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Call for submissions: Still Point Journal

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The Still Point Journal is currently seeking submissions of creative non-fiction, short fiction, poetry, and visual artwork, for its inaugural issue and web journal.

Call for papers: Working Worlds

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May 16 2015 - Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art, UCL

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Apply for a Train and Engage Grant of £1000

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Train and Engage takes UCL postgraduate research students through a programme of interactive training, helping an understanding of engagement and giving support to develop & fund your own ideas. Grants of up to £1000 are available for participants in the programme.

Call for papers: JFIGS Friday Forum on 'Shame'

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The JFIGS Friday Forum is an interdisciplinary conference held at UCL for Graduate Students and Staff. It aims to provide a friendly atmosphere for researchers from different disciplines to present work on the same topic. 

Call for papers: Platform Ukraine

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We invite proposals for individual papers or panels. Panels must be highly interdisciplinary based on the strict criteria adhered to by the project (see previous events for examples). Individual papers should be as multidisciplinary as possible or should use novel methodology that can be applied in other disciplines.

New call for Junior Research Forum

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We are pleased to announce a new call for proposals for funding. Via our Junior Research Forum we offer funding to UCL postgraduate students, PhD candidates and postdoctoral follows to pursue collaborative projects on Europe and the European Union.

FIGS MA Dissertation Prize in Comparative Cultural Enquiry 2012-13

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Results

The following submissions were received in 2012-2013, nominated by the following MA Boards of Examiners:  MA Language Culture and History: Jewish History, MA Language Culture and History: Italian Studies, MA Early Modern Studies, MA European Studies, MA Comparative Literature, MA Film Studies, MA Gender, Society and Representation, MA Issues in Modern Culture, MA Translation Theory and Practice.

Slade Interdisciplinary Printmaking Workshop

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This one-day printmaking workshop on 9 July 2014 was organised by Dr Eleanor Morgan, Slade honorary research associate, with the support of printmaking technicians Dave Christopher and James Keith.

Student Publishers' Prize 2014

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The UCL Publishers’ Prize for Student Writing is a new award for aspiring writers at UCL, supported by UCL Press.

LAHP Studentship Applications Now Open

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The London Arts and Humanities Partnership is pleased to invite applications from outstanding candidates for AHRC/LAHP Doctoral Training Awards for 2014-15 entry. Up to 80 studentships are available for postgraduate research students studying Arts & Humanities at King's College London, School of Advanced Study (University of London) or University College London from London Arts & Humanities Partnership (AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership) 2014.

New AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership announced for arts & humanities postgraduates

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UCL (University College London), King’s College London, and the School of Advanced Study, University of London (SAS) have today announced that they have been awarded over £18 million by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to form the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP); a joint venture between the three institutions. 

FIGS MA Dissertation Prize in Comparative Cultural Enquiry 2011-12

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The following submissions were received this year, nominated by the following MA Boards of Examiners:  Centre for European Studies, Comparative Literature, Film Studies, Gender Society and Representation, Language Culture and History, Issues in Modern Culture, Translation Studies.

MA Publishing Masterclass 2013

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The following Masterclasses have been arranged for Spring Term 2013.

All MA Publishing students are expected to attend and students on other Arts and Humanities programmes will be welcome, subject to notifying Professor Iain Stevenson (i.stevenson@ucl.ac.uk) in advance, except where indicated.

Dr Stephanie Bird represents UCL in Beijing

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Dr Stephanie Bird (German Department) is currently in Beijing as a visiting lecturer at Peking University. On 25 October she also lectured at The Bookworm Beijing on ‘Representing Trauma and the Possibility of Comedy’ which provided a unique opportunity to consider the relationship between trauma and comedy in literature and film.

Discussion Seminar for Humanities Students

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A group of students have discussed setting up a seminar for graduate students with an interest in literature, culture, translation or gender studies, art, language, or any related subject, regardless of department.

Between the lines

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A new podcast series has been established at UCL’s School of European Languages, Culture and Society, organised by Professor Timothy Mathews and Dr Simon Cooke, Post Doctoral Fellow in English at Edinburgh University.

CICS and CES launch new Creative Critical Writing PhD

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The Centre for Intercultural Studies and the Centre for European Studies have launched a new PhD devoted to the study of literary procedures in developing arguments and ideas.

Creative Thesis: Exploring the Parameters of the PhD Thesis

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The Slade School of Fine Art is running a programme of bi-weekly workshops and seminars to investigate the parameters of the doctoral thesis as a Creative Thesis, in order to explain issues of research practises and methodology. The Creative Thesis series will run from October 2012 to June 2013, as a series of bi-weekly workshops.

(Dis)Comforts of Home: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Domestic Energy Use

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13-14 September 2012

The (Dis)Comforts of Home: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Domestic Energy Use is a two-day symposium at UCL exploring how comparative cultural perspectives on the concepts of ‘home’ and ‘comfort’ can help us understand, learn from, and influence the behaviour that drives domestic energy consumption.

Funds awarded for Yale exchange

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We are pleased to announce that five research students within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities have been awarded funds to assist with their exchange to Yale next term. These students came from the following departments:

London Intercollegiate Network for Comparative Literature (LINKS)

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3rd Graduate Student Conference in Comparative Literature

Comparative Literature in a Fast-Changing Global World
New Academic Building, LG02
Goldsmiths, University of London

Friday 8 June 2012
9.00 am – 6.30 pm


LINKS conferences foster a space to discuss and re-think intercultural ‘links’, and to approach literary and non-literary texts from a comparative perspective.

Winners: Graduate School Review Competition 2011-12

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We are pleased to announce the winners of the Graduate School Review Competition.

  • First Prize (£400) - James Rann, SSEES"Building the Revolution"
  • Second Prize (£200) - Geraldine Brodie, Centre for Intercultural Studies"Bringing the Translator into Focus"
  • Joint Third Prize (£50 each) - Alicia Rix, Dept of English Language & Literature"The Artist"  Manuela Melandri, Dept of Laws"Humanitarian Occupation"

Call for papers: HERMES seminar 2012

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Impact and Intervention: The Relevance of Literature in a Changing World

Amsterdam, June 10-16, 2012

FIGS MA Dissertation Prize in Comparative Cultural Enquiry 2010-11

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For this year’s inaugural prize, a dissertation was nominated by each of the examiners’ boards for 2010-11 of the following MAs: Centre for European Studies, Comparative Literature, Film Studies, Gender Society and Representation, Language Culture and History, Issues in Modern Culture, Translation Studies.

Film Studies Space: The Centre for the Cultural History of the Moving Image

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The UCL “Film Studies Space: The Centre for the Cultural History of the Moving Image” sponsored a international conference on 29-30 September/1 October 2011.

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