CHASE Bulletin - October 2015
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Encounters - Friday 20 November

Launch of CHASE Studentship competition

Funding available for training proposals

Wellcome Trust CHASE Open Day

Academic Book Week - Open Access event

Paul Mellon Centre Student event

Student news, events & calls for papers
Friday 20 November
Open University - Milton Keynes
10:30 -18:30

Encounters Programme
Cohort Development Fund - Call for Proposals - Last chance to apply

The CHASE Training and Development Group (TDG) invites proposals from faculty and students across all CHASE institutions.

The format of activities/events is intentionally open, as the CHASE TDG would like to encourage a diverse array of proposals.

CHASE TDG is happy to consider proposals for a range of activities from single day events to multiple day, multi-site programmes. Student-led applications may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • One day conference: students invited to present research in progress papers and finishing with a notable keynote speaker talking about research methods.
  • A series of training workshops focused on a specific field, practice or methodology.
  • Events focused on establishing and maintaining research networks.
More information
Wellcome Trust Open Day -  Last chance to register
Thursday 22 October

The Wellcome Trust has invited CHASE funded students to attend an open day event to give insight into its work. This will include sessions on The Hub, their creative new interdisciplinary research space and it's residents. The event will also feature themes on Digital Humanities and the Wellcome Library, Public Engagement plus, afterwards,  the opportunity to explore the fantastic range of exhibitions and resources in the Wellcome Collection and Wellcome Library.

The Wellcome Trust provides more than £700 million a year to support bright minds in science, the humanities and the social sciences, as well as education, public engagement and the application of research to medicine.

If you would like to register to attend, please email
Academic Book Week Events at University of Sussex
Wednesday 11 November,
Sussex Humanities Lab, University of Sussex

Alternatives to the monograph: new ways of publishing for doctoral researchers
10.30 – 12.00

For many researchers the allure of the traditional monograph is strong but is this still the best way to publish your work? This informal seminar will hear from three researchers who are exploring different ways of publishing their work. They will discuss Open Access journals, the new shorter format options being offered by publishers and getting together with colleagues to write and publish a book in a day.

Speakers: Martin Eve, David Berry and Chris Kempshall.

What is the future for the academic book?

A seminar to discuss what the academic book of the future might look like and what its purpose might be.The seminar will explore the transformation of the academic book, including a panel discussion with opportunities for questions.

Speakers: Caroline Bassett, Kiren Shoman, Martin Eve
Booking and information
Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Student Event
Friday 27 November
Paul Mellon Centre, Beford Square, London

Paul Mellon Centre is offering CHASE students, at any stage of their study, tours of the building, an introduction to their library and archive collections and the opportunity to chat informally with PMC staff about our activities, such as the funding they have available to support research projects. It will demonstrate to student what is on offer and what the Centre does. It is hoped that students will feel very welcome to come back and use the collections and resources throughout the rest of the year. More information about a student ambassador scheme will be available on the day.

To register email
Paul Mellon Centre website
CHASE Studentship Competition
Competition Launches on the Tuesday 27 October

For the third time, CHASE DTP will be launching a studentship competition in the search for outstanding graduates to undertake doctoral research.

Our intellectual environment fosters the problem-driven and interdisciplinary research vital to addressing the new challenges of a world shaped by the speed of technological innovation and global change. Understanding and promoting the value of human culture and creativity in addressing such challenges is central to the CHASE vision of postgraduate research and professional development.

Successful applicants will have their fees paid, as well as receiving a stipend to cover living expenses and access to further funds for research expenses (where eligible).
Application information
The following events have been organised or are associated with CHASE students, academics or institutions. Funding support to attend any of these events can be applied via the VRE.

Use the online events form and your event could be featured on the CHASE website and monthly bulletin.
Challenging Gender, Embracing Intersectionality?
A one-day CHASE Symposium

Saturday 28 November
Open University, Camden


Congratulations to the organising team for the upcoming, CHASE funded, ‘Challenging Gender’ symposium, which is now fully booked.

Contact the organisers if you would like to enquire about being added to a waiting list.
Rejecting violence with the lens in former Ottoman territories
Exhibition Symposium
Thursday 15 October
Free for students

Speakers include internationally artists Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Moufida Fedhila, Nadia Mounir, Sadik Kwaish Alfraji, Armenoui Kasparian Saraidari and CHASE funded student Joy Stacey.
Book here
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.
AHRC North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership Conference
12-13 October
Keele University

The conference aims to bring together new intake postgraduates, current PhD students and academic staff from within and outside of the North West Consortium, both AHRC and non-AHRC funded.
Find out more
Hensley Henson Public Lecture on the Church in Politics
Monday 19 October
Prior's Hall, Durham Cathedral

This new annual public lecture will continue Henson's legacy, reflecting critically on the political relationship between Church and state and the balance of benefits and compromises it entails. The inaugural lecture will be delivered by Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, former Bishop of Rochester, and is entitled 'Why churches and Christians should be involved in public life'. 
Find out more
SMA Student Colloquim
12-14 November

The event aims to provide a platform for postgraduates and early career professionals to present and discuss their current research. This year’s event will also incorporate keynote lectures, and the general theme of the event will centre on avenues of interdisciplinary research which benefit medieval archaeology.
Find out more
IMCreate 2015
Transport Systems Catapult’s
inaugural Smart Transport Solutions Hackathon
Saturday 14 - Sunday 15 November

A panel made up of leaders from
industry and academia will choose the first, second and third best solutions developed at the event. Those
interested in taking part should email     

Find out more
AHRC CDA 10th Anniversary Event
Thursday 3 December
Birmingham Repertory Theatre

As part of its 10th Anniversary activity, the AHRC would like to invite expressions of interest to attend an event to celebrate 10 years of Collaborative Doctoral Award Studentships. Further, updated, information about the event, including a link to the expression of interest form, can be found on the AHRC website.
Find out more
Climate Change and Human Society
Resilience, Impact and Perceptions in the Past and Present
Friday 4 - Saturday 5 December

This postgraduate conference aims to bring together PhD and early career researchers in archaeology and related disciplines across the sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities.
Find out more


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
Museological Review Issue 20: The Global Microphone

This call for papers is an open microphone for people eager to unpick different global understandings of contemporary museums. Issue 20 welcomes contributions that seek to explore the state of museums today and to reflect on the global/local contexts in which museums and their professionals exist.
The deadline for final submissions is Monday 30 November 2015. Find out more
Femmes Créa(c)tives: The Life and Work of Francophone Women in the
Arts and Media

Monday 13 - Tuesday 14 June 2016

This international, interdisciplinary conference seeks to bring together scholars of all fields to explore and celebrate the contribution of women in the creative arts around the Francophone world. Abstracts of 200-250 words should be sent to by 21st February 2016.
Find out more
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