The AHPGR Forum is designed to bring together postgraduate research students from across the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Sheffield.

Our aims are to support students wishing to undertake interdisciplinary activities and promote lasting links between departments and disciplines.

For tips on event organisation, or more information about opportunities, training, and funding as a PGR in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, see the pages listed in the sidebar to the left of this page.

You can contact the Forum at ahpgrforum@sheffield.ac.uk.

2015-16 PROJECTS

The AHPGR Forum helped fund a number of postgraduate research student run projects in 2015-2016:

Scheherazade in Classical, Modern and Postmodern Worlds

Reimagining the Gothic: Monsters and Monstrosities

Sheffield Gender History Discussion Group 

Women’s Writing Group

Orange is the New Bible Symposium

For more detailed information about the 2013-2014 Forum activities, please contact the forum for our annual report.


AHPGR Social

The AHPGR would like to invite all interested Arts and Humanities postgraduate students to a social at the Red Deer pub on Pitt Street, Sheffield. We’ll be there from 7pm, Monday 14 December 2015. 

We would particularly like to invite all successful funding applicants to come to get to know each other, and swap tips on running a successful event!

Welcome Event

Thanks to everyone who came to our Welcome Event!

On Monday 9 November, the AHPGR Forum held an open event in Jessop West foyer to advertise the availability of funding to prospective applicants from across the Arts and Humanities.The evening saw a wide-range of ideas in development from all corners of the faculty, including the modernist reading group, the early modern discussion group, and the possibility of developing a conference on the Digital Humanities. Members of the Forum were on hand to talk with applicants, and to foster the interdisciplinary focus in project organisation the Forum aims to facilitate. Attendees were provided with physical documents detailing on how to apply for funding, as well as the Forum’s guidelines (not to mention plenty of wine and snacks…).

It was great to meet so many interested people and we look forward to receiving your applications. Remember the deadline for applications is Monday 30 November. 

AHPGR Welcome Event

AHPGR Welcome Event, Jessop West Foyer, Monday 9 November 4-6pm

Want to get involved with interdisciplinary events? Looking for funding to get your project off the ground?

The AHPGR Forum is inviting all Arts & Humanities postgraduate researchers to a free and informal welcome event in the Jessop West Foyer to find out about our funding opportunities for the 2015-16 academic year. The AHPGR team will be available to answer any questions you have about applying for our funding scheme, and you’ll also have the opportunity to meet and share ideas with PGRs from across the faculty. We’ll have drinks and nibbles plus plenty of information for new and returning students interested in getting involved!

For more information just drop us an email at ahpgrforum@sheffield.ac.uk or tweet us @AHPGR_Forum

Funding applications are now open!

The AHPGR Forum is now inviting applications for funding from PGR led initiatives in the faculty of Arts & Humanities.

This could include arranging conferences, public engagement projects or faculty aimed events. The most important criteria is that they be interdisciplinary.

Around 10 awards will be given out, with a maximum limit of £250. You can find more information in the Cover Letter and Application Form.

The closing date for applications is Monday 30 November 2015, so get your bids in!

We’re rebranding!

This year the Arts & Humanities Postgraduate Forum is looking for a brand new name and logo. We would like input from the whole Arts & Humanities community here at Sheffield to create a name that represents the Faculty and all the amazing research work that is done here. Our new name needs to reflect our core aims:

  • To provide funding and support for PGR run initiatives and events
  • To encourage skills development for PGRs
  • To support interdisciplinarity across the whole Faculty

Please tweet your suggestions to us @ahpgr_forum and the winning entry will receive a bottle of wine!

PGR Library Seminar on Open Scholarship in the Digital World

Seminar on Open Scholarship in the Digital World

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 at 09:00

As part of International Open Access Week and this year’s theme of “Open for Collaboration,” The University Library presents a ‘Seminar on Open Scholarship in the Digital World”.

Are you a researcher or PGR interested in new opportunities for promoting and collaborating in research? Do you want to give your research more impact and reach a wider audience? Are you curious about open access? Do you want to find out about how open access can work for you and the new options available in digital scholarship?

Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/seminar-on-open-scholarship-in-the-digital-world-tickets-19038498662