Critical Mass at Lunchtime: Chewing over Research Methods and Approaches in a Digital World

Critical Mass at LunchtimeBeginning on Monday October 5, we are launching a new discussion centered bi-weekly event we are calling “Critical Mass at Lunchtime” which will complement a series of lectures organised by the Institute of Data-Intensive Research (IDIR). The event is designed to create an informal space for community building and discussion where researchers at St Andrews can share and discuss their research ideas, teaching experiences, research questions, or frustrations around the creation, use and exploration of rich digital collections. We especially hope to foster conversations and collaboration among humanities scholars and between humanities scholars and colleagues in the sciences.

With a focus on methods and approaches, the discussion series will open with a very short and informal presentation of 15-20 minutes. While this may involve introducing a project in progress, a tool or technique useful, a methodological or other research challenge, these presentations are primarily to set the theme and spark questions for a more open discussion and exchange. Everyone is encouraged to bring their lunches.

Our first meeting is 1-2 in the Old Class Library, St John’s Lodge on October 5. Questions? Contact Uta Hinrichs (uh3) or Konrad Lawson (kml8)

About standrewshistory
With over forty full time members of staff researching and teaching on European, American and Asian history from the dawn of the Middle Ages to the present day, the School of History at the University of St Andrews has one of the finest faculty and diverse teaching programmes of any School of History in the English speaking world. The School boasts expertise in Mediaeval and Modern History, from S cotland to Byzantium and the Americas to the Middle East and South Asia.Thematic interests include religious history, urban history, transnationalism, historiography and nationalism. The School of History prides itself on small group teaching and tutorials allowing for in depth study and supervision tailored to secure the best from each student. Cutting edge research combined with teaching excellence offer a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment for the study of History.

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