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A joint session for Heritage & Creativity and Prosperity & Resilience on the topic of Early Career (Independent Post-doctoral) Fellowship Schemes.  This session will introduce the range of schemes and the support provided by the University to develop applications.  You will hear from current post-doctoral fellows and their mentors on what makes a successful application.

Tuesday 26th June 13.00 – 14.30 

Agenda

  • Introduction and welcome
  • Overview of fellowship schemes
  • Experience of a mentor
  • Experience of a fellow
  • Q&A

If you would like to attend please email Nicola Flynn to book a place (n.j.flynn@reading.ac.uk).  Location will be confirmed in due course.

 

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By Dr Paddy Bullard, Co-director of the Centre for Collections-Based Research at Reading

The University of Reading’s Collections are an outstanding resource, from the Beckett Collection through to the Museum of English Rural Life. Research using Collections is taking place right across the Institution, and has been for a number of years.

Examples include investigations into the Hugh Sinclair Archive by Food and Nutritional Sciences, Architecture’s use of the DWG Collection and use of the WH Smith Archive by the Henley Business School. However, given the breadth and quality of this resource we could be making much greater use of the Collections for grant-winning research.

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Professor Roger Matthews and Professor Wendy Matthews

Forming part of the Being Human Festival, this richly-illustrated lecture delivered by Roger and Wendy Matthews will present the latest discoveries from their ongoing excavations at the World Heritage Tentative List site of Bestansur, dating to the Neolithic site of Sheikh-e Abad, 10,000-7,500 BC. Bestansur and Sheikh-e Abad were among the first farming settlements of the Middle East, and excavations there are investigating all aspects of life during the transition from hunting to farming, and from mobile to settled life-ways. A special feature of Bestansur is a large building with more than 70 human individuals buried under the floors, providing a wealth of new information about ancient life and and death during this period. Roger and Wendy will discuss the special experiences, opportunities and pleasures of working in Iraq and Iran with their Iraqi and Iranian colleagues.

Roger and Wendy have co-directed archaeological projects in the Middle East for over 30 years, in Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey.

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Part of the Monsters and Mutations Season of Events, poet Kelley Swain and anatomical sculptor Eleanor Crook discuss and demonstrate their collaborations in mixed-media approaches to hybrids and human anatomy. Organised by the University’s Health Humanities Research Group.

Admission Free, no booking required.

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