Disruptions!

Updated conference programme. We look forward to seeing you all on Friday!

Disruptions!

12th Annual Postgraduate Forum Conference 2015
22nd May 2015
 Research Beehive, Old Library Building

9.00 Tea/Coffee Reception

9.20 Introduction

Panel 1 – Chair: Sam Petty

9.30 Skylar Arbuthnot (Newcastle, PhD) The End of Extramural Settlements in the Hadrian’s Wall Frontier Zone

10.00 Samuel Pearson (Durham, MA) Hereditary Heretics: The Experience of Conversion in Lollard Communities, c​. 1500-1550               

10.30 Victoria Hughes (Newcastle, PhD) “What an evil the Roman world is breeding!” Responses to the Emperor Julian’s Reign

Break

11.15 Keynote Speaker – Harry Dickinson (Edinburgh) British Caricatures and the French Revolution.

Lunch

Panel 2 – Chair: Lauren Emslie

1.00 Stephanie Moat (Newcastle, PhD) Mimetic Practice in Religious Iconography: A Case Study of Roman Britain

1.30 Andrew Marriot (Newcastle, PhD) Disruptive Influences and a Lack of Discipline? World War 1 Trench Art 

2.00 Chris Mowat (Newcastle PhD) Calpurnia and the Disruption of the Roman State

Break

Panel 3 – Chair: Amy Shields

2.45 John Burke (Newcastle, PhD) A Lost City in the Sand: The Memorial Legacy of Conflict through the Greek Cypriot ‘ghost-town’ of Famagusta

3.15 Antony Stewart (Newcastle, PhD) The Disruption of Leonce Joachim, 1934: How the anthropologist’s informant became the subject of an international debate on Haitian psychology, Vodou and mental health             

Break and Poster Session

 Panel 4 – Chair: David Lowther

4.30 Steven Server (Oxford, MSc) Extralaw and Disorder: Disruptions in Political Culture Surrounding State Risk Management, 1964-1976

5.00 Ben Morton (Newcastle, PhD) Disruptions, Scales and the Medieval Village: Questioning the Nucleated-Dispersed Paradigm

5.30 – Conclusion and Thanks

6.00 – Wine Reception – Student Common Room

Disruptions! Conference Programme

We are pleased to announce our programme for the annual PGF conference (22nd May 2015 at Newcastle University).  All Welcome!

‘Disruptions’

12th Annual Postgraduate Forum Conference 2015

22nd May 2015

Room 2.22, Research Beehive, Old Library Building

9.00 Tea/Coffee Reception

9.20 Introduction

Panel 1 – Chair: TBC

9.30 Skylar Arbuthnot (Newcastle, PhD) The End of Extramural Settlements in the Hadrian’s Wall Frontier Zone

10.00 Samuel Pearson (Durham, MA) Hereditary Heretics: The Experience of Conversion in Lollard Communities, c​. 1500-1550      

10.30 Victoria Hughes (Newcastle, PhD) “What an evil the Roman world is breeding!” Responses to the Emperor Julian’s Reign

Break

11.15 Keynote Speaker – Harry Dickinson (Edinburgh) British Caricatures and the French Revolution’.

Lunch

Panel 2 – Chair: TBC

1.00 Stephanie Moat (Newcastle, PhD) Mimetic Practice in Religious Iconography: A Case Study of Roman Britain

1.30 Alan McCarthy (University College Cork, PhD) Enduring the Most: The Censorship and Suppression of Cork’s Nationalist and Loyalist Newspapers during the Irish Revolution, 1916-1923

2.00 Chris Mowat (Newcastle PhD) Calpurnia and the Disruption of the Roman State

Break

Panel 3 – Chair: TBC

2.45 John Burke (Newcastle, PhD) A Lost City in the Sand: The Memorial Legacy of Conflict through the Greek Cypriot ‘ghost-town’ of Famagusta

3.15 Antony Stewart (Newcastle, PhD) The Disruption of Leonce Joachim, 1934: How the anthropologist’s informant became the subject of an international debate on Haitian psychology, Vodou and mental health

Break and Poster Session

Panel 4 – Chair: TBC

4.15 Andrew Marriot (Newcastle, PhD) Disruptive Influences and a Lack of Discipline? World War 1 Trench Art 

4.45 Steven Server (Oxford, MSc) Extralaw and Disorder: Disruptions in Political Culture Surrounding State Risk Management, 1964-1976

5.15 Ben Morton (Newcastle, PhD) Disruptions, Scales and the Medieval Village: Questioning the Nucleated-Dispersed Paradigm

5.45 – Conclusion

6.00 – Wine Reception 

“Joan was Quizzical…”

Our first charity fundraising event was a success!  On Wednesday (11th March) we held a Pub Quiz in aid of Comic Relief at the Hancock Pub near campus.  There were raffle prizes up for grabs including chocolates, cinema tickets and a night ‘at the dogs’, which was donated to the cause and for which we are exceptionally grateful!

