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Postgraduate Research Festival

The Faculty of Arts hosted its second Postgraduate Research Festival in May 2016. To find out more about next year's festival why not Blue twitter bird follow @CADRE for more information #ArtsPGRFest

Tuesday 24th May
Wednesday 25th May
Thursday 26th May
Friday 27th May

Departmental Conferences

School of Modern Languages and Cultures PG Symposium

Wolfson Research Exchange

24th May

Classics Colloquium

Wolfson Research Exchange

25th May

History PG Conference

Wolfson Research Exchange

26th May


History PG Conference

Wolfson Research Exchange

27th May


History of Art PG Conference

IAS Seminar Room, Millburn House.

24th May

Millburn House Symposium

G,57 Millburn House

25th May

English Symposium



* 26th May Now taking place on the 31st May*


Other Festival Events

Workshop: Translating research into innovative teaching

10.00 - 1pm Lunch provided. 24th May.

IATL Rehearsal room, Millburn

Yvette Hutchison, Jonathan Heron, Liz Turner and Chase Hetze

Round-table discussion: The Age of the Anthropocene: the role of the past and the way forward.

12.00 - 13.45, 25th May

(Humanities, H5.45)

Prof NcNeil and Prof Parthasarathi

CADRE Drinks reception

18:00pm - 19:30pm

Research Exchange

All Faculty of Arts doctoral students welcome.

26th May


Workshop: A Basic Introduction to TEI for Researchers in the Humanities

16.30 - 18.30, 24th May.


Alex Peck

Lecture: Towards a global environmental history of the Industrial Revolution: work in (slow) progress.

17.00 - 19.00, 25th May

(Ramphal, R0.03)

Prof McNeil


Public lecture: Origin of European Thought

18.00 - 20.00

Social Science S0.10, 25th May

Johannes Niederhauser

Tuesday 24th May Festival Events

Translating research into innovative teaching

10.00 - 1pm Lunch provided. IATL Rehearsal room in Millburn

This workshop aims to assist post-graduate research students to translate their specific research into teaching for UG modules already existing in Arts Faculty curriculum. It will also suggest ways in which they can both develop and share their research through practice (academic performance lecture, workshop, and immersive experience) which in turn will make the material more accessible and encourage more active participation by learners and teachers

Yvette Hutchison, Jonathan Heron, Liz Turner and Chase Hetze

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A Basic Introduction to TEI for Researchers in the Humanities

16.30 - 18.30pm. R0.39

This TEI workshop for PGR students across the Arts Faculty will provide a basic overview of what TEI is, how it has been used, and will assist participants to create a basic TEI document. The Digital Humanities are an ever increasingly important feature of Humanities research. This is particularly true regarding TEI – the Text Encoding Initiative which maintains a standard for the representation of texts in digital form.

This workshop is designed for those with no or very little prior experience or knowledge of TEI. The workshop will:

• Show participants what TEI is.
• Show participants how TEI is, and can be, used by researchers in the Humanities.
• Show participants how a TEI document is structured.
• Show participants what the elements of a TEI document are.
• Show participants how to code a simple TEI document.
• And encourage participants to reflect on how TEI could be used in their research.

There is no need to bring laptops. The workshop will use university desktops with specific software. Participants are encouraged to bring with them a short text that they can code as part of the session. Places are limited to 24 participants so Please book early to avoid disappointment.

If you book and then cannot attend please cancel with enough time to allow others to obtain your place.

Alex Peck

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Wednesday 25th May Festival Events

Origin of European Thought

6pm - 8pm. Social Science Building, Room S0.10.

This workshop will address the origins of the European history of ideas and culture. Explore a range of ideas through time, starting with Homerian society, continuing through the Pre-Socratic era and culminating in the re-emergence of such ideas during the Renaissance period. By responding to stimulus text this workshop will enable participants to engage in an inquiry into the natural world and the place of the human being within it.

This lecture is open to students at all levels and also to the public.

Johannes Niederhauser

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