#SEDweekly – Events and Opportunities Digest – Wednesday 25 January 2017

Here’s our list of events and opportunities we’ve just discovered and that are coming up in the next week.

If you’d like to add anything to next week’s digest then please email us.






The Sick of the Fringe | Various Venues | Fri 17-Sun 19 Feb

The Edinburgh fringe institution created by our very own Dr Brian Lobel comes to London to host a three day festival ‘A celebration of the body – its problems and potential‘. There are lots of our SED current and former staff and students taking part including Daniel Oliver, Aoife Monks and Xavier De Souza. Many of the tickets are free so be sure to snap them up when they go live on Friday 27 January.

See the brochure here

Book online here from Fri 27 Jan



Queen Mary Centre for Religion and Literature in English Lunchtime Seminar:  Emily Vine (joint with CEMMN.net) | Wed 25 Jan | 12:45-13:45 | QMUL Mile End – ArtsOne 3.17

This week’s work in progress is entitled: ‘Death, remembrance and religious ritual – examples from the Huntington Library’.

See the full events schedule here for future dates


Drama Postgraduate QUORUM Seminar: Catherine Hindson | Wed 25 Jan | 18:00-20:00 | QMUL Mile End – ArtsOne RR2

Quorum is a series of research seminars in the drama department at Queen Mary. All events are free and open to everyone. Drinks and snacks provided. Arts One building, RR2. This week we welcome Dr Catherine Hindson for a seminar entitled: ‘Off Stage Labour: Actresses, Charity Work And The Early Twentieth-Century Theatre Profession’.

See the full events schedule here for future dates


Long Table: BME Success & Belonging in QMUL and Beyond | Thu 26 Jan | 18:00-21:00 | QMUL Mile End – Bancroft Building

The event is an open forum for students and staff to discuss the experiences of black and minority ethnic students at QMUL. It’s happening on Thursday 26th January at 6pm. It’s organised and facilitated by students and staff in Drama and Politics alongside the Engagement, Retention and Success Team at QMUL.


Thoughts on British Black and Asian Literature (1945-2010) | Fri 27 Jan | 15:30-17:30 | Goldsmiths, University of London

The event features: an afternoon’s symposium of discussion with leading scholars in the fields of post-war British Black and Asian Literature with readings by Moniza Alvi and Courttia Newland.



A Night of Mechanicals | Fri 27 Jan | 18:30 | Pinter Studio, QMUL Campus

QM Shakespeare and QMTC present a fun night of short scenes of Shakespeare which are all prepared only 1 hour before.


PLANES by Richard Dodwell | Wed 31 Jan – Sat 4 Feb | 19:30 | The Yard Theatre, Hackney Wick

Join our MA English Studies graduate Richard Dodwell for his new piece PLANES (pictured above):

‘Part live memoir, part aerial sound piece, PLANES is a strange and searching show about finding a voice in the wreckage of everyday living.’


Letters to Windsor House by Sh!t Theatre | Soho Theatre | Wed 31 Jan-Sat 11 Feb

Our graduates Sh!t Theatre present their hit Edinburgh show

For more SED events see our calendar here


Jobs & Paid Internships


Communications Executive | Women for Refugee Women | Deadline: Mon 6 Feb

Women for Refugee Women is a small, dynamic organisation, which is committed to making a real difference to the situation of refugee women in the UK, by speaking to
wide audiences and supporting refugee women themselves to tell their stories. WfRW are currently seeking a communications executive to join our team. The right person will be determined to create positive change.


Opportunities & Volunteering


Independent Social Research Foundation – Early Career Fellowship Competition

The Independent Social Research Foundation wishes to support independent-minded researchers to do interdisciplinary work which is unlikely to be funded by existing funding bodies. It is interested in original research ideas which take new approaches, and suggest new solutions, to real world social problems.

The Foundation intends to make a small number of awards to support original interdisciplinary research, across the range of the social sciences, to be held from a start date no later than the end of December 2018. Scholars from within Europe are eligible to apply.

The award is intended to enable a scholar at the early career stage to pursue his/her research full-time, for a period of up to 12 months. The amount will be offered to buy out the costs of replacing all teaching and associated administration in the applicant’s home institution, and will be considered to a maximum of £50,000 per successful applicant. Within that sum, reasonable support for research expenses may be considered on a matched-funding basis with the host institution.

Scholars from within Europe are eligible to apply – applicants should be within 10 years of PhD award, and they will normally have a permanent appointment at an institution of higher education and research. Career breaks may be taken into account.

Applicants should consult the Criteria as set out on the ISRF website and show that they meet them. Applicants should follow the Application procedure and should present their Proposal in the format specified there.

Entry deadline: Friday 3 March 2017



Calls for Papers


CfP: Arthur Symons at the Fin de Siècle: A One-Day Symonsposium | 21 July 2017 | Goldsmiths, University of London

This one-day symposium explores the contribution of Symons to the literary and artistic culture of the fin de siècle, with a particular focus on his early verse. We welcome proposals for papers, and abstracts of 500 words should be sent as Word attachments to Symons2017@gold.ac.uk by 31st March 2017.  Papers should be 20 minutes in length.



To add a listing to next week’s digest or to help us update this edition please email us by Friday 27 January 2017 at 5pm

We try and keep these listings as accurate as possible but errors can occur. Please check with the relevant party before going to an event or taking up an opportunity.

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