Thanks to the generosity of an external donor, the Race and Resistance Programme at TORCH is delighted to offer an award to support a conference, workshop, or symposium on any theme that relates to this area of research. Applications should be led by postgraduate and/or early career researchers.
Launched in January 2013, the Race and Resistance programme brings together researchers in the history, literature, and culture of anti-racist movements in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, the United States, and beyond. The Race and Resistance programme includes members from a range of departments within the Humanities and Social Sciences. It has held numerous events including, weekly seminars, interdisciplinary readings, film screenings, forums, and book launches. Scholars and writers from within and beyond Oxford have presented their research including Earl Lewis, Minkah Makalani, Hakim Adi, Stephen Clingman, Miles Hewstone, Malachi McIntosh, Leslie James, Sandew Hira, writers Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Ben Okri, Michela Wrong, Angela Davis, Robin Kelley, Cornell West and Natasha Tretheway to name just a few. The Race and Resistance programme in conjunction with Peter Lang Publishers, also publishes the Race and Resistance Across Borders in the Long Twentieth Century series (see www.peterlang.com?rrab for more information) and the popular Voices across borders blog on the TORCH website.
For more details about the Race and Resistance programme, please go to http://www.torch.ox.ac.uk/raceresist
Graduate/Early Career-led Conference/Workshop Award
One award of up to £1,500 is available to a project led by graduate students and/or early career researchers seeking to organise a conference, symposium, or workshop on a theme primarily relating to race and resistance. The money is intended to cover travel expenses and catering costs. Applications should be from a team of at least two current graduate students and/or early career researchers, from two different faculties who are registered at the University of Oxford. At least one applicant should be within the humanities division. Interdisciplinary proposals and/or partnerships with scholars beyond Oxford are particularly welcome.
Proposals should emphasise the likely legacy or impact of the event (e.g. public impact, publications, grant proposals, development of new research area in Oxford). Proposals that include a Digital Humanities element (e.g. social media, blogs, a conference website, the use or creation of an online database and/or archive) are desirable but not essential.
The application process will open in January 2016 and the deadline to submit applications will be noon, 1 March 2016. Please submit applications via email to email@example.com. The Race and Resistance steering committee will assess all proposals.
Applications should consist of a short written proposal of 2-3 sides of A4. They should include:
• an abstract outlining the theme and proposed structure
• a description of the intended audience
• a draft call for papers
• the names of speakers (with emails/letters which may be appended to the proposal confirming their agreement)
• an indicative budget
• details of the event’s legacy and impact
• details of Digital Humanities elements
Please note that the award cannot be used to pay speakers. For the purposes of this award, early career scholars should have received their doctorate no earlier than January 1, 2011.
A 1-2 page CV and academic reference for each lead applicant must accompany this application.
Outcomes of application & taking up the grant
• Applicants will be notified of the outcomes of their applications via email by 11th March 2016
• Successful applicants will be able to promote their projects through the Race and Resistance-TORCH website and use rooms in the Radcliffe Humanities Building.
• All funded activity must commence no earlier than 14th March, and must be completed by 7th October 2016.
• Successful applicants will be asked to submit a short report about their conference/workshop to the Race and Resistance Steering Committee by the 2nd of December 2016 and it may possibly be included in the Voices across borders blog.
If you have any questions regarding the application process please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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