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birgitmikus

birgitmikus has written 6 posts for Women in German Studies

Report: First WiGS Early Career Workshop on Alternative Careers, Oxford 9 September 2016

The first ECR workshop on alternative careers was a great success, thanks to a well-balanced programme, the generosity of the invited speakers in sharing their knowledge and time, the professionalism and friendliness of St Edmund Hall staff, a wonderful group of interested and lively participants, and last but not least the support of the WiGS … Continue reading

Event: First Early Career Workshop on alternative academic careers, Oxford, 9 September 2016

You are cordially invited to attend the first WiGS Early Career Workshop in St Edmund Hall, Oxford! For most of us working towards, or having obtained, a PhD the question of what to do with it can be very daunting. Most of us, presumably, would love nothing more than taking off with an academic career … Continue reading

ECR-Blog: Early-career creativity

In this month’s blog post, Emily Troscianko talks about the academic┬álife that happens while you make other plans, thinking about one’s research from different angles or frameworks, and the challenges of juggling a portfolio career. Emily (and WiGS) would love to hear your thoughts on these issues, so please feel free to leave your comments … Continue reading

ECR Blog: The 5 Stages of Post-doc Life

In our first guest blogger post about ECR life and issues, a recent PhD graduate talks about life after thesis, that is, the emotional and psychological side of it. Whether you have just submitted or are still in the last stages of writing up, it is worth bearing in mind that the process outlined in … Continue reading

Publishing opportunity: the inaugural Women in German Studies Book Prize

The brand new WiGS Book Prize was announced at the annual conference in Cambridge, Selwyn College, this November. The prize is explicitly aimed at Early Career Researchers (including doctoral students just finishing their degree) who are preparing their first book. This can be your doctoral thesis, or a volume of translation, or indeed the book … Continue reading

Introducing the new WiGS committee role: Early Career Representative

It bears repeating that it is a very hard time to be an Early Career Researcher in the UK. Available, permanent jobs are almost non-existent, and one- or two-year temporary teaching contracts are the norm if one is lucky to get one. On the research side, post-doctoral funding schemes such as British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship … Continue reading