PhD careers in American Studies. Next Laura Beattie shared some tips for those working on public engagement projects, and Elyse Jamieson reflected on their experiences of the Visiting Doctoral Research scheme. Michael Reeve wrote a thought provoking report of the SGSAH funded ‘War Through Other Stuff conference’, and finally careers adviser Katrina Gardner offered some very useful advice for those considering careers outside academia. I managed to crowbar Britney Spears lyrics into one post written in the delirious fog of third year annual progress review preparation, but I think my favourite post to write was this one, all about books.
Blogs & Podcasts
- This is SO useful! Take note bloggers, or those submitting posts to blogs such as this – a list of royalty free images for blogging (and why blog editors like me make a fuss about copyright)
- Reflections on a recent workshop organised by the Postgraduate Gender Research Network for Scotland, funded by SGSAH and a really interesting model for a work-in-progress workshop.
- As usual there were lots of great posts on Pubs & Pubs this month, I particularly enjoyed this post on improving your relationship with your research, and this on selectivity when it comes to training events.
- It absolutely is possible to do a PhD without funding, in this post, Laura Harrison tells you how.
- Interested in what happens after the viva? Check out this brilliant blog on Post-PhD Life.
- I probably shouldn’t post this on here, but it made for really interesting reading: on quitting the PhD.
- I just discovered this podcast and I am OBSESSED (as anyone who has seen me in the last two weeks will know). I thoroughly recommend this feminist, literary critical reading of the Harry Potter books and films by two lady scholars from Canada.
CFPS & Resources
- Call for papers for the Drew University Transatlantic Connections Conference in Ireland. The organisers are seeking Scottish contributions for this fascinating looking conference, which covers lots of different subject areas. Find out more here.
- Call for Papers for Launching Special Double-Issue of Feminist Modernist Studies, deadline July 1 2017.
- Upcoming CFP, Decorating Dissidence: Modernism, Feminism & the Arts, keep an eye out!
- The Many Faces of War – Changing Perspectives on Armed Conflict conference, British Commission for Military History (BCMH)
Cambridge, submission deadline: September 1, 2017.
- Call for articles: Making Masculinity: Craft, Gender, and Material Production in the Long Nineteenth-Century, Nineteenth-Century, Gender Studies Special Issue.
- A general list of great PhD related opportunities on the SGSAH website
- This one particularly caught my eye, a call for submissions for the Moon Magazine, a new magazine linking arts researchers and artists in Scotland with a wider public
Events & Projects
- The University of Glasgow and Glasgow School of Art are hosting a postgraduate/early career study day (Thursday 29 June) on British Women Artists 1750-1950, ‘to encourage reflection upon this rich topic in new and diverse ways.’
- 2017 Annual Conference of CILIP Library and Information History Group: The Information Landscape in Scotland: 1600-1900 (July 1 2017)
- Transatlantic Literary Women Symposium, celebrating the achievements of transatlantic literary women of the late nineteenth/early twentieth centuries. (Saturday 3 June)
- The Filmhouse (cinema in Edinburgh) have some brilliant film screenings and seasons in their new programme. I am particularly excited about ‘Girls Like Us’, a selection of wartime shorts and features ‘ with a female bias’ that show the ‘everyday reality of a besieged and battered Britain.’
Articles, News Stories & Other Stuff
- This exhibition opens at the City Art Centre next month. I’ve been helping with some of the objects as part of my museum internship, and there are some amazing things going on display! Edinburgh Alphabet opens May 19th.
- This dream job has received a lot of attention online this week.
- I visited Dundee this month and loved visiting The McManus and the DCA for the first time. I’d thoroughly recommend the Mark Wallinger exhibition if you are nearby!
- And just a little reminder, if you haven’t already, please register to vote!