Research Support for Arts and Social Sciences
The Faculty has a number of programmes for supporting the research of its staff and postgraduate students. The purpose of these programmes is to enable individuals to expand and enrich their research expertise, to develop their careers and to form potentially collaborative links with other researchers across campus. A selection of programmes is given below. Full details of the programmes and workshops available to research students are on a dedicated page.
Barry Langford is the Faculty's Associate Dean for Research. He has oversight of the Faculty's research support and welcomes your ideas or comments.
This programme is open to all arts and humanities PhD students engaged in practice-based research, and brings them together to gain from the experience of encountering interdisciplinary peers.The six workshops and seminar series explore and discuss topics and issues rather than focusing on ‘delivering skills’, and are led by clusters of academics/practitioners. If you wish to participate in the programme please email the Faculty Manager.
The full programme is available on the Practice-based PhD Programme web page.
How to Write an Academic Paper
This series of three workshops led by Professor J.G.F. Powell (Classics) looks at the process of writing academic papers from conception to publication. It is intended for PhD students at any stage of their research and counts as a full day towards the College's research skills requirement. These workshops are intended to develop, both by discussion and by practical experiment, some of the most important skills you will need for a career as a professional academic. They are of particular interest to students in Humanities subjects (especially Classics, Philosophy, English, Modern Languages, History and the historical and theoretical branches of Drama and Music).
Workshop 1: 22nd January 2013 (time and venue tbc)
This workshop will discuss issues concerned with: argumentative strategies, structure and order of presentation, language and style, oral delivery and the publication process.
Workshop 2: 5th February 2013 (time and venue tbc)
This workshop will focus on practical exercises in oral presentation.
Workshop 3: 26th February 2012 (time and venue tbc)
This workshop will focus on practical exercises in written presentation.
If you wish to partcipate in the workshops please email the Faculty Manager - Arts and Social Sciences.
On Track for Researchers
The On Track programme is aimed at developing research expertise and research profiles, especially of early-and mid-career researchers. The programme consists of a series of workshops, some of which are tailored to specific disciplines, led by experienced academics from the College as well as external facilitators. In the Arts and Social Sciences, the programme is supplemented by a mentoring scheme for early-career researchers where they are matched with a senior member of staff in another Faculty department,
The full programme is available under 'Research' on the Staff Development web pages.
Postgraduate Reading Groups
There are many reading groups for postgraduate students. See below for a list of contacts:
Nineteenth Century Reading Group v.l.greenawayrhul.ac.uk (Dr Vicky Greenaway)
Literary and Critical Theory Seminar Xavier.MarcoDelPont.2009live.rhul.ac.uk (Xavier Marco Del Ponte)
Old English Reading Group – j.nevillerhul.ac.uk (Dr Jenny Neville)
Renaissance Research Group – eric.langleyrhul.ac.uk (Dr Eric Langley)
Critical Theory Reading Group - see the HARC website www.rhul.ac.uk/harc
Postcolonial Reading Group - helen.gilbertrhul.ac.uk (Professor Helen Gilbert)