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Thursday 26 May
11.00 – 16.00
Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London.

Following on from the successful Arts and Humanities in the Digital Age CHASE training programme, a new  workshop is open for applications. The training will enable arts and humanities students using archival material to understand how the archive supports and expands knowledge in literary analysis, and how to negotiate the increasingly digitised form of such archival material.

The manuscripts of Samuel Beckett will be used as a case study to discuss the range of issues such as making manuscripts accessible, transcription, encoding, and interpretation.

Speakers: Dirk Van Hulle and Mark Nixon.

The training is open to all CHASE funded scholars who will be accessing archival material as part of their doctoral training. Support for attending the training will be given.

The workshop forms part of the conference Samuel Beckett: Performance/Art/Writing – see below for details.
Read the full programme and apply here

Saturday 1 - Saturday 8 October

Interdisciplinary Expeditions: Navigating Through Space, Place and Time is a 7-day interdisciplinary research exchange project that aims to explore the concepts of space, place and time through both practice and research. We invite applications from CHASE students to submit their applications for this fully funded opportunity. Located in Nida, Lithuania, students will participate in an intense week long “sandpit” in which they will explore each other’s research, develop new methodological approaches to their work, and, as a result, formulate new project ideas and research trajectories. The project aims in particular to foster cross-institutional collaboration between CHASE researchers and enable the shared exploration of ideas through research and practice.

Applications will close on Monday 25 April. Successful applicants will be announced by Friday 29 April. All of the confirmed project participants will be expected to attend the first group meeting at the Encounters conference on Friday 6 May.

Project co-ordinators: Sandra Kazlauskaite (Goldsmiths, Media and Communications), Jamie Freeman (UEA, History), Alexander Coupe (Goldsmiths, Theatre and Performance). Please contact the organisers if you have any questions.
Find out more and apply

Open to applications from CHASE Students

The aim of ‘Comics Crossroads’ is to bring together a diverse group of postgraduates, early career researchers, and leading scholars working on comics, cartoons, caricature and drawn visual arts from different perspectives and different fields in the humanities. The two-event programme will offer input and output focused training for new researchers, as well as opportunities for networking and sharing research.

Event One: Symposium
Sunday 26 June
University of Kent
10.00 – 18.00

Event Two: Workshop and Mini-Conference
Friday 7 and Saturday 8 October
Courtauld Institute for the Arts
14.00 – 18.00 and 10.00 – 18.00

Events are open to all. CHASE-funded students are offered priority registration and a waiver of registration fees. More information, and the link to register can be found below.
Find out more and register
The above two training programmes have been initiated and developed by CHASE-funded students.  If you have an idea for student-led training and would like to learn how to develop it and apply for funding, please take a look at the CHASE website.
Upcoming CHASE Network events

The Matter of the Archive before 1700
Thursday 21 April
Keynes Library
Birkbeck, University of London

Periodical Studies
Friday 13 May
University of East Anglia

CHASE Music Network
Thursday 30 June
Open University,

CHASE Networks
*Deadline extended - 16 May*

The CHASE Management Board is once again pleased to issue its biannual call to academic staff at CHASE member institutions. Small grants are available for events or other initiatives that promote that development of subject or interdisciplinary networks within the Consortium.
Apply here

To find out more about upcoming Network events or established networks please visit the CHASE Networks page.

Did you know that you could apply for funding to support a student-led event or conference as part of a your development?

Find out more on how to qualify and apply for the funding.
Placing Prints: New Developments in the Study of Prints, 1400-1800
Event Report

CHASE funded students Tatiana Bisolatti and Chloe Gilling, along with fellow students and the Courtauld Institutie of Art, recently organised a postgraduate symposium aimed towards 'creating a platofrm for students, early career scholars, collectors and art lovers and established researchers to meet and exchange their research, methodologies and approaches'.

