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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


Unfortunately the 2013/14 postgraduate workshop has been cancelled.

Click here for the latest information about 2013/14 Writing Across Boundaries postgraduate workshop, which is taking place on 24/25 April 2014 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.


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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.