Becoming Part of the Conversation

I know nothing about the history of dock work. This is something I tell myself daily, despite the fact I have already spent two and a half years researching waterfront communities, carried out interviews with those who worked on the docks and spend most days reading something relating to the industry. Just to be clear, I also know nothing about the history of emotions, humour, labour history, occupational health or anything related to my field. Continue reading

Advertisements

Great Opportunity for PGRs in the North West!

Exciting news! This is our official call for papers for Crafting the Past, all PGRs interested in presenting a paper should send their 100-word proposal, paper title and short bio to livpostgradworkshop@outlook.com. Presentations will be 10 minutes in length and a question-and-answer session will follow, but for now we just want to read your excellent […]

via CFP – 9TH FEBRUARY 2018 — Annual Postgraduate Conference

A ‘Networking’ Trip to Glasgow

On Monday 11th December, I travelled from Liverpool to Glasgow to visit the Scottish Oral History Centre and to attend the book launch of The Deindustrialized World: Confronting Ruination in Postindustrial Places. I decided to attend because I enjoyed the book and wanted to watch the author presentations but I ended up learning a lot about the value of one of academia’s key buzzwords: ‘networking’.  Continue reading

NWCDTP Annual Conference

This time time last week, I was on my way to my first ever conference. Starting my PhD was pretty exciting but for some reason telling people that I was at a conference made it all feel much more real. This year’s annual conference of the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP- a mouthful that I still have not mastered saying out loud) was titled ‘Exploring Identity: Between Being and Belonging’.  Continue reading