EUTOPIA Week: 22-26 November
See the online open sessions available at EUTOPIA Week, when the universities of the EUTOPIA alliance will meet in Barcelona to discuss the present and the future of European higher education.
Fernandez Fellow Marjolein Schepers has announced that the programme for Passanten and transient migration in early modern Europe and beyond is now online! Taking place as hybrid event- 26 November 2021.
Congratulations to Early Career Fellow Jo Chick who has just started as a research assistant on a project called ‘Addressing Health: Morbidity, Mortality and Occupational Health in the Victorian and Edwardian Post Office’. This is a project funded by the Wellcome Trust that looks into workplace health in the Victorian and Edwardian period. Historical sources normally only tell us about health in terms of how people died, but the regular medical checkups pioneered by the Post Office give us an insight into how health progressed across the course of people’s lives.
"My experience from the IAS fellowship was a useful part of my pitch in the interview. The project is based in a Geography department, not History where I was based for my PhD. Having been part of an interdisciplinary community was a great way of making the case that I could work in a new setting. "
Congratulations to Associate Fellow Reem Doukmak who has been offered a role as a Research Fellow with the Acting Together on Climate Change project by the Education Department at Warwick University.
Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal
Exchanges, the scholar-led research journal for and by early career researchers, hosted at the IAS, reflects back on activities throughout a busy and enjoyable November.
Last month’s successful launch of the autumn volume (Vol 9.1) marked the final major publication output of 2021 for Exchanges, culminating what has been an exceptionally busy year for the journal. However, in the meanwhile the title has not been resting on its laurels, with November seeing a pair of workshops hosted by and on behalf the journal. The first formed part of Exchanges periodic contribution to the IAS’ Accolade programme of researcher training events. Chaired by the Editor-in-Chief and focussing on higher educational podcasting, the session attracted a panel of contributors from Warwick and beyond for a lively and rich discussion. Driven as much by the participants’ interests and questions, the panel revealed their own experiences concerning the practicalities, challenges and applications they had found in deploying and creating podcasts within a higher education setting.
In addition to this session, the Editor-in-Chief also led a lively writing for academic journals workshop for early career researchers around the globe. This formed a further part of the journal’s contribution to the British Academy funded Anthropocene and the more-than-human-world project. This event was the second contribution by Exchanges to the workshop series, which has seen various academic writing experts from across the world offering their insights, tips and guidance to delegates. While the workshops have now concluded, for the journal there is yet more work still to come. Participants are now expected to apply their scholarly knowledge and enhanced authorial confidence in drafting articles for submission to Exchanges in the new year. These manuscripts will form the corpus of a special issue, anticipated for publication in the latter half of 2022. Once again, this special issue will also offer opportunities for some participants to join the journal’s associate editors programme and assist in the issue’s editorial production.
The journal also took a moment this month to celebrate the launch of another title from the Warwick University Press family of titles. As the Journal of Pedagogic Practice has benefitted from a measure of advice and editorial training from Exchanges’ Editor-in-Chief, it has been a gratifying to see their successful debut so warmly received.
Behind the scenes though handling new article submissions, ongoing manuscript progression and enjoying discussions concerning prospective future special issues continue to form a large part of the title’s activities. In the meanwhile, with our next issue some time away in 2022 Exchanges remains active on its various social media platforms including twitter, editorial blog and podcast alike. Or to contact the journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Dr Gareth J Johnson, directly emails are welcome at: firstname.lastname@example.org.