Call for Papers: Graduate Research Symposium


Date: Wednesday 8 June 2016      Time: 1.00pm to 5.00pm                Venue: Room 101, 30 Russell Square

Deadline for abstracts:  Wednesday 25 May

The next Graduate Research Symposium for students in Birkbeck’s Department of History, Classics and Archaeology is scheduled for Wednesday 8 June. Doctoral students are invited to present a paper from their work in progress: this might be a chapter from your thesis, or a presentation for a conference. This is the final opportunity to give a paper this academic year; the next GRS will not be until December so please do seriously consider presenting!

The time allotted to presenters is approximately 20 minutes, followed by 10-15 minutes for questions and discussion at the end of each panel of 2-3 papers. Powerpoint facilities will be available for use if needed; and tea,coffee and biscuits will be provided.

Students have found these events a very helpful and encouraging environment in which to present, and presentations at this event count towards upgrade requirements. The day represents an excellent opportunity for students to gain experience delivering a paper and to receive feedback in a relaxed and supportive setting.

For students who are not presenting, the day is a popular event on the department calendar. Students find it informative and useful in developing their own ideas and approaches, as well as a great opportunity to discover more about the research being produced in the department. We very much encourage you to attend.

 Interested in presenting a paper? Please send your name, paper title, thesis topic, supervisor’s name and 250-300 word abstract to Sue Blunn (and copy in Rosalind Pulvermacher ) by the end of the day on Wednesday 25 May.

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