Vacancy: COVE Editorial Assistant – Deadline:  19 March 2018

CALL FOR APPLICANTS: COVE EDITORIAL ASSISTANTSHIP

Deadline:  19 March 2018

The Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies invites Phd Students in the School of Arts to apply to an Editorial Assistantship with the Central Online Victorian Educator (COVE).

COVE

COVE is The Central Online Victorian Educator, a scholar-driven open-access platform that publishes peer-reviewed Victorian material. COVE is headquartered at Purdue University in the US, but has financial backing and scholarly involvement from many other top-ranked US and Canadian universities; the UK partners are Birkbeck, Birmingham and Exeter. It is supported by NAVSA, BAVS and AVSA. At Birkbeck the successful candidate joins an established community of practice given the School of Arts’ pioneering role in digital editing and nineteenth-century studies as the home of the Open Library of the Humanities and 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Nineteenth-Century. This editorial experience is also an invaluable opportunity to engage closely with international scholars, particularly in a transatlantic context.

COVE provides a central online location for the publication of peer-reviewed research essays and teaching materials, digital scholarly editions, and other materials relating to the Victorian period, as well as hosting a suite of online tools for the study and research of the period:  https://editions.covecollective.org

Successful candidates will receive training in COVE editorial software at the outset (they will be paid for the training time, usually 4-5 hours). As a result of this work, they will develop their skills in Digital Humanities, database management and copy-editing.

THE CENTRE FOR NINETEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES

The Centre (http://www.cncs.bbk.ac.uk) was first established in 1997 under the directorship of Professor Isobel Armstrong originally to bring together researchers in English, History of Art and History.  It has since developed a reputation for its diverse events that attract national and international scholars. It hosts the Birkbeck Forum for Nineteenth-Century Studies, which sees speakers coming to Birkbeck throughout the year; it runs the annual Dickens Day; and organizes and hosts major conferences, workshops and symposia. The Centre also provides opportunities for Postgraduate students to organise and run events.

THE POSITION

You will be working as an editorial assistant. The most common pattern of work is working on scholarly articles published in COVE within the BRANCH section (http://www.branchcollective.org) , which will involve about 10-12 hours spread over a few weeks, depending on how quickly an author turns around their own edits. You would be given about 10 days to do your first copy-edit, and then asked to turn around further versions within a week.

Selection Criteria

Essential

  • Attention to Detail;
  • Skills in documentation and bibliography;
  • Excellent command of grammar and punctuation;
  • Ability to manage workload and meet deadlines.

Desirable but NOT essential

  • Team work experience;
  • A track record in copy-editing;
  • Experience with coding, mark-up and website development;
  • Research interests in nineteenth-century studies.

Eligibility:

  • We invite applications from research students currently enrolled in PhD programmes in the School of Arts with interests in the nineteenth century, including students submitting their thesis during the academic year 2017-18.

Remuneration:
 £ 15.65 per hour for a total of 50 hours.

Application

Please email a letter of application outlining relevant skills and experiences and a CV, to Dr Ana Parejo Vadillo (a.parejovadillo@bbk.ac.uk) by 5.00pm on Monday 19 March 2018.

Please direct any enquiries to Dr Ana Parejo Vadillo (a.parejovadillo@bbk.ac.uk).

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VACANCY: London Renaissance Seminar: Research Internship: deadline Monday 4 December 12.00pm.

London Renaissance Seminar: Research Internship

The London Renaissance Seminar invites postgraduate students at Birkbeck to apply for a research internship 2017-18. This internship is open to all postgraduate students at Birkbeck.

The London Renaissance Seminar hosts and organises a variety of events from half-day symposia to lectures, larger conferences and single lectures. Most events are open to audiences. Anyone with an interest in the Renaissance is welcome to attend. Seminars are usually held in the School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square.

The internship is open to all postgraduate students at Birkbeck and is likely to be particularly rewarding for those working in a historical or literary field in the early modern period. The postholder will (a) have a budget of about £150 to fund a research-led event of their choice for the LRS, and (b) to participate in steering and above all maintaining the Seminar during the academic year 2017-18. Thus interns will liaise with event organisers at Birkbeck and beyond, work with members of the Steering Committee and work towards a small filming project which the seminar is undertaking.

The internship is planned to commence in December 2017 and end in July 2018 (there may be some flexibility). The successful candidates will be working on a postgraduate degree, have some prior research experience and be familiar with early modern texts and ideas.

