British Academy Event for Early Career Researchers, London, 7 June 2014

Venue: The Open University in London, 1-11 Hawley Crescent, Camden Town, London, NW1 8NP
Venue directions and map
Time: 10.00am until 5.00pm

One of the key aims of CHASE, the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (of which OU is a member) is a commitment to interdisciplinary research.

Early Career Researchers in the Arts and Humanities are invited to a day-long event to discuss inter-disciplinary and inter-institutional collaboration, and hear about some successful examples of such projects.

The event is free and open to all. However, places are limited hence the need to register in advance. To book a place, please

Confirmed Speakers:

David Sweeney, Director: Research, Innovation, and Skills (HEFCE)
‘Research Funding and Policy Issues in the Humanities’
David Sweeney has been Director (Research, Innovation and Skills) since 2008. In this role he is responsible for developing policy on Research (including the Research Excellence Framework), Business and Community, and Employer Engagement. He is also responsible for the Strategic Development Fund, and, working with Associate Director David Noyce, the London and East regional teams.

Eylem Atakav (UEA)
‘The AHRC-funded project “Skills in Media Management”

Dr Eylem Atakav is Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of East Anglia where she teaches courses on women and film; women, Islam and media; and Middle Eastern media. She is the author of Women and Turkish Cinema: Gender Politics, Cultural Identity and Representation (2012) and editor of Directory of World Cinema: Turkey (Intellect, 2013).

Kenneth Fincham (Kent)
‘The Clergy of the Church of England Database’

Prof Kenneth Fincham’s research centres on politics, religion and culture in early modern Britain. He is one of three directors of the Clergy of the Church of England Database Project[10], funded by the AHRC, which provides a relational database of the careers of Anglican clergymen, schoolteachers and ecclesiastical patrons between 1540 and 1835. He is past Secretary, and currently a Councillor, of the Royal Historical Society, and formerly on the Council of the Church of England Record Society.

Grant Pooke (Kent)
‘The “Visions of Utopia” Exhibition’

Dr Grant Pooke has teaching and research interests across contemporary art and visual arts related journalism and criticism; developing teaching approaches to the subject and the art histories and art historiography of the Cold War period. His Leverhulme Project Award supported archive-based research work on over 475 Soviet era, Comintern and Cold War posters at the Marx Library.

Leon Wainwright (Open University)
‘The Open Arts Journal’

Recent winner of the Philip Leverhulme Prize, awarded by The Leverhulme Trust ‘to outstanding young scholars of substantial distinction and promise’, Dr Wainwright’s research redefines the geographical scope of the mainstream of art history as a discipline through the study of art, migration and cultural transmission in Europe, North America, the Caribbean and Asia. He is Principal Investigator of ‘Sustainable Art Communities: Creativity and Policy in the Transnational Caribbean’

Information about CHASE can be found at

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