Graduate Research Symposium: Call for Papers

Date and Time: Monday 28 November, 1.30pm – 5.00pm

Room: B03, 43 Gordon Square

Deadline: Friday 11 November

This is the first of the three 2016-17 Graduate Research Symposia for students in Birkbeck’s Department of History, Classics and Archaeology.

Doctoral students are invted to present their work in progress (which might be part of a chapter from your thesis or a presentation for a conference). This year, the invitation is also being extended to provide the opportunity for any new students – who would like to do so – to give a brief overview of their research topic. All are welcome to attend and discover more about the current research being produced in the department.

The time allotted to those presenting papers will be 20 minutes, followed by 10-15 minutes for questions and discussion at the end of each session of 2-3 papers.

New students who are giving an overview will have 10 minutes to talk about their research.

Powerpoint facilities will be available for use if needed and tea and coffee will be provided.

The GRS is a helpful and encouraging environment in which to present, and presentations of papers are a requirement for upgrade. It is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in delivering a paper and receiving feedback in a supportive and friendly setting.

For students who are not presenting, the GRS is informative and useful in developing your own thinking around future presentations. It is a great chance to meet with fellow students and build up a sense of community, and also, hopefully, get a flavour of the wide-ranging areas of interest of new students. Please do come along: you will be most welcome.

Interested in presenting a paper? Please send your name, paper title, thesis topic, supervisor’s name and 250-300 word abstract to Rosalind Pulvermacher and Sue Blunn by Friday 11 November.

Are you a ‘new’ student who would like to speak about your research? Please send your name, thesis topic, supervisor’s name and a couple of sentences about your research to Rosalind Pulvermacher Sue Blunn by Friday 11 November.

Rosalind and Sue can also be contacted if you have any queries.

The Spring Term GRS will be on Tuesday 7 March 2017, 1.30-5pm (deadline for paper proposals Monday 20 February)

The Summer Term GRS will be on Wednesday 7 June 2017, 1.30 -5pm (deadline for paper proposals Monday 22 May)

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