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Virtual Grad School

The Virtual Graduate School runs in parallel to the real-space Graduate School and provides academic and social space for all graduate students at Goldsmiths. It is an arena for discussion and debate across Goldsmiths, and for student networking. It promotes student access to information about postgraduate training and funding, academic and social events, and support. We hope that this will enhance interdisciplinarity, and help you to feel part of a wider community.

Historical Perspectives Call for Papers for Fall 2014 Seminar Series

Historical Perspectives Seminar Series ‘Work in Progress’ 2014-2015

CALL FOR PAPERS

Historical Perspectives is a student-run group that brings postgraduate students together from across the UK, and particularly Scotland, providing a platform for them to present their research in a friendly and supportive environment. Whether you have just embarked on a PhD or Masters in a subject relating to History or are well advanced in your studies, we would love to hear from you.
We are currently looking for postgraduate students to present a 20 minute paper at one of our monthly seminars starting in October 2014, held at the University of Glasgow. We accept papers from across subjects, but all should have a historical slant. Seminars are held during the third or fourth Wednesday of the month. The seminar series aims to provide a comfortable environment for postgraduate students to present their research, receive vital feedback, and generate discussion and explore ideas with their peers. There will be a friendly reception following seminars with drinks and light fare provided by Historical Perspectives. This is a great opportunity to carry out a trial run of a paper before presenting to the wider academic community.

If you would like to present a paper at the University of Glasgow during the first term of the 2014-15 academic year, please email us at histper@arts.gla.ac.ukwith your name, a short description of your topic (50-100 words), and when you would be available to present. Please contact us before Monday 8 September 2014 to indicate your interest in presenting.

We're also looking for new members for our committee so if you'd like to come along and represent your university please visit us online on our website http://histperspectives.wordpress.com/
and follow us on Facebook https://m.facebook.com/pages/Historical-Perspectives/341608035871157?refsrc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.co.uk%2F&_rdr
and [twitter.com/historperspect]Twitter#HistPer for up to date information.

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AHRC Research Careers and Training Advisory Group (RCTAG): Call for New Members
The AHRC is seeking to replace several members who have reached the end of their terms on its Research Careers and Training Advisory Group (RCTAG). The Group provides advice on postgraduate support and career development for researchers, and on future AHRC strategy in these areas.

Potential candidates should have an active interest in researcher development issues. We are looking to recruit:

· An academic from the Arts and Humanities;
· An Arts or Humanities PhD student, who can be at any stage in their research and who does not have to be AHRC-funded. This is a good development opportunity and will allow them to gain new insights into policy and strategy for support of researchers;
· An early career researcher in the Arts and Humanities - in this context, any individual who is within eight years of their PhD or equivalent professional training, excluding career breaks, and who is pursuing a career in academia (including those undertaking part-time teaching or lecturing).

Full details about this call are given in the attached document. To be considered for membership of RCTAG, please complete the online form, also uploading a CV (maximum two-sides), and submit these by Friday 10 October 2014.

If you have any queries, please contact Researcher.Development@AHRC.ac.uk

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We are pleased to announce the next round of applications to run a Cumberland Colloquium. Please could you circulate the attached poster to your postgraduate and early career researcher community.

This is a unique opportunity for early career researchers to develop their public engagement profile and foster interdisciplinary networks by working with staff at Cumberland Lodge to craft a one-day conference on issues of contemporary ethical importance.

Deadline for applications is 1pm on Thursday 16th October. Shortlisted candidates will be called to interview at Cumberland Lodge on Tuesday 4th November 2014. Successful applicants should expect to run their event at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park in June or October 2015.

Applications will be assessed according to their interdisciplinary and collaborative merits, and their engagement with issues of contemporary ethical importance.

Details on how to apply can be found at:
http://www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk/Colloquia

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The new academic year is just around the corner and the Radical Media Forum is presenting the first event with this year theme: Detours, Alternatives and Obsolescence.

Digging Sound: Methods and sites in sound archaeology - 23/10/2014
Programme:

17:30 – Introduction by Elinor Carmi.

18:00-18:45 – Dr. Mara Mills (Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University)

“Optophones and Musical Print”.

18:45-19:30 – Dr. Katherine Fennely (Department of Archaeology , Manchester University)

“Lunatic asylums and the sonic environment: An archaeological approach“.

19:30-20:15 – Tom Tlalim (Artist. Associate Lecturer. PhD Candidate, Goldsmiths College)

“Silencing the muses. Quietening the Law. Critical Listening in Times of War“.

20:15-20:30 – Questions and Discussion.

20:30 – Wine Reception.