The research intern’s responsibilities include:

  • Devising, planning, scheduling, advertising and delivering an LRS event using the assigned budget: Event to be held in 2017-18.
  • Supporting the Steering Committee and (e.g. planning, events, social media).
  • Supporting LRS filming for a small film by liaising with academics and helping to locate objects at Wellcome Trust.

The intern is to be paid at Grade 5 £15.69 per hour up to a total of 74 hours.

As indicated, students at MPhil and PhD level may apply. In applying, please supply:

  1. 150 words outlining (a) your special area of research and how it relates to the period 1500-1690 (b) how the placement will benefit your academic study; (c) how the internship will develop your career skills.
  2. 150 words giving an initial proposal for an outward-facing LRS event. The format of this event is open (Examples include but are not limited to: postgraduate conference; site-specific seminar; book talk; symposium; performance and analysis).

These can be submitted as separate documents or in the form of a letter. Applicants should also provide:

  1. A full CV
  2. The name of 1 academic referee

Closing date: Monday 4 December 12.00pm.

Interviews:  between 8 and 14 December.

If you are not available during that period please indicate that on your application.

You should submit your application as a MS Word document with the information and documents requested above and marked ‘LRS Intern’ to Professor Susan Wiseman s.wiseman@bbk.ac.uk by 12.00pm on Monday 4 December. Enquiries to the same e-mail please.

Birkbeck welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Birkbeck holds an Athena Swan Award, is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and is working towards the Race Equality Charter Mark.

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CFP: JAWS Journal deadline 20 November 2017

Call for Papers

JAWS: Journal of Arts Writing by Students Volume 4 Issue 1

Call for papers.

JAWS is the only academic arts journal run by and dedicated to postgraduate students (and those who have recently graduated). We have published work by students from India, China, Australia, North America, Canada and the United Kingdom, and maintain an international peer-review network.

What We Want:

  • Theoretical and discursive essays up to 5000 words.
  • Critical reviews of events, exhibitions or performances up to 3000 words.
  • Visual essays about art practice (demonstrating a research approach, and if possible responding to the journal format), including images or stills, plus up to 1000 words.

All work must be prefaced with a 100 word abstract and 6–8 keywords, and followed by a short contributor biography. Please include your university affiliation, full name, course and year of graduation.

All work must use Harvard referencing, following Intellect House Style. For full submission guidelines please refer to www.jawsjournal.com/submissions.

Deadline for submissions: Monday 20 November 2017.

Volume 1 Issue 1 is available for free at:

www.ingentaconnect.com/content/intellect/jaws/

Our guest editorials from previous issues are also available for free, including those by Professor Arnold Aronson (Columbia University), Dr Sophie Hope (Birkbeck), Dr Inger Mewburn (the Thesis Whisperer) and Professor Joseph Heathcott (The New School of Design).

For all inquiries please email rob@jawsjournal.com  or babettescarlet@gmail.com. 

 

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BIMI Internship: Deadline for applications 13 October 2017

The Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image is currently seeking 1 part-time intern for a period of one year to assist with the work of the Institute for 3.5 hours/week during term time, which equates to 30 weeks. Some flexible working is required including some evenings and weekends, but all working patterns will be agreed in advance.

The interns will work both independently and alongside the Director and the Manager of the Institute and will develop invaluable generic skills which will contribute to future academic careers.

Job Role includes:

  • Assisting with organising the Institute’s events, workshops and conferences.
  • Taking the lead role in updating and maintaining our website and archive of events.
  • Supporting current social networking and other electronic forms of dissemination to publicise events and the work of BIMI.
  • Event logistics – ensuring events run smoothly on the day including meeting and greeting visiting speakers and guests, setting up seminar rooms, loading any PowerPoint or images required etc.
  • Assisting with running the Institute’s blogs, including writing posts, conducting interviews and soliciting contributions from other event attendees and academics

Knowledge and experience required:

  • Some experience of event organisation
  • Familiarity with using social media as a promotional tool
  • Some experience of writing and/or editing blogs
  • A track record of being organised, punctual and having good time management
  • Good written and verbal communication skills

Salary: Grade 5 of the College’s London Pay Scale which is £28,633 pro-rata per annum.

These roles are only open to current Birkbeck PhD candidates or Masters students.

How to apply:

Please send a brief CV and a letter of application to Matthew Barrington: mbarri02@mail.bbk.ac.uk by 10am on Monday 13 October 2017. Interviews for the roles will take place shortly after.

Birkbeck is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all candidates irrespective of their sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief. Birkbeck is a member of the ‘positive about disability’ two ticks scheme and guarantees to interview all candidates who meet the essential criteria for the post.

