Month: August 2017

Applying for Jobs

Applying for Fellowships in the UK: Junior Research Fellowship (repost)

This is a repost from Summer 2016 when Dr. Claire Morelon discussed Junior Research Fellowships. Claire, whose work focusses on the city of Prague in the Great War, is a JRF at Queen’s College at the University of Oxford. Her French background makes this an extremely useful testimonial showing the possibility of transnational postdoctoral moves. What did …

Applying for Jobs

Applying for Fellowships in the UK: Leverhulme Trust ECF 2 (repost)

This is a repost from Summer 2016 where  Dr. Ed Naylor discusses the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships. He is a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow at the University of Portsmouth. What did you do your PhD on and what is your current project? I obtained my PhD in 2011 at Queen Mary, University of London. My …

Applying for Jobs

Applying for Fellowships in the UK: Leverhulme Trust ECF (repost)

This is a repost from 2016 featuring Dr. Simon Jackson discussing Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships. He is a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow at the University of Birmingham, where he also holds a permanent lectureship in Modern Middle Eastern History. What did you do your PhD on? I did my PhD in the History Department at …

New Directions in Research and Methodology, Present Concerns

Historians and the ‘future': remarks on the direction of French history

Will Pooley (Bristol) thinks about the future of French History in light of Brexit and Trump, but also Macron and Corbynmania. — At the event in January, I broke the cardinal rule of the historian: I talked about the future. What was I thinking? I suppose the idea of ‘New Directions’ did seem to imply …

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On Dealing with Academic Rejection (repost)

This post by Ludivine Broch (University of Westminster) was originally published on 18 Dec. 2014. There have been minor tweeks. — It was a sunny morning in February 2011 when I opened my computer to impatiently check my inbox. Each time I clicked on that webmail link, my heart fluttered slightly at the thought that …

Conferences, Workshops and Events (CFPs, Reports, Announcements and anything else), New Directions in Research and Methodology

BEYOND POLITICS. New Directions in French History.

On 27 January 2017, Chris Millington (Swansea) led a one-day workshop at the Institute of Historical Research funded by the British Academy where doctoral and early career French historians met to discuss their research and approaches to teaching. Organised in conjunction with the French History Network and New Directions workshops, it showcased the work of …

Applying for Jobs

On Interviews (repost)

A series of posts on Interviews (mostly for the UK market) from 2015 have been combined for this repost. See below for tips on GOLDEN RULES and, more importantly, PAST QUESTIONS divided thematically. — PART ONE: GOLDEN RULES Getting an interview invitation triggers a rush of validation and excitement for most young academics – finally someone thinks …