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Workshop: Digital Humanities, crowd sourcing and travel writing

Digital humanities, crowd sourcing, and travel writing: Anna Maria Falconbridge’s diary (1794)’, with Professor Deidre Coleman (University of Melbourne and Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Warwick) on

Tuesday 21st January 2014 at the University of Warwick.  

Professor Coleman has written extensively on travel writing, antislavery and Sierra Leone (e.g. Romantic Colonization and British Anti-Slavery, CUP, 2005). She is currently working on a biography of the naturalist Henry Smeathman.

Studying subjects in the arts and humanities can be a solitary pursuit.  With this workshop we want to try out a new way of collaborating using online technology and crowd sourcing. We hope to open debates, and to pool and generate knowledge on – in this case – late eighteenth-century West Africa, the history of slavery and anti-slavery, gender, race, travel writing, colonialism and West African history.

This three-hour workshop (12-3 pm) will be open to all postgraduate students, post-docs, and senior researchers, in History, English and other related subjects, from the University of Warwick and elsewhere. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. The event will take place at the seminar room of the IAS, Milburn House (building 43 on the map http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/about/visiting/maps/campusmap/).

In preparation for the workshop, participants are encouraged to read and comment on Falconbridge’s Two Voyages (approximately 50,000 words or 94 pages). A website will give access to an online version of the text, where digital tools can be used to add comments, links and references, or simply to ask questions. Your annotations – and those of all the other participants – will appear on a single electronic version of the text between now and the workshop, thus enabling us to create a collaboratively marked-up version in advance.  The aim of this exercise is to identify themes for discussion at the workshop and also to explore digital ‘crowd sourcing’ as a method in humanities research.

We know that not everyone will be able to attend January’s workshop, but we would still encourage you to participate virtually by annotating the on-line text in advance.  Your comments and questions will help shape the workshop.

To attend the workshop and get access to the online material, please contact Hanna Hodacs (h.hodacs@warwick.ac.uk) or David Lambert (d.lambert@warwick.ac.uk).

We look forward to hearing from you and to participating with you in what should be an exciting collaborative experiment.

Care for the Future Early Career Researcher Workshop

Event Date: 18th and 19th February 2014
Event Location: Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR

This open call invites Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to attend, and contribute to, the ECR Workshop for Care for the Future: Thinking Forward Through the Past. The facilitated workshop will be highly participative, interactive and open to innovative ideas from participants about future research opportunities and priorities for Care for the Future. It will offer ECRs, as potential future research leaders, the opportunity to undertake focused individual research alongside collaborative activities which have the potential to generate a transformative impact on their subject area and beyond.

Funding Opportunity
Attendees at the workshop will have an opportunity to apply for funding in the form of Care for the Future Developmental Awards of up to £40,000 Full Economic Costing (FEC) to support collaborative grants with an additional amount of up to £15,000 FEC available to support international collaboration.

Further information
Applicants should complete an expression of interest, comprising of a supporting statement and a CV. Further information on eligibility criteria and applying to attend is found within the ECR Workshop EOI Guidance..

The deadline for applications to attend the workshop is 4pm Monday 11th November 2013. Applications should be submitted electronically as an e-mail attachment to culturesandheritage@ahrc.ac.uk (please quote ‘Care for the Future: ECR Workshop’ in the subject line). Please note that late submissions will not be considered.

Contact for Queries
If you have any queries about this call for expressions of interest or the ECR Workshop, please contact Hattie Allsop at AHRC at culturesandheritage@ahrc.ac.uk or on 01793 416038

 

HEA Postgraduates who teach workshop

18th November, RGS-IBG, London

A  one day workshop for postgraduate students and other non-permanent academic staff / associates who are involved in teaching and supporting student learning specifically in the Geography Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEES) disciplines – teaching, demonstrating, fieldwork assistants, guest lecturing, marking, etc. There will be a range of sessions including using and creating Open Educational Resources, making field and laboratory work effective, giving constructive feedback in GEES disciplines, career planning. There will also be an opportunity to bring your own teaching related problems to a question and answer session. This is a superb opportunity to network and develop contacts across the GEES disciplines and beyond your own institution. Further details and registration at: http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2013/18_Nov_Postgraduates_who_teach_GEES

Postgraduate Training Symposium at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference

Postgraduate delegates are invited to attend a training and networking symposium on Tuesday 27 August 2013 (the day before the Annual Conference begins), hosted and subsidised by the RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum.

