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Training and Development

Departmental Postgraduate Induction

The Departmental welcome and induction for all postgraduates will be on Tuesday 1st October 2019, 1-2 in H0.60, followed by a party, also in H0.60.

3-4pm (1st October, after the party) there will be an induction in S1.69 for the Taught MA students (Suzanne Frey-Kupper).

3-4pm (1st October, after the party) there will be an induction in H.2.04 for the new MAR/PhD students (Caroline Petit)..

The Department provides a full induction into subject-specific research methods and techniques to all research students in the course of their first year. The programme below also incorporates the sessions provided by CADRE, which are compulsory for all new PhD students.

Attendance at Induction sessions (as appropriate for year of study) and Work-in-Progress seminars is required for all Research Postgrads. Please note that certain sessions are formal attendance monitoring points.

Programme for 2019-20

*** please note the programme is still subject to changes and adjustments***

The Work in Progress seminar is taking place every Wednesday from 3.30pm in Oculus, OC.1.02

Autumn Term
Week 1

Tues 1/10 1-2 H0.60 Department Induction for all PG students (Caroline Petit)
2-3 H0.60 Dept Party for PGs
3-4 H2.04 PGR training session, including Tabula (Caroline Petit)
3-4 S1.69 MAT induction (Suzanne Frey-Kupper)

Wed 2/10 11-1 Wolfson Research Exchange : CADRE welcome afternoon tea! (cakes and refreshments provided)

Week 2

Wednesday 9/10, 11am–1pm, Seminar Room 3 in the Wolfson Exchange:

Ancient Epigraphy, induction to resources (AC) - joint session with MAT

1-2pm in the Library Training Room (floor 2, Library) - Chris Vernon --tbc

Week 3

Wed 16/10 11-1 Wolfson Research Exchange: CADRE training session ‘PhD Survival Guide’

1-3pm, H0.03 (tbc): Ancient Coinage, induction to resources (SFK)

Week 4

Wed 23/10 11-1 Clare Rowan, Digital Humanities, room R. 0.41 (bring your own laptops!!)

Week 5

Wed 30/10 11-1 Wolfson Research Exchange: CADRE training session ‘Locating your Sources: Libraries, Archives and Reference Management

Week 6: reading week, no class - but you might wish to join Dr. Dario Calomino at the British Museum for:

Wed 5/11 (time tbc) Guided visit of the British Museum (all PG students welcome)

Week 7

Wed 13/11 11-1 Wolfson Research Exchange: CADRE training session: Developing a Critical Voice through Academic Writing and Critical Reading

Week 8

no class

Week 9

Wed 27/11 11-1 Wolfson Research Exchange: CADRE training session: Your research in the digital world

Week 10

Wed. 4/12 10-12 Victoria Rimell, Interpreting Texts, room tbc

Skills Sessions:
Academic German Class (Dr Daniel Hall) TBC

Classes in terms 1/2 : Wednesdays 1-3, H.2.16. Classes will take place in Weeks 4, 7, 9, 10 in term 1.

(Dates term 2 tbc)

For other language training needs, please contact your supervisor and the Director of Graduate Studies.

Please see also the University’s Skills Programme:

Work in progress seminars:

Wednesdays 3.30-4.30pm from Term 1, week 1 (excluding reading week 6). Room OC.1.02

Chair: Caroline Petit (terms 1 and 3); David Fearn (term 2)

Organisers: Alessandra Tafaro and Paloma Perez-Galvan

Please note the start time may vary. For the programme please consult the News Calendar. 

Visual and Material Culture Reading Group

TBC contact: Clare Rowan

PG Colloquium:
May 2020 (exact date tbc)

Training for PhD students beyond their 1st year:
CADRE Workshops 2018/19 TBC

FYI only here was the 2017/18 programme:

term 2, weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 in the Wolfson Research Exchange

Tuesday, January 14, 1-3pm: Completing your PhD

Tuesday, January 28, 1-3pm: Getting published

Tuesday, February 11, 1-3pm: How to get PDR funding

Tuesday, February 25, 1-3pm: Impact and Outreach

Monday, March 10, 1.30-3.30pm: Careers Outside Academia

Other Skills training:

Academic Writing Programme

A series of sessions are held by the University to support academic writing skills. See the webpage for details.

Masters Skills Programme

ITS training sessions

IATL postgraduate interdisciplinary modules
The Centre for the Study of the Renaissance will be holding courses on

Italian palaeography
English palaeography
Latin for research

If any of these are of interest to you, please get in touch with Dr Marco Nievergelt to find out more details.

Arts Faculty PG Work-in-progress seminar:
Further Postgraduate Training Opportunities

Students are also encouraged to attend the extensive programmes laid on by the Faculty and University: