Postgraduate Caucus

Postgraduate Caucus Committee: Amelia Dale, Elias Grieg and Garritt Van Dyk

The David Nichol Smith Postgraduate caucus is coordinating a mentoring program, modelled on that used the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS). The program provides an opportunity for postgraduates and early career researchers to discuss their research and career development with a more senior scholar working in their field, and benefit from their mentor's expertise. For further information, please contact Amelia Dale. Expressions of interest in the mentoring program are now closed.

Events and Activities

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Tuesday 9 December 2014
Pre-Conference Pub Night

You are warmly invited to join the postgraduate caucus for pre-conference drinks at the Forest Lodge, a pub close to campus. All conference delegates are welcome.

Thursday 11 December 2014
Special Session for Postgraduates and Early Career Researchers

Special Session for Postgraduates and Early Career Researchers. Roundtable on Journal Publication: A Session for Postgraduates and Early Career Researchers.

Panel includes John Dixon Hunt, Sophia Rosenthal and Aleksondra Hultquist. Chaired by Amelia Dale and Garritt Van Dyk.

(Post)Graduate Travel Grants

Grant recipients

Jessica Hamel-Akré (University of Montreal)

Christina Gray (University of California, Los Angeles)

Floris Verhaart (Oxford University)

Yin Ning Kwok (University of Hong Kong)

Jean McBain (University of Melbourne)

The 15th David Nichol Smith Seminar organizing committee is pleased to announce that they will be able to offer a limited number of travel grants to expand postgraduate participation in the 2014 'Ideas and Enlightenment' conference. These are provided through generous funding contributions from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Putting Periodisation to Use Group, and the Sydney Intellectual History Network at the University of Sydney. These scholarships are part of an extended postgraduate program at DNS XV, which will be supported by the newly formed DNS Graduate Caucus. We anticipate that the program will include paired mentoring between junior and senior colleagues at the conference and a professional development workshop. Those awarded scholarships travel grants would be expected to be actively involved in this program.

Travel grants (up to a maximum amount of $2,000) will be awarded as reimbursement of travel expenses. Funds may be used for transportation to and from the conference and accommodation only, not for meals). Partial grants may be offered. Recipients must attend the full conference and present a paper at the David Nichol Smith Seminar XV at the University of Sydney. Costs incurred, up to the amount granted, will be reimbursed upon presentation of receipts. In certain cases, fares or other expenses may be paid directly by the DNS XV organizing committee through the office of the Sydney Intellectual History Network. Applications from international and Australian postgraduate students are invited.

The recipient must be actively engaged in full- or part-time doctoral study in eighteenth-century studies, in any field, at a recognised university.