Organising a Conference, or: How to act like a swan!

By Mareike Ahlers (Archaeology PhD) Graciously gliding across the water, swans have the uncanny ability to present a serene picture of themselves to the world above the water. Underneath the water, however, their feet are paddling frantically to keep them afloat. This sounds very much like organising a conference. On the 20/21st November 2015, my Read more about Organising a Conference, or: How to act like a swan![…]

Northern Bridge Autumn School – October 2015

A number of our AHRC funded PhD students attended the Northern Bridge Autumn School, hosted by Queens University Belfast. We set off from Newcastle Airport with the weather forecast to rain, rain, rain, with a little more rain scheduled for Belfast for the next few days. We were pleasantly surprised to land in a slightly Read more about Northern Bridge Autumn School – October 2015[…]

PGF Seminar – Wednesday 21st October 1pm

We are delighted to announce our first PGF seminar will be given by Xu Hong from UCD. Wednesday 21st October in room 2.50 (Armstrong Building, next to the reading room) at 1pm. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available as always – please come along and support our first postgraduate guest speaker. Xu Hong – Read more about PGF Seminar – Wednesday 21st October 1pm[…]

12th Edition of our E-Journal – Call for Papers!

Call for Papers 12th Edition of the Postgraduate Forum E-Journal School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Newcastle University  Disruptions The theme of this year’s issue of the PGF E-Journal seeks to reflect on the way in which “disruptions” have shaped historical disciplines and processes. Studies of history are littered with the disruptions of peoples and Read more about 12th Edition of our E-Journal – Call for Papers![…]

NEBARSS 2015 – Call for Papers!

2nd Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Research Student Symposium November 2015 We are holding a postgraduate research student conference here at Newcastle University focusing on the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age archaeology of Britain and Ireland. The conference will be preceded by a keynote speaker (tbc.) and a wine reception, which will provide delegates with a Read more about NEBARSS 2015 – Call for Papers![…]

“Disrupting the Notion”: A Postgraduate Conference

Last Friday (22nd May 2015) saw Newcastle University’s 12th Annual Postgraduate Forum Conference go off with a bang. A really fantastic range of papers and posters were presented from Newcastle and beyond, displaying some really varied research. The theme of the conference was “Disruptions”, which had taken root from marketing and commercial theory, as chair Read more about “Disrupting the Notion”: A Postgraduate Conference[…]

E-Journal: A quick update!

We have now finished uploading the back issues of our Historical Studies Postgraduate E-Journal. You can find them listed under the ‘E-Journal’ tab (hover over the tab to reveal the list. Please Note: this may not work if you are using Internet Explorer), or use the menu on the right hand side of the page. If you come across any Read more about E-Journal: A quick update![…]

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 Read more about Disruptions![…]

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 Read more about Disruptions! Conference Programme[…]

“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 Read more about “Joan was Quizzical…”[…]