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PG Study Day 2016

Welcome from the Postgraduate Representatives

Chers collègues,

Welcome to the postgraduate section of the ASMCF website!

Postgraduates are an integral part of the Association's activities, and we welcome both national and international postgraduate members. We offer an extremely favourable postgraduate membership rate (only £10 GBP for 2017), which includes a subscription to the quarterly journal Modern & Contemporary France, and we strongly encourage postgraduates to play an active part in the life of the Association.

This includes:

  • The annual study day day co-organised with the Society for the Study of French History (SSFH) each March, which will be held this year on 4 March 2017 at the University of Nottingham on the topic of Mobility/Immobility.
  • Postgraduates are also welcome at the annual conference held every year in September, which includes an essay competition for postgraduate students, as well as opportunities for postgraduates to present their work in papers during the panel sessions.
There are also opportunities for postgraduate students to obtain funding for their activities. Each year the Executive Committee awards the Peter Morris Memorial Postgraduate Travel Prize worth £250, and postgraduates are able to apply to the Association's Initiative Fund to support costs of up to £500 for research activities and travel.

This academic year ASMCF has supported events such as the London Postgraduate French Conference, held at Senate House on 4 November 2016 under the theme "Thinking Work" (https://thinkingworkconference2016.wordpress.com/).

Further details can be found on our 'Funding and Prizes' page on this website (http://www.asmcf.org/funding/).

The Association is also keen to promote regional initiatives bringing together scholars at both senior and postgraduate level where there is interest. For instance, between 2013 and 2015 we supported three postgraduate study days at the University of Liverpool (ASMCF North West), and the cross-institutional research community fostered by these events continues to thrive.

As the Association's postgraduate representative, I represent our community on the Executive Committee, which meets four times a year. If there is anything you would like to be raised to the Committee, if you have any issues or queries, or if would just like some advice, please do not hesitate to contact me.

À bientôt,

James Illingworth, Queen's University, Belfast

(jillingworth01@qub.ac.uk)