CHASE Bulletin - August 2015
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CHASE Bulletin                                                             August 2015
Still time to apply.... Oral History & Public Culture training

Applications for the CHASE and the Sussex ESRC Doctoral Training Centre are still open for the Oral History for Public Culture training programme. The training offers a unique opportunity for arts and humanities & economic and social research PhD students to collaborate and engage in training from leading academics and professionals.

Further details about the programme and the individual workshops will be updated as the details for each session are confirmed.
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Opportunity to get involved in the design and delivery of cohort development training programmes

The CHASE AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership will welcome a second cohort of students in autumn 2015, complementing the current 74 CHASE funded scholars. The addition of SOAS and Birkbeck to CHASE means scholars from these institutions will also benefit from Cohort Development Fund training and development opportunities.

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 student proposals. CHASE is committed, however, to organising its advanced training across three ‘strands’.
  • ‘Advanced Research Craft’ including, but not limited to; subject specialist skills; developing research methods; language skills; archival training, and digital humanities techniques.
  • ‘Public Humanities’ will include a range of events designed to equip students for collaboration and influence beyond the HEI sector and
  • ‘Future Humanities’ will embrace truly cutting-edge, innovative skills training.  
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CHASE Networks

The first of the Network Development Fund events from the recent call have now taken place with both organisers and their participants finding the events productive. Dr Abby Day, University of Kent, and lead for the network 'Exploring Non-Religious Christian, Jewish and Muslim Identities ' said that their event

     "...went incredibly well and even exceeded my expectations. We had a fantastic discussion with CHASE scholars plus a couple of media professionals and senior civil servants. This will result in research projects and a continuing network.

Look out for more on CHASE networks on the website over the coming months, with further network events taking place from September.
CHASE Networks
AHRC Funding Opportunity - Policy Internship

AHRC is pleased to announce a call for current AHRC-funded students to apply for a policy internship with a range of highly influential policy organisations. AHRC is working with the other Research Councils to offer this three month opportunity to work on a policy topic relevant to the student and the host partner organisation. 

As a student, you could have the chance to produce a briefing paper, participate in a policy inquiry or organise a policy event.

The closing date for applications is 16.00 on 28 August 2015.

CHASE Partnerships and Placements Officer, Dr Steven Colburn, will be available throughout August to support students looking to apply.

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Featured Events

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 for here. Do you have an event to publicise? Are you putting out a call for papers?

Use the online events form and your event could be featured on the CHASE website and monthly bulletin.

Deadline for submission is the 28th of each month to feature in the following month's bulletin.
List your event here
CHASE Student-led Events 

Challenging Gender, Embracing Intersectionality?
A one-day CHASE Symposium
Saturday 28 November
Open University (Camden Campus)

In 1989, Kimberle Crenshaw coined the term ‘intersectionality’ as a means to highlight the experience of those
‘multiply burdened’ by their intersecting experiences of race and gender. She notably argued that ‘black women are theoretically erased’ by the ‘tendency to treat race and gender as mutually exclusive categories of experience and analysis’ (139). Twentyfive years on, intersectionality has become an important framework and buzzword in feminist practice, promising to conceptualise and make visible the experiences and voices of those traditionally marginalised by feminism.

This symposium will ask: how does our practice as feminist doctoral researchers interrogate, resist, or indeed reinscribe the significance of gender as a singular category of analysis? How useful, practical, or limiting is intersectionality as a methodological framework? Should our practice finally challenge gender and embrace intersectionality?

This one-day interdisciplinary symposium will be an opportunity for students across the CHASE consortium to present on any aspect of their research relating to Gender and/or Intersectionality.

Abstracts of 250 words for traditional 20-minute papers, or proposals for creative and alternative presentations or queries should be sent to by Tuesday 1 September.

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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.
  • Generation Hex – the Politics of Contemporary Paganism
    Thursday 10 September
    University of Cambridge

    This workshop aims to explore the political discourses of contemporary Pagan religions, whether Witchcraft, Druidry or Goddess spirituality.
    In addressing these questions, this workshop will unite community engagement with an interdisciplinary academic approach, bringing together scholars from social anthropology, critical theory, history, cultural studies and the study of religions into dialogue with activists and authors within the Pagan community. 
    To book a place, please email

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  • Colonialism, War & Photography
    Thursday 17 September
    King's College London

    Using the First World War as a focal point, this interdisciplinary one-day workshop aims to examine the complex intersections between war, colonialism and photography. Organised under the auspices of the HERA-funded research project Cultural Exchange in the Time of Global Conflict: Colonials, Neutrals and Belligerents during the First World War’, the conference seeks to bring scholars interested in the topic from different disciplines, including visual culture, sociology, geography, anthropology, colonial and military history, cultural and literary studies.

    Find out more (email)
Calls for Papers

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.
  • Pacific Waves: Reverberations from Oceania Literature, art and thought
    Friday 6 - Saturday 7 November
    University of Sussex
    Papers invited on literature and/or its links with branches of the Humanities and Social Sciences in, within or between areas of Oceania and its spheres of influence; including but not limited to Australia and the USA, with special emphasis on Polynesia’s New Zealand and Hawai’i. The conference also focuses on interdisciplinary research and comparative approaches that investigate commonalities and continuities between the literatures and cultures of Oceania, whether within one country or between countries.
    Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words to
    by Monday 12 September.

    Find out more

  • Radical Histories/Histories of Radicalism
    Friday 1 - Sunday 3 July 2016
    Queen Mary University of London

    The event will explore radical approaches to the past and histories of radical ideas and action through lectures, panels, performances, screenings, workshops and  exhibitions. Please submit your proposal to Katy Pettit, Raphael Samuel History Centre administrator by Monday 14 September.

    Find out more
  • AAH2016 Annual Conference and Bookfair
    Having Words: Artist–writer relationships
    Thurs 7 - Saturday 9 April 2016
    University of Edinburgh

    Relationships between artists and writers have long played an integral role in the dissemination and shaping of artistic, literary and critical reputations.
    Email paper proposals to the session convenor(s) Rachel Smith, University of York / Tate, James Finch, University of Kent / Tate, by Monday 9 November.

    Find out more

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