Often times we would like to connect with notable scholars who have contributed to our own research or have made a significant impact within our academic journey. These scholars have introduced dynamic research, new approaches and methodological processes that have paved the way for our own research. Yet, we sometimes feel shy or uncomfortable about approaching them with questions or we simply seek to get to know them more. The Gloriana Society exists to help connect scholars and researchers, so that we may learn from one another, be inspired and develop lasting, professional relationships and friendships.
Therefore, the Gloriana Society is pleased to announce a new and unique initiative for our members. Each month we will conduct a Q&A session with a notable scholar within Elizabethan studies or sixteenth-century studies, thus providing a chance for members to ask them questions and connect with their research. The Q&A sessions will be called “A Private Audience with…”
So how will this work? We will seek questions from our members a specific time of the month. These questions can be related to the esteemed scholar’s career experiences, research interests or various research projects. We will then compile all the questions we receive and submit them to the scholar to answer. The format that the Q&A sessions will be conducted in either a text format (written responses) or depending on the scholar, the format may be through a multimedia format. During the appointed month in which the scholar is featured, we will post the Q&A session for our members on the members-only forum. While this is a members-only benefit, we will open this opportunity up to the wider academic community through Twitter and Facebook. One question from Twitter and one question from Facebook will be chosen and submitted to the scholar. The individual who submitted the chosen question will then receive access to the Q&A session.
We hope that through this opportunity we can create a dialogue between scholars and researchers that will cultivate lasting connections, new research and even collaborative projects.
We have a distinguished line up of scholars already..
Susan Doran, University of Oxford
Peter Marshall, University of Warwick
Angela McShane, University of Sheffield & V&A Museum
Torrance Kirby, McGill University
Susan Frye, University of Wyoming
Catherine Loomis, University of New Orleans
Alec Ryrie, University of Durham
Helen Hackett, University College London
Stephen Alford, University of Leeds
To participate in this new initiative, join the Gloriana Society through our membership page. Watch our social media platforms for updates and call for questions.