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PGF EVENT NEWSLETTER

PGF Event Newsletter
Week ending on Sun 19 February 2017

Research Seminars
• 21 February, 6pm @ Armstrong Bldg. 1.06: The Mediterranean Mattered More: Imperial weakness and
local responses either side of the Channel at the turn of the fourth and fifth centuries A.D.
• 23 February, 5pm @ Armstrong Bldg. 2.16: ‘Mirrors for Men: New findings with respect to
Technology and Culture of Medieval Swords from Europe and Japan’ between medieval Europe and Japan
• 9 March, 5pm @ Armstrong Bldg. 2.16: Settlement and Social Power: Landscapes of Authority in
Early Medieval England
• 6-7 March, Time TBA @ Newcastle University: Ancient Conceptions of Music: An interdisciplinary
workshop

Newcastle Events
• 22 February, 3:30pm @ Armstrong Bldg. 1.03: ‘Vandalism and Terrorism during the Revolutionary
France’
• 1 March, 5pm @ Armstrong Bldg. 1.03: ‘Thinking Globally about Irish Working-Class Writing?’
PGF Seminar
This Wednesdays @ 1pm: Armstrong Bldg. 1.03

GO TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION!
@NEWCASTLEPGF

***If you would like to promote your event, please email us! (A.S.Martinez-
Lopez2@newcastle.ac.uk) ***

PONS AELIUS 13: Call for Papers

The 13th Edition of PONS AELIUS: Newcastle History, Classics and Archaeology Postgraduate E-Journal is now accepting submissions for papers.

Following a successful conference in May, the theme of this issue is:

Individuals and Communities

Humans are often considered ‘social animals’, existing only within larger groups, though still maintaining a unique identity. 

Communities and individuals often construct carefully curated identities, which can be mutual or distinct. What role can we, as historians, classicists and archaeologists, play in reviving and bringing back the individual from a historical period, ancient or more modern? How important is the individual experience in society? How are communities organised?

For more information, see the full CfP.

Abstracts should be 250-300 words, sent to this year’s journal editor, Chris Mowat (c.j.mowat@ncl.ac.uk) by the 15th August. The paper should be around 4000 words, and, if selected, will have a deadline of 26th September.

PGF Conference Programme

It’s that time of year again: the sun is out, the birds are singing… and the PGF Conference is  soon!

The theme for this year’s conference, if you didn’t know it yet, is Individuals and Communities. We have a great day lined up for you, some interesting papers from across the disciplines and across the country (and beyond!), so come along to the Research Beehive on campus on 20th May. There will also be posters on postgraduate research.

You can find the programme here.

UPDATE: The research beehive can be found at number 25 on the campus map.

You can follow us @NewcastlePGF for information and live tweeting. Use the hashtag #PGFConference to join the discussion.

Newsletter, week 12.04.16

Sorry the newsletter is late this week (IT fault…).  If you would like to promote an event, please get in touch
(m.ahlers1@ncl.ac.uk).

Research Seminars

Archaeology:
Tuesday 12th April, 6-8 pm, Armstrong Building, Room 1.06
Stephanie Moat (Newcastle University): ‘New Perspectives on Provincial Religious Statuary: A Case Study from Roman Britain and North Africa’

Classics and Ancient History:
Wednesday 13th April, 5-7 pm, Armstrong Building, Room 2.50
Eric Csapo (Sydney): ‘Choregic dedications and what they tell us about comic performance in the fourth century BC’

 

Further School Events

The Extraordinary Gertrude Bell Exhibition
30th January 2016 – 3rd May 2016, Great North Museum

Newcastle University Public Lectures

14th April, 5:30-6:45pm, Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Sian Reynolds (Professor of French, University of Sterling): ‘Children of the revolutionaries’

Live Music

14th April, 1:10-2pm, Brunswick Methodist Church, Newcastle
Sarah Beth Briggs (piano):
Beethoven: Bagatelles, Op. 199, Nos. 1-4
Hayden: Sonata in C, Hob XVI/50
Debussy: Reflets dans l’eau (from first book of Images)
Chopin: F Minor Fantasy, Op. 49
Free admission

14th April, 4:30-5:30pm, Spaces 4 and 5, Culture Lab, King’s Walk
Student Performances including Alex Guthrie (piano), Nishant Verma (drums), Mark Johnson (drums), Joe Harmsworth (guitar), Grace Alexander (keys)
Free admission, limited capacity

Newsletter, week 22.02.16

Once again, the newsletter.  If you would like to promote an event, please get in touch
(m.ahlers1@ncl.ac.uk).

Research Seminars

Archaeology:
Monday 22nd February, 5-7 pm, Armstrong Building, Room 2.28
Dr Eugene Costello (NUI Galway)’ Booley houses and herders: an historical archaeology of transhumance in the west of Ireland’

History:
Wednesday 24th February, 5-7 pm, Armstrong Building, Room 1.04
Aditya Sarkar (University of Warwick): ‘Arrears Due: Wage-Payment and the Labour Question in Late-Colonial Bombay’

MedLAB:
Thursday 25th February, 5-6.30 pm, Armstrong Building, Room 2.16
Philip Garrett (Newcastle University): Title TBC

Further School Events

The Extraordinary Gertrude Bell Exhibition
30th January 2016 – 3rd May 2016, Great North Museum

Newcastle University Public Lectures

Tuesday 23rd February, 5:30-6:45pm, Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Helen Berry, Professor of British History, Newcastle University: Gertrude Bell and the ‘Woman Question’
Free admission

Thursday 25th February, 5:30-6:45pm, Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Clive Morton OBE, Professor of Corporate Governance and Business Development, Middlesex University Business School: Tackling uncertainty in organisations –the future: opportunity or threat?

