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Department of Anthropology: Writing Across Boundaries

The Writing Across Boundaries project is dedicated to supporting social science researchers who are seeking to engage more effectively with the practical and intellectual issues that arise in the quest to produce texts that are engaging, accurate and analytically insightful.

Writing on Writing is an initiative in which scholars who have made a significant contribution to the social sciences offer personal reflections on the process of writing. The anthropologist Dame Professor Marilyn Strathern of Cambridge University made the first contribution to the series and this has been followed by contributions from similarly eminent scholars from a wide range of disciplines. Our latest contribution comes from Les Back

Click here for the latest information about 2014/15 Writing Across Boundaries postgraduate workshop, which is taking place on 12/13 March 2015 at Collingwood CollegeDurham University.

In Postgraduates on Writing we publish short pieces from research postgraduates on any aspect of the process of writing in doctoral study. We hope that this feature will be a valuable resource for postgraduate students engaged in writing their dissertations and we welcome contributions. The latest contribution comes from Rod Pitcher, on Keeping a PhD Journal.

Get In Contact

The Writing across Boundaries team are in the process of selecting participants. This year, there was an extremely large number of applicants, and we are taking care to give each application the careful attention it merits, and are trying hard to match the needs of each applicant to the objectives of the workshop.

We request that applicants bear with us a little longer, and final decisions will be made as soon as is possible.

With best wishes

Robin Humphrey and Bob Simpson.


Newcastle University ESRC

Writing Across Boundaries is a collaboration between the universities of Durham and Newcastle and was developed with support from the ESRC via the Researcher Development Initiative.

Writing Across Boundaries forms part of the North East Doctoral Training Centre's (NEDTC) programme for advanced training for doctoral students in the social sciences.