Graduate School Conference Funds 2015/16

The Graduate School is pleased to announce that we are offering limited funds to support postgraduate students at King’s College London to attend conferences for the purpose of delivering an oral or poster presentation in 2015/16.

Four competition rounds will run for the 2015/16 academic year, and each round has a set deadline, as follows:

Round Deadline For conferences commencing within the following period
1 15 October 2015 22 October 2015 – 5 February 2016
2 15 January 2016 6 February 2016 – 5 May 2016
3 15 April 2016 6 May 2016 – 5 August 2016
4 15 July 2016 6 August 2016 – 5 November 2016

For more information about the fund, and to apply, please go to: https://internal.kcl.ac.uk/student/grad-school/pgr/support/conf.aspx.

 

Graduate School Conference Fund – Deadline 15 January

At the start of November, 20 students were awarded grants of up to £300 to present their research at conferences around the world. You can find out more about the grant-winners for the first round of this year’s competition here.

The deadline for the second round of the conference fund is now only a month away, so if you are presenting your research at a conference between February 6 – May 5 2015, and need additional financial support in order to attend, you may be eligible to apply for a Graduate School Conference Fund Grant.

The fund offers grants of up to £300 per award to support postgraduate students at King’s College London attend conferences where they will be delivering an oral or poster presentation on their research in 2014/15.

And this year, we are delighted that, for the first time, we are able to open up the scheme to Masters students, thanks to additional funds being allocated to it.

There are three remaining competition rounds for the 2014/15 academic year, and each round covers conferences within a specific period, as below:

ROUND

DEADLINE For conferences commencing within the following period

2

15 January 2015 6 February 2015 – 5 May 2015

3

15 April 2015 6 May 2015 – 5 August 2015

4

15 July 2015 6 August 2015 – 5 November 2015

For  full eligibility criteria and guidance on how to apply, please see the Graduate School’s Conference Fund intranet webpages or contact graduateschool@kcl.ac.uk / 020 7848 4146 for further details.

Reminder: Graduate School Conference Fund – Deadline 15 July

The deadline for the final round of the 2013/14 Graduate School Conference Fund is on Tuesday 15 July.

If you are a research student delivering an oral or poster presentation at a peer-reviewed conference between 6 August 2014 – 5 November 2014 make sure you get your application in on time. To find out more about the fund and how to apply, please see this post from earlier in the year.

Borders without boundaries: a weekend with the Canadian Society of Medievalists

A guest post by Hana Videen, Department of English

Canadian Congress of the Humanities

In May I attended the annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Medievalists. I received a Graduate School Conference Fund Grant to help with travel expenses. This year the conference was held at Brock University in St Catherines, Ontario.

The CSM meeting was part of the Canadian Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, a week-long event that includes over 70 scholarly associations. Unlike academic conferences I had attended in the past, this Congress had scholars from diverse disciplines meeting on the same campus throughout the week, societies for medievalists, practical ethics, game studies, food studies, geographers, etc.

Brock UniversityThis meant that while the Congress had around 8,000 attendees over the course of the week, the conference I attended was actually quite small. There were only two sessions occurring concurrently at any given time, sometimes only one plenary session, and over the three days I was there, I had the opportunity to hear the work of and/or speak to the majority of the attendees, quite different from my experiences at other conferences. At first I was disappointed that there wouldn’t be more Anglo-Saxonists to talk to at CSM. However, my attitude changed, particularly after arriving at the conference and starting to attend panels on topics in which I would have had little interest if there had been a coinciding session on Old English poetry. I heard a fascinating lecture on the Romanesque fabric of Durham Cathedral and learned about the proto-flying buttress, a flying buttress ‘not quite out of the nest’. I heard papers like ‘Chaucer and film culture in pre-WWII America’, ‘The use of gems in the spells of the Picatrix’ and ‘Permeable boundaries between Christian and pagan enemies in the Baltic crusades’.

The theme for Congress 2014, ‘Borders without Boundaries’, ended up being particularly relevant to me, and a good reminder while writing up my very specialised research on what will seem to most as an ‘esoteric’ topic that there are, in fact, many borders still to be crossed within Medieval Studies as well as the vast scope of humanities research as a whole.

Based on an original post here: http://beoshewulf.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/borders-without-boundaries-a-weekend-with-the-canadian-society-of-medievalists/

Graduate School Conference Funds 2013/14

The King’s Graduate School is pleased to announce that we are offering limited funds to support postgraduate research students at King’s College London to attend conferences for the purpose of delivering an oral or poster presentation in 2013/14.

There will be four competition rounds for the 2013/14 academic year, and each round has a set deadline, as follows:

ROUND

DEADLINE For conferences commencing within the following period

1

15 October 2013 22 October 2013 – 5 February 2014

2

15 January 2014 6 February 2014 – 5 May 2014

3

15 April 2014 6 May 2014 – 5 August 2014

4

15 July 2014 6 August 2014 – 5 November 2014

If you’re a postgraduate research student planning to present at a conference during the 2013/14 academic year, check out the our intranet webpages for further details.