Social History – Past Events/Training

CURRENT EVENTS

ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Centre

Social History Pathway

Advanced Qualitative Methods Seminar Series 2014/15

Open to all postgraduate research students and staff in the Social History Pathway at the universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York

 *Having ESRC funding is not required to attend*

Date

Event

Venue

 

14.00-15.00

and 17.00-18.30

Weds., Feb. 25

Prof Jay Kleinberg (Brunel), Workshop: ‘Quantitative Methods for Qualitative Historians’

Prof Jay Kleinberg (Brunel), Paper: ‘Crunching Numbers: How Statistical Evidence Undermines the Feminine Mystique’

NB: Part of a 3-part series at Leeds on quantitative methods for qualitative historians.

Leeds: 3.11 Michael Sadler Building

14.00-16.00  Thurs., 12 March

Prof Mary Vincent and Prof Phil Withington (Sheffield), ‘Ethnographic Methods for Historians.’

Sheffield: Humanities Research Institute Seminar Room

14.00- 16.00, Weds., 15 April 2015

Prof Nancy Rose Hunt (University of Michigan), public lecture and postgraduate seminar on the history of medicine. Details TBC. Hosted by the University of York Centre for Global Health Histories.

York: Room BS/008

14.30-16.30, Thurs., 7 May 2015

Dr Shane Doyle (Leeds), ‘What do the numbers mean!?! Quantitative Methods for Qualitative Historians.’

NB: Part of a 3-part series at Leeds on quantitative methods for qualitative historians.

Leeds: 3.11 Michael Sadler Building

NB Space is Limited.

To reserve a place on one of the seminar sessions (and to inquire about suggested reading for each session)), please contact the Social History Pathway Lead at your university:

Leeds: Kate Dossett (k.m.dossett@leeds.ac.uk)

Sheffield: Julia Moses (j.moses@sheffield.ac.uk)

York: Katy Cubitt (katy.cubitt@york.ac.uk)

PREVIOUS EVENTS

The School of History in Leeds held three workshops in spring 2014 to assist PhD students on the White Rose Social History training pathway with professionalization, public engagement, and career development. All History research students from the White Rose Universities are welcome to attend these events, which will be led by academics and doctoral students. The events are free, but prior registration is required. Please contact Michelle RidgeM.Nall@leeds.ac.uk to request a place on these workshops.

IMPACT AND ENGAGEMENT.
7 May 2014, 10-12 AM, Clothworkers Central building, Speakman LT (G.89), University of Leeds.
The aim of the workshop is to introduce history postgraduate students to the world of impact and engaging beyond the campus. This training workshop will help students understand what the research councils expect and give them some examples of how to start thinking about how their own research might have an impact. It will begin with a session introducing impact and working with partners and publics outside the academy, led by Laura King and Matthew Boswell. Then Iona McCleery and Rachael Johnson will reflect on experiences in engagement, followed by Q&A.

PUBLISHING.
29 May 2014, 11-12 AM, Grant Room, 311 Michael Sadler Building, University of Leeds.
This workshop will guide students through the process of academic publishing. Cathy Coombs and Nir Arielli will discuss their experiences of publishing their first articles and turning their thesis into a monograph.

SECURING AN ACADEMIC JOB.
3 June 2014, 2-3 PM, Grant Room, 311 Michael Sadler Building, University of Leeds.
This workshop will provide advice to students considering an academic career. Adam Cathcart and Jessica Meyer will discuss their own experiences of securing their first teaching jobs and postdoctoral teaching fellowships, and offer guidance on both the UK and the US job markets.

The location of these venues can be found here http://www.leeds.ac.uk/site/custom_scripts/campus_map.php.