The Art and Practice of Participatory Research at the Science-Policy Interface (workshop)
Dates: Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th May 2021 (online). Please register via Eventbrite to attend the whole event or specific sessions which interest you.
The event aims to bring together cutting-edge knowledge and practice in participatory research, transcending disciplinary boundaries and embracing different perspectives from academia, policy, and practice. We welcome attendees from diverse backgrounds, career stages (particularly welcoming of postgraduate and early career researchers), and from within and beyond academic geography. Sessions cover a variety of topics and formats, showcasing cutting-edge participatory research. For further details and registration see here.
What Should a Literature Review Do?
Date: Thursday 13th May 2021: 10:00 – 12:00.
The event presented by Dr Simon Watts will discuss the purpose of the literature review and the importance of summarising, analysing and synthesising the arguments of others as a means of providing a context for your own research. It also considers some alternative models for writing and structuring a literature review chapter. See here for booking details. This event will be held on Zoom - log in details will be sent along with pre-course preparation information to delegates nearer the date of the session.
Writing & Structuring an Effective Thesis.
Date: Thursday 20th May 2021: 10:00 – 12:00.
The event presented is by Dr Simon Watts will focus on the writing – style, structure and presentation – of an effective PhD thesis.
Writing an 80-100000 word document is very difficult indeed and this session is designed to help break the task into manageable chunks. For full details see here. This event will be held on Zoom - log-in details will be sent along with pre-course preparation information to delegates nearer the date of the session.
The Art of Seeing and Hearing the Other
Dates: 20th and 21st April 2021
The contributing team of artists, linguists, philosophers, and educators will share how they approach and engage in the art of seeing and hearing the other. See the April issue of ETHER News here. The registration is now open, please click here to book your place today.
Lancaster History Postgraduate Conference 2021
Dates: 17-18th June 2021
We have organised this year’s Lancaster History Postgraduate Conference to be a hybrid conference, both in-person (hopefully) and online.
We encourage people in all stages of the PhD to apply. Please see: https://www.lhpconference.com/ for more details and please get in touch here: adminLHPC@lancaster.ac.uk
LFS2021 Consumer: Puppet or Puppeteer
Back for the second Liverpool Fashion Summit, and this year we plan to bring you more interviews, initiatives, and knowledge than last year! See here for full details.
Call for papers: Environmental Humanities Northwest – Movements (deadline 5th May 2021)
Date: This free one-day workshop will take place on Wednesday 16 June 2021 online via Zoom.
Environmental Humanities Northwest is a student-led group that will facilitate interdisciplinary discussions and scholarly networking via a one-day workshop. The event will consist of three themed presentation tables focusing on the theme Movements. We would like to invite submissions from postgraduate and early career researchers to present on the theme of ‘movements’ within the environmental humanities. We welcome proposals for a range of presentation formats, but they should be no longer than 10 minutes. For full details see here.
Embodied Geographies Reading Group
The reading group is on the third Tuesday of every month (4-5 pm). If you would like to join the reading group mailing list, please contact either of us via email: O.A.Fletcher@liverpool.ac.uk / firstname.lastname@example.org or Twitter: @livAfletcher / @budworthpopppy
Participatory Photography in Research Workshop
This workshop has been designed to give PhD students a practical understanding of what is involved in designing, undertaking and communicating research involving participatory visual methods/photovoice. The workshop will include talks from a number of academics on their experiences of using the method, alongside practical activities, such as the opportunity to design and participate in a small photovoice project. In addition, you will be able to receive critical feedback on your own PhD project through both group discussions and the chance to submit short pieces of writing on your research. It will be held in May/June 2021 on Microsoft Teams over three afternoon sessions. The workshop will be facilitated by Dr Linda Liebenberg. For more details and to register please see the Eventbrite page.
See the full list of Methodspace resources here.
Ethical Research with Children
This excerpt from the SAGE Research Methods Foundations (Moore, 2019) introduces five steps that may help researchers consider how to embed informed consent in research activities as well as examples to show how researchers can assist children to understand, indicate, utilize, and reflect on their consent. Read the full blog here.
Methods North West sessions
Methods North West is offering another series of methodological sessions delivered by experts in their fields.
Please find details of all upcoming sessions here.
NCRM has posted a set of resources for undertaking social research in the context of Covid-19
See here for NCRM's searchable database of training events and their online training database.
Methods Labs is an experimental research collective building a laboratory to stimulate creative sociological debate. Methods Lab website. Methods Lab resources