IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1408: PhD?: What Next? - A Round Table Discussion

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:HistoryLab+ / The National Archives: Public Record Office, Kew / University of Leicester
Organiser:Ellie Pridgeon, Department of the History of Art & Film, University of Leicester / Precise Media, London
Moderator/Chair:Paul R. Dryburgh, The National Archives, London
Abstract

This round table is aimed at Masters and PhD students, as well as at medievalists considering careers outside the traditional academic environment. In light of the short-term contracts and reduced funding in HE, this is a common decision for 21st century post-graduates. The panel is composed of participants from a number of sectors, including media, archives, publishing, landscape heritage, and local government. This is a unique opportunity to hear professionals – all of whom have successfully undertaken PhDs themselves – discuss career paths, and for you to pose questions and seek advice on your future vocation.

Participants include Ellie Pridgeon (University of Leicester / Precise Media, London), Kimm Curran (University of Glasgow), Robert Kinsey (Boydell & Brewer, Woodbridge), and John Lee (North Yorkshire County Council, Northallerton).