How to find the ideal collaborator: developing skills for collaborative research projects


  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 10:00 to 13:00

  • 50 George Square, Project Room 1.06
    Edinburgh
    EH8 9LH

This was the final seminar workshop for the 2016/2017 series, run by sIREN (student-led Interdisciplinary Research Network). It explored the theme of collaboration within interdsiciplinary research. It will invite three speakers and three workshop leaders from different disciplines across the University of Edinburgh and the National Library of Scotland.

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.

The programme is as follows:

  • 10.00 - 10.15: Introduction to sIREN and welcome keynote speakers 
  • 10.15 - 10.45: Amy McDonald 'Knowledge exchange and public engagement collaborations – Connecting Scotland’s Sounds' (Engagement & Learning Co-ordinator for Connecting Scotland's Sounds, National Library of Scotland)
  • 10.45 - 11.15: Lisa Naas 'Glass in Translation: Metaphor as a Creative Practice Tool for Interdisciplinary Collaboration' (PhD Candidate in Design, Edinburgh College of Art)
  • 11.15 - 11.30: Coffee break
  • 11.30 - 12.00: Dr. Seongsook Choi 'Keys to successful collaboration in a project' (School of Education)
  • 12.00 -13.00: Round table discussion and workshop for postgraduate students 'Organizing collaborative research projects: Learning from sIREN: Arts and Digital Practices Conference 2017'

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.