Forthcoming Seminar: The Seminal Book

March 9th, 11.00-13.00

University Place room 4.204

The short term nature of existing UK research assessment processes currently operates to a precise (4-5 year) timeframe thereby often discouraging researchers from focusing on what might be a major career objective – the production of a career-defining and reputation-building piece of work. In this seminar, Professor Nigel Vincent will chair an expert panel with distinguished track records of publishing seminal, world-leading research in their respective fields. The panel will provide a short overview of their own publishing experiences and offer advice and guidance. The expectation is that this will be a fully interactive, fairly informal event and all participants are encouraged to submit a question to the panel when registering, as well as to engage in discussion on the day.

Panel members:

Chair: Prof. Nigel Vincent

Prof. Tarani Chandola (Professor of Medical Sociology, Cathy Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research) Tarani’s research is primarily on the social determinants of health, focusing on health inequalities and psychosocial factors, and the analysis of longitudinal cohort studies. He is co-director of Methods@Manchester, and is author of Stress at Work, a British Academy Policy Centre Report.

Prof. Mick Moran (WJM MacKenzie Professor, Politics). Mick’s research focuses on business and politics. He is currently co-authoring a study of the financial crisis with colleagues from CRESC, and the second edition of his book on Politics and Governance in the UK will appear in 2011.

Prof. Joe Bergin (Professor of Modern History). Joseph Bergin’s research interests are mainly in the religious, social and political history of early modern France from the later sixteenth to the early eighteenth century. He has written six major books and, in December 2010 was awarded the silver Richelieu Medal by the University of Paris-Sorbonne, awarded to scholars who have contributed to promoting the values of scholarly excellence for which the Sorbonne stands.

Dr. Cathy Gelbin (Senior Lecturer in German Studies). Cathy is a literary and film scholar with a special interest in Holocaust representations and contemporary German-Jewish culture in European and global context. Her most recent monograph, The Golem Returns: From German Romantic Literature to Global Jewish Culture, was published by Michigan University Press in late 2010.

Submit your question for the panel to claire.stocks@manchester.ac.uk

Book at: http://www.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/humnet/acaserv/pgresearch/researcherdevelopment/staffdev/course/index.htm?id=501

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