Careers for Arts and Humanities PhDs and Researchers – a speed meet, CV check and seminar, 23rd June, Great Hall, Strand Campus, 1 to 4.

Arts and Humanities researchers often find it hard to work out the value of their discipline for their careers and how best to present their unique skills and knowledge to potential employers inside and outside academia.

Attend this event to find some solutions to these knotty problems!

The afternoon will consist of:

1.00 to 1.40 – Keynote speaker from an Arts and Humanities background

1.30 to 3.30 – Have your CV checked by one of our professional specialist researcher careers consultants (Donald Lush, from King’s and Catherine Reynolds from LSE) in a 15 minute appointment (sign up when you arrive)

2.00 to 3.30 – Alongside the CV checks we’re running a speed meet. Spend 15 minutes meeting one of our invited guests and hearing their personal career stories. Our guests include Victoria Moul of King’s College London, who is an arts and humanities researcher and Camilla Darling who is an academic administrator at King’s.

3.30 to 4.00 – the afternoon will finish with a career planning presentation from our specialist PhD careers consultant, Donald Lush

We’re still confirming some speakers, so please check back as they will be added when finalised.

You’ll need to book – the link is here.

Brexit, Movement, Waste – an interdisciplinary exploration

June 2nd, 6:30pm-9:30pm, Anatomy Museum, Strand Campus.

Drawing together academics from across London, Brexit, Movement, Waste is a three-part event series that will employ an interdisciplinary lens, incorporating performance studies, ecocriticism, politics and visual culture to consider what Brexit has brought to the surface, confronting difficult questions of minoritarian politics, immigration, parliamentary sovereignty and transnationalism.

The first event, Brexit & Movement, aims to ask: how might performance’s ‘messy’ ontology disrupt the ‘smooth’ process of retreat? We live in a time that is rapidly upending the predictable futures we envisioned for ourselves and for our nation-states: when neoliberal institutions and ‘Western’ democracies are accelerating towards accentuation and/or collapse; when ‘unthinkable’ outcomes are increasingly proving not only possible but likely; and when the typically laborious gears of bureaucracy, hinged on a single day’s vote, urge us towards fragmentation of the European Union and signal an end to a global post-war system.

What sense of time does a finite politics impose on where we go, how we plan, and what ‘moves’ we must anticipate – from the government and for our future – as citizens of an increasingly fractured Europe? How does Brexit reveal the performance of politics at speed, and what might we gain from thinking through politics as a series of movements or choreographies on the public stage? Capture

June 2nd, 6:30pm-9:30pm, Anatomy Museum, Strand Campus.

Speakers – Seb Franklin, P.A. Skantze, and Jen Harvie – will give a short presentation, which will be followed by a discussion chaired by Kélina Gotman. Wine reception to follow.

Tickets available here; Facebook here.

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Organised by Bryony White, Carleigh Morgan and Lianna Mark. Hosted by King’s College London English Department and the King’s Performance Research Group.

 

Arts & Humanities PhD Careers Event

A major careers event specifically for Arts & Humanities PhD researchers.
14.00 – 18.00, 24 June 2015, K4U12, Strand Campus

This event looks at your career inside or outside of academia. With opportunities to hear about the academic labour market, the chance to get your CV checked, and an informal speed-meet with alumni and others from various industries, this is your chance to start thinking about your next step.

Hear from:

  • Arts & Humanities Research Council – discussing the findings of the 2014 Oakleigh report; a detailed survey into the issues faced by Arts and Humanities researchers in the period immediately following completion of a PhD – ahrc.ac.uk
  • Researchers in Schools – a teacher training and professional development programme exclusive to researchers who have completed a doctorate – researchersinschools.org
  • King’s Careers & Employability Careers Consultant – Sabrina Duggan talking about portfolio careers if working 9 to 5 just isn’t for you – kcl.ac.uk/careers

Speed meet:

  • Deloitte – Talk to recruiters from professional services firm Deloitte, to find out what they and similar companies look for when employing King’s graduates – deloitte.com/uk
  • Civil Service Fast Stream – Working in the civil service can be a highly rewarding job with rapid career progression – uk/faststream
  • Current Arts & Humanities PhDs – find out first-hand about PhD careers in sectors including tourism, academia and researcher development.

CV check:

  • Be sure to book in a 15 minute CV check appointment to make sure it is up to scratch and ready to dazzle employers. Hurry though, only 18 appointments available! – book your place now via the Eventbrite page.

Inventing the Modern Novel

Wednesday 19 November, 6.30-7.45pm, Edmund J Safra Lecture Theatre

Rachel Cusk and Will Self in conversation with Lisa Appignanesi

Acclaimed novelists Rachel Cusk and Will Self will explore the influence of modernist literature on their own work and interrogate what it might mean to be influenced by modernism.  Is modernism more a period of early-twentieth century art or a set of styles?  If the modernist novel still exists today, is it necessarily formally avant-garde? Does it continue Virginia Woolf’s task of tracing ‘the atoms as they fall upon the mind in the order in which they fall’? Does it employ what TS Eliot termed ‘the mythical method’, as ‘a way of controlling, of ordering, of giving a shape and a significance to the immense panorama of futility and anarchy which is contemporary history’?

This discussion is free and will be followed by a drinks reception.  It is open to the wider public but 150 seats have been set aside for students eligible to enter our Creative Responses to Modernism competition.To book please visit http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/ahri/eventrecords/2014-2015/CMLC/modnov.aspx

The Creative Responses to Modernism competition is open to postgraduate students from throughout the UK, and the closing date is Monday 30 March 2015. For details please visit http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/ahri/centres/cmlc/Competition.aspx