Location: Richard Hoggart Building (RHB), Room 137a, Goldsmiths College, University of London.
You can find all the details, including abstracts and biographies here--> http://radmediaforum.wordpress.com/digging-sound-methods-and-sites-in-sound-archaeology/

This event is kindly funded by the Graduate School, Goldsmiths College.

Looking forward to seeing you there,
​Elinor Carmi,
MPhil/PhD Candidate,
Department of Media & Communications,
Goldsmiths College, University of London.
www.pinkeee.com
Twitter: @pinkeee_​

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Worlds in Miniature Workshop 2
The second in the series of workshops at the British Museum organised by collaborative doctorial award PhD students Jack Davy and Charlotte Dixon featuring a series of papers on miniature objects from around the world, exploring the ways in which peoples from many disparate societies have used miniaturisation as a technique in material culture.

The workshop will take place in the Sackler Rooms at the British Museum between 10.00 and 17.00 on 27th October 2014. Attendance free, although space is limited so please register early if you wish to attend via the organisers at jwdavy@britishmuseum.org or cd405@soton.ac.uk.

Order of speakers may be subject to change.
-Exmoor’s minilithic enigma: Exploring the impact of miniaturization on human engagement with stone in the later Neolithic and Early Bronze Age
Douglas Mitcham (University of Leicester)
-‘A War against boredom’: model boats and the dioramic miniature displays of the British Small Craft Exhibition at the Science Museum, London 1945-1963
Dr. James Fenner (University of Nottingham)
-From Wall to Small: The Depiction of Art in Pictorial Form
Jemma L. Jones (University of Southampton)
-Small things flowing: redistribution and regeneration among 17th century New England Algonquians
Dr. Giovanna Vitelli (Ashmolean Museum)
-Wearing Dirce’s Punishment: a Roman intaglio gem in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Ruth Allen (University of Cambridge)
-Sailing a miniature world: model boats at international exhibitions
Charlotte Dixon (University of Southamption)
Mon 27th Oct 2014
Regional Studies Association Early Career Conference 2014
The Regional Studies Association
Early Career Conference 2014
ICOSS, University of Sheffield, UK, Thursday and Friday 30-31 October 2014

Call for Papers
Abstract submission deadline: Friday 29 August, 2014

The Regional Studies Association encourages submissions of abstracts to our annual Early Career conference, to be held in Sheffield in October 2014. This exciting conference, sponsored by new open access journal Regional Studies, Regional Science, will provide PhD students and early career researchers with the opportunity to network, collaborate and socialise with others working in regional studies and science. The objective of the conference is bring together students and early career researchers to present and debate their work in a welcoming and stimulating environment, with a view to getting invaluable feedback and new ideas and learning more about how and where to publish their research results. One session will focus on how the publishing environment is changing and the new opportunities it creates. A number of distinguished Plenary Speakers will be in attendance, in addition to the Editors-in-Chief of Regional Studies, Regional Science. Participants working in the following areas are invited to submit an abstract, though we welcome all submissions with a regional studies or regional science focus.


• Urban and regional development and policy
• New challenges in urban planning
• New economic geography
• Big data and regions
• Climate change and sustainability
• Urban and regional governance
• Politics and territory
• Innovation and knowledge
• Mega-regions
• City regions
• Regional mapping and visualisation
• Clusters and smart specialisation
• Labour markets and migration
• Spatial justice


Abstract submission will be available online from April 2014. For more information and updates on this event, please go to
www.regionalstudies.org/conferences/conference/regional-studies-association-early-career-conference-2014

Conference Format
The conference will begin and end with a series of plenary lectures. In between these sessions a number of parallel workshop tracks will be held, all within the ICOSS building at the heart of the University of Sheffield’s city centre campus. Papers will be grouped thematically after submission. We will also hold a special ‘how to get published’ session with journal editors and devote one session to more innovative presentation formats.

Information About the Venue
The conference venue is 300m from the nearest tram stop, which connects directly to Sheffield train station (accessible directly from most major UK cities). For international visitors, there is a direct train from Manchester Airport to Sheffield. There are many bars, restaurants and hotels within walking distance of the venue.

For more information, please go to http://www.regionalstudies.org/conferences/conference/regional-studies-association-early-career-conference-2014


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We are pleased to confirm that the 2014 ESRC Festival of Social Science will be taking place across the UK from 1-8 November.

The call for applications is now open. The closing dates for:

Sponsored applications is 16.00 on 9 May
Non-sponsored applications is 16.00 on 16 May

If you are applying from the University of Aberdeen, Bristol or Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University or Queen's University Belfast, please view details of how to apply to hold events via your university.

