Final Call - Brief Encounters; Comics Crossroads - part two
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Brief Encounters - Final Call for Submissions

Intended to showcase the work of CHASE, Brief Encounters will provide individuals with the opportunity to publish in an alternative format to the traditional 7-8,000 word articles often required by academic journals. The journal will be comprised of short, academically rigorous articles, reviews and creative alternatives.
Brief Encounters welcomes submissions from across the Consortium, both from within institutions as well as from colleagues working at CHASE’s many strategic cultural partners.

Who can submit to Brief Encounters?
  • CHASE funded students
  • Postgraduate students at CHASE institutions regardless of funding status
  • Alumni of CHASE institutions
  • Individuals employed by CHASE institutions
  • Individuals employed by Non-HEI CHASE partners
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Comics Crossroads
Training for the Study of Comics, Cartoons and Drawn Images


Workshop and Conference
Friday 7 and Saturday 8 October
The Courtauld Institute of Art, London
14.00 – 18.00 and 10.00 – 18.00

Call for workshop participants/papers
The aim of this day-and-a-half event is to offer specific training for emerging scholars working with ‘the comic’ in an interdisciplinary manner.
On the first day, the group will engage with a selection of four original objects in different media under the guidance of an established scholar. The workshop leader will pose a series of methodological questions to the participants in relation to these objects, which will be discussed in small groups before presenting their findings in plenum. The questions may range, amongst others, from formal interpretations of the work to the interrelation between text and image and socio-political issues in different geographies. By applying a range of interpretations to the same works, early-career researchers will not only become familiar with a greater range of media related to their own work, but also aim to forge an overall understanding of the contemporary and past significance of drawn art within popular culture and beyond.
On the second day, participants are invited to present their own research in a conference, including two keynotes from established scholars in the field.
If you would like to participate in the workshop, please send an abstract of 150 words to covering your research area and intended presentation. The deadline for submissions is Friday 26 August 2016. Application open to all. Priority is given to CHASE-funded students.
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Research Council (RC) Policy Internships Scheme
Now open for applications.

This scheme provides an opportunity for PhD students funded by the UK Research Councils to work for three months in one of a selected group of highly impactful organisations relevant to UK policy. Successful applicants have the opportunity to work on one or more policy topics of interest to both the student and the organisation, by producing at least one briefing paper, participating in a policy inquiry and/or organising a policy event.
This scheme is open to Research Council-funded students. All internships must be completed within the student’s funded period, prior to submitting their thesis. All applicants must therefore be funded until 31st December 2017 to be eligible for this opportunity. Applications will close at 4 pm on Thursday 1st September. Students will be notified about the success of their application by the end of September 2016, and interviews will be held during October and November. Internships should commence on 1st January 2017.
More information about the scheme and how to apply can be found at the AHRC website, and in the RCUK Policy Internships Scheme Applicant Guidance (PDF, 112KB). Please contact the CHASE Placements and Partnerships Officer if you are interested in applying to this scheme:
Please note: the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) are the lead council for administration of the RCUK Policy Internship Scheme. This scheme is open to students funded by all Research Councils. If you have any questions about the scheme, the partner organisations, and applications in general, please contact NERC Studentships and Training Awards Group:
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Call for papers
Liverpool Postgraduate Journal of Irish Studies
Issue Two – Call for Submissions

Submissions are welcomed in English, or in Irish with an accompanying translation, and should be emailed to the general editor by 17th Oct. 2016. Articles should be between 4000-5000 words long, and should be formatted in MHRA style with endnotes.
l enquiries and submissions should be sent to the general editor, Seán Hewitt, at

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