PGF Comic Quiz 2
Some of the raffle prize winners! Photo Credits: Amy Shields & Sam Petty

Our own Chris Mowat took off his Seminar Co-ordinator hat and become Quizmaster for the night – we should have picked someone who would have created an easier quiz!  Chris came up with a spectacular five rounds with a variety of great questions (including The Beatles song our title came from!) and everyone had great fun.

We had a fantastic turnout and everyone had a great night. 

Our sincere thanks tPGF Comic Quiz 1o
everyone who come along and joined in – we raised £111.50 altogether, which was beyond our expectations.  Thank you! 

A big shout out to our Losing Team, ‘Table 19’, who won the (literal) wooden spoon prize.

And Well Done to our Winners, the ‘The Quiz-tine Chapel’.

 

 

Jack & Michael

Call for Papers (Deadline 27th March)

12th Annual Postgraduate Forum Conference 2015

School of History, Classics, and Archaeology, Newcastle University

22nd May 2015

 ‘Disruptions’

This interdisciplinary one-day conference seeks to bring together students from across the country to reflect on the continuous ‘disruption’ within historical disciplines.

How do we recognise and define these disruptions? Does the term ‘disruption’ have any genuine utility?  How did people respond to disruption? How did they cope when disruptions affected their personal life? Can we look at disruptions on a macro and micro scale?  How do we deal with disruptions to scholarly narratives when new theories, interpretations, and material are discovered?

We are seeking proposals for individual twenty-minute papers from historians, archaeologists, classicists, and ancient historians. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Historiographical Disruptions
  • Material Disruptions
  • Disruptions of Landscape
  • Political Disruptions
  • Social Disruptions
  • Economic Disruptions
  • Ideological/Philosophical Disruptions
  • Religious Disruptions
  • Medical Disruptions
  • Urban or Rural Disruptions
  • Disruption of Memory
  • Natural or Environmental Disruption
  • Textual Disruptions
  • Narrative Disruptions

We also invite poster submissions from postgraduate students. The posters do not necessarily need to be on the conference theme, but rather are a way to begin to present your work in the earlier stages of your research.

Keynote Speaker to be confirmed.

Please send abstracts of 300-500 words for papers, and 150-200 words for posters, along with a title to Amy Shields (amy.shields@ncl.ac.uk) by 27th March 2015.

Welcome!

Welcome to our site!

We are a really dynamic and enthusiastic group of History, Classics and Archaeology postgraduates, with lots of exciting ideas being bounced around.

Armstrong Building, Newcastle University
Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

As we all know, doing your PhD or MA is hardly a walk in the park; everyone is isolated by the uniqueness of their research, which can make it seem like no one really understands what you are going through. We also know that it can be difficult for people to get involved if they don’t live locally, if they work, or are doing their PhD part time. That is why, this year, we are making a concerted effort to match our lively presence within the School with a lively online presence! We have already started blogging on the School-blog, Beyond Frontiers, and you can easily find us as we will always be tagged ‘Postgraduate’. If you have something you would like to blog about, whether you would like share a conference experience or a research idea, please send it to our IT Officer, Lauren, at l.emslie@ncl.ac.uk. Alternatively, if you have an idea for one and would like to chat about it, please do come and find us or e-mail one of our committee members, who will be happy to chat to you about it! If you would like more information, read our ‘Letter from the Chair’.  You can also find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter!

On this site, we aim to get to know each other better and share our research interests.  We will use this space to advertise our events and update you through our monthly newsletters.  In the next few days we will collecting information for our postgraduate profiles, which we would like to post up on this site (hopefully along with a picture, so we can all put faces to the names!).  And in the new year, we will be publishing our e-Journal.

There is lots going on, so watch this space!

The PGF committee.

School of History, Classics and Archaeology