Shut Up & Write Workshop

Are you struggling to write ‘that’ Chapter, Article or Abstract? Do you struggle to put your ideas on paper or, even worse, are you struggling to get into the groove of writing? Join us for ’Shut Up and Write’, an IAPH writing workshop for PhD students who need help kickstarting or maintaining their writing habit. ’SUAW’ is as simple as it sounds. We meet for several hours, put all distractions aside and write for 45 minutes uninterrupted. Nothing is needed except your laptop or, if you’re old school, a pen & paper.

This is a practical workshop designed to

  1. a) provide a collaborative space to write
  2. b) address any pressing issues PhD students have when it comes to writing and/or publishing their work.

Held in Ulster University’s new Belfast campus (just a stone throw away from the famous St. George’s market), this four hour event is split between a writing workshop and a writing Q&A forum.

 

The tentative timetable is:

11am: Meet and Greet/Set Writing Intentions

11.15am – 12pm: First Writing Bloc

12.15pm – 12.30pm: Tea Break (provided free of charge)

12.30 – 1.15pm: Second Writing Bloc

1.15pm-2pm: Lunch (provided free of charge)

2pm-3pm: Q&A on writing (how to publish, how to write PhD chapters, how to edit etc.)

 

This is a great opportunity for IAPH members to improve their writing, network with fellow PhD students and to gain an insight into the academic process.

 

Costs & Registration

This event is free for all IAPH members but registration is essential. Please register in advance by emailing info@irishhistorians.ie with the subject heading Workshop Registration. There is a €5 charge for non-IAPH members to cover catering.

 

Host Bio:

Dr. Conor Heffernan is a Lecturer in the Sociology of Sport at Ulster University. Conor finished his PhD in History at University College Dublin in 2019. In that time he has published over 50 academic articles and chapters, two single authored books and one co-edited book. Outside of academia Conor holds a regular writing position with Barbend.com

IFUT Precarity Campaign Information Session

At 5.30pm on 25 January 2023, the Irish Association of Professional Historians will host an information session with Miriam Hamilton and Robert McNamara of the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) on the union’s current campaign on precarious employment in academia in Ireland.

The event will take place over Zoom and is open to all current and prospective members of the IAPH. No registration is necessary, simply follow the link below to join the meeting.

IFUT is currently circulating a survey of those working in higher education (whether IFUT members, members of another trade union, or not members of any trade union) to gather information on their experiences and quality of employment. The survey can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YH55B92

Link to join meeting:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86575013064

IAPH Bursaries 2023

The IAPH is pleased to announce the launch of its Members’ Bursaries scheme for 2023. These bursaries are intended to support the Association’s members in their professional activities and may be used for a range of activities, such as the attendance of conferences outside the island of Ireland, publication expenses, or the costs associated with research trips. Bursaries may also be used for professional development activities/training and conference organisation. Two bursaries, valued at €500 each, will be offered for 2023.

The deadline for applications is Friday 24 February 2023. The bursary should be used during the calendar year 2023. Further details about the scheme, eligibility, and selection as well as the application form, can be downloaded here IAPH Members’ Bursaries, Application Form.

IAPH Events in 2023

In 2023 the IAPH Committee plans to runs several events. Further details will be issued ahead of each events in the coming months. In the interim, please note that the 2023 schedule comprises:

February 2023 Title: Writing workshop geared towards PhD students.

Venue: in person in Belfast or via Zoom

Spring/Summer Title: Consultancy: personal experiences and key considerations

Venue: via Zoom

Summer 2023 Title: Career Development Outside of Academia event (how to write cv and market yourself for corporate; Enterprise Scheme; recruiters/jobs on toast; skills hub)

Venue: via Zoom

October 2023  

Title: Historian and Archivist event

Venue: tbc

December 2023 Public History & Heritage workshop.

Venue: Belfast

2022 Christmas Social (in Dublin)

The Committee is very happy to announce that the Association will be holding a Christmas social this month, for the first time in many years. We invite all members to join us at The Duke pub on Duke Street in Dublin (D02 NR76) from 4pm on Friday 16 December 2022.

We hope that many of you will be able to drop in, even for a short time, to meet the Committee and catch up with other members.

Building a Professional Profile: Research and Dissemination Seminar Series – event 2

Join us for a publishing workshop on 21 February 2022!

The second workshop in our new virtual seminar series about utilising media platforms and communicating effectively. Through this event participants will learn how historians contribute to various media platforms, learn how to effectively communicate with an audience beyond academia, and have the opportunity to ask questions about public engagement through the media.

Guest speakers:

  • Jim Carroll, editor of RTÉ Brainstorm
  • Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley, Head of the Department of History, NUI Galway

Please note this event is open to IAPH Members only. To register for this event please email info@irishhistorians.ie
To register to become a member please visit the IAPH website: http://irishhistorians.ie/membership/

IAPH AGM 2022

The 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Irish Association of Professional Historians will take place at 6pm on Friday 20 May 2022. The meeting will be held online.

Relevant documents and a Zoom link will be circulated to the IAPH mailing list in advance of the meeting, so make sure to keep an eye on your inboxes. We look forward to seeing you all then.

IAPH Bursary Winners 2022

The Irish Association of Professional Historians is delighted announce the winners of the 2022 Bursary scheme.

Dr Deirdre Ní Chonaile has been awarded a bursary to produce a bicentenary edition of the 1821 Aran census with historical and contemporary annotations by islanders.

Dr Conor Heffernan has been awarded a bursary towards the costs of a two-day conference on ‘Irish Sporting Lives’, to be hosted at Ulster University in November 2022.

Congratulations to Deirdre and Conor. We wish you all the very best with your projects. Details of the 2023 scheme will be released towards the end of the year.

IAPH Bursaries 2022

The IAPH is pleased to announce the launch of its Members’ Bursaries scheme for 2022. These bursaries are intended to support the Association’s members in their professional activities and may be used for a range of activities, such as the attendance of conferences outside the island of Ireland, publication expenses, or the costs associated with research trips. Bursaries may also be used for professional development activities/training and conference organisation. Two bursaries, valued at €500 each, will be offered for 2022.

The deadline for applications is Friday 28 January 2022. The bursary should be used during the calendar year 2022. For more details regarding eligibility, and for an application form, please click: IAPH Members’ Bursaries, Application Form .

Building a Professional Profile: Research and Dissemination Seminar Series – event 1

Join us for a publishing workshop on 17 November 2021!

The first workshop in our new virtual seminar series about building a professional public profile will address academic publishing in the UK and Ireland. There will be a roundtable discussion about what publishers look for in a book proposal, and participants will have the opportunity to ask our panel about academic publishing.

Our guests will be Christabel Scaife of Liverpool University Press, Patrick O’Donoghue of Irish Academic Press, and Maria O’Donovan of Cork University Press.

Please note that this event is open to members only. To register please email info@irishhistorians.ie. To become a member, please go the the Membership page of this website.