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Research Week:Making research networks work

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***Please note that Research Week is an Internal event for Univeristy of Stirling staff only***

Discuss what makes a research network successful with researchers currently working on funded projects across the Arts and Humanities.

Speakers: Christine Ferguson (Popular Occulture), Gavin Little (Connecting with low carbon Scotland), Greg Singh, Eddy Borges Rey (Life in Data), Gemma Robinson (Out of Bounds Poetry Project).

What makes a research network successful, and how can you build on its success? Join an open discussion with colleagues currently working on research networks within externally funded projects. Christine Ferguson leads an AHRC network on 'Popular Occulture', looking at the influence of occult beliefs, themes, and figures on British popular culture between 1875-1947. Gavin Little leads a Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Network of humanities researchers and cultural organisations on 'Connecting with a low-carbon Scotland'. Greg Singh and Eddy Borges Rey lead a Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Network on 'Life in Data: literacy, openness, education policy and creative data innovation in Scotland'. Gemma Robinson is co-investigator in an AHRC follow-on funding project that includes a network of poets, libraries, schools and digital designers investigating relationships between poetry, migration and place.
Chaired by Gemma Robinson, we will:
· share experiences about how to run a successful network, and consider some of the pitfalls
· reflect on the value of a network scheme for developing research
· discuss how to develop and design future research projects that emerge from research networks
Please join us if you are hoping to develop a network, wondering about the next steps for your research network, or if you have experience of networks that you'd like to share.

Speaker Bios:

Christine Ferguson is a Professor of English Studies in the Division of Literature and Languages. Her research focus on Victorian literature, popular culture, and occultism. She is the author of Determined Spirits: Eugenics, Heredity, and Racial Regeneration in Anglo-American Spiritualist Writing 1848-1930 (2012) and Language, Science, and Popular Fiction in the Victorian Fin de Siècle (2006)
Gavin Little [to be filled in]

Greg Singh is Lecturer in Media and Communications and Programme Director of Digital Media, at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Stirling. He is author of Film after Jung: Post-Jungian Approaches to Film Theory; Feeling Film; and the forthcoming Death of Web 2.0 (all published by Routledge Mental Health). Current research interests include data civics and connectivity ethics, human-centred data networks, and technological affordances and constraints in media ecosystems. He is currently working on a mini-monograph, on Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror for Routledge’s In Focus series, and is Co-Principal Investigator for the RSE Life in Data Research Network.

Eddy Borges-Rey is Lecturer in Journalism Studies at University of Stirling. He is the Programme Director of the MSc. Media and Communications Management (Vietnam). He is interested in the relationship between media, technology and power. His current research looks at issues in Data Journalism, Open Data, Big Data, Social Computation, AI and automation, Freedom of Information, Mobile Journalism, Innovation, Photojournalism, and Popular Music. He is currently working on the research manuscript Journalism + data: tensions and intersections for Routledge.

Gemma Robinson is Senior Lecturer in English Studies and Associate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Her research focuses on Caribbean and postcolonial literatures. She is the editor of University of Hunger, the Collected Poems and Selected Prose of Martin Carter (Bloodaxe), and the co-editor of Out of Bounds: British Black and Asian Poets (Bloodaxe), and Postcolonial Audiences: Readers, Viewers and Reception (Routledge).

Gavin Little is a Professor of Environmental and Public Law. He teaches and researches environmental and public law and is currently Principal Investigator of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Network in the Arts and Humanities Connecting with a low-carbon Scotland and a member of the RSE Energy Inquiry Committee. He is co-editor with Professor Raphael Heffron of Delivering Energy Law and Policy in the EU and the US: A Reader and one of the main contributors to the Scottish Universities Law Institute Environmental Law in Scotland edited by F McManus (Edinburgh: W Green).


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