Graduate Research Symposium: Call for Papers

GRS Date and Time: Wednesday 7 June, 1:00 – 5.00pm

Room: Room 101, 30 Russell Square

Deadline for proposals: Monday 22 May 5pm

This is the final Graduate Research Symposium (GRS) this academic year for students in Birkbeck’s Department of History, Classics and Archaeology.

Doctoral students are invited to present their work in progress (which might be part of a chapter from your thesis or a presentation for a conference). Once again, there is also the opportunity for any new students, if they do not yet feel able to present a full paper, to give a short overview of their research topic. All students are encouraged 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 panel of 2-3 papers.

New students who are giving an overview will have 10 minutes to talk about their research, followed by 10-15 mins for questions and discussion after each panel of 2 -4 presentations.

Powerpoint facilities will be available for use if needed, and refreshments will be provided.

The GRS is a helpful and encouraging environment in which to present, and giving papers is a requirement for upgrade. It is a great 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 for developing your thinking around future presentations. It is a chance to meet with fellow students and build up a sense of community, as well as getting a flavour of new and ongoing research in the department. Please do come along: you will be very welcome.

Interested in presenting a 20 min paper? Please send your name, paper title, thesis topic, supervisor’s name and approx. 250-300 word abstract to Rosalind Pulvermacher and Sue Blunn  by Monday 22 May 5pm.

Are you a new student who would like a 10 min slot to speak about your research? Please send your name, thesis topic, supervisor’s name and a few sentences about your research to Rosalind Pulvermacher and Sue Blunn by Monday 22 May 5pm.


Please feel free to contact Rosalind and Sue if you have any queries.


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