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Encounters - June 2017 - UEA

Encounters | June 2017 | University of East Anglia


'Time & Space to CHASE Creative Encounters’ Open for registration

Thursday 29 & Friday 30 June
The Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia

Please note: it is no longer possible to book accommodation through the form below. If you need accommodation for the night of the 29 June, please use the Premier Inn to book your accommodation.

Optional Pre-Conference Events - Thursday 29 June 2017 - PLEASE NOTE ALL PRE-CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED
This selection of activities are offered on a first-come, first-served basis as places are limited so be sure to book early! Please indicate on the booking form which session you would like to take part in.

Tour of Norwich Castle - 1.45pm or 2.45pm (both times slots FULLY BOOKED)
Group tour of the Castle Keep as well as full museum entry. Tours last 30 – 40 minutes, choice of 1.45 and 2.45 start. Norwich Castle website.

Space & Time in Norwich Cathedral Library - from 3.30pm (FULLY BOOKED)

This event will begin with an introductory talk by Gudrun Warren, Cathedral Librarian and Curator, outlining: how the Cathedral functions now and how it has developed from the pre-Reformation monastic foundation; the collections and what we do to care for them and make them accessible to users. Participants will be able to engage with Histories of the Cathedral looking at the Norwich Domesday, a 15th-century copy of a late 13th- century taxation valuation of the diocese which is the only pre-Reformation manuscript remaining at the Cathedral; the Priory’s seal box with two sections and six keys, and containing seal matrices, one of which has been cancelled. Participants will also be able to explore 16th-century printed material – literary sources and parish books, and 18th- and 19th-century choir part books and music collections given to the Cathedral subsequently by Masters of the Music and the late Professor Peter Aston.

Space, Place & Time Reading Group Critical Excursion (FULLY BOOKED)
Norwich Shoe Factory – Industrial Learning - from 1pm

Organised by the ‘SPT Research Collective’, the project will follow a bottom-up investigative approach, in which the discussion of text and material will be set against specific locations and places of relevance. The site/ location itself will become the point of question, discussion and experimentation in relation to the set text(s).

The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Choose from one of the following tours in the registration form below: (FULLY BOOKED)

18.00                     Group (1) gallery tour of Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

18.30                     Group (2) gallery tour of Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

19.00                     Group (3) gallery tour of Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

MEAL IS NOW FULLY BOOKED - A hot fork buffet will be served in The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts' main restaurant from 19.00 onwards with the bar open to purchase drinks from 18.30.

Conference Programme Friday 30 June

09.15– 09.45    Registration

09.45 – 10.00    Welcome from Dr Denise deCaires Narain   

10.00 – 10.30    Keynote: Giles Foden,  Time & Space in Creative Writing

Giles Foden is Professor of Creative Writing at UEA and is a leading novelist.  His books include The Last King of Scotland, which won the 1998 Whitbread First Novel Award and was released as an Oscar-winning film in 2007.  He is the author of three other novels – Ladysmith, Zanzibar, and most recently Turbulence – and a work of narrative non-fiction, Mimi and Toutou Go Forth.  He was one of the judges of the MAN Booker Prize for Fiction in 2007.

10.30 - 11.30      Session 1: CHASE Scholars Showcase (1)

  • Flora Bartlett (Goldsmiths) – practice-based research on anthropology and photography
  • Heather McKnight (Sussex) – critical utopian theory
  • Creativity Graduate Panel in conversation with Steve Waters

Steve Waters has been described as ‘one of the UK’s most accomplished political playwrights’. He works for stage, radio and screen and is also involved in the new playwriting scene and has written about the pedagogy of playwriting, the nature of plays and been a participant in shaping arts policy in this area. Steve Waters' most recent play, Limehouse, deals with Labour's 1981 split and the formation of the SDP.

11.30 – 12.00    Break & Refreshments               

12.00 – 13.15      Session 2: Discipline Networking       

An opportunity to break out into disciplines, with academics from across CHASE facilitating conversations

Also: CHASE focus group (1) led by CHASE team    

Have your say about CHASE! We are currently developing our bid to the Arts and Humanities Research Council to continue funding CHASE for another five years, from 2019 onwards. As a CHASE funded student we would particularly value your involvement. Tell us about the benefits and challenges of being a CHASE funded student and help shape the future of CHASE.

13.15 – 14.15    Lunch

14.15 – 14.25    CHASE announcements

14.25 - 14.55    Session 2: CHASE Scholars Showcase (2)    

  • Sandra Bowern (Kent) –  the work of David Hockney
  • Elizabeth Lewis Williams (UEA) – Deception Island poetry reading

14.55 – 16.15     Session 3: Parallel Activities

Option 1: Communicating Your Research: mini writing retreat (FULLY BOOKED)
As you plunge deeper into your doctoral project it is important to be able to communicate your research effectively to a range of different audiences, to engage and enthuse others in your work. In this interactive session you will work with other participants to practise distilling your research, sharing and reflecting on how you write about and talk about your project. Along the way you will be encouraged to focus on your big take-home message(s) and connect with the energy and passion you have for your research.

Option 2: Space, Place & Time Reading Group Critical Excursion: Architecture of UEA Campus
Organised by the ‘SPT Research Collective’, following a bottom-up investigative approach in which the discussion of text and material will be set against the architecture of UEA’s campus and sightings of Gormley’s sculptures.

Option 3: Handling Artefacts at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art (FULLY BOOKED)

Option 4: Film & Chat about My Research (FULLY BOOKED)
Using smartphone technology to film each other in conversation about your research projects for uploading to an online showcase of CHASE scholars’ research.

Option 5: Workshop on the Practicalities of Publishing (FULLY BOOKED)

Option 6: Workshop on Teaching Practice (FULLY BOOKED)
Pedagogy and technology-enhanced learning within HE: approaching new methods in teaching practice.

Option 7: Life after your PhD (FULLY BOOKED)
Talks from graduates with careers outside of the academy.

Option 8: Sharing CHASE Placement Experiences (FULLY BOOKED)
Talks by CHASE scholars sharing their experiences of applying for and undertaking a CHASE placement.

Option 9: British Archive for Contemporary Writing Pop-Up Exhibition & Talk (FULLY BOOKED)

Option 10: East Anglian Film Archive Pop-Up Exhibition & Talk (FULLY BOOKED)

Option 11: Workshop on the Practicalities of Public Engagement 

Option 12: Boost Your Resilience
Resilience describes the ways we function under pressure, recover from difficulties, and develop adaptive coping behaviours. You can develop your capacity for resilience - it’s a skill that can be honed through practice. In this interactive session you’ll experiment with a range of techniques for boosting your resilience.

Option 13: Funding Applications: What Do I Need to Know?
16.15 – 16.45    Closing Reflections: Prof David Richardson, Vice-Chancellor, UEA

Professor David Richardson became the Vice-Chancellor of the University of East Anglia in September 2014. Since joining the university in 1991 he has held a series of leadership positions including Dean of the Faculty of Science, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, Enterprise and Engagement, and Deputy Vice-Chancellor. As a member of the governing council of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) he plays a key role in the shaping of UK research policy.

16.45 – 18.30    Drinks Reception

Registration for Encounters is now closed