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Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership


Tuesday 10 October 2017
Fisher Building, St John’s College
Introduction to the Cambridge AHRC DTP


10.30am-10.45am          Welcome to the Cambridge AHRC DTP
                                       Dr Sarah Dillon (Director of the Cambridge AHRC DTP)
10.45am-11.30am          Introduction to the Cambridge AHRC DTP: Training Opportunities
                                       Dr Alistair Swiffen (AHRC Doctoral Training Facilitator)
11.30am-12.00 noon      Spotlight on Partners
Catherine Hasted (Cambridge AHRC DTP Partnership Manager)
12.00 noon-12.30pm      Introduction to University of Cambridge Museums
                                       Kate Carreno (Assistant Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum)
12.30pm-1.00pm            Additional AHRC Funding: Research Training Support
                                           Grant and Student Development Fund

                                      The International Placement Scheme
                                       Dr Alistair Swiffen

1.00pm-2.00pm             Lunch

Cambridge AHRC DTP Research Leadership Workshop 1: Field and Interdisciplinarity

2.00pm-2.30pm             Preliminary plenary discussion led by Dr Sarah Dillon
                                      Dr Dillon will lead a full group discussion opening up questions of of field and interdisciplinarity.
2.30pm-3.15pm             Small-group discussion
                                      Informed by the opening discussion, you will break into small groups in order to talk over what you think to be the unique contributions to the knowledge of your own field. You might want to start by concentrating on factors which differentiate your work from that of the others in your group, and then investigate aspects that your research has in common.
3.15pm-3.45pm             Presentation/Q&A with Dr Tim Stuart-Buttle
                                      Tim has worked on two large interdisciplinary research projects, and will discuss the potential rewards and challenges of collaboration.
3.45pm-4.15pm             Refreshment Break
4.15pm-5.00pm             Small-group work
                                      You will be asked to spend some time planning interdisciplinary projects or programmes in your groups, and then to feed back to the rest of the cohort. You might want to reflect on how far the idea of field guides your planning.
5.00pm-5.30pm             Closing plenary discussion led by Dr Sarah Dillon
                                      A chance to review the afternoon’s work.
6.15pm-7.30pm             Drinks Reception in Galleries 4 and 5 at the Fitzwilliam
                                          Museum, and Private Viewing of the Degas:
                                          A Passion for Perfection Exhibition.