Want to get a fresh perspective on your field of work or interest in Nottingham? In this pilot event series we are inviting Fellows to meet current doctoral researchers investigating arts and humanities topics, which include: visual media; religion and civic relations; people, politics and the law; foreign exchanges; and modes of learning.
It's a great opportunity to meet other Fellows and explore how current doctoral research could inform your work and thinking. There are two principal aims:
For Fellows to hear about the research landscape and possible ideas for new directions to take in their own work or interest.
For postgraduate students to meet local people with experience of working practically in their fields of interest, to discover organisations in their university city, and to explore the skill sets they might offer to projects or future work.
Our expectation is that these conversations will plant seeds and highlight opportunities for collaboration between Fellows and university researchers working in the Midlands. These events will run over the next five months in Nottingham, Birmingham and Leicester with students of the six universities in the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership, as well as other postgraduate students. The students currently undertaking research are focused on nine areas which can be explored below.
Postgraduate students, Fellows, and non-Fellows are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be provided.
Join us for one or more of our sessions across Nottingham, Birmingham ,and Leicester.
Nottingham - Monday 21 March, 18:00-21:00- Nonsuch Theatre. Book Now at the top of this page.
For further details of our other two events, please visit the project web page.
If you have any questions, please contact Rich Pickford: email@example.com
Nottingham Location: Nonsuch Theatre, Clarendon Chambers, 32a Clarendon St, Nottingham, NG1 5JD
Interest Clusters for Creating Collaborations linked to Nottingham
These interest clusters represent a condensed summary of the huge variety of specific topics individual students are pursuing. It is hoped that, while these interest clusters may not cover every single student’s specific topic area, these interest clusters are broad enough to find some kind of resonance that transcends the specifics of individual PhD topics.
The Religion stream comprises a number of diverse but intersecting topics. Church issues are encompassed by monasticism; relations between church and clergy; canonicity; and by doctrinal controversies. There is a strong emphasis on the locality of religious practices and identities, in particular issues of civic and national relations with religion. Other areas of interest include martyrdom and supernatural experiences.
In Visual Media, interests range from particular representations to issues of genre and practice. The cultural value of visual media echoes a focus on war imagery; while adaptations, screenwriting, editing, and multi-modal syntheses reflect the scope of research into genre-specific and practical areas.
People, Politics, and Law
The People, Politics, and Law interest cluster is perhaps the largest in terms of the number of diverse subjects subsumed under it. Subtopics include generations and counterculture; class and gender; asylum and racial identity; the state and national identities; consumerism; and the military and security.
Foreign Exchanges: Home and Away
International subjects in the Doctoral Training Partnership currently tend to gravitate toward the notion of exchange - world fairs, colonialism, exchange programmes - while travel writing and community languages emphasise the linguistic factor in foreign exchanges.
Modes of Learning
For current DTP students, learning encompasses modes of understanding, particularly between readers and texts: how readers relate to texts, and the different aspects in the mix of how understanding occurs through reading.