Sarai and AHRC- Residency Programme Collaboration
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) have an International Placement Scheme to facilitate the placement of UK postgraduate students and early career researchers on short-term fellowships at a number of overseas research institutions.
The Scheme is run annually and Sarai has been collaborating with this process, along with the Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA , The Huntington Library, San Marino, California, and the National Institutes for the Humanities, Japan, to institute a residency programme for 2012/13.
The collaboration between the AHRC and Sarai will begin for the academic year 2012/13, where scholars and practioners will be selected via a competitive process, at tandem with Sarai’s research interests. The application and award administration process will be managed by AHRC , with Sarai handling a peer review. We will host the scholars with assistance for practical arrangements, as well as mentorship through the year for the five selected candidates who will come through the year in cycles of three to four months.
Mihaela Brebenel is currently a PhD researcher at Goldsmiths, looking at the politics and aesthetics of contemporary Romanian moving image art. Her work as a researcher and artist often meets in the entangled territories of moving image, urban-scapes, affect and politics. For more information on her research go to the project blog at http://www.romov.tumblr.com/.
Alice Corble is a PhD student in the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths University of London. Her project explores the changing place of 21st century public libraries; crossing borders to renegotiate how these cultural institutions manifest on our streets, in our communities and imaginations. With over ten years’ combined experience in the social welfare, advocacy and library fields in the UK; Alice is excited to further her practice in an international context.
Marialaura Ghidini is a curator, researcher and writer based in the UK. She is the founder director of the web-based curatorial platform or-bits.com, associate curator at Grand Union (Birmingham) and PhD candidate on an AHRC studentship with CRUMB at the University of Sunderland (http://marialaura-ghidini.hotglue.me/).
Kyra Pollitt is essentially a translator. Having worked professionally as a language interpreter/ translator, she is now exploring other forms of translating human experience; the visual arts being her current focus. Kyra also enjoys being a mother and dancing.
Nandini Chatterjee is lecturer in history at Plymouth University, UK. She works on law and the formation of religious subjectivities in colonial India and in other locations within the British Empire. Chatterjee is the author of The Making of Indian Secularism: Empire, Law and Christianity, 1830-1960 (Palgrave, 2011), and has written in Modern Asian Studies, Comparative Studies in Society and History, and the American Historical Review (forthcoming). Chatterjee is director of a legal/historical records digitisation project, the Privy Council Papers Online http://privycouncilpapers.org and she is PI of the AHRC-funded research network “Subjects of law: rightful selves and the legal process in imperial Britain and the British Empire.”