Postgraduate events this week

THIS WEEK’S FORUM This week’s forum will be held in conjunction with the Ecology and the Arts Research Group, and will be held at the extraordinary time of 12:00 on Wednesday 28th in ER228. A new recruit to the department’s PGR community, Barbora Bartosova, will be leading the forum, so I hope that lots of… Continue reading Postgraduate events this week


PGR Weekly Forum tomorrow (Thursday 22 October)

The theme of tomorrow's PGR forum, which will take place at 17:00 in ER153, is: Approaching and Interpreting Texts: What we read, how we read. This week’s forum will be a discussion about how we study texts, and the theoretical and practical ideas we use and apply in our respective disciplines and languages. How do we… Continue reading PGR Weekly Forum tomorrow (Thursday 22 October)

AHRC Training Programme 8-9 December 2015, Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidan’s College, Durham University

This 2-day intensive training programme is open to all PhD students and early career researchers whose research area falls within the AHRC’s remit. See call for participants and the residential school poster. The deadline for applications is 30 October 2015. 20 places will be offered on a competitive basis. Durham PhD students: check your email for… Continue reading AHRC Training Programme 8-9 December 2015, Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidan’s College, Durham University

Research and postgraduate events this week

Wednesday 21st October: 9th Annual History of the Book Lecture 2015: Medieval Manuscripts from Germany in the Bodleian Library, Oxford Dr Daniela Mairhofer, University of Vienna, 17:30, Palace Green Library Learning Centre. Lecture free and open to all. Followed by a drinks reception in the Palace Green Library Cafe. Booking recommended.[read more] Thursday 22nd October: Weekly PGR Forum 17:00, ER… Continue reading Research and postgraduate events this week

Durham Doctoral Studentships for overseas applicants (deadline 11 January 2016)

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities intends to award a limited number of Durham Doctoral Studentships (DDS) to OVERSEAS postgraduate researchers of exceptional ability and promise for commencement in October 2016. The Faculty closing date for applications is 17:00 on Monday 11 January 2016. Durham Doctoral Awards are tenable for three years full-time or five years part-time, and offer an… Continue reading Durham Doctoral Studentships for overseas applicants (deadline 11 January 2016)

PhD Success: Anna Hurina

Last week we brought you the news of Anna Hurina's successful PhD defence. Below is the abstract for her thesis. Representations of Urban Spaces and Their Transformations in Soviet Cinema of the 1920s and 1960s ABSTRACT: This dissertation explores the correlations between planned/constructed urban environments and the depiction of the city in films. The research… Continue reading PhD Success: Anna Hurina

Key research and postgraduate events this week

Monday 12th October  Centre for Jewish Culture, Society and Politics Inaugural Symposium 13:00, Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidans College. Contact for more information. Click here to view the programme. Tuesday 13th October Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies Start-of-Year Welcome Reception 17:30, World Heritage Site Visitors Centre. An opportunity to meet colleagues and hear about IMEMS’ plans for the year. All are welcome… Continue reading Key research and postgraduate events this week

PhD success: Federico Casari

Earlier this week we carried the news of two recent successful PhD defences. In this post we bring you the abstract of Federico Casari's thesis. "The Origin of the 'Elzeviro'. Literature and Journalism in Italy, 1870-1920" Abstract: My research is the very first historically informed investigation to offer an account of the origin of the elzeviro. The elzeviro was… Continue reading PhD success: Federico Casari

New PhD funding opportunities announced for 2016 entry

Durham Leverhulme Doctoral Training Programme in Visual Culture (deadline 15 JANUARY 2016) Up to 7 fully-funded three-year PhD studentships are currently available in the Durham Leverhulme Interdisciplinary Training Programme in Visual Culture (DLITP VC) for October 2016. The scheme is open to graduates in the arts and humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and life sciences who… Continue reading New PhD funding opportunities announced for 2016 entry

PhD successes

Congratulations to Federico Casari (Italian Studies) and Anna Hurina (Russian Studies), who successfully defended their PhD theses on Friday October 2nd. Federico’s thesis, entitled "The Origin of the 'Elzeviro'. Literature and Journalism in Italy, 1870-1920”  and supervised by Professor Carlo Caruso, was examined by Professor Ann Caesar (Warwick) and Dr Annalisa Cipollone (Durham). Anna’s thesis, entitled ‘Representations of Urban… Continue reading PhD successes