Friday 22nd April 2016, University of Reading
The Graduate Centre of Medieval Studies (GCMS) is an interdisciplinary centre that is predominantly based in the History department. ‘Why My Research Matters’, or to give it its full title ‘Why My Research Matters: New Methods. New Audience. New Questions. The Importance of Medieval and Early Modern Studies in the Twenty-First Century‘, is a one-day workshop organised by postgraduate and early career researchers from the GCMS.
The conference encourages postgraduates and early career researchers working across medieval and early modern history to present their research and highlight its relevance in the 21st century. Historic studies, but particularly those focused on pre-modern history, often have their relevance, and thus the reason for their study, challenged and this workshop offers a chance to open discussion about the importance of these studies. The day will conclude with a round-table discussion open to all speakers and attendees, and it will cover issues encountered when researching pre-modern history, and explore ways in which we can engage others outside of our research areas. The organisers welcome any who are interested in this conference and would like to encourage wide postgraduate attendance. Interested undergraduates are also welcome to attend.
Further details, and the initial programme for ‘Why My Research Matters’ can be found below.
GCMS representatives will also be live-tweeting via @UniRdg_GCMS and live-blogging via the GCMS Facebook page throughout the event.