The White Rose Philosophy Postgraduate Forum (WRPPF) aims to foster research links between the Philosophy postgraduate communities of the Yorkshire Universities of Hull, Leeds, Sheffield and York, as well as to develop their members' research skills. The Forum typically meets three times per year. At each meeting, postgraduate students from each member university present papers to, and receive feedback from, an audience of fellow White Rose postgraduates. Although specifically aimed to an audience of postgraduates, these meetings are also open to academic staff and members of the general public. Occasionally, the Forum organizes additional training meetings designed to benefit members of its constituent postgraduate communities.
Forum co-ordinators: Paul Fagan (Hull), Nahuel Sznajderhaus (Leeds), Stephen Ingram (Sheffield), Elisabeth Thorsson (York).
Date of Next Meeting:
Our next White Rose Philosophy Postgraduate Forum will take place on Satruday 14 November 2015, 10:30-17:00.The venue is now set at the University of Leeds, City Campus, Micheal Sadler Building (Baines Wing), Room BG.36
Really looking forward to meeting you!
Here's a soon to be completed sketch of the programme:
Thursday 30th October 2014, University of Sheffield, Jessop West Exhibition Space
Saturday 7 June 2014, University of Leeds, Michael Sadler Building, BG. 37 Baines Wing
Saturday 1 March 2014, University of Hull (Staff House, Room CR2)
Saturday 2 November 2013, University of York (Humanities Research Centre)
Friday 5 July 2013, University of Sheffield (Humanities Research Institute)
Saturday 1 June 2013, University of Sheffield (Humanities Research Institute)
Saturday 2 March 2013, University of Leeds (Leeds Humanities Research Institute)
Tuesday 6 November 2012, University of Hull (University House)
Monday 25 June 2012, University of York (HRC)
Wednesday 14 March 2012, University of Sheffield (HRI)
Monday 24 October 2011, University of Leeds (LHRI)
Carl Baker (co-founder; Leeds), Steve Wright (co-founder; Sheffield), Filippo Contesi (co-founder; York), Dave Race (Leeds), Nicole Woodford (Hull), Charlotte Alderwick (Sheffield), Joe Saunders (Sheffield).
The White Rose Philosophy Postgraduate Forum, an initiative run by postgraduates at the Universities of York, Leeds, Sheffield and Hull, has secured £180 of funding as part of the York Humanities Research Centre's Postgraduate Project Grants to help cover the costs of its 2012-2013 meetings. The application for funding was put in by the Forum's co-ordinators, under the leadership of Filippo Contesi (PhD student at York) and the mentorship of Dr Owen Hulatt (Teaching Fellow at York). The funding provided by the HRC will ensure the continuation and improvement of the initiatives of the Forum in the next academic year. On Monday June 25th the Forum met for its third and final meeting of the 2011-12 academic year in York.
The White Rose Philosophy Postgraduate Forum is one of the first two projects to be supported by the University of York Graduate Students' Association with its Postgraduate Community Fund. The Forum has been made available £400 to cover travel expenses of postgraduate students attending its 2012-13 meetings. The application for funding was put in by the Forum's co-ordinators, under the leadership of Filippo Contesi (PhD student at York).
The Forum was awarded £200 of funding to cover organizational and travel expenses for its Spring regular meeting from the Department of Philosophy at the University of Leeds. The bid for funding was led by Dave Race, PhD student at Leeds and Leeds co-ordinator of the Forum. In awarding the funding, Leeds expressed their thanks to Dave for his contribution to the postgraduate life of the Department and their intention to establish regular funding for the Forum for the years to come.
The York Annual Fund has awarded the Forum a grant of £400 to support its 2013/14 activities. The funding application was put in by Filippo Contesi, PhD student at York and York co-ordinator of the Forum.
The Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York were recently awarded in excess of £19 million from the AHRC to create the White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities. The new College, co-ordinated by the University of York, "will recruit and train more than 300 fully-funded doctoral students over five years" (read more here: http://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/2013/research/white-rose-college/). WRPPF was one of the existing White Rose collaborative activities cited in the successful funding application. We are proud of having been instrumental to this great achievement, which, in the sad context of an overall fall in UK-research-council spending on doctoral education, amounts to a 7% increase in doctoral funding provision fom the AHRC to the three universities.