Humanities Postgraduate Research Student Symposium

6 June 2014

Claus Moser Research Centre CALL FOR PAPER PROPOSALS

The Research Institute for the Humanities invites proposals from postgraduate taught and research students for 20 minute papers on any areas of humanities research. These may include, but are not limited to, History, Music and Music Technology, English and American Literature, Cultural and Media Studies, Cinema and Creative Writing. We particularly welcome papers which bring together more than one of these areas, and showcase interdisciplinarity in postgraduate work.

The deadline for proposals is 31st March 2014, although we welcome expressions of interest by 10th March 2014. We aim to deliver feedback within three weeks. Places are limited and successful participants will be decided on by a committee including the PGR director and current PhD students at Keele. We Welcome 250 word abstracts, which should also include your name, institutional affiliation, email address and proposed paper title. These should be sent as an email attachment to We also present the opportunity for postgraduates to present aspects of their research in visual format, and invite a call for research posters which will be displayed at the event with informal presentation.

For all wishing to attend the symposium, please find the registration link at We are pleased to offer a limited number of travel bursaries for presenters, and these should be applied for on registration. We will also be making use of innovative video software in our research centre to effect a broadening of participation. For further information on this facility, on poster format and for general enquiries please contact and

Kate Cushing, Acting Director of Postgraduate Research in the Humanities PhD student committee: Hannah Bayley and Gemma Scott