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Unpacking the Concept of Home By Jennifer Hoolachan (University of Stirling)

Home’ and ‘place’ have been the subjects of a wealth of research within the disciplines of sociology, psychology, geography and youth studies in the past twenty years (e.g. 994 more words

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Publishing opportunity: the inaugural Women in German Studies Book Prize

The brand new WiGS Book Prize was announced at the annual conference in Cambridge, Selwyn College, this November. The prize is explicitly aimed at Early Career Researchers (including doctoral students just finishing their degree) who are preparing their first book. 161 more words


Introducing the new WiGS committee role: Early Career Representative

It bears repeating that it is a very hard time to be an Early Career Researcher in the UK. Available, permanent jobs are almost non-existent, and one- or two-year temporary teaching contracts are the norm if one is lucky to get one. 470 more words


Knowing How to Succeed: Do Academics Need Agents?

An article published recently in The New Yorker had me gripped as my train pushed south along the east coast mainline. Entitled ‘The Programmer’s Price’, it explains that the best computer programmers are now turning to agents to find the right vacancies, sell their skills to employers and – importantly – to negotiate the most lucrative salary packages. 1,080 more words

Early Career Music Librarians: ET Bryant Memorial Prize

I have posted details of this on Whittaker Live, and it’s on the IAML(UK and Ireland) website. However, since the idea is to promote this prize as widely as possible – there’s £250 at stake for an early-career music librarian who has written a dissertation or significant article – I thought I’d repost it here too. 257 more words

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Who was Richard Armitage, before anyone knew him? Questions on the eves of an anniversary

By this time ten years ago, North & South was not only in the can — it had been announced in the television guides. Richard Armitage had been — somewhat perilously — cast, a risk to the director, as he has always said. 314 more words

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