Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Post-graduate AHRC scholarships

Through our membership of the New London Graduate School, we are able to offer a number of Arts & Humanities Research Council scholarships, available from September 2013.

Click here to apply --  the closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday 15th March 2013.

PhD Cultural Studies 
MA Creative Writing 
MA Media Writing 
MA Digital Film & Video 
MA New Media 
MA Creative Media Industries: Journalism 

This Is Not A Gateway

Paula Roush will be giving a presentation on her work, 'The past persists in the present in the form of a dream', at this year's This Is Not A Gateway festival.

The festival is at The Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, City of London, EC2M 4QH, on 26-27 January.  Click here for the full programme.

Friday, 18 January 2013

Call for Papers: Media, Culture and Racism

Media, Culture and Racism:

The legacy of Stephen Lawrence 20 years on

Saturday 27 April 2013

A one-day symposium

Call for papers, performative presentations, films and artworks

The racist murder of Stephen Lawrence in 1993 attracted intense media attention and public debate.  The findings of the 1999 Macpherson Inquiry into the flawed police investigation of the case have had far-reaching implications for the way that racism is understood in the UK, prompting an apparent shift from ‘institutional racism’ to official anti-racism.  More broadly, the case has touched many aspects of social-political and cultural life, providing a frame of reference for changes in law, policing, race relations, education and the arts.

This symposium seeks to bring together academics, journalists, arts practitioners, teachers, and policymakers to explore the enduring legacy of the Stephen Lawrence case, and to promote interdisciplinary dialogue about its impact, 20 years on; at a time when the issue of racism is bubbling up in areas of British life from politics to music to football, the issues raised by the case, and its wider resonance in public and cultural life, need to be revisited.

We welcome proposals for papers, workshops, performances (including the spoken word), films, artworks and other innovative formats. Proposals are invited on themes including but not limited to:

Institutional racism and multiculturalism
Media representations, journalism and public debate
Policing, race relations and the law
Educational intersections, inequality and diversity
Collective memory and memorialisation 
Artistic and cultural expressions, interventions and responses

Your proposal should be no more than 250 words, and accompanied by a 100-word biography and your contact information. For artworks and films please provide a brief description of the work (including form/format, dimensions, duration, etc.), and only send links to images, sound and video. 

Deadline for proposals: 25 February 2013

Please send your proposals to Tahera Aziz [], putting ‘Stephen Lawrence Symposium’ in the subject line.