Journal History

Brief Encounters was founded in April 2016 by postgraduate researchers from across the Consortium for the Humanities and Arts in South-East England (CHASE).

Taking inspiration from CHASE’s biannual conference ‘Encounters’, and the 1945 film, Brief Encounter, the journal hopes to inspire intellectual relationships between individuals separated by geographical distances. In these brief, but still meaningful, academic encounters, the journal aims to start conversations which will lead to unexpected journeys.

Brief Encounters invites short, but still academically rigorous, pieces of 500 to 4,000 words. The journal provides Masters and PhD students with the opportunity to publish in alternative and creative formats. Read our Focus and Scope for more information.

The Founding Editorial Team at the last Encounters event, University of Kent, Friday 6th May 2016