25 Jun 2019, 12:00 to 25 Jun 2019, 19:30
University of Manchester, John Rylands Library

The Institute of Historical Research is getting out of London, and on the road!

In the second of our series of IHR@ events, the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) and the John Rylands Research Institute (JRRI) at the University of Manchester are hosting a special half-day workshop for PhD researchers/ECRs, and for History Librarians/History-related library staff. 

PART 1 – Afternoon Workshop for PhD / Early Career Researchers and for History Librarians
Booking required via the Book now link below

Afternoon Workshop Schedule: 
12:00pm - Arrival and welcome 
12:15pm – How the IHR and JRRI can help PhDs/ECRs with your research 
12:45pm - Lunch
1:30pm – Research speed-dating: meet fellow History researchers and History librarians
2:30pm - Break
2:45pm Strand One: ‘What do History Librarians Want?’ (facilitated by IHR and JRRI library staff)
2:45pmStrand Two: ‘Getting Published: a guide for PhD researchers and ECRs’ (with IHR Publishing staff, University of Manchester historians, and MUP editors)
4:15pm – Break before evening session / Tour of John Rylands Library’s Peterloo exhibition

We invite PhD candidates, Early Career Historians and History Librarians from across the north-west England to a career development workshop, networking event and academic panel event, held at the John Rylands Library at the University of Manchester. 

Academic staff from the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) and John Rylands Research Institute (JRRI) will be in attendance throughout the day to discuss fellowships and other research opportunities available via the IHR and JRRI. Senior, mid-career and emerging historians from Manchester’s History department will also be in attendance, along with historians from neighbouring universities. 

Special afternoon sessions will consider (for History Librarians and History-related library staff): ‘What do History Librarians Want?’ and (for PhDs/ECRs): ‘Getting Published’ -- covering topics such as approaching publishers, working with editors, and Open Access. Special sessions will be led by IHR and JRRI librarians, publishers and academics, along with guest speakers.

Attendance at the Workshop is free for both PhDs/ECRs and History Librarians. There are also a limited number of bursaries covering travel expenses for PhD/ECR attendees (domestic economy class train fares). Bursary applications can be made via the Book Now link below. As numbers are limited, interested candidates should register an application by Friday 7 June. Recipients of travel bursaries will be informed on Tuesday 11 June.

PART 2 – Panel discussion: ‘Truth, Lies and History’

Venue: Historic Reading Room, John Rylands Library, University of Manchester

Part 2 of the programme is am evening Panel Discussion on a topical theme of interest and relevance to historians today: ‘Truth, Lies and History’. Further details and speakers tbc shortly.

The panel session is open to all, including those who attended the earlier Workshop.

Evening Schedule:
5:00pm - Panel discussion: ‘Truth, Lies and History’, with Professor Jo Fox (Director, IHR) and other speakers to be confirmed
6:30pm - Concluding drinks reception for all attendees
7:30pm - Close of IHR@Manchester event


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