Arts Postgraduate Research Centre - Botany House
In the 1950s and 1960s Botany House was the workplace of Irene Manton, Professor of Botany at the University of Leeds renowned for her research into the structure of algae using an electron microscope. Today Botany House is an Arts Postgraduate Research Centre containing workrooms, meeting space and a PGR common room.
There are three Arts Graduate School PGR Workrooms in Botany House (rooms G04, 104 and 206) offering 24 workstations and a mixture of networked PCs and desks for lap-top use. There is disabled access to room G04, and all rooms have a height adjustable desk. Room 206 has been designated a "Silent" Workroom. In addition to the PGR Workrooms there is also a large PGR Common Room in the basement of Botany House with kitchen facilities and casual seating arrangements. Print and copy machines are located on the ground and 3rd floors and storage lockers are available in G04, 104 and the PGR Common Room.
To use the Arts PGR facilities in Botany House, and obtain an access code for the PGR Workrooms and Common Room, please register online - https://leeds.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/botany-house-registration. Before doing so, please read the General Terms and Conditions of Use and the Health and Safety Guidelines.
Arts PGR Research Groups
The Arts Graduate School sponsors a number of PGR Research Groups each year to help postgraduate researchers build networks and participate fully in the intellectual life of the Faculty. These projects enable postgraduate researchers in the Faculty of Arts to explore a cross-disciplinary issue or topic in a sustained and collaborative way, with funding and mentoring provided to support their progress.
The groups being sponsored in 2016/17 are:
Up to four grants of £500 are available to groups of Arts postgraduate researchers each year.
Arts Researcher Mobility Grants
Dissemination of research papers at academic conferences is an important aspect of researcher development. In addition to the research support provided by Schools for library and archive visits, conference fees and inter-library loans, the Arts Graduate School encourages postgraduate researchers to present their research at conferences through its Arts Researcher Mobility grants.
Conference Reports 2015/16
- Sixteenth Century Society Conference, Bruges, 18th - 20th August 2016
- XVII EURALEX International Congress, Tbilisi, 6th - 10th September 2016
- Eighth Rethymnon International Conference on the Ancient Novel, Rethymnon, 14th - 15th October 2016
- Native American Literature Symposium Minnesota, United States, 2nd - 4th March 2017
- Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association Joint National Conference, San Diego, 12th-15th April 2017
- The European Society for Literature, Science and the Arts (SLSAeu), Basel, 21st-24th June 2017
- The American Comparative Literature Association 2017 Annual Meeting, Utrecht, 6th-9th July 2017
Arts PGR Research Impact Grants
The Arts Graduate School encourages postgradate researchers to engage with external partners in areas related to their research to demonstrate the applicability of their research findings and improve their employability.
Award winners in 2016/17 are:
- Jesús Sanjurjo Ramos (School of Languages, Cultures and Societies)
Slavery Legacies and Remembrance Policies in Spain: Political adviser at Mr Álvarez Areces' office at the Senate of Spain.
- Pushpa Kumbhat (School of History)
Public Service Between the Wars: Building a Biographical Library Leeds City Councillors (1918 1939).
- Rommi Smith
Performance and Poetics: An interrogation of victimology stereotypes of African-American Jazz and Blues women.
Two grants of £500 each are available to Arts postgraduate researchers each year.
Web Profile Pages
The Faculty of Arts recognises that networking with academic colleagues is also an important aspect of researcher development. To start you off you will be provided with guidance on creating your own profile page on your School's website.
At the University of Leeds printing from desktop, laptop or tablet is easy through the MyPrint system. Documents can be sent to print and collected them from one of the 160 MyPrint printers across the campus.
As a postgraduate researcher the cost of all your printing needs is covered by the Faculty or Arts.