Historical Trajectories in Academia and Heritage: A Careers Workshop for PG Researchers in History

The Hull History Postgraduate Committee is delighted to announce the second Careers Workshop for Post-Graduate Researchers in History organised in collaboration with the Careers Service at The University of Hull.

This free one day workshop welcomes all post-graduate students from the History Subject Group, both MA and PhD level, interested in hearing more about how to get ahead in the professional world of History after university.

This workshop shall cover crucial areas to consider in doing a PhD in History and when applying for jobs both inside and outside of Higher Education, including:

  • How to Apply for a PhD
    PhD Life: Final Year and Viva
    Post-Doctoral Research and Management
    Alternative Careers for Historians in Heritage and Higher Education


Please email hullhistorypostgrad@outlook.com to book a place or for queries.

Hope to see you there!

Careers Workshop 2017 Poster


09.45: Welcome  

– George Borrinaga, Job Opportunities Representative, History Postgraduate Committee

10.00: Final PhD Year and Post-Doctoral Project Management 

PhD Writing Phase and Post-Viva Reflections  

– Susannah Hopson, PhD Candidate

Balancing Research and Administration in a Post-Doctoral Project  

– Dr Yvonne Inall, Post-Doctoral Research Associate and Project Administrator, Remember Me: The Changing Face of Memorialisation Project

11.00:  Research Pursuits at the Post-Doctoral Level 

Making your research interests fit into collaborative projects  

– Dr Jennifer Aston, Research Associate, Gender, Place and Memory Project

12.00:  Lunch Break (Refreshments will be made available inside the room) 

13.00:  Alternative Careers for Historians 

Working in the Heritage Sector

– Helen Keighley, PhD Candidate/English Heritage

Working in Higher Education Management

– Dr Jacob Zobkiw

14.00:  PhD Applications and Research Consortiums 

CV, Personal Statements, and Cover Letters

– Emily Peach, Careers Adviser, Careers & Employability Service

Academic Coordination and PhD Applications for NECAH

– Dr Martin Wilcox, Lecturer in History and Academic Coordinator, North of England Consortium for Arts and Humanities: http://www.necah.ac.uk/

15.00: Closing Comments  

– Charlotte Garside, President, History Postgraduate Committee


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