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Durham University

School of Modern Languages & Cultures

Events in Modern Languages & Cultures

Centre for Visual Arts and Culture Workshop for Postgraduate Researchers: 'Working across Disciplinary Boundaries: Artists, Academics and Public Engagement'

21st January 2015, 10:00 to 16:00, PC168 (Palatine Centre), University of Durham

Central to the professional identity of academics is an ability not just to communicate research findings to a non-academic audience, but to develop research in collaboration with non-academic partners. Acquiring skills in these areas is thus an essential part of your career development as early-career researchers. 
‘Working across Disciplinary Boundaries: Artists, Academics and Public Engagement’ is a workshop designed enable students to gain insights into working with creative practitioners. The structure of the day will tease out what collaboration can offer and the forms it can take. Case studies of interdisciplinary work will prompt reflection on how these have assisted both research and public engagement. Collaborative and interdisciplinary practice may be widely advocated, but how do you start and how do you evaluate projects? The workshop will consider some of the practicalities of developing joint-work. The day should assist both those who have a project in mind, as well as those who are at an early stage of thinking about interdisciplinary work. Discussion will allow participants to think through options and share their ideas.
The event is free of charge, and lunch/ refreshments will be served. To register, please email by Friday 9 January 2015.

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