Northumbria University, 21 November 2014
We are pleased to invite speakers for the next event of the History Lab North East. This time round, the theme for the half-day workshop will be ‘History outside the Academy’. As part of a fantastic networking opportunity for postgraduate students based in the North East, we are looking for speakers to present short papers (15-20 mins) that will form the basis of an afternoon workshop, which explores how to effectively disseminate historical research outside of academia.
The workshop is intended to create an informal and non-threatening atmosphere in which postgraduate researchers can share ideas, develop their skills, and create links with researchers from different institutions and backgrounds. Postgraduates from all areas of historical research are invited to participate. The afternoon’s proceedings are set to include:
· Postgraduate papers that consider how cutting edge historical research can be applied to non-academic contexts.
· A group discussion on how the challenges of disseminating historical research to a wider audience can be overcome.
· A training session for researchers on outreach and employability issues.
· Networking and socialising opportunities with postgraduates from around the North East.
Each presentation should ideally provide a brief overview of the on-going research project and demonstrate how the project can be relevant and important in a non-academic context. Different approaches may highlight the possible social, political, cultural, or economic relevance of historical research to contemporary narratives. Above all, the workshop aims to generate debate, discussion, and introspective analysis of how we, as postgraduates, can escape from our scholarly spires and show how our research is of interest to a wider array of audiences.
Could interested speakers please send a 100-200 word abstract via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘History outside the Academy’ as the subject by 21 October 2014.
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