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|
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).