Each month, the CDH host a workshop for PhD students and recent graduates. MA students interested in developing academic skills are also very welcome to attend, as are PhD students who are not CDH members. These are designed to help students connect with each other as well as support their academic and skills development.

The workshops will begin with a work-in-progress presentation from a CDH PhD student (20-30 minutes, followed by discussion), and conclude with a presentation from a guest speaker who will offer some training or reflection on a topic such as a PhD milestone, one aspect of career development, or an academic skill.

These sessions will be followed by a new series of CDH research seminars entitled IOTA II (image-object-text-analysis). These seminars are open to all and are scheduled from 4-5.30pm (usually taking place in the same venue). More info about the IOTA II seminar series, can be found here


Schedule of PhD Workshops (2-3.30pm)

15 December, Grand Parade M2
Kate Guy, “Exhibition Design at the British Museum: Histories and Legacies”
Dr Cheryl Roberts, “From PhD to Book: Getting a Book Contract and Transforming your Thesis”

19 January, Grand Parade G4
Laharee Mitra, “Discourses of Decolonisation in the Heritage Sector”
Prof Annebella Pollen, “Publishing Beyond Academia: The Why, What and How of Commercial Writing”

Friday 17 February, Grand Parade M2, 12.30pm (please note the earlier start time)
Kamal Badhey, “Apna Heritage: From Family Photo to Community and Institutional Archives”
Prof Jeremy Aynsley, on “Design Writing: Styles and Approaches to Writing about Objects”

23 March, Grand Parade 318b
Andrea Potts, “How do Exhibitions Mediate How Museum Visitors Engage with the Colonial Past?”
Lina Shinhwa Koo and Mandeep Sidhu, on “Approaching and Reflecting on the Design History APR: For New and Progressing Students”

27 April, Grand Parade M2
Marina Castledine, “The Silences of Cypriot Lace”
Dr Veronica Isaac, “Exploring Museum Careers Alongside and After the PhD”

19 May, Grand Parade M2, 1-2.30pm
Professors Rebecca M. Brown and Samuel A. Chambers, Johns Hopkins University.
How to get published: writing, pitching and revising journal articles

25 May, Grand Parade M2
Mandeep Sidhu, “Exploring the Transfigurative Role of the Shaheen Bagh Protestors’ Cultural Productions of Resistance”
Dr Alex Esculapio and Dr Jo Pilcher, “Preparing for your Viva in Design History and Material Culture”

15 June, Grand Parade M2
Lina Shinhwa Koo, “An Object-based Study of Korean Dolls in Museum Collections”
Dr Karina Rodriguez Echavarria, on “Practical tips on using Images in the Arts and Humanities: Format, Storage and Copyright”