he CMNH work in progress series aim to open up an informal space where projects are discussed early on as they develop, researchers of all levels of experience sharing their ideas, plans, and questions around method, structure and theory exactly as their work progresses. Our hope is that through these sessions we encourage the development of radical work and a collectivist ethos among researchers working on the centre's main areas and more widely on interdisciplinary humanities. Here is an indicative list of the sessions that we can run: - Testing Ideas, where people discuss and test early ideas, exploring ways of shaping them - Early stage planning, where we discuss more practical, methodological questions on how to build our projects. - Draft written work, where we can discuss questions of form, content, voice, method, audience etc. For these sessions small pieces of max 2000 words can be pre-circulated - Beginners' Guide to …, where we discuss academic theories, concepts, and methods that nobody dares to ask because we assume we should already know the answers. - One-off reading groups, discussing new or old publications and theories, their importance and uses.