LISS DTP Monthly Newsletters

October 2023



LISS DTP Newsletter      

October 2023      


  1. Black History Month 
  1. LISS DTP Open Forum   
  1. LISS DTP Parents and Carers group   
  1. LISS DTP ED&I Forum 
  1. British Library Doctoral Open Days 
  1. LISS DTP Student Website Profile Update form 
  1.  Important PGR Survey     
  1. Our Interlocked Universe 
  1. Acknowledging your funding 
  1. Preparing for Postgraduate Research Study – One-day in-person workshop 
  1. LISS DTP Achievements 

 The LISS DTP Team would like to extend a big welcome to 2023 new starters! 


1.  Black History Month 

October is a time for focused reflection. Each of the respective institutions within the LISS DTP has a rich variety of events, ranging from history walks to lectures and workshops. We highly recommend attending some of them! 

Black History Month 2023 – King’s College London ( 

Black History Month at Queen Mary – Queen Mary University of London ( 

Black History Month | Administration and support services | Imperial College London 


2.  LISS DTP Open Forum 

The next LISS DTP Student Open Forum will be on November 15th at 13:00 please register your attendance, and any questions you may have here

All LISS students are encouraged to attend and calendar invitations will follow registration. 

We hope to see you there!    


3. LISS DTP Parents and Carers group 

The Parents and carers group welcome any new members from the new cohort 

  • MS-Teams-based welcome event to be held 17 October 12:30 – 13:30 
  • Building Resilience workshop for researchers who are parents/carers (4 sessions across November and December) 

Please let me know if you are interested in becoming a member of the group and attending the session. 


4.LISS DTP ED&I Open Forum 

The next LISS DTP ED&I Open Forum will be on November 23rd at 15:30 please register your attendance, and any questions you may have here

All LISS students are encouraged to attend and calendar invitations will follow registration. 

We hope to see you there!   


5. British Library Doctoral Open Days 

You are warmly invited to the British Library’s next exciting Doctoral Open Days onsite at St Pancras, London.  

Contemporary Society and Culture Collections (Monday 23 October 2023) 

How can you unlock the potential of millions of items in our contemporary collections? We’ll give you some tips. Learn how to navigate the manuscript, archival, digital, oral and print sources for the study of 20th– and 21st-century Britain and Ireland, including resources you won’t find anywhere else. 

 Please find programme here. Refreshments will be provided. 

 Booking link here: 

British and European Collections from Antiquity to 1600 (Friday 13th October 2023) 

Come and explore the Library and its services, as well as our amazing Western Heritage collections alongside our curators and reference specialists. This day will appeal to all researchers undertaking PhDs with a particular focus on History, Literature, History of Art and Religious Studies.  

Please find programme here. Refreshments will be provided.  

Booking link here: 


6. LISS DTP Student Website Profile Update form 

Its that time of year again! I’m sure lots of changes may have been made over the Summer, please submit anything that you would like changed on your profile via the form here

The Deadline for submitting changes is Friday the 13th of October. 


7. Important PGR Survey 

Generation Delta is designed to lay the foundations for a long-term increase in the number of BAME female professors in higher education institutions in England. The project will address both institutional and individual barriers experienced by BAME women at different stages of the PGR life cycle, through the delivery of a programme of training and strategic advice that recognises the impact of intersecting inequalities on access and progression in academic careers. It will build upon and create tangible infrastructural networks for BAME female PGR students. 

Generation Delta has designed an annual survey open to all PGR students across England —regardless of gender, ethnicity, age or any other protected characteristics— to learn about their individual experiences and perceptions on gender and racial equality, wellbeing, supervisory and mentoring practices in their respective institutions. 

Click here to access the survey 

The survey ends on October 31st 

8.  Our Interlocked Universe – Call For Papers 

Funded by the National Centre for Research Methods, ‘Our Interlocked Universe’ is an interdisciplinary conference exploring the methods and applications of social network analysis (SNA) within historical contexts, offering scope to engage with demonstrations – both quantitative and qualitative – of historical SNA in practice alongside methodological discussions around the uses and limitations associated with using SNA in historical research. 

Officially launching our Call for Papers – deadline Monday 20th November 2023! Check out the full information on our Call for Papers page or contact us as at with any questions or concerns. We look forward to hearing from you! 

Click here for more information including how to register and submit papers. 


9.  Acknowledging your funding 

Important reminder! 

Your research publications must acknowledge funding received from research councils. This includes, but is not limited to: 

  • research articles published in journals 
  • conference proceedings and publication platforms 
  • monographs 
  • book chapters 
  • edited collections 
  • outputs deposited at institutional or subject repositories. 

Acknowledgement of funding should be a sentence with the funding agency written out in full, followed by the grant number in square brackets (if you have one). For example: 

‘This work was supported by the London Interdisciplinary Social Science DTP [grant number xxxx]’. 

More information can be found here 


10. Preparing for Postgraduate Research Study – One-day in-person workshop 

 An excellent opportunity for home students and alumni who identify as Black, Asian and minority ethnic women . Please see further information here

Generation Delta have only 25 SPACES AVAILABLE for this free in-person workshop on Preparing for Postgraduate Study but have not been able to secure all spaces. It will be a shame for this opportunity to be lost given the dearth in PGR study of Home students who identify as Black, Asian or minority ethnic women. 

Direct registration link: 


11.LISS DTP Achievements 

I am very happy to let you know that LISS Funded student Sarah O’Brien published a book in June: 

So, I’m Autistic: An Introduction to Autism for Young Adults and Late Teens 

It might be of particular interest to Psychology Pathway Members! Well done Sophie! 



This newsletter is available on the LISS DTP website at: LISS DTP Monthly Newsletter – LISS-DTP       


Items for next newsletter: The LISS DTP team want to do more to help students disseminate information about events/activities they want to share with the rest of the cohort. If you have any items – Information and/or good news – to be included in our monthly newsletter, please send them to for the attention of Cairn Macfarland by the last day of the month to be included in the next newsletter. Be sure to include all details and we’ll include it in our next monthly circular! Newsletters will be sent in the first full working week of every month!