New training events open for registration
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Important dates

Induction (new students only)
Monday 23 October
BFI Southbank, London

Saturday 2 December
University of Essex
The following training programmes and workshops are open to all CHASE funded and associate students. Travel to the events will be supported by CHASE without the need to apply beforehand.
Anglo-Norman French
26 October, 2, 9 & 11 November | Institute of Research

Weekly two hour seminars for CHASE students who already have basic French and need to improve their skills and engagement with Anglo-Norman French. This is not a beginners’ language course, but a specialist course focused on academic language.
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The Future of Arts Research 
4 October 2017 & 21 February 2018 | Goldsmiths, University of London

This programme of innovative skills training is geared toward those involved in practice research, generally, and arts research, specifically. The nature of the training is inherently interdisciplinary, devised and developed by researchers across Fine Art, Performance and Poetry. 
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Latin for Early-Modernists
5-10 November 2017 & 10-15 June 2018 | University of East Anglia

This two-part residential course will provide you with the tools required to read and understand the Latin texts relevant to your research at a deeper level and will allow you to explore the  challenges of working with Classical, medieval and Renaissance Latin materials over the course of the academic year.

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YA Shot

A not-for-profit organisation that works to encourage a love of reading, a passion for writing, and aspirations to careers in the Arts through various 'Young Adult' Literature-related activities.

They have several opportunities that could be of interest to postgraduate research students looking for opportunities for challenging and exciting work to allow them to develop a range of new and existing skills, use research to pursue immediate practical goals, and gain experience in a range of areas such as team-working, supervising junior colleagues, project management and developing documentation. 
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Fulham Palace

Fulham Palace is embarking on a £3.8 million restoration project entitled “Discovering the Bishop of London’s Palace at Fulham” supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. As well as restoring the iconic Tudor Quadrangle and replanting historic varieties of plants, they are developing new interpretation for display in a variety of new and exciting exhibition spaces within the historic rooms. An Archive Research and Interpretation placement is available to work on this project. 
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Below you will find a selection of opportunities e.g. events, calls for papers an that we have been either asked to circulate or think that you might be interested in.

In order to recoup travel costs associated with the below activities you must apply and receive approval from your institution before attending.
You can access the application form and guidance here.
Call for papers

The Ever Present Past: How Public History Informs the Present
Saturday 14 October | University of Essex

This conference provides the opportunity to explore how ideas of history inform and influence the present, and the role of academia and public history in shaping them.

Abstracts should be 300 words in length, for twenty minute papers, submitted with the title of the paper and name of your institution, along with a list of keywords and a short biography (including your degree and research interests), to (, by our deadline of Monday 18 September.

Read full call here
National Life Stories Goodison Fellowship 2018-19

National Life Stories, the oral history charitable trust based at the British Library, is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the National Life Stories Goodison Fellowship 2018-19

The aim of the Fellowship is to increase public knowledge and awareness of oral history, particularly of the National Life Stories collections.  The award of £5,000 is open anyone resident in the United Kingdom who wishes to use the National Life Stories oral history collections to reflect on life stories and memory, and share the results of their research in the public domain. 

Past Fellows have used the award to stage an exhibition, research a book, write scholarly, online and journal articles and produce a radio programme.

More information here

Postgraduate Conference "Movement: Southeast Asia"
Friday 22 September | Brunei Gallery 

The conference is open to all, free of charge but registration is essential. More information here


Joseph Banks Lecture Series
Wednesdays, 13 September to 4 October | National Maritime Museum

More information here
AHRC email updates 

In addition to the AHRC monthy newsletter, existing AHRC funded students have the option to sign up to a targeted mailing list  - ‘AHRC Student News’ JISCmail list.  Joining this mail list is optional.

This mailing list is for AHRC funded PhD students to help share any opportunities, news and information that might be of interest.

While you won’t be able to post items directly to this mailing list, the AHRC are keen to receive information about events or activities that they think might be of interest to other AHRC students.  To share any opportunities, news or activities they can get in touch at

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