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Getting Published, Funded and Employed Further Details

16 December 11

Wellcome Trust, London, Friday 16th December 2011

The workshop

This workshop is designed to give practical, informed advice to those considering a career in the academic study of religion, from whatever disciplinary background. It focuses on the interlinked activities of getting published, funded and employed. These are part of a virtuous circle, leading to and feeding one another.

The workshop will involve input, discussion and participation. We will explore effective strategies for successful publishing, not only in journals but also in books and other media. Many of the same principles apply to funding; we will explore what works and what doesn’t and how to improve your chances of success. Related to this, we consider how to build a CV, and what sort of ‘ingredients’ are needed in order to be shortlisted for posts and secure employment. There will be discussion of the various employment opportunities which are currently available as you climb the career ladder. 

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Professor Linda Woodhead, Lancaster University

Linda is Professor of Sociology of Religion at Lancaster University and Director of the £12m AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Programme. She was educated at Cambridge University and taught at Ripon College Cuddesdon before moving to Lancaster. She has been the recipient of funding from the British Academy, Leverhulme Trust, AHRC and ESRC. She has published fourteen books with seven different academic publishers, as well as in a range of journals, and has publicised research in various other media.

Dr Abby Day, University of Sussex

Abby Day is author of three books on publishing and funding: How to Get Research Published in Journals, 500 Tips for Getting Published and Winning Research Funding. She has led numerous workshops on publishing and funding at universities and colleges across Europe and North America. For 15 years she worked primarily in academic publishing before pursuing a research career in the sociology and anthropology of religion. Her most recent book is Believing in Belonging: Belief and Social Identity in the Modern World (Oxford University Press, 2011). With Gordon Lynch, she runs a project on the Religion and Society Programme.

Jake Gilmore, Communications Manager, Arts and Humanities Research Council

For the last five years Jake has worked at the AHRC where his role is focused on ensuring as many AHRC funded researchers as possible have a media profile. Recent projects include managing the AHRC/BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinkers opportunity in which over 1,000 researchers applied for 10 broadcast spaces and media coverage appeared across many of the broadsheets including the front page of the Guardian.

Every year Jake helps hundreds of arts and humanities researchers get their research in front of as big a non-academic audience as possible. Jake runs workshops that allow AHRC researchers the opportunity to talk about their research with media professionals and learn some practical skills when dealing with the media. 

Prior to this Jake spent over a decade undertaking press and PR work in both the entertainment, brewing and legal sectors. The freebies were better in the brewing sector.

For the programme and to register click here.

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