We are launching our new series of work in progress sessions on Friday 7th March with a presentation by Karin Lesnik-Oberstein, Professor of Critical Theory in the Department of English Literature, on her work on neuroscience. The session will run from 1 till 2 in HumSS 125. Please do join us if you can – all welcome.
The University of Reading is offering a PhD studentship to study the relationship between zoology and literature in relation to the Cole Library of Early Medicine and Zoology. The studentship covers full fees and a bursary of £2000 per year. The project will begin in October, and the deadline for applications is 29th March. For the full details, click here:
We will be holding a one-day interdisciplinary workshop on Friday 14th March, funded by the British Academy, to bring together scholars working in the history of science with those working on literature and science. The workshop is aimed at PhD students, postdocs, and those in the early stages of their academic careers working in History and/or Literature with an interest in science. The workshop will explore the challenges (intellectual and practical) in developing historical and literary studies of science, and ask how early career scholars can present their work most effectively. Participants will:
- compare methodologies and assumptions across disciplines, with a view to fostering more rounded and reflexive approaches to the study of science in culture in different time periods;
- hear from established scholars about developing successful research projects and presenting historical and literary studies of science to a wider audience;
- receive guidance on constructing interdisciplinary research bids; and
- benefit from the opportunity to build mutually supportive networks with other early career scholars.
Confirmed speakers include Charlotte Sleigh (Kent), Neil Messer (Winchester), Martin Willis (Westminster), Peter Bowler (Queen’s Belfast), David Stack (Reading) and John Holmes (Reading). There is no registration fee but places are limited and participants must register in advance. Early career delegates can also claim travel expenses up to £50.
Any enquiries should be directed to Professor David Stack at email@example.com. To download a registration form, click here: BA Early Career workshop