PGF-ACTS is organised jointly by the PGF and the RGS-IBG to provide a training and networking opportunity for postgraduates attending the RGS-IBG Annual Conference. As it is held the day prior to the start of the Annual International Conference, it also provides an opportunity for postgraduates to get to know other delegates and the conference venue before the start of the full conference.

Workshops, panel discussions and opportunities for Q&A, led by established professional geographers and other experts, will enable postgraduates to develop transferable skills, whilst also enriching the experience and value of attending the conference.

Programme

The symposium will run from approximately 1.00pm to 6.00pm on Tuesday 27 August 2013.

A full programme will be published shortly, but the symposium will include:

  • A workshop on publishing strategies will explore elements such as: splitting a PhD into a series of journal articles, getting networked for/with academics, and getting your name recognised in the post-doc market
  • A workshop on the identification and use of the transferable skills from a PhD and how they match to the graduate job market inside and outside academia
  • A facilitated World Cafe networking session to share experiences on topics such as social media, job applications, research methods, dissemination and getting your research out beyond academia

Registration

The cost of the symposium is £15 (in addition to the conference registration fee), which includes lunch on arrival and an evening drinks reception on Tuesday 27 August 2013.

Due to high demand, attendance is limited to those postgraduates who are attending the conference. To register, please add the ‘PGF-ACTS – Postgraduate Forum Annual Conference Training Symposium’ session option when you register for conference. For more information about registering, please refer to the registration page.

 

Influencing Policy on Climate Change

Influencing Policy on Climate Change: an interdisciplinary workshop for early-career researchers. 1st Oct 2013, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor

How does academic research influence policy? What are the obstructions which prevent research from driving policy? How can academics most effectively engage with each other, and with policymakers? Climate change researchers need to know the answers to these questions to maximise the chance that their research has policy impact.

In the run up to the next general election in 2015, the policy landscape is ripe for evidence-based political engagement on important matters like climate change. But with competing claims on policy-makers’ time, and competing claims within academia, how best to get your research heard and have impact? What do policy cycles look like and how can academic research fit into these effectively? And how can researchers between disciplines work more collaboratively and efficiently to this end?

This is a one-day workshop and networking event for postgraduates and early career researchers from any discipline working on climate change issues. The event has a twofold objective; for ECRs to:

•Develop strategies for talking productively about climate change between disciplines (interdisciplinary exchange)

•Learn more about talking to policy makers and influencing policy decisions (policy influence)

Each participant will be expected to give a 1-slide, 2-minute presentation on their research that is accessible to researchers in other disciplines and policy-makers. Participants will hear from key speakers about how to maximise policy impact in government and NGOs, and how to work work more productively together.

Climate change research is too important to be obstructed by disciplinary barriers or poor communication. This workshop offers the space to reflect on how to overcome these problems. For full details including booking please see the website.

Postgraduates who Teach: 1-day Workshop, Edinburgh, March 11th

11 March 2013, Edinburgh. ‘Postgraduates who teach in Geography Earth and Environmental Science’: one day Higher Education Academy workshop event.

This free one day workshop is designed for postgraduate students and other non-permanent academic staff / associates who are involved in teaching and supporting student learning specifically in the GEES disciplines (teaching, demonstrating, fieldwork assistants, guest lecturing, marking, etc). There will be a range of sessions including using and creating Open Educational Resources, making field and laboratory work effective, giving constructive feedback in GEES disciplines, career planning. There will also be an opportunity to bring your own teaching related problems to a question and answer session.

Travel grants are available for some attendees – but must be made a month in advance i.e. before 11th February. See http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/travel-fund for details of how to apply. Postgrads should apply under the stream ‘students attending teaching and learning events’ and to make it clear that the course will impact on their practice.