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Dandelion Journal – Call for Editors 2017-18

Dandelion, the Postgraduate Arts Journal, seeks EDITORS to assist in the editing of the journal’s new volume. No editorial experience is necessary, although if any this will be considered an asset.

See the Call for Editors attached. Please do not hesitate to ask for any clarifications.

You can send your email to mail@dandelionjournal.org by Friday, 29th September.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Donatella

 

Donatella Valente

Editor

www.dandelionjournal.org

https://donatellavalente.academia.edu/

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Vacancy: BBK Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies seeks a Postgraduate Intern Deadline: 27 Sept 2017

Vacancy: Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies:

Postgraduate Intern

Deadline 27 Sept

The Birkbeck Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies seeks a Postgraduate Intern

The Birkbeck Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies invites applications from postgraduate research students studying at Birkbeck for an Internship to support and develop the activities of the Centre:

The Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies

The Centre was first established in 1997 under the directorship of Professor Isobel Armstrong originally to bring together researchers in English, History of Art and History.  It has since developed a reputation for its diverse events that attract national and international scholars. It hosts the Birkbeck Forum for Nineteenth-Century Studies, which sees speakers coming to Birkbeck throughout the year; it runs the successful annual Dickens Day; and organizes and hosts major conferences, workshops and symposia. The Centre also supports Postgraduate students wishing to organise and run their own events.

The Position

  • This Events Officer internship for the Birkbeck Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies trains a student to develop, advertise, run, archive and curate a programme of public events:

Planning:

  • Collect and generate ideas about speakers, emerging questions, and formats for events (Nineteenth-Century Forum, workshops, day conferences, etc);

Implementing:

  • Timetabling and scheduling, including liaising with Centre staff and speakers
  • AV/IT: identifying speakers’ needs, liaising with relevant school AV/IT staff, booking and setting up IT
  • Helping setting up speaker events in the Keynes Library and ensuring that it is returned to its original seating after the talk;
  • helping to organise refreshments where appropriate;
  • administering speaker expenses.

Centre’s website:

  • Overseeing and updating the website on a weekly basis; ensuring that all events are listed with appropriate links and any other relevant material;
  • team-working skills: coordinating website updates with the editorial interns on the online journal 19 to ensure that the Centre and Journal websites support reach
  • developing a dedicated PG /postdoc area of the website to showcase/advertise p/g activities(entering student’s activities in the website, such as the 19th reading group, conferences, blogs, etc.).
  • Producing, archiving, and curating materials related to events and research activities

Networks/publicity:

  • Developing and overseeing strategies for the Centre’s profile on social networks (twitter, Facebook, etc);
  • Producing, coordinating, and editing the Centre’s Blog, including commissioning and overseeing blog submissions, and liaising with relevant staff.
  • Networking and linking researchers at different stages in their career
  • Fostering and coordinating links between staff and the postgraduate community within the centre and its research clusters
  • Developing a publicity strategy (sending information of Centre’s activities to other nineteenth-century websites; identifying and contacting other communities of practitioners to enhance interdisciplinary reach of the Centre’s activities).

Internal communications:

  • Centre meetings – Attend and take minutes at termly Centre meetings; liaise with Centre Director/s about minutes/actions.

Eligibility:

  • We invite applications from postgraduate research students from across the College with interests in the nineteenth century. Applicants should expect to be enrolled as students at Birkbeck until end of September 2018

Selection Criteria

Essential

  • Research interests in Nineteenth-Century Studies
  • Organizational and clerical skills
  • Independence and initiative

Desirable but NOT essential

  • organization of research activities such as Reading Groups, Seminars or Conferences
  • Involvement in the activities of the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies
  • Social media skills

Remuneration:

£15.43 per hour. The hours will be agreed on a flexible basis with the Centre Directors (spread across three terms to work out at an average of 3.5 hours per week for 40 weeks)

Application:

Please email a letter of application, outlining your reasons for applying for the post, and a CV, together with the name of your supervisor, from whom we will require a reference, to Dr Luisa Calè (l.cale@bbk.ac.uk) in the School of Arts by 5.00pm on Wednesday 27 September 2017.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed shortly thereafter (date tbc but likely to be Friday 5 October)

Please direct any enquiries to Dr Luisa Calè (l.cale@bbk.ac.uk).

