Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Impact in Early Modern Studies
John Rylands Library, Manchester
26th January 2013

This one-day methodological symposium brings young academics (postgraduate, postdocs and early-career researchers) together with a number of cultural partners from Manchester to think about designing and developing ‘impact’ projects relating to their work. As well as a team from the John Rylands, representatives are already confirmed from the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester Museum, Manchester Libraries and the Royal Exchange Theatre; they will discuss their own work on the impact agenda, as well as what they hope to achieve from partnerships with higher education and research.

A key part of the day will be sharing best practice amongst the researchers present. As such, we invite proposals for short presentations (10-15 minutes) from postgraduates in any field of Early Modern studies whose work has already generated ‘impact’ outcomes. These presentations might cover (but are by no means limited to):

• How your research was developed to have ‘impact’, and any future impact outcomes you foresee.
• How you made contact with partners outside of Higher Education.
• Any issues that arose during the partnership, and how they were resolved.
• Experience of bidding for/securing funding.
• How has the impact agenda changed your methodologies or research practices?
• How has it taken your work beyond the academy (e.g. through widening participation or outreach programmes)?

Please send abstracts of 200-250 words to emimpact@gmail.com by Friday 9th November. Places will be limited: to register, please send an email to the same address with your name, discipline and affiliation. If you are sending an abstract, please let us know if you would like to attend irrespective of being asked to deliver a paper. There is no charge for the conference.

This event has been generously supported by artsmethods@manchester and the Society for Renaissance Studies. A number of postgraduate and postdoctoral travel bursaries are available; if you would like to be considered for a bursary, please let us know when you submit an abstract or register.


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