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Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership

 

"The Body and Politics" Conference registration is open

Registration is now open for our conference, run in conjunction with the
AHRC Gender and Politics student-led reading group, on "The Body and
Politics".

Conference programme

'The Body and Politics', will take place on 18th March in Pembroke Old
Library, 9am - 7pm.
Attendance is free, but registration is essential.
Facebook event

 


Medieval Reading Group DIGITAL METHODS FOR MANUSCRIPTS 

The English Faculty 'Marginalia' Group presents 'Digital Methods for
Manuscripts'.

On 27th February at 6pm in the English Faculty Room SR24, staff from the Cambridge Digital Library and the University Library's Special Collections will be offering a free workshop and showcase on the breadth of work that they do and the array of practical ways that students can break in to the Digital Humanities, as well as how they can use these skills to enhance and increase the impact of their own research. This session is open to students of all periods of literature and history - you will see from the link below that the work of the Digital Library spans from papyri to Sassoon's war diaries to the present day.

No prior knowledge about digital research methods is required, and all
questions are welcomed.

As usual, wine and snacks will be served to accompany conversation after
the presentation.

To familiarise yourself with the Digital Library, please see:
https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/


CDH Learning: Call for Film Projects 2019

Do you have a film project which would benefit from expert guidance? Cambridge Digital Humanities Learning Programme offers students and staff at the University of Cambridge the opportunity to apply for support from our team of mentors over a three-month period from March 2019 to June 2019 and a guaranteed place on our intensive Beginners film-training level 2 course.

This programme is aimed at film-makers who have already begun work on a project or who have some prior experience (for example you have already attended Beginners Film-Training sessions at the University of Cambridge or an equivalent course).

Minimum commitment:

  • 4 one hour individual mentoring sessions over Skype to be arranged at mutually convenient times with your mentor between March 2019 and June 2019
  • 3 day intensive Beginners film-training level 2 course (24–26 June 2019)
  • Short presentation / screening  in end-of-programme showcase in late June 2019

Application forms should be returned to Dr Anne Alexander (learning@cdh.cam.ac.uk) by Monday 18 February 2019. Successful applicants will be notified in the week beginning 25 February 2019. 


Creating Databases from Historical Sources
25 Feb, 11-12.30, IT Training Room, University Library

This workshop will examine strategies for transforming a variety of sources into structured digital data, ranging from crumbling manuscripts to printed documents and books.

Tutor: Oliver Dunn

Level: Introductory / Foundation

For more information and to book, click here

This course is open to Cambridge University research students and staff who want to gain experience in digital research methods. No prior knowledge of programming is required, however, participants will need to bring their own laptop to the sessions.

Spaces are strictly limited and sessions must be booked in advance.


Optical Character Recognition (OCR): An Introduction
11 Feb, 11-12.30, Digital Content Unit, University Library

Optical Character Recognition is a term used to describe techniques for converting images containing printed or handwritten text into a format that can be searched and analysed computationally. This workshop will introduce several such tools along with some practical techniques for using them, and will also highlight OCR and related services offered by the Digital Content Unit at the Cambridge University Library.

Tutor: Oliver Dunn

Level: Introductory / Foundation

For more information and to book, click here

This course is open to Cambridge University research students and staff who want to gain experience in digital research methods. No prior knowledge of programming is required, however, participants will need to bring their own laptop to the sessions.

Spaces are strictly limited and sessions must be booked in advance.


Cambridge AHRC DTP: RTSG and SDF Applications 2018-2019

The dates for this year's competitions for AHRC funding to support fieldwork, study visits, internships and high-cost training has been announced. 

The deadlines for RTSG and SDF applications are as follows:

  • Wednesday 31 October 2018 
  • Thursday 31 January 2019
  • Tuesday 7 May 2019

Details and guidelines for the schemes 

Online application system

 


 

2018/19 International Placement Scheme (IPS)

The AHRC has run the IPS since 2005 and to date has allowed 505 PhD and Early Career researchers access to some of the great collections at institutions across America and in Japan and China.

To learn more about the eligibility criteria please visit: 

IPS Webpage 

IPS Call Guidance

 


Funding announced for almost 400 new doctoral places in arts and humanities

The Open University, the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge are pleased to announce the success of their bid for funding for the Open-Oxford-Cambridge Arts and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership, which will create nearly 400 new doctoral places in the arts and humanities. Read more...


The 4th Annual Lecture of the Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership

Professor Adriana Cavarero, Head of the Scientific Board of the Hannah Arendt Center for Political Studies at the University of Verona, will speak on 'Political Phonospheres: Plurality and Crowds'.

Time: 5.00pm, Monday 30 April 2018.

Venue: 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 1.

Please find a poster and a flyer for further information.

All are welcome at this lecture: DTP and non-DTP students alike. Please do encourage your fellow postgraduate researchers to attend.


ThinkLab

Our team of PhD researchers on the AHRC DTP ThinkLab programme are enjoying working alongside professionals from the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) this term, with a client visit at the RSA offices in Covent Garden.   Our ThinkLab researchers are working with Anthony Painter, the Director of the RSA’s Action and Research Centre, and his team to develop new policy proposals that support housing equity in the UK – now there’s a challenge! 

If you are a Cambridge University PhD student, keen to apply your research skills to a live problem by working together with professionals from beyond academia, then please register your interest in the ThinkLab programme.  For more information contact Catherine Hasted at Catherine.hasted@admin.cam.ac.uk or call 01223 332474.


Promoting democracy in an ancient state: the case of Egypt

Congratulations to Alexandre Loktionov the co-author of a policy paper on the role Egyptology can play in aspects of democracy promotion in the present day. The paper was published in History and Policy, the only project in the UK providing access to an international network of more than 500 historians with a broad range of expertise.


CRASSH seminar series ‘Ageing and the City: Everyday Experiences of Older People in Urban Environments’ 

Please join us at the upcoming CRASSH seminar series ‘Ageing and the City: Everyday Experiences of Older People in Urban Environments’ to be held from 12–2pm on alternate Tuesdays in the Michaelmas and Lent terms at CRASSH, University of Cambridge. 

CRASSH website  and Facebook page