New Book: ‘Holocaust Remembrance between the National and the Transnational’

I am pleased to say that my book. ‘Holocaust Remembrance between the National and the Transnational’ will be released on 30 July 2015.  I held my launch for the book as part of the British Association of Holocaust Studies conference at the University of Birmingham (21-22 July 2015).  To listen back to my launch talk which discusses the books main themes, influences and contribution to Holocaust Studies, please use the audio player below.

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Using TUNDRA2 for research data: a researcher’s perspective

The University’s research data policy and guidelines place responsibility for good research data management on both the Principal Investigator and the University.

The University is obliged to “provide means and services enabling registration, deposit, storage, retention of and access to digital research data” and to “hold data securely with appropriate access controls”.  Its solution for both of these requirements is TUNDRA2.

The UNARS project team have been using TUNDRA2 for their research data and I asked Research Assistant Jo Alexander about the team’s experiences:

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Conference call for papers: The Great Outdoors? Children, Young People and Families in Natural and Rural Spaces

Institute of Health and Wellbeing logoThe University of Northampton’s Institute of Health and Wellbeing are holding a conference The Great Outdoors? Children, Young People and Families in Natural and Rural Spaces, on 9th-10th September 2015 at Sunley Conference Centre.

The conference marks 15 years since the publication of Matthews et al.’s (2000) ‘Growing up in the countryside: children and the rural idyll’. This anniversary represents a timely moment for reflection on the state of research into children, young people and families in, and in relation to, ‘rural’ and ‘natural’ spaces.

Papers are invited, which focus on children, young people and families, in relation to the following topics.  Read the rest of this entry

21,000 new e-books available

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Library and Learning Services (LLS) has recently acquired three new e-book packages from major publishers, which together provide access to more than 21,000 e-book titles. All the titles are digital rights management (DRM) free, provide simultaneous multi-user access and are available via single sign-on through NELSON and the library catalogue.

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The 5th Symposium on Lift and Escalator Technologies, 23-24 September 2015

5thsymposiumThe University of Northampton School of Science and Technology and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Lifts Group present the 5th Symposium on Lift and Escalator Technologies, which will be held at Highgate House, Northampton, from 23rd to 24th September 2015. This annual Symposium brings together experts from the field of vertical transportation, offering an opportunity for speakers to present peer reviewed papers on the subject of their research. Speakers include industry experts, academics and post graduate students.

To book your place please go to the registration page.

This year’s Lift & Escalator Symposium is immediately preceded by the 5th Symposium of Mechanics of Slender Structures.

Mechanics of Slender Structures symposium and inaugural lecture by Nick Mellor

On 21-22 September 2015, the University of Northampton is holding the 5th Symposium on Mechanics of Slender Structures.  The Department of Engineering and Technology, University of Northampton, in collaboration with the Applied Mechanics Group of the Institute of Physics, is hosting the conference, which forms a continuation of a successful meeting series on the Mechanics of Slender Structures first held in Northampton in 2006, followed by Baltimore, USA, in 2008, San Sebastian, Spain in 2010 and in Harbin, China in 2013. See the conference website for more details and how to book.

Following the conference at 6pm on the 22nd September will be a public lecture “‘A career in lift engineering and other mishaps” by visiting fellow, Nick Mellor, in the Grand Hall, Newton Building, Avenue campus. Coffee & biscuits will be served on arrival at 5.30 pm and then following the lecture there will be an opportunity for networking and discussion over drinks & nibbles. For catering purposes, please advise Tina Ferris if you would like to attend the lecture (by Tuesday 15 September 2015).

Call for papers from early career researchers

ConferenceThe Regional Studies Association Early Career Conference 2015 will be held at the University of Sheffield on 29th and 30th October 2015. The conference will give early career researchers the opportunity to network, collaborate and socialise with others working in regional studies and related fields. Read the rest of this entry

East Midlands Universities Association (EMUA) research student conference

EMUAOn Thursday 3rd September the University of Lincoln Graduate School will be hosting the 2015 East Midlands University Association (EMUA) postgraduate research student conferenceRead the rest of this entry

The Graduate School and the Research and Strategic Bidding Office are moving

We are delighted to announce that the Graduate School and Research and Strategic Bidding Office are moving to be together in the new Research Support Centre in Top Lodge at Park Campus. The move will take place in the week beginning Monday 20th July. As a result, our offices will be closed on Monday 20th July. The RSBO will move into Top Lodge on Wednesday 22nd July and the Graduate School will move on Thursday 23rd July. During the moving week we may not be able to provide the full range of support but we will be up and running at full strength from Monday 27th July so do drop in and see us in our new home. We will be announcing new events and support available shortly.

TLS Coverage as Programme Announced for International Brigid Brophy Conference!

The English Division at the University of Northampton School of the Arts is very pleased to announce the full programme for the forthcoming Brigid Brophy conference on 9th and 10th October 2015.  In the words of Professor Richard Canning, organizer of the conference, the event will,  “celebrate all aspects of Brophy’s literary career, as well as her leading contributions to animal rights, vegetarianism, anti-vivisectionism, humanism, feminist politics and advocacy of the Public Lending Right.”  Already gathering positive publicity in this week’s Times Literary Supplement (10 July 2015),  the conference will feature keynote lectures by author of The Northern Clemency and The Emperor Waltz, Professor Philip Hensher (Bath Spa University), Goldsmiths Senior Lecturer in Modern Literature, Dr Carole Ann Sweeney and British writer, psychologist, and animal rights advocate, Dr Richard Ryder.  For more information on the conference, including details of how to register, please read below.

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