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Early Career Workshop Funding Scheme

The IHSS Early Career Workshop Funding Scheme provides funding for the organisation of workshops with a cross-disciplinary dimension led by Early Career Researchers across the Faculty.

Currently, there are no open calls for applications. We will launch the next call for applications in September 2024.

Currently Funded Activities

We are pleased to be able to announce the details of the funded workshops for the year 2023 - 24. 

On Direct Action

Dr Charlotte Jones (School of English and Drama) will lead two days of creative performances, workshops, film screenings and talks will take the 130th anniversary of the ‘Greenwich Bomb Outrage’ as an opportunity to bring organisers, activists, scholars and artists together.

She Speaks: Muslim women’s experiences of political violence in the UK

The workshop, led by Dr Alaya Forte and Farah Hussain (School of Politics and International Relations) in collaboration with Dr M. Mohsin Alam Bhat (School of Law), will assemble stakeholders and academics to discuss emerging issues and develop new research agendas.

Pluriversal feminisms and multispecies justice: Thinking with/from the Global South

Dr Niharika Pandit's (School of Politics and International Relations) and Dr Swati Arora's (School of English and Drama) three-part workshop series seeks to foster and sustain cross-disciplinary, cross-movement and transnational conversations on pluriversality, feminist theory and multispecies justice in contemporary times by centring decolonial and Indigenous scholarship and coalitional thinking from the Global South.

Previously Funded Activities

Surveillance, Security, Human Rights and the City

Dr Alvina Hoffmann (Politics and International Relations) and IHSS Fellow Dr Daragh Murray (Law) will lead a workshop to develop a cross-disciplinary network of scholars working on security and human rights broadly understood. 

Legacies of Forced Migration

Dr Joseph Cronin (History), Ayesha Riaz (Law) and Meena Masood (Politics and International Relations) will bring together postgraduate and early career researchers who will present papers on their current projects, grouped into four thematic and interdisciplinary panels, including Q&A sessions. The roundtable discussion will conclude the workshop. 

Ordering the Earth: International Relations, Geography, and Global Geopolitics

Via his workshop, Dr Regan Burles (Politics and International Relations) will connect scholars on geopolitics and world order across the Schools of Politics and International Relations and Geography. 

Legacies and Liabilities? Decolonising, Interdisciplinary, and Intersectional Approaches to the 19thC Now

Led by Dr Rachel Bryant Davies (Comparative Literature) and Dr Amanda Sciampacone (History) this seminar series will be dedicated to addressing the legacies of the nineteenth century and what studying the period involves across disciplines. How does the nineteenth century still shape today’s world? What is the value of interdisciplinary nineteenth-century research? How do different disciplines address the same questions, or ask questions of similar or the same source materials?

Memory in the Middle East and North Africa

Led by Dr Hannah Scott Deuchar (Comparative Literature), Dr Afef Mbarek (History(Postdoctoral Research Assistant), Dr Rebekah Vince (French) this three-part workshop series will focus on three  archetypal modern sites of memory production – archives, museums, and narratives – to examine how memory is stored, mobilized, and contested across the Middle East and North Africa today.

Latin American Decolonial Feminism(s) in Britain: Challenge and Opportunities

This one-day interdisciplinary workshop on Latin American decolonial feminism led by Dr Valentina Aparicio (English and Drama) and Dr Ana Laura Zavala Guillén (Geography) will bring together researchers and activists working from this theoretical perspective in Britain.

Feeling the Field

Led by Dr Ana Laura Zavala Guillen (Geography) and Dr Micaela Signorelli (English and Drama) this project will develop a series of online and in-person workshops that delve into the connections between bodies and research to explore how female-presenting researchers navigate the ubiquitous risk of gender-based violence in the field.

Reading Early Modern Recipes in a Digital Age

This interactive workshop will bring together researchers working on early modern food in different fields to discuss two related questions: how can cooking and otherwise attempting to follow or adapt early modern recipes function as a form of research? And how to use digital media to teach a public audience about the history of food and cooking and the ways it intersects with histories of gender, race, class, and colonialism? It will be led by Dr Clio Doyle (History).

Rethinking Childhood Studies

Dr Rachel Bryant Davies (School of Languages, Linguistics and Film) and Dr Hedi Viterbo (School of Law)

Provincializing Anglo-American Feminism

Dr Leila Ullrich (School of Law), Dr Sydney Calkin (School of Geography) and Dr Claire English (School of Business and Management)

Surviving Society
Dr Sharri Plonski (School of Politics and International Relations)

Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Queen Mary Research Network
Dr David Kennerley (School of History) and Professor Kiera Vaclavik (School of Languages, Linguistics and Film)

“Cultural Finance,” a new and emerging area of economics that explores how cultural norms interact with financial decision making
Professor Jason Sturgess (School of Economics and Finance) and Dr Ben Holgate (School of Languages, Linguistics and Film)

Topology and spatial distribution analysis applied to environmental science
Dr Clementine Chirol (School of Geography)

Nationality Now: The History, Culture, and Politics of Contemporary Citizenship
Dr Nanor Kebranian (School of Law)

The Role of Citizens in Reforming EU Democracy
Dr Davor Jancic (School of Law)

Displacement and Refugee Protection in Latin America and beyond
Dr Marcia Vera Espinoza (School of Geography)

The Post-Wage Economy: Why we need to re-theorise ‘work’ beyond the wage

Led by Dr. William Monteith (School of Geography); a summary of his report can be viewed here.

Critical Area Studies and the Future of South Asia at QMUL

Led by Dr Chris Moffat (School of History) and Dr Adhira Mangalagiri (School of Languages, Linguistics and Film); other colleagues contributing to the project were Dr Ash Devasundaram and Dr Shital Pravinchandra (School of Languages, Linguistics and Film), Dr Amit Rai (School of Business and Management) and Dr Philippa Williams (School of Geography).  

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