Please contact Helen Walkington directly to express interest in attending: helen.walkington@heacademy.ac.uk

Dr Helen Walkington FRGS PFHEA NTF
Discipline Lead for Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
 

Getting Published in Social Science Journals – Day Course

Tutors: Rachel Brooks and Paul Hodkinson
Date and time: 14th Feb, 9.30am-4.30pm
Location: Department of Sociology, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

Getting your work published in journals is an essential part of academic life. This one-day course will offer a friendly and supportive forum in which to find out more about how academic journals work and how to increase your chances of getting articles published. The course will provide you with a good understanding of: the journal process, from submission to publication; what referees will be looking for when they review your article; how to respond to conflicting referee reports; and what you need to consider when deciding where to submit your work. It will also provide guidance and discussion about the characteristics of a good journal article, and how to make sure that your article is noticed once it has been published.

Subsidised places available for students. 

For more info and to book http://www.surrey.ac.uk/sociology/study/daycourses/events/2012-2013/getting_published_Feb_2013.htm

Higher Education Academy: New to teaching workshop

New to Teaching workshop

17 – 18 December, Lucas House, University of Birmingham Conference Park.

Book your place here.

This event is for academic staff who are in the first few years of teaching and who would like to develop their teaching skills in the context of their own discipline. It is designed to complement university-run courses offered to all new academic staff.  This is a practical, activity-based workshop which will provide delegates with the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with GEES colleagues from across the UK.  The programme is likely to include (although we will respond to specific requests):

• Student engagement and participation
• How students learn in our disciplines, the transitions they experience, and approaches to teaching and supporting learning
• Assessment and feedback
• Avoiding disasters! – some coping strategies
• Discipline-specific use of technologies
• Invited professional body speakers
• Reusing resources, OERs, and flexible learning
• Evaluating your practice, and its impacts on the student learning experience

This is a free two day event. Refreshments, evening meal and lunches on both days will be provided. Delegates can apply to the HEA Travel Fund for support with travel and overnight accommodation costs; please note applications must be made at least one month in advance. B&B accommodation is available at the venue.

If you wish to express interest in attending the following New to Teaching workshop on 13-14 May in Scotland please email Helen Walkington.

RGS-IBG Developing Areas Research Group (DARG): Postgraduate workshop 2013

Postgraduate Workshop 2013: Publishing and disseminating your research

DARG’s next Postgraduate Workshop will focus on publishing and disseminating your work, both in academic journals and beyond the academy, e.g. through the media, social media, NGOs and policy-makers. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about getting your research to a wider audience.

We’re looking for current or recently graduated PhD students willing to share their experiences (good and bad!) of publication and dissemination, in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Your role will be to talk for up to 10 minutes about your experiences, and help facilitate lively and informative discussion.

The workshop will take place on Friday 26 April 2013 at the University of Manchester.

If you’d like to take part as a speaker, please send us a few lines about your experiences by 30 November 2012, mentioning your PhD topic, what sort of publication and/or dissemination you’ve done, whether this was a collaborative venture or your own initiative, and what resulted.

Please email: Gemma Sou, DARG PG Representative, on gemma.sou@manchester.ac.uk

Postgraduates who Teach: GEES workshop from the Higher Education Academy

5 November 2012 at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London.

This free HEA one day workshop is designed for postgraduate students and other non-permanent academic staff / associates who are involved in teaching and supporting student learning specifically in the GEES disciplines (teaching, demonstrating, fieldwork assistants, guest lecturing, marking, etc). There will be a range of sessions including using and creating Open Educational Resources, making field and laboratory work effective, giving constructive feedback in GEES disciplines, career planning. There will also be an opportunity to bring your own teaching related problems to a question and answer session. A superb opportunity to network and develop contacts across the GEES disciplines and beyond your own institution.

The workshop will run from 10:30 – 16:00

NB: this workshop will be repeated in Scotland early in 2013.

Book here http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2012/5-nov-PGs-GEES. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Delegates may wish to apply for the costs of their travel to be reimbursed and should do so immediately

http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/travel-fund