EHS is keen to support the independent scholars among its ranks, and to that end the President, Professor Stewart J. Brown, invited EHS member Amanda Haste (President of the National Coalition of Independent Scholars) to speak at the AGM in July. Independent scholars are those who do not have the security of a permanent academic post; consequently they can often feel isolated, and their research can also suffer due to a lack of access to journals and other resources that students and faculty staff take for granted. However, help is at hand, and the Society is working to populate its ‘Independent Scholars’ page and to provide resources and information for Society members.
Watch this space!
We are looking to develop further the society’s provision for those working independently. If you have suggestions as to what you would find useful, please send them to the Secretary, Dr Gareth Atkins, using the contact form.