Call for committee members: deadline 14 November

Modernist Network Cymru is looking to elect its first executive committee.

The Network would like to invite expressions of interest from those who are considering standing on the MoNC committee. This is an excellent opportunity to help shape the future of this new Network.

In the first instance, we are hoping to fill the following positions: Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Online, and Postgraduate Representative, but we are keen to hear from anybody who would like to get involved. It is not necessary to run for one of these positions; we hope to have a number of positions for committee members ‘without portfolio’, that is, for those who want to get involved without taking on a formal position or role.

Enquiries are welcomed from postgraduates, early-career researchers and academics from across Wales. We want the committee to be as representative as possible, so we want to include individuals from all institutions in Wales. We are particularly looking to foster links with other groups and organisations (AWWE, the David Jones Centre, CREW, BAMS etc.), as well as across many different fields and disciplines (art, architecture, design, English and/or Welsh literature, history, music, fashion, culture, theory).

We anticipate that the committee will meet in person once or twice a year at rotating venues across Wales (usually in conjunction with other events or conferences). The majority of communication will take place via email. For more information on the committee or what specific roles will entail, please contact Emma West (weste[at]cardiff.ac.uk) by Friday 14 November.

MoNC Call for Committee Members

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New Network Name and Logo

Following the latest Welsh Network of Modernist Studies meeting on 24th October, members agreed to change the network name to Modernist Network Cymru (or MoNC). Members felt that the bilingual name better reflected our status as an inclusive network for all of Wales (not to mention the fact that MoNC is a little easier to say than WNoMS). Thank you to Katie Gramich for her suggestion.

Further news of the meeting will be posted shortly; in the meantime, any feedback on our new name and logo would be welcomed. We now have an email address where you can get in touch: modernistnetworkcymru[at]gmail.com. Our website address is now modernistnetworkcymru.wordpress.com.

Next meeting

Date announced: Next meeting of Welsh Network of Modernist Studies
Friday 24th October, 5pm, Arts and Social Studies Library, Cardiff University

The next meeting of the Welsh Network of Modernist Studies will be held in the Arts and Social Studies Library, Cardiff University from 5pm on Friday 24th October. The main purpose of the meeting is to discuss the upcoming committee elections and the future of the Network more widely.

The meeting will be followed by an optional dinner at a local restaurant.

Email contributions will be welcome from those who are unable to attend. For more information, please contact Emma West via weste[at]cardiff.ac.uk.