A new week, a new theme! This week, we are recommending events across SAS that have to do with the practical side of pursuing a postgraduate course. How to engage audiences with your research through digital means, how to incorporate creativity into your writing, how to apply for research funding and so much more.
There are, of course, more events taking place within SAS, so we highly advise you to visit SAS’ Events Page to get more of an idea of the extensive events that are available.
If you’d like to review one of the events, you can! Click here for more information.
We are starting this week off with the practical side of research! Kremena Velinova asks “How do you bring creativity into your research? How can creative practice and academic work feed into each other?” We think those are questions that resonate with many of us that are attempting to make our writing interesting, engaging, and appealing. The session will “explore non-traditional research methods and ways of building creativity into your academic writing.”
In the spirit of our theme for this week, which is all about engagement with your writing and adapting to an increasingly digitized world, we thought IHR’s “Taking Public History Online” is a must-attend for those interested in rethinking how to engage audience with our research, heritage and histories. “This workshop,” the description reads, “will give advice on developing a digital engagement programme, running online events, and promoting your activities to a broad audience.”
We know — you see the word “Research Funding” and you get the “hibbie-jibbies,” if we may use the idiom. We get it, we do too. Which is why it is so important to arm ourselves with all the intellectual tools we can get in order to succeed. The presentations “will cover where to find information about funders, how to pitch your research project, how to write a research proposal and how to prepare a proposal budget.”
We did say that this week is all about the practical side of pursuing a postgraduate course, and yet we couldn’t help but include this event which engages with “a series of discussions about how museums reflect and refract art forms and other fields that may not traditionally have been considered their preserve.” The speakers ask, “what happens when poetry, cinema, or dance enter a museum? How do these encounters ask us to reimagine both the museum and the discipline on display?”
We are closing this week with the Institute of Modern Languages Research’s Training Programme, “which provides free training on methods, skills, and current emerging approaches to languages- and cultures-focused research.”