HOTCUS Inaugural Work-in-Progress Meeting

The evening of Friday, 19 October 2018, The University of Nottingham


HOTCUS are delighted to invite expressions of interest for two presenters for our inaugural work-in-progress meeting, which will take place on the evening before the HOTCUS postgraduate conference in Nottingham.


The meeting is held in response to feedback from our membership, which expressed a desire for opportunities to workshop pieces of writing in greater depth than simply through conference Q&A. Such pieces might comprise a draft journal article or thesis/book chapter. Please note that owing to time constraints, each submission should be of no more than c.25 double-spaced pages/eight to ten thousand words.



Each presenter will be required to submit their work two weeks in advance of the meeting so that it can be circulated to attendees to read in advance. On the day, each presenter will be afforded a 50-minute session; they will very briefly introduce their project/piece of work, and then the majority of the session will be spent fielding questions from the audience and discussing the work in-depth. The sessions are designed to be an open forum for each presenter to share their writing and to receive detailed feedback from the HOTCUS community.


How to Apply

People wishing to apply should email a proposal outlining the work they wish to present, of no more than 250 words, along with a C.V. to [email protected] by the 22nd July 2018. Successful applicants will be notified by mid-August at the latest, with their pieces of writing being required to be submitted no later than 5th October 2018.


Anyone at any stage of their career, from postgraduate onward, may apply.


In order to address issues of representation and inclusion, HOTCUS would especially welcome proposals from female scholars and the BAME academic community, who have historically been under-represented at our events.