[Air-L] Researching Contemporary Culture summer workshops 2014 (London)

Zara Dinnen zara.dinnen at gmail.com
Tue Feb 25 05:26:05 PST 2014


*with apologies for cross posting

The following series of workshops may be of interest:

Researching Contemporary Culture is a series of summer workshops for
postgraduate and early career researchers. It takes place from the 14th to
16th July 2014 at the Institute of English Studies, Senate House London.

Researching Contemporary Culture aims to help researchers in the field
address an array of issues that currently define the study of contemporary
culture by offering workshops and presentations on: developing the impact
of research through exhibition, curation, and the championing of particular
artists'/directors'/authors' work; producing research for open access
publications; balancing public engagement and research needs; using online
participatory culture as a research tool; conducting sustainable research
with ephemeral data.

The event will bring together specialist workshop leaders, speakers, and
librarians to address these challenges through a research skills
development programme of participatory workshops and advice and guidance.
Researching Contemporary Culture has evolved out of the work of the
Contemporary Fiction Seminar at the Institute of English Studies, and will
offer a sustainable research skills enrichment programme appropriate for
the study of contemporary culture in the arts and humanities disciplines of
the twenty-first century.

Speakers include: Caroline Bassett, Clare Birchall, Kieran Connell, Jeremy
Gilbert, Gary Hall, Matt Hills, Roger Luckhurst, Holly Pester, Ernesto
Priego, Agnes Woolley. The three workshop themes are: Public Practices,
Archiving Now, and Interpretive Communities.

Researching Contemporary Culture is supported by an AHRC Collaborative
Skills Award; with additional support from the University of Birmingham,
Birkbeck, University of London, and the Institute of English Studies,
University of London; it is organised by Dr Zara Dinnen (University of
Birmingham) and Dr Tony Venezia (Birkbeck, University of London), conveners
of the Contemporary Fiction Seminar.

Further information and details of how to apply are available at the
website: researchingthecontemporary.net. Please email
contemporaryfictionseminar at gmail.com with any queries.

Dr Zara Dinnen
Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature
School of English, Drama and American and Canadian Studies
University of Birmingham
+ 44 (0) 121 414 5657

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