The Southern Early Modern and Medieval Postgraduate Network (SPEM) is a new pan-institutional group based in the South of England. It aims to provide a forum for postgraduate students to discuss their research with their peers, to facilitate the exchange of ideas and to provide practical help and advice from established academics. Events will be held featuring a mixture of papers by researchers, workshops and discussions led by established academics and other experts.
To that end, SPEM will be holding a one day conference at the University of Chichester on June 23rd 2011. This event will feature papers by postgraduate students working in the medieval and early modern periods, and presentations on the topics of publication and non-academic careers for the postgraduate researcher. Professor Andrew Hadfield (University of Sussex, editor Renaissance Studies) will discuss the process of publication.
We are accepting proposals for papers on any area of research in the medieval and early modern periods. The conference is open to all; the presentations on publication and careers will be general rather than specific to the medieval and early modern periods.
Papers should be 20 minutes long. For further information or to send abstracts (250 max), please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com by May 31st 2011.