Navigating the Early Career Landscape: A Workshop Series for Early Modernists

Date / time: 9 May - 11 May, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Navigating the Early Career Landscape: A Workshop Series for Early Modernists


The Centre for Early Modern Studies (CEMS) and the London Shakespeare Centre (LSC) at King’s College London are delighted to announce that we will be co-hosting an online professional development event series aimed at early career historians researching the early modern period. This series of workshops will equip attendees with practical tools for progressing their research and career as they attempt to establish themselves in the academy. The series continues conversations initiated by the CEMS PGR Workshop programme, as well as the LSC Graduate Conference hosted in collaboration with Shakespeare’s Globe and the Early Modern Scholars of Colour Network.

The events will all take place online via Zoom, from 9 – 11 May 2022. All interested early modernists are welcome to attend, but advance registration is essential (links below).

First Monographs: Thesis to Book
Monday 9 May 2022 | 1pm – 2.30pm BST
Speakers: Dr. Hannah Murphy, Prof. Lisa Hopkins, Dr. Sally Barnden.
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This workshop will discuss topics related to publication plans, including putting together a book proposal and the practicalities of turning a PhD dissertation into a monograph.

Digital Findings: Making the Most of Online Resources
Tuesday 10 May 2022 | 12pm – 1.15pm BST
Speakers: Prof. Lucy Munro, Dr. John Lavagnino, Dr. Alexandra Ortolja-Baird.
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This workshop will introduce attendees to specific digital tools, as well as discussing strategies for conducting archival research at a distance.

Research Positions: Postdoctoral Fellowships and Opportunities
Wednesday 11 May 2022 | 2pm – 3.30pm BST
Speakers: Dr. Hanh Bui, Dr. Maria Shmygol, Dr. Hailey Bachrach, Dr. Lenny Hodges.
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This discussion will explore some of the various postdoctoral opportunities available to ECRs and offer insights into how to identify and apply for these.

Please feel free to contact either CEMS ( or the LSC ( with any questions.