Planning, Resilience and Deep Work: Workshop

Wednesday 23rd of June

2.30 - 4.30pm

Dr Michael Given, University of Glasgow

Michael Given is Senior Lecturer in Archaeology in the School of Humanities, University of Glasgow. His research interests include archaeological survey and landscape archaeology, the historical periods in the Eastern Mediterranean, post-Medieval Scotland, the relationship between people and the environment, and conviviality theory. From 2000–2012 he was Co-director of the Troodos Archaeological and Environmental Survey Project, Cyprus, and he is currently director of the publication phase of the excavations at Kourion’s Amathous Gate Cemetery, Cyprus.

About this Session

How can we achieve a state of ‘deep work’ and ‘flow’, to concentrate on the most challenging intellectual aspects of doing research? What is ‘resilient scholarship’, and how do we attain it? Is ‘slow scholarship’ a good thing, and is there time for it? Amid so many demands on our time, how do we prioritise different tasks? And what if we don’t have time to do a time management course? This session will provide an opportunity to discuss these issues and share ideas and solutions. The perspective that I will bring to it is not that of a counsellor or management guru but that of an academic and archaeologist who has had to face up to exactly these issues in the past few years. I will also suggest some useful resources for participants to continue reflecting on and developing their academic practice.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop, paricipants will be able to apply concepts of deep work, flow, resilience, and slow scholarship to their own research and be able to draw up personal plans to support and stimulate their research and writing practice.

Who might be interested?

This session will be of interest to doctoral researchers in all disciplines of the arts and humanities, at all stages of their project.

In advance of the session, it would be helpful to draw up a few brief points about what's going well with your research and writing practice, and what needs some work.

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First published: 26 May 2021