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CHASE Bulletin - April 2015
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CHASE Bulletin                                                                                 April 2015

It's been a busy month for training programmes with the continuation of the CHASE-funded Material Witness and Arts and Humanities in the Digital Age workshops and the start of the Intimacies series.

There are some interesting accounts from CHASE-funded students, Stuart Morrison and Christine Davies, of the two Material Text workshops featured below and a blogpost by Micheál O'Connel of the Liveness workshop.
Researching the UK WWW’s yesterday and today:  Digital Tools and Methods for using the UK Web Archive
 
Do you use the Web in your research?  Did you know that discontinued and previous versions of websites are being preserved and made available for researchers?  Come and learn about the emergence and practical use of UK WebArchives in a one day CHASE PhD event (15 May) at the British Library with a series of distinguished scholars and experts in digital humanities and webarchiving, including Tim Hitchcock and Helen Hockx-Yu.  If you want to use WebArchives in your research but don’t know how, then there is also a hands-on follow on event at UEA on 3 June.
 
See here for more details
 
Material Text 1
An introduction to book history


The one-day workshop at the library of Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, that served as an introduction to the material study of historical manuscripts and printed books. The session, which will involved opportunities for hands-on work with the library’s collections, was run by the distinguished manuscript historian Professor James Carley and by MW director Dr. Paddy Bullard.

CHASE-funded student Stuart Morrison has written a blogpost, read more here.

Material Text 2 -Text as object

A one-day workshop at the Templeman Library, University of Kent, on special material techniques for the study of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century periodicals, magazines and serial publications. The session, involving hands-on work with the library’s historic collections, was run by Professor Cathy Waters, Professor John Drew, and Dr. Jennie Batchelor, leaders of the Dickens Journal Online Project www.djo.org.uk/ and The Lady’s Magazine, 1770-1818 project http://blogs.kent.ac.uk/ladys-magazine/.

CHASE-funded student Christine Davies has written a blogpost, read more here.
Liveness Workshop: This is research

Led by Sussex academic practitioners and theorists engaged in a range of creative media practices, together with practitioner supervisees, the Liveness workshop built on previous Sussex CHASE activities (including Going Digital, Digital Score, Doing Subcultures). Participants engaged in creative practice research projects will be grouped in four parallel sessions to explore participatory cartography and digital data, live coding, ascribing life to objects, and scoring public processes as creative practice.

Workshop participant, Micheál O'Connel, wrote about the workshop. Read more here.
 
'From Above and Below' 
Blogpost by Helene Kazan

‘From Above and Below’ was an event I recently curated at the Mosaic Rooms in London, which brought together a series of investigations into the shifting parameters of contemporary warfare. The intention of the event was not only to convey the position or physical viewpoint - from above - which the state apparatus utilises as part of modern day conflict, exemplified by the use of armed drones and aerial bombing. But in particular the focus of the event was on the position - from below - mobilising the domestic arena as a platform, and as a material and human register of a perceivable external threat. The presented works each explored a condition that occurs through the multi-scalar effects of war, where a violent interpenetration of private and public spheres takes place. With the proposition to better understand the effect of being positioned ‘From Above and Below’ and to analyse the transformations this doubled condition might create, as it impacts directly upon the sensitive and difficult nature of the territorial subject, especially the human subject within the home.

Read full blogpost here
 
To feature your blog or write a piece for the CHASE bulletin, please email enquiries@chase.ac.uk by the 28th of each month.

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Get involved in the Being Human Festival!

In addition to the calls for papers below, we would like to draw your attention to the Being Human Festival that takes place 12-22 November.

In its second year, the festival organised by the School of Advanced Study, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the British Academy, is delighted to announce and invite participation.

For information how on how to get involved and the type of events that took place last year, visit the Being Human Festival website.
 
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.

Organised by CHASE-funded students or hosted by a CHASE institution: Other calls for papers:
Events

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

Organised by CHASE-funded students or hosted by a CHASE institution: Other events:
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