Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Call for Applicants: ABH 2014 Tony Slaven Workshop

The Association of Business Historians (ABH) will hold its third Tony Slaven Doctoral Training Workshop on June 26-27, 2014, immediately preceding the 2014 ABH annual conference at Newcastle University Business School; Workshop participants will be welcome to attend the annual conference. Students at any stage of their doctoral career, whether first year or near submitting, are encouraged to attend. In addition to providing new researchers with an opportunity to discuss their work with other research students in a related discipline, the sessions will also include at least one skills-related workshop.
    One aim of the Workshop is to strengthen links among students working on business history and related topics in various departments and disciplines. For the purposes of the Workshop, `business history’ is therefore interpreted broadly. Students will present on a pre-circulated paper of no more than 5,000 words, and will be expected to act as discussant for another’s paper, with further time for group discussion.
    Students interested in attending the workshop should send their application to Sheryllynne Haggerty, Department of History, School of Humanities, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD. The application should consist of four pages: a one-page CV; one page stating the names of the student’s supervisors, the title of their thesis, the university and department where they are registered, and the date of commencement of their thesis registration; and a two-page abstract of the paper. Four Tony Slaven scholarships are available, each worth up to £150, to contribute toward the travel, accommodation, and registration costs of attending the doctoral workshop (not the ABH main conference). Students should clearly state in their application if they wish to be considered for the Tony Slaven scholarships. The deadline for submissions is February 21, 2014.

    Questions may be directed to Sheryllynne Haggerty at the above e-mail address. See also the workshop announcement on the ABH website.