Quadrivium VIII: PhD Training on Manuscripts and Digital Humanities

I am pleased to see that registration has opened and the draft programme released for the next Quadrivium, to be held in November. The publicity notice pretty much says it all, so I reproduce it in full here:

Registration is now open for Quadrivium VIII, which will be held at the HRI University of Sheffield, 1-2 November 2012 under the auspices of Manuscripts Online (http://manuscriptsonline.wordpress.com/about/).

For those of you who are new to the PhD, the Quadrivium programme offers lectures, seminars, and networking opportunities over a two-day period to postgraduate students who works on medieval textual cultures, and will be of value to research students at various stages of their doctoral careers.  The programme is a collaborative training event run by medievalists at Birmingham, Queen's Belfast, Oxford, York, Leicester, Glasgow, Sheffield and St Andrews.

This year Quadrivium will focus on digital humanities and their value for postgraduate research, including an hands on workshop on the new project 'Manuscripts online'. There will also be sessions on academic and non-academic careers, workshops on grants' applications and other ‘generic skills’ sessions. A full programme will be posted on the symposium website soon.

Quadrivium V is generously subsidised by  JISC. Registration for Quadrivium is free, and lunches and the conference dinner will also be offered free of charge. We are also pleased to offer financial support to cover accommodation and travel expenses which will distributed on a first come, first serve basis (on production of receipts). Students  will be informed promptly whether funds are still available to you.

The deadline for the receipt of registration forms is 25 October 2012.

For further information, including accommodations, please visit our website: http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/english/news/conferences/quadrivium2012


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