The concept is the same as previously: in each Forum session, we would like 1-2 postgraduate student(s) to give a talk about a topic of their research. Alternatively, the GEM Forum can be a film screening, a ‘seminar’ (an open discussion about a given topic, chaired by one of the Centre’s students) or a visit to the university’s facilities relevant to fields covered by the CBOMGS.
Apart from being an excellent opportunity to expand an academic CV, the forum allows participants to:
- practice giving papers and presentations (e.g., in preparation for upcoming colloquia)
- receive feedback on research and various work in progress
- improve confidence in asking and answering questions in a public, yet friendly atmosphere
- and finally, to meet and socialize with other postgraduate students
We want YOU
If you are interested in chairing a session of the GEM forum, this would involve giving a short introduction about the speaker/s and their work, then directing the Q&A session afterwards. Any suggestions for seminar topics that you might like to chair are also welcome.
In order to plan a programme, please send your abstracts by 14th December including:
-The proposed paper topic AND field of study (e.g. Byzantine, Ottoman or Modern Greek Studies).
-An abstract of approximately 200 words.
-Dates of your availability – GEM forum sessions are going to take place, as per usual, at the Whitting Room from 5.15pm onwards, but this term they are going to be every Wednesday.
-Whether you would require any AV facilities.
Yes, I am interested!
Both prospective chairpeople and speakers should contact Yannis Stamos by 14th December 2014 on IXS233@bham.ac.uk.