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Vacancy: BBK Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies seeks a Postgraduate Editorial Intern Deadline: 27 Sept 2017

The Birkbeck Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies

seeks a

Postgraduate Editorial Intern in Academic Publishing Online

The Birkbeck Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies invites applications from postgraduate research students whose research is primarily focused on the nineteenth century for an Internship in Academic Publishing Online to manage our web journal:

19:

Interdisciplinary Studies

in the Long Nineteenth Century

(www.19.bbk.ac.uk)

Deadline for application: Wednesday 27 September 2017

The Journal

Launched on 1 October 2005, 19 is an electronic publishing initiative designed to publicize and disseminate the research activities carried out by Birkbeck’s Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies, and to provide practical research and professional development opportunities for the many postgraduate students undertaking research degrees in nineteenth-century studies at the College. The journal is fully peer-reviewed, is aggregated with NINES, and currently uses the Open Journals System, allowing free and open access to its contents. It is now well-recognised and respected as a leading journal in the field, known for its exciting research and as a innovative and field-setting example of Open Access practice.

The Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies

The Centre was first established in 1997 under the directorship of Professor Isobel Armstrong originally to bring together researchers in English, History of Art and History.  It has since developed a reputation for its diverse events that attract national and international scholars. It hosts the Birkbeck Forum for Nineteenth-Century Studies, which sees speakers coming to Birkbeck throughout the year; it runs the annual Dickens Day; and organizes and hosts major conferences, workshops and symposia. The Centre also provides opportunities for Postgraduate students to organise and run events.

The Position

The postgraduate editorial intern in Academic Publishing Online trains a student to manage 19, working with another intern under the supervision of the journal’s General Editor, Dr Carolyn Burdett, its Images Editor, Dr Victoria Mills, and the Editor for journal systems, Dr David Gillott, and with the guidance of the Editorial Board. The appointee will participate fully in the day-to-day running of the journal and help manage the Centre’s website.  Responsibilities include maintenance and resourcing of 19 and the Centre’s website; liaising with and between guest editor, authors and publisher; overseeing the smooth operation of the peer review system; supporting authors in securing image permissions; copy editing essays and other submitted materials; aiding the proofing processes; promoting and publicizing the journal; and taking an active role in web publishing initiatives, including innovation to increase the journal’s reach and influence.

The postholder will be supported and mentored by an intern already in post and, in turn, will mentor the next intern. There will also be Centre-focused activity, including curation of the Centre’s presence in social media and elsewhere, including help with blog initiatives; contributing to the archiving of the Centre’s work; and participation in initiatives with other postgraduate students working in the nineteenth century. Postholders will attend Centre meetings, and will be expected to be active participants and, where appropriate, helpers in the Centre’s programme of seminars, conferences and symposia.

Eligibility

We invite applications from postgraduate research students from across the College with interests in the nineteenth century. Applicants should expect to be enrolled as MPhil/PhD students at Birkbeck until end of the academic year 2017-18. Exceptionally, students in their first year of MPhil/PhD can be appointed but the norm will be for students to have completed their first year of study.

Selection Criteria

Essential

  • Research interests in Nineteenth-Century Studies
  • Organizational and clerical skills
  • Independence and initiative

Desirable but NOT essential

  • Web authoring and design skills
  • Experience in electronic publishing
  • Editing experience
  • Organization of research activities such as Reading Groups, Seminars or Conferences

Remuneration

£15.43 per hour. The hours will be agreed on a flexible basis with the General Editor (spread across three terms to work out at an average of 3.5 hours per week for 40 weeks)

Application

Please email a letter of application, outlining your reasons for applying for the post, and CV, together with the name of your supervisor, from whom we will require a reference, to Dr Carolyn Burdett (c.burdett@bbk.ac.uk) in the School of Arts by 5.00pm on Wednesday 27 September 2017.  Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed shortly thereafter (date tbc but likely to be Friday 5 October).

Please direct any enquiries to Dr Carolyn Burdett (c.burdett@bbk.ac.uk).

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Funding – Venice Art Biennale 2017: Steward-Research Fellowships – deadline 31 May 2017

 

Venice Art Biennale 2017: Steward-Research Fellowships

29 October – 26 November 2017  

The School of Arts at Birkbeck is delighted to announce an exciting opportunity to all its students. We are inviting applications for two Steward-Research Fellowships at the Venice Art Biennale 2017, running from 29 October until 26 November. These are part funded by the British Council, and by the School of Arts. The successful candidates will be responsible for making their own travel, accommodation and insurance arrangements, but will be given a grant of £1600 for the month towards these and other expenses.

We are inviting applications from all current students in the School of Arts, from Certificate level through to PhD, and from across the Departments of English and Humanities, History of Art, Cultures and Languages, and Film, Media and Cultural Studies.

