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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.