On Wednesday, BGRS hosted the second annual 2018 Three Minute Thesis and Poster Competition at the lecture theatre and foyer within the Clore Management Centre. There was a great atmosphere of interest, enjoyment and celebration among those who attended and took part.
Keith Jarrett (Department of English and Humanities) was named overall winner for his entry, The migration of meaning: writing a new London Caribbean culture by the panel of judges, which included representatives from all five Birkbeck Schools.
Cathy Rogers (Department of Psychological Sciences) was named runner up, for her talk Freedom and control: how do children achieve their creative goals? and Pavni Kohli (Department of Geography) and Raul Valdivia (Department of Cultures and Languages) were named joint winner of the People’s Choice Award for their talks Looking beyond fear in Delhi: Mapping women’s everyday life, and Picturing Utopia: Photography against the odds in a Peruvian sunset, respectively.
The Poster Competition was won by Ajitesh Ghose (Department of Psyhcological Sciences) for a poster titled Grounded Semantics: A Neural Network Approach.
The full News Item for the event can be found here.
Videos of the talks will be coming soon. In the meantime, you can watch videos from the 2017 competition here.
Birkbeck Public Engagement Awards
Monday 19 March 2018
On 19 March Birkbeck celebrated the public engagement successes of researchers at an inaugural award ceremony. The event showcased research which has been successfully communicated to a wider audience and among the 25 projects considered the following awards for PhD/ Early Career entries were recognized. Awards in this category were made for inspiring public engagement work undertaken by researchers in the early stages of their research career.
Winner: Tottenham’s Trojan Horse? Stadium-led regeneration in North London
- Dr Mark Panton (School of Business, Economics and Informatics)
Dr Mark Panton recently received his PhD for his thesis entitled ‘How do Stakeholders Influence Stadium-led Regeneration? The Story from East Manchester and Tottenham.’ Dr Panton’s research focused on understanding local communities’ and stakeholders’ perspectives on stadium-led regeneration. Through the research, Dr Panton was privy
to the stories of real people, those in danger of losing their homes, their livelihoods and their connections in their community due to regeneration. Now members of the community have helped to shape a graphic
book telling their stories, amongst the complex ideas and relationships involved in large-scale redevelopment.
Highly Commended: Recovering women in the digital age: editing the long nineteenth century
- Flore Janssen (PhD Candidate, Department of English and Humanities), Alexis Wolf (PhD Candidate, School of Arts) and Beatrice Bazell (School of Arts).
Flore has worked with co-founders Alexis Wolf and Beatrice Bazell to run a series of Wikipedia editing workshops designed to support new Wikipedia contributors – both academic researchers and members of the public – in
producing well-researched pages on forgotten women of the long nineteenth century. The team has been supported in their efforts by partners from the Pre-Raphaelite Society and Wikimedia UK.
- Guy Beckett (PhD Candidate, Department of History, Classics and Archaeology) and Dr Steffan Blayney (Research Assistant, University of Sussex).
Guy Beckett is a PhD candidate in History who runs History
Acts, a radical history forum that explores the links between history
and activism. Guy works with Dr Steffan Blayney, a research assistant at the University of Sussex, to run monthly workshops that bring together
activists organising in an area of contemporary political relevance
with historians working on a related topic. The forum is based
at the University of London, with support from partners, the
Raphael Samuel History Centre and History Workshop Online.
Birkbeck PhD students invited to submit applications to inaugural Public Engagement Awards
About these awards
These Birkbeck Public Engagement Awards will build on the College’s tradition of socially engaged research and its historical mission to engage with a wide and diverse range of people outside of academia, to recognise and celebrate those researchers who have undertaken innovative and exemplary public engagement activities.
Applications have now opened and entrants can be at any level in their career. Public engagement activities on any scale are welcome.
Lunchtime launch and Q&A
The Launch is taking place at RUS (30) 101 on Monday 27 November 2017 from 12pm-2pm, and will introduce the Awards, give an overview of the application form and address any questions you may have about the application process. Attendees need to register here by 20 November.
Deadline for entries: 29 January 2018
Call for entries
The Birkbeck Graduate Research School (BGRS) aims to highlight the activities and successes of our research student community. We are pleased to announce a £300 book voucher prize which will be awarded to a Birkbeck PhD student able to demonstrate the most notable contribution to their field while undertaking their postgraduate research in 2016/17. Examples or successes or activities might include:
- A publication with a highly ranked publisher (or which has resulted in a high level of citations if this is appropriate to your discipline)
- An invitation to speak at a conference
- A conference, workshop or event that you have played a key role in organising
- Any other notable successes or awards.
The competition is open to all current part time and full time PhD students at Birkbeck.
How to apply
If you would like to be considered please complete this entry form and send it to email@example.com by the end of Friday 6 October.
The form requires a brief statement from the student and the supervisor which can be understood by a non-specialist.
The winner will be awarded the prize at the BGRS Winter party later in the year and will be featured on the BGRS blog.