However, applicants must be able to state on their application form that they would NOT have to miss any taught components of their programme of study, by taking up a Fellowship from late October through to late November 2017. This does mean that the majority of students on undergraduate and taught postgraduate degrees will be ineligible. We envisage this opportunity being most suitable for MPhil/PhD students as a result. However, we do anticipate continuing this relationship with the British Council in future years, and hope to make future tours available in the vacation periods, and summer term.

The successful candidates will work four days per week as an invigilator in the British Pavilion. Their remaining time will be used for study and research around the biennale theme, Viva Arte Viva. Students may wish to use this opportunity to contribute to an existing project or a dissertation – but there is no obligation to do so.

For full information about the fellowships, criteria and the application form, please see the website:

http://www.bbk.ac.uk/arts/research/research-bursaries-studentships-funding/venice-art-biennale-2017-steward-research-fellowships

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 31 May 2017.

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Kings PhD Networking Event on Asian CCI Research – 5 May 2017

2nd PhD Networking Event on Asian CCI Research with a Keynote from Dr Keith B. Wagner

Friday, 5 May 2017, 14.00 – 17.00

King’s College London, King’s Building (Strand Campus), Room K0.50

We, the Asian CCI Research Network, are excited to announce our second event focused on networking and getting to know other researchers in the field of Asian Cultural and Creative Industries. We are a couple of PhD students from different universities in the UK and would like to establish a network of like-minded people to exchange knowledge and ideas. All PhD students, researchers and scholars with an interest in Asian CCI are welcome.

We are very happy to welcome Dr Keith B. Wagner, Lecturer of Screen Media in the Centre for Multidisciplinary and Intercultural Inquiry at University College London, who will give a keynote to kick off the event at 14.00. The keynote, titled ‘Radical Feminists and Pretty Capital in South Korean Media: Megalia and Produce 101 as Gender Extremes’, focuses on issues surrounding gender and feminism in Korea’s contemporary male-dominated media landscape. The keynote will be followed by a Q&A session with the speaker.

During our first event, we noticed a need for people to discuss research questions and methodological approaches. During the second part of the event, approximately from 15.00 – 16.00, we would like to focus on these matters. Attendees will be split up into smaller groups to discuss and share questions on methodologies and research methods. This will be followed by a discussion among all attendees, as well as the speaker to provide peer advice and comments.

All attendees are advised to fill out the following form so we can match up people with a similar research interest for the small group discussions: https://goo.gl/forms/fXQAvM5fNMBEXpAY2

The last 30 minutes of the event will be dedicated to input and ideas from all participants on how to further develop the network. How can a research network like the one we are trying to establish support you, and how you can contribute to it? We believe in co-working and creating and are welcoming any suggestions and ideas!

For more information on the event, please visit our blog https://kingsasiancci.wordpress.com/ or keep up to date through the Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/396031367434892/. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Liw via p.chuangchai@warwick.ac.uk, Centre for Cultural Policy, The University of Warwick.

We are very much looking forward to welcome you on May 5th for an engaging event!

 

 

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Dandelion Journal: Call for General Editors – deadline 8 May 2017

Call for General Editors

Dandelion Journal is seeking General Editors to join its editorial team.

Dandelion Journal was established in 2010 as a Student-Led initiative supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Journal. It publishes quality articles and reviews by post-graduate students and early career researchers from around the world; recent issues on Brevity, Ecology, Violence, The Commons, and Nostalgia have included contributions from researchers working in the United States, Canada, Italy, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom. The journal also offers a platform for experimental and artistic work in its ‘Short Circuits’ section, dedicated to showcasing work not usually included in traditional academic publishing.

As a Dandelion General Editor you will have the opportunity to manage an issue from start to finish. This will include developing a theme and issuing a call for papers; managing a team of editors; liaising with contributors; copy editing essays; web publishing; and promoting and publicising the journal.

Joining the journal now offers an exciting opportunity to be part of the migration of Dandelion to the Open Library of the Humanities publishing platform.

We invite all Birkbeck School of Arts Graduate Students to join the Dandelion Journal Editorial Team. No prior experience of publishing or editorial is necessary as training will be provided.

We encourage you to send an email explaining why and how you would like to be involved and detailing any relevant experience you have and what skills you would bring to the journal. We are particularly curious to hear your vision for Dandelion, what innovations you would introduce, and what form you envisage Dandelion taking in the future.

Email applications to mail@dandelionjournal.org by Monday 8th of May.

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