Female Networks Early Career Study Day – 29th June 2017

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Listen up researchers – We have a great opportunity for Post-graduate and Early Career Researchers! Want to take part in an inter-disciplinary study day? Want to experience Academic Speed-dating for the first time? And meet some cool, like-minded people while doing it? We have the event for you!

The History Girls, with a fantastic team (Nia Clark, PhD Candidate at the University of Glasgow & Freya Spoor, PhD Candidate at the University of Edinburgh) have created a fun and engaging day to discuss Female Networks 1750-1950 which will be held on Thursday 29th June, in The Reid Building, Glasgow School of Art, 9am-5pm. The Study Day will be followed by an evening of crafting and networking from 5-7pm (venue TBC).

Mary Armour
GSA student Mary Armour & friend in front of a painted mural at The Glasgow School of Art.

This event is in collaboration with the British Art Network sub-group, British Women Artists 1750-1950, and will be a great opportunity to meet new people, swap emails and discuss your research in a friendly and supportive environment.

We will begin the day and a chance to get to know each other and hone your thesis elevator pitch through an Academic Speed-dating, followed by an archival handling session, where you’ll get the opportunity to see and hear about some interesting artefacts. In the afternoon, come with us on a walking tour of Garnethill by Glasgow Women’s Library where we’ll be exploring the female artists and activists who shaped the area. Keynote speakers who work within the creative and academic industries will close out the day.

Love crafting? Love chatting? Then our evening event is for you.                                       GSA students in front of a needlework exhibition.   © The Glasgow School of Art

An evening workshop, ‘Creating and Networking: Collaborative Making through Poetic Imagery’, will allow us all to discuss our research further over libations while we create textile responses to Liz Lochhead’s poetry – no artistic skills necessary (all materials will be provided). The Evening Workshop will take place from 5-7pm, please book your tickets for this event separately.

Places are LIMITED as we only have 20 places available. All places are FREE for Post-Graduate Students and Early Career Researchers. Lunch, teas, and coffees will also be provided.

Book your place through here from Monday 15th May.

A limited number of Travel Bursaries will be made available to students traveling from outside Glasgow. To keep up-to-date with developments please follow us on Twitter at @FemaleNetworksStudyDay or just give us a like on Facebook

We hope to see you there.



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