Early Career

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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

Postdoctoral & Research Opportunities in Germany: 27 January 2016

Attention all Postgraduate and Early Career members: jobs.ac.uk is holding a free online event on 27 January 2016 entitled ‘Postdoctoral & Research Opportunities in Germany’. The 60-minute live video event (via a Google+ Hangout on Air called ‘Postdoctoral & Research Opportunities in Germany’) will enable you explore to explore the array of opportunities for early career researchers and newly … Continue reading

Postdoctoral & Research Opportunities in Germany – Google+ Hangout from jobs.ac.uk

Please see link below for information regarding a free Google+ hangout about postdoctoral and research opportunities in Germany. The free event is being offered by jobs.ac.uk, and will take place at 1pm GMT, Wednesday 27 January 2016: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/postdoctoral-research-opportunities-in-germany-tickets-20453579206?utm_source=JBE&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Germany-research&utm_campaign=Google-Hangout-Jan-2016  

Academy to Airwaves: ‘New Generation Thinkers’ 2016

Please see the below CFA for the AHRC/BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinkers scheme. I would encourage all Wiggies, who meet the eligibility criteria, to put in an application for this. I was shortlisted in the scheme last year, which meant that I, along with other shortlisted candidates, was invited to an all-day workshop at … Continue reading

ECR-Blog: Early-career creativity

In this month’s blog post, Emily Troscianko talks about the academic life 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

Deadline Approaching: WiGS 1st Book Prize

1 September is the deadline for submitting proposals for the inaugural “Women in German Studies prize for first books”, sponsored by Peter Lang. Get writing for your chance to be presented with the first ever prize (honour & money!) at the conference in Durham in November.

British Academy Post-doctoral Fellowship Scheme

FOR THE ATTENTION OF ALL FINAL YEAR DPHIL STUDENTS… The British Academy will be seeking applications for their Post-doctoral Fellowship scheme in MT16. All candidates who have been formally awarded their doctorate within three years prior to the submission of an application are eligible, as are applicants who have not yet submitted their theses, but who … Continue reading

The Bellotograph

In the final part of her blog series, Sarah Pogoda (University of Sheffield) explains her upcoming project “Bellotograph” and explores how, and where, we might locate alternatives to institutionalised commemoration rituals. Throughout this blog series I have explored the issues surrounding acts of commemoration and remembrance. The question that remains, however, is how we can avoid turning our culture of remembrance into a culture … Continue reading

The Happening: Germany Surrenders

In the second part of her blog series, Sarah Pogoda (University of Sheffield) presents the background to ‘The Happening: Germany Surrenders’, and offers us the video trailer of her event. The Happening formed part of the Sheffield Animatograph Project, aimed at bringing together Sheffield’s residents to create an installation of identity and memory. “Germany Surrenders” This is the … Continue reading

Oak Tree 3000

In the build up to our first vlog entry, Sarah Pogoda (University of Sheffield) offers a series of short blog posts and a video trailer to explore her event ‘The Happening: Germany Surrenders’. The event forms part of the Sheffield Animatograph Project, aimed at bringing together Sheffield’s residents to create an installation of identity and memory. “There is no German identity … Continue reading

Four-year Postdoc Position in Tübingen on Religious Knowledge Exchange

Great opportunity for anybody working before 1800 – four year postdoc position on “religious knowledge exchange” in Tübingen.   Ausschreibung / Job advertisement Religiöses Wissen im vormodernen Europa (800-1800) Religiöses Wissen im vormodernen Europa (800-1800) Transfers und Transformationen – Wege zur Wissensgesellschaft der Moderne Religious Knowledge in pre-modern Europe (800-1800) Transfers and transformations – Ways … 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

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