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UKRI Policy Internship Report: Chloe Waterman

Midlands Graduate School DTP student Chloe Waterman (Socio-Legal Studies, University of Birmingham) reporting back after her UKRI Policy Internship with Age UK.

Tue 18 Feb 2020, 09:27

AHRC/ESRC International Placement Scheme – Placements at the Library of Congress 2020

The opportunity for ESRC-funded students to undertake a placement at the Library of Congress under the AHRC/ESRC International Placement Scheme is now open. The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office. Due to the vast breadth and depth of their collections, the LoC is not limited to those researching American Studies. The collection of more than 168 million items includes more than 39 million catalogued books and other print materials in 470 languages; more than 72 million manuscripts and the world’s largest collection of legal materials, films, maps, sheet music and sound recordings. With 10,000 new items added daily, researchers in all fields are sure to find relevant materials.

Please find here further details about this opportunity, including guidance on how to complete the application form.

The deadline for applications on Je-S is 4pm on Thursday 6 February 2020.

Tue 14 Jan 2020, 13:27

Call for Papers LSE History Graduate Conference 'Transnational Disruptions: Decline, Renewal, or Change?'

LSE History Graduate Conference

in association with the UCL Centre for Transnational History

Thursday 19 March, 2020, LSE, FAW 9.04


Transnational Disruptions: Decline, Renewal, or Change?

The erosion of the post-Cold War liberal international order

The once broad consensus of the post-Cold War liberal international order has experienced increasing disintegration in recent times. This rapid destabilisation has taken place in polities, economies, and societies across the global north and the global south, as liberal institutions, values, and assumptions are challenged. The encounters faced are transnational in their nature, concerning global matters such as conflict, migration, capitalism, and labour. Extending the notion of ‘transnational disruption’, this conference invites scholars to examine historical moments of decline, renewal, and change. How does analysis of political, economic, and social disruption inform the present?

The LSE History Graduate Conference 2020 invites students and academics to engage with questions concerning historical moments and processes of disruption, including, but not limited to:

  • Has the consensus of the liberal international order ever been truly global?
  • To what extent do narratives and/or the social and political memory of disruption presage disruptions?
  • What do the histories of social movements tell us?
  • Where is the place of national boundaries in historical disruption?
  • To what extent is it possible to quantify the impact of disruptions?
  • What parallels can be drawn between disruptions rooted in their different spatial contexts?

Please send your individual and/or panel proposals (title, 300-word abstract, and CV for each applicant) by 20 December 2019 to While participation in the conference is open to all, we encourage applications from PhD candidates and ECRs.

Opening Keynote Address: Dr Charlotte Riley

Closing Keynote Address: Prof Gopalan Balachandran

With support from




Thu 14 Nov 2019, 14:26

UK-Canada Globalink Doctoral Exchange Scheme

UKRI and the Canadian Funding agency Mitacs have launched the UK-Canada Globalink PhD Exchange Scheme, inviting applications from UK and Canadian PhD students to take part in a two way exchange for a 12 week period.

Following a competitive application process, the first exchanges will take place from April 2020.

On the UK side, the scheme is open to UK students doctoral students funded by one of the Research Councils (AHRC, BBSRC, ESRC, EPSRC, MRC, NERC and STFC) in any area. Full details here.

Deadline for applications is 12 December 2019.

Thu 07 Nov 2019, 13:25

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