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The Interdisciplinary Histories Research Cluster brings together scholars from diverse disciplines to work collaboratively on projects that explore our shared and contested pasts, and their implications for the present. It is a grass-roots initiative, seeking to enable research to arise from diverse locations, in diverse modes, from across UBC.

RECENT Calls FOR PROPOSALS


W2021 CALLS

W2021 Keynote Speaker Nominations  *NOW CLOSED*

The cluster will provide for two (or more, as funds allow) keynote speakers from outside the University in a series of lectures in W 2021 that relate to the Cluster's research interests (see our website for information about our four conceptual strands and our focus on community engagement, pedagogical innovation, and integration with the arts.) Those who nominate keynote speakers will be expected to play a key role in promoting the lecture if the nomination goes forward. Nominators will also work with the Cluster Graduate Assistant(s) to plan and promote the event. The Steering Committee, which will adjudicate the choice of speakers, will prioritize proposals that feature co-sponsorships/the mobilization of multiple funding streams and forms of support. Keynote events can be linked to Seed Grant/Workshop applications.

Anyone included in the Cluster community list is eligible to nominate a speaker through the Cluster to advance their research agenda; graduate students (with a faculty sponsor) as well as others are encouraged to initiate activities. Newcomers are welcome.

This Call for Nominations supports activities to take place in Winter 2021 (Sept 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022).

Winter 2021 Deadline: Before 5 p.m. May 3, 2021

Apply here


W2021 Workshop/Seed Grant Proposals  *NOW CLOSED*

The IHRC will provide seed grants/workshop funds in support of activities in Winter 2021 that foster research along the lines of the Cluster's interests (see our website for information about our four conceptual strands and our focus on community engagement, pedagogical innovation, and integration with the arts.) This year, we have added a special new component: the possibility of "first book workshops" for junior faculty. Please note that the Cluster cannot fund direct research costs. The Steering Committee will allocate funds in accordance with the number of applications and financial resources available; it therefore may need to offer partial funding for proposed activities. The Committee will prioritize proposals that feature co-sponsorships/the mobilization of multiple funding streams and forms of support. Activities with a public-facing component will also be prioritized--although this element is not required--and Workshop/Seed Grant proposals can be linked to Keynote Speaker proposals.

Anyone included in the Cluster community list is eligible to apply for funds through the Cluster to advance their research agenda, and graduate students (with a faculty sponsor), as well as others, can initiate activities. Newcomers are welcome.

This Call for Nominations supports activities to take place in Winter 2021 (Sept 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022).

Winter 2021 deadline: Before 5 p.m. May 3, 2021

Apply here


W2020/S2021 Calls

History, from Page to Stage: History Scriptwriting/Reading Competition - *NOW CLOSED*

IHRC invites UBC faculty and graduate students to apply for the scriptwriting competition entitled “History, From Page to Stage”. This new program is committed to transdisciplinary arts integration and, specifically, the engagement of the performing arts with history and historical research.

“History, From Page to Stage” invites UBC faculty and graduate students, as individuals or in collaborative teams, to develop short plays or new engagements with existing texts that explore the core themes of the research cluster: marginalized, traumatic, and contested histories, and the ways history is represented in the archive and beyond.

Selected proposals will receive funds to support the development of the work, with a public showcase in the fall of 2021. Mentorship and feedback sessions will be offered from/with relevant faculty, expert community partners, and artists to further develop the scripts. Through a combination of faculty and student engagement, UBC’s Department of Theatre and Film will provide dramaturgical technical/design, and acting support as the selected plays move through a process of development workshops culminating in staged public readings on campus. The format of the final showcase may vary from a black box dramatized reading or, if budget allows, a fuller-scale production. We hope that by the fall of 2021 it will be possible to bring together both performers and audience members in a common space, but if necessary, the final showcase will be streamed online.

The expected length of the proposed short play/reading is a 15 to 30-minute run-time.

Deadline: Before 5 p.m. October 8, 2020

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Keynote Speaker Nominations *NOW CLOSED*

The cluster will provide for two (or more, as funds allow) keynote speakers from outside the University in a series of lectures in W2020 & Summer 2021 that relate to the Cluster's research interests (see our website for information about our four conceptual strands and our focus on community engagement, pedagogical innovation, and integration with the arts.) Those who nominate keynote speakers will be expected to play a key role in promoting the lecture if the nomination goes forward. Nominators will also work with the Cluster Graduate Assistant(s) to plan and promote the event. The Steering Committee, which will adjudicate the choice of speakers, will prioritize proposals that feature co-sponsorships/the mobilization of multiple funding streams and forms of support. Keynote events can be linked to Seed Grant/Workshop applications.

Anyone included in the Cluster community list is eligible to nominate a speaker through the Cluster to advance their research agenda; graduate students (with a faculty sponsor) as well as others are encouraged to initiate activities. Newcomers are welcome.

This Call for Nominations has been revised to support activities to take place in both Winter 2020 (Sept 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021) and Summer 2021 (April 1, 2021 to August 31, 2021).

NEW Winter 2020/Summer 2021 deadline: Before 5 p.m. August 3, 2020

Apply


Workshop/Seed Grant Proposals — Winter 2020 *NOW CLOSED*

The IHRC will provide seed grants/workshop funds in support of activities in Winter 2020 & Summer 2021 that foster research along the lines of the Cluster's interests (see our website for information about our four conceptual strands and our focus on community engagement, pedagogical innovation, and integration with the arts.) This year, we have added a special new component: the possibility of "first book workshops" for junior faculty. Please note that the Cluster cannot fund direct research costs. The Steering Committee will allocate funds in accordance with the number of applications and financial resources available; it therefore may need to offer partial funding for proposed activities. The Committee will prioritize proposals that feature co-sponsorships/the mobilization of multiple funding streams and forms of support. Activities with a public-facing component will also be prioritized--although this element is not required--and Workshop/Seed Grant proposals can be linked to Keynote Speaker proposals.

Anyone included in the Cluster community list is eligible to apply for funds through the Cluster to advance their research agenda, and graduate students (with a faculty sponsor), as well as others, can initiate activities. Newcomers are welcome.

This Call for Proposals has been revised to support activities to take place in both Winter 2020 (Sept 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021) and Summer 2021 (April 1, 2021 to August 31, 2021).

​NEW Winter 2020/Summer 2021 deadline: Before 5 p.m. August 3, 2020

Apply