21st March 2017
14:00 – 17:00
Evolution House Boardroom (5.21), 78 West Port , Edinburgh

This seminar workshop, the fifth out of the six for 2016/2017, run by sIREN (student-led Interdisciplinary Research Network), will explore the theme of showcasing and communicating interdisciplinary research findings.

It will invite four speakers from three different disciplines across the University of Edinburgh and the University of Warwick.

Keynote speakers will present part of their own research activities related to methods, strategies and challenges when undertaking interdisciplinary research. 

The aim of the workshop is to enhance knowledge and skills and to open up the discussion to participants.


  • 14.00 - 14.15: Introduction to sIREN and welcome keynote speakers 
  • 14.15 - 14.45: Dr. Michael Dieter 'Critical Interface Studies: Some Experiments in Interdisciplinary Teaching and Research' (Assistant Professor, Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick)
  • 14.45 - 15.15: Marcin Pietruszewski ‘The integrative object: a multi-scale approach to computer music composition’ (PhD Candidate in Creative Music Practice, Edinburgh College of Art)
  • 15.15 - 15.30: Coffee break
  • 15.30 - 16.00: Prof. Peter Nelson 'The Joys of Exile: journeys in strange disciplines' (Professor, Personal Chair of Music and Technology, Edinburgh College of Art)
  • 16.00 -16.30: Dr. Tolulope Onabolu 'Intercalated Methodologies: What Design/ Creative Practice Research can Learn from Expermental Physics' (TechCube, Summerhall and Tutor and Director of plastiqHaus, Edinburgh College of Art)
  • 16.30 - 17.00: Discussion, Networking/Collaboration

Coffee and tea will be provided. The event is free to attend but ticketed.

About sIREN

The sIREN (student-led Interdisciplinary Research Network) series is organised by two postgraduate students at ECA: Eleni-Ira Panourgia (Art - PhD); and Katerina Talianni (Music - PhD).

The aim of these networking events is to bring together research-active staff and students to exchange methods, knowledge and ideas around interdisciplinary research and its potential.

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