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CFP: History Lab Seminar (London, 2014-2015)

Call for Papers:
History Lab Seminar 2014-2015
London, Institute of Historical Research
Deadline: 1 September 2014

The History Lab Seminar is now inviting papers for the 2014-15 academic year. You must be a member to apply, but membership is free and you can join at  http://www.history.ac.uk/historylab/joinus.

These seminars are a great opportunity to present your on-going work or research conclusions to fellow postgraduates and early career historians in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere, and to obtain valuable feedback from peers.

Papers can be on any aspect or time period of historical study, broadly defined to include interdisciplinary topics from related disciplines. They should be around 45 minutes long, or, alternatively, we also welcome the submission of joint seminars with two papers of 20 to 25 minutes duration (even if the two topics are loosely related). All seminars are followed by a discussion session lasting around 15 minutes. If you would like to give a paper, but would rather it were the shorter length, do let us know and we will try to match you up with someone else in a similar situation in a related field.

The seminars are a great way to socialise with historians and postgraduates who are at similar stages in their careers, and as such the seminars always finish with drinks (and there are frequent post-seminar pub visits).

If you are interested, please send an abstract of between 250 and 350 words outlining your proposed paper to the seminar convenors at postgraduateearlycareerseminar@gmail.com. Please include some brief information about the stage you are at in your studies, your academic background, and your research interests.

Seminars will all take place at the Institute of Historical Research (Senate House, London). The deadline for submission is Monday the 1st of September 2014.

Event: historyLab Plus – History within the Academy: Ask the Experts (London, 27 June 2014)

History within the Academy: Ask the Experts
Friday, 27 June 2014 from 09:15 to 13:30
London, Institute of Historical Research

This half day workshop is organised jointly with the Royal Historical Society & History Lab Plus. The workshop is aimed at early career historians and anyone seeking an academic post in history. Those who have recently completed or are about to submit a PhD are particularly welcome.

The event will be informal, with plenty of time to ask questions and to meet the speakers. The discussion will focus on the academic job market, public engagement, open access and looking ahead to REF2020. There will also be chance to raise any other questions or concerns relating to building an academic career in History.

Registration is free but places are strictly limited. Early booking is required. http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/history-within-the-academy-ask-the-experts-tickets-11584755315

For further information, see:
Web: www.history.ac.uk/historylab
Email: ihrhistorylab@googlemail.com
Blog: http://the-history-lab.blogspot.com