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Training Needs Survey

As a CHASE funded student you have the opportunity to participate in focused training and development in emerging fields and objects of study.
In order to capture and identify individual student and cohort-wide training needs, we ask that you fill in the short survey using the link below, referring to your RDF Planner to assist, if needed.

The survey should only take a minute to complete but all CHASE-funded students are required to complete it. Please complete your survey by Friday 3 June.

To find out more about the training currently on offer through CHASE, please take a look at the CHASE Training and Development pages

To fill in the survey, please use one of the links below, depending on which year your CHASE funding began.

Many thanks to all who took part in Encounters last week, with special thanks to Dr Sarah Wood, Suzie Morris, Ros Beeching and the Kent Graduate School for making the event such a great success.

We are keen to hear what you thought about the day, and any ideas you have for the next Encounters conference in November. If you haven't completed a feedback survey please take 5 minutes to fill in the online version.

Please use the link below to leave your comments and feedback.
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The following two training events 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.
Comics Crossroads
Training for the Study of Comics, Cartoons and Drawn Images
Sunday 26 June & Friday 7 - Saturday 8 July

As many of you will have seen at Encounters last week, CHASE-funded students Fred Francis and Julia Secklehner have curated the exhibition "There is an Alternative: Critical Comics and Cartoons" at the Templman Library at the University of Kent. Alongside the exhibition is a number of events that aims 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 first event is a one-day symposium event at the University of Kent on Sunday 26 June  where participants discover and engage with cutting-edge research into comics, cartooning and drawn images.

CHASE-students will receive free entry to the syposium. To find out more and book a space, please use the link below.
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Images below are from the exhibition that runs until the 1 July. Pictured (L-R), Fred Francis (Kent), Julia Secklehner (Courtauld) and Dieter Declercq (Kent).
Bridging the Divide: Literature and Science
Friday 3 June
Grimond Building, University of Kent, Canterbury

‘Science and literature are not two things, but two sides of one thing’ – Thomas Huxley

The relationship between literature and science has been a perennial subject of debate. Is there a divide between these two fields, or are they in fact two sides of one thing? The Universities of Kent and Sussex present a one-day conference on the 3rd June 2016, aimed at interrogating discourses around this subject.

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CHASE Networks
*Deadline extended - 16 May*

Last few days for CHASE acadmics to apply a small grant to dupport events or other initiatives that promote that development of subject or interdisciplinary networks within the Consortium.

Apply here
CHASE North American Poetics Network - Call for papers

The Day Before O’Hara Died: Frank O’Hara and Friends
A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of the New York Poet, 50 years on
Sunday 24 July
The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA),

Deadline for submission of abstracts: Friday, May 27th, 2016

Read full call for papers
Animate Assembly

Image Science
, seminar and public lecture by WJT Mitchell
Tuesday 10 June

Animation may be understood as a discrete set of experiential and technological possibilities, on the one hand, and a generalised politico-economic set of conditions on the other. Drawing on the crossovers and proliferations afforded by this doubling, the Animate Assembly network aims to debate the currency and significance of analogue and digital animation studies in view of the fundamental transformations occurring in cultural knowledge.

Animate Assembly is propelled by Verina Gfader, Esther Leslie, Edgar Schmitz and Aylish Wood. The assembly is funded by CHASE and the Department of Art, Goldsmiths.

For further details contact or

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.
Registration is now open for the MEMS Summer Festival
Friday 17th - Saturday 18th June, 2016
University of Kent, Canterbury

The University of Kent's Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies warmly invite you to join a two day celebration of all things Medieval and Early Modern. As well as a wide selection of papers highlighting new research from postgraduate students, early career researchers and staff, you will be able to join in with roundtable discussions on Material Culture and 'What's hot in Early Modern history'. The Festival is free for CHASE students to attend. A space can be booked using the link below.
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Join in the MEMS Festival Preview at Eastbridge Hospital, Canterbury, on the 16 June for Illuminating the Past - a workshop on the making and meaning of Gothic colour. Separate registration  for this is available here.
The Audio and Audio-Visual Academic Book of the Future: A Symposium
Monday, 23 May
11:00 to 15:30
Foyle Room - The Conservation Studios, The British Library 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB
This symposium continues an investigation into the use of audio and audio-visual resources in the academic book. The project is being undertaken by the AHRC funded Academic Book of the Future and British Library Sound Archive.
The symposium will bring together researchers from many disciplines as well as curators, librarians, publishers and copyright experts working in the fields of academic research, output and publishing.
The event is a talking shop around some of the questions outlined below –
  • What is the current state of academic publishing with audio and audio-visual content?
  • What might be possible with audio and audio-visual content in the academic texts in future?
  • How do/will academic outputs utilising audio and audio-visual content impact publishers and libraries?
  • Could changes in academic publishing to incorporate audio and audio-visual content actually influence the direction of academic research?
For further details about the project overall, visit the British Library blog.
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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 - last few days to apply!
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.

Deadline - Monday 16 May.

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