Live Music

Thursday 25th February, 4:30-5:30pm, Spaces 4 and 5, Culture Lab, King’s Walk
Student Performances
Including Desmond Lau (clarinet), Masoud Hardan (guitar), Joe Reeve (saxophone), Abigail Brierley (trumpet), Liam Mulpetre (guitar)
Free admission, limited capacity

 

Newsletter, week 15.02.16

The return of the weekly newsletter!  If you would like to promote an event, please get in touch
(m.ahlers1@ncl.ac.uk).

Research Seminars

Archaeology:
Archaeology Seminar Series
Thursday 18th February, 4-5 pm, Armstrong Building, Room 2.16
Andy Jones (Cornwall Archaeological Unit): ‘The Whitehorse cist

Classics and Ancient History:
Wednesday 17th February, 5pm, Armstrong Building, Room 2.50 Ruth Morello (Manchester): ‘Making Fabricius take the cash: traditional exempla andhte problem of modernity’.

Further School Events

The Extraordinary Gertrude Bell Exhibition
30th January 2016 – 3rd May 2016, Great North Museum

Newcastle University Public Lectures

16th February, 5:30-7pm, Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
The British Academy Debates: ‘does religion do more harm than good? ‘ If you would like to attend please register at www.britishacademy.ac.uk/faith

Live Music

18th February, 1:10-2pm, Brunswick Methodist Church, Newcastle
Rose Consort of Viols (Ibi Aziz, John Bryan, Alison Curm, Andrew Kerr, Roy Marks)
‘Flights of Fancy: fantasias, In nomines and dance music from Tudor and Stuart part-books, including music by Tallis, Byrd, Ferrabosco, and Holborne’
Free admission

18th February, 4:30-5:30pm, Spaces 4 and 5, Culture Lab, King’s Walk
Student Performances
Including Dan Lewis (drums), Sarah Berry (violin), Dario Lozana-Thortnon (guitar), Rosie Brownhill (piano accordion)
Free admission, limited capacity

Newsletter, week 14.12.2015

It is the last week of term before Christmas, just a couple of things are happening this week, then we are all free! Happy holidays everyone!

PGF

Lunchtime Seminar
Thursday 17th December, 1-2pm, Armstrong Building, Room 3.41
Amber Roy and Andrew Marriott (both archaeology)

Research Seminars

Archaeology:
Roman Archaeology Seminar Series

Tuesday 15th December, 6-7:30 pm, Armstrong Building, Room 1.06
Tatiana Ivleva (Newcastle University): ‘Global adornments: glass banlges in Late Iron Age Roman period Europe and Britain’

History:

Wednesday, 16th December, 5-7pm Armstrong Building, Room 1.04
Mark Knights (Warkwick University): ‘Corruption and anti-corruption in seventeenth and eighteenth century Britain’

 

Newsletter, week 7.12.15

There is a lot going on this week, so here is this week’s events newsletter.  If you would like to promote an event, please get in touch
(m.ahlers1@ncl.ac.uk).

PGF

The Importance of being ‘Visible’
Tuesday 8th December, 6:30pm, Armstrong Building, Room 3.38 Question and answer session on academic life and career perspectives
Ask your own questions beforehand on twitter and facebook #AskThePGF

PGF Christmas party
Friday 11th December, 5.30pm, Armstrong Building, Room 1.09 Everyone is welcome

Research Seminars

Archaeology:
Roman Archaeology Seminar Series
Tuesday 8th December, 6-7:30 pm, Armstrong Building, Room 1.06 David Mason (Durham County Council): ‘Research excavation at Binchester Roman fort and extra-mural settlement’

Classics and Ancient History:
Monday, 7th December, 5-7pm Armstrong Building, Room 2.50 Hector Williams (UBC): ‘Goddesses, Whores, Vampyres and Archaeologists: Excavating Ancient Mytilene’

 

Further School Events

Archaeology Careers Fair
Wednesday 9th December, 4pm, Armstrong Building, Room 1.06
Archaeology drinks
Wednesday 9th December, 5:30pm, Armstrong Building, Room 1.06

Newcastle University Public Lectures

9th December, 5:30-6:45pm, Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Baroness Altmann (Minister of State for Pensions) ‘Pensions and ageing society’

 

Newsletter, week 30.11.15.

Apologies for the delay, this week’s newsletter is now here.  If you would like to promote an event, please get in touch
(m.ahlers1@ncl.ac.uk).

Research Seminars

Archaeology:
Thursday 3rd December, 4-5pm, Armstrong Building, Room 1.06 Audrey Horning (Queens University Belfast): ‘Worlds in Motion: archaeological exploration of early modern identity in Ireland and America’

Classics and Ancient History:
Wednesday 2nd December, 5-7pm Armstrong Building, Room 2.50 Phillip Horky (Durham University): ‘The spectrum of animal rationality in Plutarch’

History:
Wednesday 2nd December, 5-7pm Armstrong Building, Room 1.04
Sean O’Connell (Queens University Belfast): ‘Looking beyond the Troubles: social memory in Belfast’s docklands’

 

Further School Events

Night at the Museum
Thursday 3rd December at the Great North Museum from 6-9pm

 

Newcastle University Public Lectures

1st December, 5:30-6:45pm, Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building Naveed Sattar (Professor of Metabolic Medicine, Glasgow University) “Cholesterol, statins and heart attack risks: the truth of the matter”

3rd December, 5-30-6:45pm, Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building Karen Sands-O’Conner (Professor of English, Buffalo State College, New York) “From abolition to Zephaniah: a brief history of literature for the Black British child”