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ESHSS Careers Workshop for History PhDs and ECRs

November 25, 2016, Quaker Meeting Rooms, Edinburgh

The ESHSS are running a workshop to provide information and advice about history-related careers, aimed at history PhD students in their third year and above, and postdoctoral researchers who are within a year of defending their thesis.  Drawing on expertise from senior academics, curators, archivists, and public-sector workers, attendees will be given advice on how to approach the academic job market, and a chance to meet and hear from people working in history-related careers outside of academia.

Topics covered will include:

  • The academic job market (lectureships, teaching positions, and postdoctoral research opportunities)
  • Understanding and navigating the REF
  • Job opportunities outside the UK
  • Getting your work published, and turning your thesis into a book
  • Careers in the museum, archives, and genealogy industries
  • Your transferable skills, and how to market them to employers in the public and private sectors

A full programme will be posted here shortly.

The event is funded by the ESHSS, and is being in run in conjunction with the Scottish History Network.  The day is free for anyone registered for a history PhD in Scotland (regardless of subject matter), or to anyone who is within a year of completing a history PhD at a Scottish university. To register, please sign up by following this link:

Thanks to the generosity of the Scottish Graduate School of the Arts and Humanities, a number of travel bursaries will be available for students and unwaged ECRs traveling from outside Edinburgh.  To apply for travel support, please register first, and then email our Development Officer, Ben Thomas, with a short description of your journey and proposed costs:  We hope to provide bursaries to as many attendees as possible, but preference will be given to individuals travelling the furthest distance to attend.