The two day event held on the 12-13 February gained an 'overwhelimg international interest' in their call for papers with the programme including a which included a display of prints Courtauld Prints: The Making of a Collection curated by the organisers and a keynote by Anthony Griffiths, fomer keeper of Prints and Drawings at The Biritsh Museum.

The event was organised with the partnership of Print Quarterly, the scholarly journal dedicated to the art of print, and it was made possible thanks to the generosity of The Courtauld Institute, CHASE, and private individuals.
Read the full event report
My placement at the BUFVC by Elena Dirstaru

At the time of writing, Elena was one month in to her four month placement at the British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC) and writes about her expereince so far:

"I am working on a research project to do with newsreel cameramen who worked during the war and digitising tapes from a documentary about newsreel cameramen shot in 1981 called 'They Made News'. It is a fantastic opportunity for a film student/filmmaker like me who has only ever worked with digital cameras and footage, as I get to work with film reels...  As a documentary filmmaker and someone who shoots her own films, it is an invaluable opportunity to listen to these people talk about their careers and about their techniques, and technologies they used, something that is very useful for my current PhD research in documentary interviews."
Read more

To find out more about taking on a placement or to apply, contact Steven Colburn, CHASE Placements and Partnerships Officer.

Short Story Commissioned by international retailer

Creative Writing CHASE funded Scholar Sarah Butler (Open University)  was commissioned by clothing brand Jigsaw to write a new short story inspired by their new handbag collection. Sarah visited the small, family-run factory in Portugal where Jigsaw's bags are made and created a new piece of fiction called 'Small Hurts', published in Jigsaw's magazine, Style & Truth for Spring/Summer 2016.
Read online
Share your news with us

Has your research made the news recently? Have you had some work published? Have you taken part in some training or field work that you would like to share with fellow CHASE colleagues? We'd love to hear what's happening with you either by writing a blog (of any length!) or sending us a link to articles you have written or press releases you have sent out.

Use the online form here or email

As a CHASE funded student you can apply for support for travel and subsistence costs for attending events relevant to your research.

Please use the CHASE application form for student support funding available on the CHASE VRE.
Thursday 19- Friday 20 May
Sussex Humanities Lab, University of Sussex
THATCamp stands for ‘The Humanities and Technology Camp.’ It is an unconference: an open meeting aimed at attendees of various backgrounds and skill levels.

Note that the event is free but spaces are limited. All are welcome though priority will be given to doctoral students. Questions and queries should be directed to
Book here
The Eye's Mind: Visual Imagination, Neuroscience and the Humanities
Saturday 21 - Sunday 22 May
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia

The event, which is the culmination of the AHRC-funded research project, The Eye’s Mind, will bring together leaders in all these fields to shape a new and more integrated understanding of this mysterious mental resource.
Book here

As a CHASE funded student you can apply for support for travel and subsistence costs for presenting at conferences or symposia relevant to your research or career development.*

Please use the CHASE application form for student support funding available on the CHASE VRE
Being Human Festival
Thursday 17 - Friday 25 November
Various locations

This year, the festival will return with a programme of activities themed around ‘Hope & Fear’. The theme has been selected both for its capacity to speak to fundamental human traits and for its applicability across disciplinary boundaries in the humanities. Applicants are invited to respond creatively and in ways that probe the rich intellectual possibilities of the theme.

Find out more

Everywhere and Nowhere: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Symposium on Imagined Spaces
Monday 20 June
University of Nottingham

We welcome papers that engage with imagination and space in a broad sense, across historical periods and disciplinary boundaries. We invite abstracts of 250-300 words for 20 minute papers from all current postgraduate students. Please send, along with a short biography, to by Friday 22 April.

Find out more
Academia and Affect
Friday 3 June
University of Sheffield

We invite proposals from the Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences for reflective talks from 5-­‐15 minutes. We particularly encourage talks which reflect on and analyse personal experience, and these may be in any format. We welcome contributions in pairs or groups, talks that use video or audio material, or proposals that diverge in any way from conventional presentation styles. by Sunday 1 May.

Find out more
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