The Centre for Modern Studies Postgraduate Forum provides a platform for research students working within the modern period to present pieces of work and to share ideas with other students from across the humanities disciplines. Our aim is thus twofold: firstly, we offer opportunities for research students to develop and hone their presentational and discussion skills in an informal atmosphere amongst their peers, and secondly we hope to supplement the interdisciplinary research community based around the Humanities Research Centre. By focusing on the interdisciplinary role of the forum, we hope that a fruitful exchange of ideas and perspectives can be achieved in a manner that disciplinary segregation is simply unable to provide.
The seminar programme for the spring term will consist of two events in weeks four and eight. These events will consist of two student presentations followed by group discussion. We try to pair speakers together who can present topics of relevance to one another, and thereby to spark a discussion which can draw from the content of both presentations.
If you would like to submit a paper for presentation at one of the forum events, please send a 200 word abstract and a short bio to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not have a paper ready, but know that you would be interested in presenting something to the forum, or if you would like some experience at chairing a discussion, please feel free to contact us at the above email address.
The forum committee members for 2020-21 are: Eliza Goodpasture (email@example.com), Bryony Aitchison (firstname.lastname@example.org), Paul Kerr (email@example.com), Francesca Curtis (firstname.lastname@example.org), Katie Mahon (email@example.com), and Wen Yao (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2019-20 Pandemic, Crisis and Modern Studies Twitter conference event page, lecture tweets #cmodspan2020
This presentation explains how the conference was organised and offers tips for those who would like to organise a similar event:
2015-16 The Modern Body, 1830-present
2013-14 Nature at War
2012-13 Advertising and Consumer Culture
2010-11 Watching and Being Watched
This term's events
For details of this term's events, see the forum's Facebook Group page
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