Third SHARE Policy and Practice Think Tank – 12th July 2013
Transdisciplinary Research: What, Why and How?
On Friday 12 July, the Vitae-funded SHARE (Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts Researcher Education) network presents a one-day session exploring both why and how we should and can encourage, support, and maximize the development of inter-, cross- and multi-disciplinary research. The event will be hosted by University College London and will include presentations given by academic staff at various stages of their careers, research developers, and representatives of the Research Councils.
One of the SHARE network’s priorities is the provision of support for research that transcends disciplinary boundaries both across and beyond the social sciences, arts and humanities. We are especially keen to develop innovative ways of promoting and facilitating this type of work among post-graduate researchers, especially in terms of supporting their novel application of non-traditional methodological approaches to research within these fields. By including presentations from academics, researcher developers and representatives of the ESRC / AHRC, the event will provide an unusually broad perspective on the academic, employment, and policy impetuses for – as well as the benefits and practicalities of – this approach. We particularly aim to elucidate the potential for increased interdisciplinary and collaborative work created by the Research Councils’ move toward cross-institutional consortia and collaborative research. Case studies presented by those working on current or recent cross-disciplinary research projects will also allow participants to hear first-hand accounts of the skills required for and gained through this type of practice.
We welcome participation in this event from academics or researcher development staff of any UK university. However, it is likely to be of particular benefit to those who work within and/or currently support postgraduates in the Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, and who either already promote or would like to learn more about supporting inter-, cross, or multi-disciplinary research. We also welcome participation from postgraduate and early-career researchers themselves.
A provisional programme can be found at http://ashpit.wordpress.com/7-2/.
To register for the event, please complete the application form at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3BVC9SQ by Midday on Wednesday 10th July 2013.
Think Tank save the date & LinkedIn SHARE updates:
The 3rd SHARE Think Tank 2012/2013 – save the date…
The third 2012/2013 think tank of the academic year will be held on Friday 12th July 2013 at UCL Careers Service. The proposed theme for this event is “Interdisciplinary Research”. A provisional programme is currently being drafted and will be available shortly along with participant booking instructions.
If you would like to host a short presentation, case study, workshop or discussion group around the topic of Interdisciplinary Research please contact email@example.com with a short proposal for the session including a working title, session outcomes and proposed length.
SHARE on LinkedIn…
The long-awaited SHARE LinkedIn Group is now available to join. Within the group we plan to host various discussion boards on topics relevant to you (feel free to start your own discussions and contribute to those already running) and to better connect our online presence to create more of a SHARE community. We look forward to seeing you on LinkedIn.com.
Find the LinkedIn Group here… http://www.linkedin.com/groups/SHARE-Social-Sciences-Humanities-Arts-4897873/about
The second SHARE Think Tank of the academic year is just two days away (28/02/2013) and will be held at the University of Southampton between 10AM and 4:30PM. The theme for this event is “Public Engagement and Impact”.
The finalised programme is available on the THINK TANK page of this blog (http://ashpit.wordpress.com/7-2/).
To make a booking please follow the link http://store.southampton.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&prodid=124&deptid=53&catid=61 to the University of Southampton online store or email Richard Carruthers on firstname.lastname@example.org or 023 8059 3736. The event is free to attend!
The second SHARE Think Tank of the academic year will be held on Thursday 28th February 2013 at the University of Southampton between 10AM and 4:30PM. The theme for this event is “Public Engagement and Impact”.
A full programme will be published shortly however sessions will cover topics on; Culture & Heritage department collaborations with universities; measuring engagement; Social Media & New Technologies.
To make a booking please follow the link http://store.southampton.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&prodid=124&deptid=53&catid=61 to the University of Southampton online store. This is event is free to attend.
If you would like to present or host a short session or propose a group discussion topic for the afternoon please contact Richard Carruthers on email@example.com or 023 8059 3736.
The second think tank of the academic year will be held on Thursday 28th February 2013 at the University of Southampton. The theme for this event is “Public Engagement and Impact”. A provisional programme is currently being drafted and will be available shortly along with participant booking instructions.
If you would like to host a short presentation, case study, workshop or discussion group around the topic of Public Engagement and/or Impact please contact Richard Carruthers at firstname.lastname@example.org with a short proposal/synopsis of the session including a working title, session outcomes and proposed length.
The first think tank of the new academic year – and the first meeting of the network under its new name – will be held on Thursday 22nd November at the University of Manchester. The theme for this event is “Methodological Training in the ASH Disciplines“.
A full programme and further details of the venue are available on the “Think Tanks” pages of this blog. If you would like to attend, please send us an email either to the usual email@example.com address, or to Dr Emily McIntosh (firstname.lastname@example.org), who will be hosting this month’s event.
As of October, the rather inelegant “ASHPIT” has been replaced by our lovely new name, SHARE, which stands for the Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts Researcher Education network.
Over the coming months we will be re-launching a newly improved and extended offering of online resources to support the ongoing work of the newly-branded network. We are also in the process of changing our email address and will notify you of that change in due course; in the meantime please continue to use email@example.com if you’d like to contact us