Please email festival@esrc.ac.uk if you would like any additional information or assistance.

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We are very excited to invite you to register for the PhD By Design conference being held in the Department of Design at Goldsmiths on the 6th and 7th of November 2014.

The event is an opportunity to present work and discuss the diverse aspects of what it means to do a practice-based PhD in Design.

Aim:
The aim of this event is to vocalise, discuss and work through many of the topical issues of conducting a practice-based PhD in design. It will enable early career design researchers to explore the many aspects of knowledge production within an academic institution.

Who for?
The conference especially invites designers undergoing a practice-based PhD, as well as supervisors, MRes students, MPhil students within and outwith design departments.

What will happen?
The two day event will include twelve discussion sessions, presentations from leading design researchers Dr. Jennifer Gabrys (Goldsmiths, University of London), Professor Jon Rogers (University of Dundee), Professor Teal Triggs (Royal College of Art) and a public lecture by Professor Bill Gaver (Goldsmiths, University of London). The conference is an opportunity to come together to share practices, experiences and provide a forum to build a practice based design research community.

How to get involved
If you are interested in taking part, we ask you to submit three questions that relate to the issues you are discovering within your practice-based research. One questions relating to doing/making/planning the second to do with output/dissemination/ use and the third we are leaving open for you to decide.

We also ask you to bring with you a 5 minute presentation describing your practice-based research. Find out more on how to get involved: phdbydesign.com

Registration deadline is the 26th September 2014

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Conference: PhD By Design
We are very excited to invite you to register for the PhD By Design conference being held in the Department of Design at Goldsmiths on the 6th and 7th of November 2014.

The event is an opportunity to present work and discuss the diverse aspects of what it means to do a practice-based PhD in Design.

Aim:
The aim of this event is to vocalise, discuss and work through many of the topical issues of conducting a practice-based PhD in design. It will enable early career design researchers to explore the many aspects of knowledge production within an academic institution.

Who for?
The conference especially invites designers undergoing a practice-based PhD, as well as supervisors, MRes students, MPhil students within and outwith design departments.

What will happen?
The two day event will include twelve discussion sessions, presentations from leading design researchers Dr. Jennifer Gabrys (Goldsmiths, University of London), Professor Jon Rogers (University of Dundee), Professor Teal Triggs (Royal College of Art) and a public lecture by Professor Bill Gaver (Goldsmiths, University of London). The conference is an opportunity to come together to share practices, experiences and provide a forum to build a practice based design research community.

How to get involved
If you are interested in taking part, we ask you to submit three questions that relate to the issues you are discovering within your practice-based research. One questions relating to doing/making/planning the second to do with output/dissemination/ use and the third we are leaving open for you to decide.

We also ask you to bring with you a 5 minute presentation describing your practice-based research. Find out more on how to get involved: phdbydesign.com

Registration deadline is the 26th September 2014.


Twitter: @PhdDesignGold #phdbydesign
Facebook: facebook/phdbydesign

For more information:
phdbydesign.com
phdbydesign@gold.ac.uk

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PhD by Design Conference
PhD by Design CONFERENCE - Reminder
GOLDSMITHS UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

We are very excited to invite you to register for the PhD By Design conference being held in the Department of Design at Goldsmiths on the 6th and 7th of November 2014.

The event is an opportunity to present work and discuss the diverse aspects of what it means to do a practice-based PhD in Design.

Aim
The aim of this event is to vocalise, discuss and work through many of the topical issues of conducting a practice-based PhD in design. It will enable early career design researchers to explore the many aspects of knowledge production within an academic institution.

Who for?
The conference especially invites designers undergoing a practice-based PhD, as well as supervisors, MRes students, MPhil students within and outwith design departments.

What will happen?
The two day event will include twelve discussion sessions, presentations from leading design researchers Dr. Jennifer Gabrys (Goldsmiths, University of London), Professor Jon Rogers (University of Dundee), Professor Teal Triggs (Royal College of Art) and a public lecture by Professor Bill Gaver (Goldsmiths, University of London). The conference is an opportunity to come together to share practices, experiences and provide a forum to build a practice based design research community.

How to get involved
If you are interested in taking part, we ask you to submit three questions that relate to the issues you are discovering within your practice-based research. One questions relating to doing/making/planning the second to do with output/dissemination/ use and the third we are leaving open for you to decide.

We also ask you to bring with you a 5 minute presentation describing your practice-based research.

Find out more on how to get involved: phdbydesign.com

Registration deadline is the 26th September 2014.

For more information:
phdbydesign.com
phdbydesign@gold.ac.uk
Twitter: @PhdDesignGold #phdbydesign

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