The Art and Science of Research

The Art and Science of Research

Issued: Thu, 24 May 2018 15:24:00 BST

Event Date: 19/10/18

Location: Edinburgh

The Art and Science of Research is a doctoral training event designed to challenge the conventional understanding of research, provoke innovative ideas, and encourage interdisciplinary creative thinking. The organisers aim to promote collaboration between arts and science disciplines in Scotland by encouraging doctoral students to share their expertise and to network with one another. The event includes:

  • a keynote lecture from Dr Daisy Fancourt, addressing how scientific methods can be used to measure arts participation;
  • a workshop led by Lewis Hou to show how theory relates to practice, including practical activities to show how scientific methods can enhance artistic ones;
  • a seminar-style discussion to review the topics raised by the keynote and workshop; and
  • a ‘hackathon’ where students will work in interdisciplinary teams to design and present a research project drawing on methodological approaches found across the arts and sciences.

The event is completely free of charge, lunch is provided, and travel from your home institution can be reimbursed.

To register your interest in attending the event, please click here.Please note that by registering your interest, you are applying to attend the event. However, it does not confirm your place; this is because it is essential that we recruit a mixture of students from different disciplines due to the nature of the course. The organisers will therefore notify you by 1 August 2018 whether you have been selected. If you are not selected, you will automatically be placed on our waiting list, and will be contacted should a space become available.

For more information, click here to visit the event webpage.

This event is being organised by three doctoral students: Katey Warran (The University of Edinburgh), Grant Barclay (The University of Glasgow) and Christina Neuwirth (The University of Stirling). It is being funded by the Cohort Development Fund (Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities), and led in partnership with the Arts Health Early Career Research Network and Science Ceilidh.