Encounters July 2019
University of Kent 

We are delighted to announce that CHASE Encounters is returning to University of Kent this summer on July 11th and 12th.

Encounters is the chance for CHASE-funded doctoral researchers to meet up to share experiences and ideas. This programme offers opportunities to expand your perspectives, explore new skills, and learn more about how CHASE can support your research.

Encounters is generously supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and CHASE member institutions.

Please note, you will be able to sign up to workshops and activities on the day. 

We are offering overnight accommodation on the night of the 11th July, but please contact us (enquiries@chase.ac.uk) if you have additional accommodation requirements.

If you cannot attend Encounters July 2019, please click "Register" on the Eventbrite page and fill out a short form to explain why you cannot attend. 

The PhrienDs system is designed to create connections that cross both geographical and disciplinary boundaries, to create meaningful networks and friendships that alleviate the pressure of formal networking, and enrich the intellectual activities/conversations within the consortium.
PhrienDs will be paired up and put in touch prior to the conference. We will also operate a special PhrienDs registration desk that can serve as a convenient meeting point for you at the start of the conference.

Encounters Programme (timings and sessions subject to change)

Day 1 - Thursday 11 July

10.00 - 10.30

Registration and Refreshments

10.30 - 11.00

Welcome and Announcements

11.00 - 12.30

Student Presentations

12.30 - 13.30

Networking Lunch

13.30 – 17.15

Afternoon Activities

17.15 – 18.30

Free Time / Check into Hotel Rooms

18.30 - 23.00

BBQ and Drinks Reception

Day 2 - Friday 12 July

9.00 - 9.30

Registration and Refreshments

9.30 - 11.00

Student Presentations

11.00 - 11.30

Break and Refreshments

11.30 - 13.00

Practical Workshops

13.00 - 14.00

Networking Lunch

14.00 - 15.30

Managing Your PhD Sessions

15.30 - 16.30

Keynote: Priyamvada Gopal (University of Cambridge)


Conference Close

Please note, you will be able to sign up to workshops and activities on the day, and the times and programme may be subject to change. 

Important: accommodation now fully booked for 11th July

If you require accommodation for the night of 11th July, please note we have filled our allocation at University of Kent. You are advised to book your own accommodation and submit a student support claim to have this cost reimbursed to you. You can book accommodation direct with the University of Kent here or use a trusted booking agent.

Previous Encounters conferences

The Courtauld Institute of Art | November 2014

Open University | November 2015

University of Sussex | November 2016

University of Essex | December 2017


Goldsmiths, University of London | June 2015


University of Kent | May 2016


University of East Anglia | June 2017


Goldsmiths, University of London | June 2018


Barbican | November 2018