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PhD Workshops 2020-21

All workshops will be online via Microsoft Teams, and run by Dr Caterina Albano. For further information email: c.albano@csm.arts.ac.uk. To join the sessions and confirm your attendance, please email Debi Kenny in advance: d.kenny@csm.arts.ac.uk.

We welcome suggestions from students for workshops in May and June. Please contact Dr Caterina Albano: c.albano@csm.arts.ac.uk.

Workshop 1: Dr Caterina Albano

Date: 28/10/2020
Time: 14.00-16.00

REGISTRATION 1:  The workshop gives an overview of the registration process and focuses on how to develop a registration proposal through a close consideration of the registration form. NB: Session will include (from 15.15) an introduction to the sensingsite research group with Susan Trangmar, and details of the CSM Film Archive with Steven Ball.

Workshop 2:  Lucy Ashdown

Date: 4/11/2020
Time: 11.00-13.00

How to Search E-resources 1: Lucy Ashdown, Academic Support Librarian for Post-Graduate Students, leads a workshop on library e-resources and how to access other resources.

Workshop 3: Dr Caterina Albano

Date: 11/11/2020
Time: 14.00-16.00

Registration 2: The workshop offers an opportunity for students to share their registration draft with others and discuss improvements.

Workshop 4: Dr Caterina Albano

Date: 18/11/2021
Time: 11.00-13.00

Registration 3: The workshop offers an opportunity for students to share their registration draft with others and discuss improvements.

Workshop 5:  Prof Jeremy Till

Date: 25/11/2020
Time: 14.00-16.00

'How to Read and Rite'/The Contingent Researcher: Jeremy Till presents a double header, starting with some very basic, but necessary, observations on reading and writing, and then moving on to answer the question - how can good research possibly be contingent?

Workshop 6: Dr Caterina Albano

Date: 02/12/2020
Time: 11.00-13.00

TECHNE 1: The workshop is for continuing students who intend to apply to TECHNE. The workshop gives a brief overview of the application process and focuses on how to write an application. Students are invited to bring a draft application for group discussion.

Workshop 7:  Dr Caterina Albano

Date: 09/12/2020
Time: 14.00-16.00

Registration 4:  The workshop offers an opportunity for students to share their registration draft with others and discuss improvements.

Workshop 8: Dr Caterina Albano

Date: 16/12/2020
Time: 11.00-13.00

Registration 5: The workshop offers an opportunity for students to share their registration draft with others and discuss improvements.

Workshop 9: Dr Caterina Albano

Date: 06/01/2021
Time: 14.00-16.00

Registration 6:  The workshop offers an opportunity for students to share their registration draft with others and discuss improvements.

Workshop 10: Dr Caterina Albano

Date: 13/01/2021
Time: 11.00-13.00

TECHNE 2: The workshop is for continuing students who intend to apply to TECHNE. The workshop focuses on TECHNE applications and students are invited to bring their working draft for group discussion and help with  any queries.

Workshop 11: Dr Jamie Brassett

Date: 20/01/2021
Time: 14.00-16.00

Taking Care: This workshop will engage with some of the key issues involved with considering the ethics of one's research. We will consider ethics of some key cases, as well as discuss ethical matters in relation to our own projects.

Workshop 12: Dr Caterina Albano

Date: 27/01/2021
Time: 11.00-13.00

Confirmation 1: The workshop focuses on an overview of what the written document for confirmation entails (e.g. abstract, thesis chapter plan, contextual review etc.) and how to shape them. Confirmation 1 looks at abstract and chapter plan. Students are invited to bring their drafts for group discussion.

Workshop 13: Dr Caterina Albano

Date: 10/02/2021
Time: 1100-13.00

Confirmation 2: The workshop builds on Conformation 1 and focuses on the structuring of the contextual review. Students are invited to bring a draft of the contextual review for group discussion.
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Workshop 14:  Dr Caterina Albano

Date: 17/02/2021
Time: 14.00-16.00

Structuring a PhD Dissertation: The workshop focuses on how to shape a PhD thesis by looking at different examples and ways to integrate theory and practice, documentation, methodology and contextual review.

Workshop 15:   Lucy Ashdown

Date: 24/02/2021
Time: 11.00-13.00

How to Search E-resources 2: Lucy Ashdown, Academic Support Librairian for Post-Graduate Students, leads a workshop on library e-resources and how to access other resources. The workshop will build on the previous one and provide you with extra support for your research and help you find relevant material.

Workshop 16: Dr Royce Mahawatte

Date: 03/03/2021
Time: 14.00-16.00

Decolonising research:  How can we understand decolonial thinking when it comes to our research practices? This will be an interactive session where you will be introduced to some of the central ideas around decoloniality and critiques of modernity. You will also be shown some methods that you can adapt and develop to fit with your own research programmes. Please bring a primary source or an example of your practice that you can work with in the session.

Workshop 17: Dr Annie Goh

10/03/2021
11.00-13.00
Decolonizing practice-based research

DECOLONISING RESEARCH PRACTICE: SOUND, ARCHAEOLOGY, ART & THE HIERARCHY OF THE SENSES: Scholars have described how European colonisation led to the development of a “homogenisation of sensory words” in non-European countries due to the export of “the European hierarchy of the senses, with sight and hearing associated with cognition and place above and apart from the so-called lower senses” (Classen et al., 2014, p. 17). In this workshop, we will explore how listening and other sensory modes are imbricated in colonial hierarchies of the senses. Following this, we will ask how artistic practices might articulate challenges to embedded sensorial norms.

Workshop 18: Dr Catherine Dixon

17/03/2021
14.00-16.00
VISUAL CONCEPTUALISATION OF THE RESEARCH: Dr Catherine Dixon will lead this workshop that explores visual means of conceptualisation.

Workshop 19: CSM PhD Student

Date: 24/03/2021
Time: 11.00-13.00

Viva: The workshop is an opportunity for students leading to completion to share their experience and discuss what to expect for the viva. An alumnus who recently completed will be invited to share their own experience.

Workshop 20: Dr Caterina Albano

Date: 14/04/2021
Time: 11.00-13.00

An Eloquent Argument: The workshop will consider what is an argument and how it can be constructed. We will look at what makes an argument convincing. You are invited to bring short examples to share and discuss.

Workshop 21: Dr Caterina Albano

Date: 21/04/2021
Time: 14.00-16.00

The Art of Writing an Abstract:  The workshop will focus how to write an abstract. You are invited to bring your own abstract for a journal article, conference paper and/or for your thesis to share and discuss.

Workshop 22: Dr Caterina Albano

Date: 28/04/2021
Time: 11.00-13.00

How to Structure an Oral Presentation: We shall discuss ways to organise visual material for an oral presentation. You are invited to bring your own presentation for a talk to share and discuss.