Month: April 2015

Feature Archive

Feature Archive: A Guide to Museum Archives

Chris Manias is a Lecturer in Modern European History at the University of Manchester whose research focusses on human, biological and medical sciences in Europe and the United States from the late-18th to the early-20th century. Museum archives have been pivotal for his research: but how does he find them? how useful are they? and how can …

Conferences, Workshops and Events (CFPs, Reports, Announcements and anything else)

How to Write the Great War? Francophone and Anglophone Poetics (1-2 May 2015, Oxford)

On 1-2 May 2015, an exciting 2-day international conference will be held at the University of Oxford and the Maison Française d’Oxford on the topic of poetry in the Great War. See the programme below, ALL WELCOME! For more information, contact Nicholas Bianchi (ENS) at nicolas.bianchi@ens-lyon.fr. HOW TO WRITE THE GREAT WAR? Francophone and Anglophone Poetics International …

Applying for Jobs

On Interviews (1): Some Golden Rules

Getting an interview invitation triggers a rush of validation and excitement for most young academics – finally someone thinks you deserve a job! But before you start (1) going on national rail website to see how you can commute to your potential-future-new-uinversity (2) checking rightmove.com for the latest properties within walking/cycling/driving distance to the university (3) …

ASMCF/SSFH Post-Grad Study Day

Camaraderie, conviviality…and a free lunch? Reasons to attend a postgraduate study day

Report on the ASMCF / SSFH Postgraduate Study Day at the University of Exeter, 7th March 2015 by Dr Thomas Martin, part-time lecturer in French at the University of Leeds The study day took place on a bright early spring day in Exeter, with an intriguing and eclectic set of papers programmed under the heading …

Under the Spotlight

French Historians under the spotlight: Prof. Colin Jones

Welcome to ‘under the spotlight’, a monthly interview series which offers a snapshot from academics’ lives: their passions, interests and reading suggestions – all summarised in less than ten minutes. You can catch up with previous posts here. April’s post features Prof. Colin Jones CBE, Professor of History at QMUL who is currently Carl and …

Teaching

Teaching on Something You Know Little/Nothing About

by Tom Beaumont (Bristol) — It was four weeks into my second semester as a Teaching Fellow (TF) at Bristol when a fellow TF in the department told me about a conversation he’d had with one of the third years. ‘So, what units are you doing this term?’ he’d asked. ‘I’m on Tim Cole’s ‘Holocaust Landscapes’ …