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2016 Plenary – 5 November 2016, IHR

Following on from last year’s successful plenary event on REF2014, we are pleased to announce that the next plenary will take place at the IHR on 5th November, from 11.00-15.30.

Speakers include Margot Finn (President-elect, RHS), Sir Rick Trainor (Rector, Exeter College, Oxford), Geoff Stoakes (Head of Special Projects, HEA) and Marcus Collins (Co-Convenor, HUK).

Full details and booking information are available on the website and via Eventbrite.

Call for new co-convener

History UK is inviting expressions of interest in the post of Co-Convenor. Andrew Dilley is stepping down after seven years of sterling work for the organisation, three of them as Co-Convenor.

The next three years will be critical ones not simply for History UK but for the higher education system in which it operates. The next REF, the mooted ‘TEF’ and the financial turbulence unleashed by changes to tuition fees and research councils will affect us all. History UK has a role in shaping these developments and responding to their consequences and representing the interests of academic historians. Co-Convenors have a role in representing History UK.

Any academic historian working in the UK is eligible for nomination, and we would particularly welcome applications from historians less white, male and English than the other members of the executive. Although the deadline for nominations for executive officers is 21 days before the next scheduled plenary meeting on 16 November 2015 (see here), we would be grateful if informal enquiries reach us by the first week of June. This is so that we can explain what the job entails, ensure a smooth transition and arrange with the Secretary for an election in the event of multiple candidates. For informal enquiries, please contact the Co-Convenors Marcus Collins (marcus.collins@lboro.ac.uk) and Andrew Dilley (a.dilley@abdn.ac.uk).

 

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