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  • Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts Falmer, England, BN1 9QF United Kingdom (map)

Encounters Tuesday 28-29 November 2016

Encounters Conference - Tuesday 29 November
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts
From 09:00

Registration for students, supervisors and guests is still open, please use the forms below


09:00- 09:30
Arrival and registration

09:30- 09:35
Welcome by Dr Denise deCaires Narain (CHASE Director)

09:40- 11:00
Student presentations followed by Q & A

  • Jade Lee (SOAS): International Networks in the Archive
  • Alexandra Gent (Courtauld): Technical analysis of Joshua Reynold’s paintings
  • Christian Poske (SOAS): Musical Homelands: The British Bengali Diaspora and the Songs of Rabindranath Tagore
  • Kate Wall (Sussex): The ‘boudoir bank’. Women’s positions within the culture of personal finance in the 1960s
  • Daniel Frampton (UEA): To what extent did religion inform conservative discourse in Britain in the early years of 20th Century

11:00- 11:30  
Break & refreshments

11:30 – 12:30
“Interdisciplinary Expeditions: Navigating Through Space, Place and Time"

Students report on their 7-day SANDPIT project in Nida, Lithuania

12:30 - 13:30
Lunch Break

13:30- 14:30  
Breakout sessions 1 (choice from the following)

Visit to The Keep

Hands on archival workshop allowing a closer look at The Keep’s unique materials. Led by Fiona Courage (Special Collections Manager & Mass Observation Curator)

Arts and Humanities in the Digital Age
Find out more about the CHASE funded Arts and Humanities in the Digital Age training programme and the CHASE Digital Humanities network.

Vitae Workshop

This hands-on session will explore the issue of professional development and career planning for Arts and Humanities doctoral researchers, and will feed into the development a new lens for the Researcher Development Framework (RDF). Led by Marie Thouaille (UEA).

British Library Placement Scheme

British Library representatives James Perkins, Sarah Evans and Rachel Tavernon will discuss the BL’s placement scheme and opportunities for CHASE students.

CHASE Networks

An opportunity to find out more about research networks across CHASE, including:

  • Digital Humanities Francesca Bennatti (OU) and Paul Gooding (UEA)
  • Medical Humanities Jo Winning (Birkbeck) and Suzanna Biernoff (Birkbeck)
  • American Art and Visual Culture David Peters Corbett (Courtauld/UEA)
  • Spatial and GeoHumanities Research Collaborations Eleanor Betts (OU)
  • SATRAV (Sexual Attitudes to the Real and the Virtual)  Dr Kathleen Stock (Sussex)

Brief Encounters Editorial Board

Editorial Board Meeting for current Editorial Board to discuss the current issue and the rotation of roles for the second issue. Open to new CHASE Students who would like to join the board. Led by Nicole Mennell (Sussex) and Emily Bartlett (Kent).

14:30- 15:00  
Break & refreshments

15:00- 15:45
Breakout sessions 2 (by year of awarded funding)

Year 1- Induction for new funded students. Led by Rob Witts (CHASE DTP Manager).

Year 2 - Placements - Information and guidance for students on doing a placement and an opportunity to learn about experiencing a placement from other students. Led by Steve Colburn (CHASE) alongside Harriett Barratt-Dorling (Sussex), Elena Dirstrau (Essex), Edwin Coomasaru (Courtauld).

Year 3 - Career planning workshop - Information on seeking both post doctorate positions and non-academic jobs.  Led by Anna Winterbottom, Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Sussex) and Andy Howard, Senior Careers Adviser, University of Sussex Careers and Employability Centre.

Supervisors Sharing good practice in supervising arts and humanities PhDs A discussion session for all staff across CHASE exploring the challenges and rewards in supervising students in the full range of arts and humanities subjects. Led by Prof Catharine Edwards (Birkbeck) and Prof John Drever (Goldsmiths).

Breakout session 3 (by year of awarded funding)

Years 1 & 2 - Mind Matters: PhD and well-being This session aims to create a safe and supportive space where you can discuss what impact doing a PhD has had on your well-being. You will learn strategies to achieve good work-life balance, deal with feelings of avoidance and isolation, plus have the chance to try mindfulness. Led by Grace Jones, Student Life Advisor, University of Sussex Student Life Centre and Chris McDermott, Lead Chaplain, University of Sussex.

Year 3 - Final year preparation - There's so much to fit into to your final year and careful planning is essential. With clear guidance, and practical examples, this session helps you prepare for the last stages of your doctorate, including editing your thesis, submission, and the vivaRun by Dr Catherine Pope (Sussex)

Supervisors - CHASE studentship support A briefing on the support available to CHASE-funded students. Led by Rob Witt (CHASE)

16:30 - 16:30
Break and refreshments

16:45 - 17:45
Guest speakers followed by drinks reception

  • Paula Rothwell, Head of Creative Arts and Digital Humanities, AHRC: AHRC and postgraduate funding
  • Professor Maria Lauret, School of English, University of Sussex: on being a CHASE academic lead
  • Dr Denise deCaires Narain, CHASE Director: looking to the future