Newsletter, week 22.02.16

Once again, the newsletter.  If you would like to promote an event, please get in touch

Research Seminars

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’

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’

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 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


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

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’



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 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.