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Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership



Tuesday 9 October 2018

Fisher Building, St John’s College


Introduction to the Cambridge AHRC DTP

11.00am-11.15am Welcome to the Cambridge AHRC DTP

 Professor Richard Rex (Director of the Cambridge AHRC DTP)

11.15am-12.00 noon Introduction to the Cambridge AHRC DTP: Training Opportunities

Dr Alistair Swiffen (AHRC Doctoral Training Facilitator)

12.00 noon-12.30pm Your Research in Practice: Masterclasses, Internships and ThinkLab

Catherine Hasted (Cambridge AHRC DTP Partnership Manager)

12.30pm-1.00pm Introduction to i-Teams

Dr Amy Weatherup (i-Teams Programme Director)

1.00pm-2.00pm Lunch


Cambridge AHRC DTP Research Leadership Workshop 1: Field and Interdisciplinarity

2.00pm-2.15pm Preliminary plenary discussion led by Professor Steve Connor (Director of CRASSH)

 An introduction to questions of field and its limits: please think of examples of academic adherence and defection in advance of the workshop, and be prepared to share them.

2.15pm-2.45pm Small-group discussion

Talk over what you think your own field might be in the context of a cross-disciplinary group. 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 projects have in common. Are the former or latter items more significant to your identification in terms of field? Which items are more central to your research project?

2.45pm-3.15pm Presentation/Q&A with Dr Rhiannon McGlade (Research Associate, MEITS)

Rhiannon currently works on the interdisciplinary research project, Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies (MEITS), and will explain a little about how the different fields of the project intersect as well as discussing the potential rewards and challenges of collaboration in general.

3.15pm-3.30pm Refreshment Break

3.30pm-4.15pm 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.

4.15pm-4.30pm Workshop conclusion led by Professor Steve Connor

A chance to review the afternoon’s work.

4.30pm-4.45pm Comfort Break

4.45pm-5.15pm Additional AHRC Funding: Research Training Support Grant and Student Development Fund

The International Placement Scheme

Dr Alistair Swiffen

5.15pm-5.30pm Closing Remarks

Professor Richard Rex.

6.15pm-7.30pm Drinks Reception in the Armoury at the Fitzwilliam Museum, and Private Viewing of Virginia Woolf: An Exhibition Inspired by Her Writings.