PGR Showcase 2018
On the 13th June 2018, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences held a Postgraduate Research Showcase, to highlight the range of research being undertaken by PGRs across the Faculty. This was an excellent opportunity for PGRs to get experience of presenting their research in different ways, and to different kinds of audiences.
Professor Graham Kemp, Director of the Liverpool Doctoral College, attended to present the Academic Judges Prize to Suzanne McClure (pictured far right), Department of English, for her poster entitled, ‘D.H. Lawrence and Americanism: Reflections on Donald Trump’.
External cultural partners from National Museums Liverpool (NML), and Unilever Records and Management Archive (UARM), were also in attendance. Francoise McClafferty, Policy and International Relations Officer at NML, presented the External Partner Prize to Omar Kalen from ULMS for his poster, ‘Towards a Theoretical Framework for gamification as a complimentary capability'.
Students were also invited to vote for their favorite poster, and the winner of the Student Prize was Rio Matchett (second right), Department of English, for her poster on ‘Butch and Femme Performativity in the Little Review’, which was presented by Rory Hughes, Liverpool Guild of Students President.
This year, for the first time, PGR’s were given the option of presenting a one-minute video pitch summarising their research. Professor Kate Marsh, HSS Director of Post Graduate Research presented the prize to Amie Caddy (pictured left), Department of English, for her video on ‘Djuna Barnes: “The most Famous Unknown” and her obsession with the Other’.
Many thanks to all who took part, either presenting or attending to discuss the research, for making the event such a lively and interesting display of PhD research across the Faculty. Congratulations to all of the winners, who each received a £50 voucher!
If you didn't get a chance to present your research this year, we will be holding the same event next year, and will look forward to seeing you then!