ANZAMEMS Development Scheme (ADS)

In pre-covid times ANZAMEMS funded PATS (Postgraduate Advanced Training Seminars), which brought HDR students and ECRs together for skills and methods seminars. Since the beginning of the pandemic, it has not been possible to run these workshops for obvious reasons.

So, we’ve decided to try something different. In second semester 2021, beginning in mid to late September, we are going to offer a virtual seminar series, organised by the cohort for the cohort. We will offer seven two-hour sessions, held fortnightly. The program will offer a mix of career development and state of the field/s reflections. We will have three sessions devoted to the job market, offering reflections on how the sector works in different locations focusing on the USA, the UK and the European Union, and Australasia. We will also offer two sessions that focus on timely issues and challenges in the field of Medieval and Early Modern Studies. Finally, we will offer two sessions devoted to methodological issues, designed to offer insights into working with particular types of sources, or with relatively new theoretical paradigms.

We have not yet decided on the times and dates for these sessions, as we will seek information from participants about their availability, and work to accommodate as many people as possible.

In the past, we have offered face to face sessions that enabled skill-based training in things like palaeography. The virtual does not lend itself to that sort of training, but we promise we plan to return to face to face training in the future. For now, however, we hope that this new format will provide equally valuable advice and support in different areas of development.

Should you wish to apply to join this seminar series, please email Clare Monagle by 22 August to register your interest, supplying the information below. Participation is only open to ANZAMEMS members.

  1. Name;
  2. Brief Bio (100 Words);
  3. Reason for Interest (100 Words);
  4. Preferred Times and Days of Week for Sessions (please provide as many as possible).

Numbers are not capped, but we ask that participants commit to the entirety of program (pending timing), as we are keen to provide a supportive and open space and offer an opportunity for relationship building as well as career development.