CHASE brings together 9 leading institutions engaged in collaborative research activities including an AHRC doctoral training partnership. These are the Universities of East Anglia, Essex, Kent and Sussex, the Open University, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Goldsmiths, University of London, Birkbeck, University of London and SOAS, University of London.
CHASE is one of 11 Doctoral Training Partnerships in the UK funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
At the core of the CHASE ethos is the belief that serious disciplinary research is often interdisciplinary. Across the arts and humanities, CHASE researchers study periods, cultures and communities in which modern disciplinary boundaries did not and often do not exist. Similarly, we recognise that emergent or less-established fields of study require new forms of attention, practice and communication. CHASE has a wealth of expertise in fostering new fields of research, including visual and material cultures, performance and ‘live art' studies, gender studies, cultural studies, critical theory, digital humanities, creative and critical writing, world history and global arts. We are at the forefront of the development of new models of doctoral research and practice and are deeply committed to experimenting with different forms of knowledge and communication.
We look forward to welcoming the next generation of doctoral researchers to CHASE and to working with them to create an environment in which intellectual ambition is attuned to the value of research that is engaged, relevant and challenging. Above all, we aim to support a new generation of arts and humanities scholars and practitioners with the confidence to create their own cultures of research and practice.
Find out more about CHASE collaborative skills development initiatives.