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Glyptotek_EELHello spring term! Need some help to kick holiday habits and get back into research mode? We’ve compiled a list of things to do and keep an eye on this January that might do the trick (and if you have any other suggestions, please share them in the comments section):

1. Find a conference, a seminar or a talk to put in your diary: this term, the staff-led HCA Research Seminar series starts on 22 January with Dr Sarah Howard on ‘Crime and Punishment in Paris during the Algerian War’ (1-2pm; MAL 254) while the student-led Research Student Seminars commence on 5 March with Professor Richard Bourke (Queen Mary) on “Edmund Burke and the British Empire in India” (6-8pm; Room 114 at UCL Foster Court).

And don’t forget to take a look at IHR’s event page for other talks that might fit your research too (a quick search through next month’s schedule brought up a Speakeasy workshop for history postgraduates on 19 January; ‘Going Underground: Travel Beneath the Metropolis 1863-2013‘ on 17-18 January; and the British Library’s Doctoral Open Days for history on 18 and 25 January).

2. Apply for one of the department’s three fully-funded PhD studentships before the deadline on 15 February – read more here

3. Submit papers: the 14th Researching Africa Day Workshop on 23 February 2013 (deadline 25 January) and the History Lab Annual Conference on 12-13 June (deadline 28 February) are just two of the deadlines coming up soon.

4. Get involved! Whether you’d like to start a reading group; become a student rep; write for this blog, or join us for the Research Student Social on 17 January, we’d love to hear from you.

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