IMLR Research Training Programme

The IMLR offers a programme in research skills and methods to all students, free of charge. The programme has been running since1999 and is taught by lecturers and professionals from the Institute and across the UK.

Programme for 2020-21

This academic year, the IMLR’s free training programme will be delivered mainly online using Zoom, with the exception of archival visits and full-day research training events planned for the summer term. Online training will take place on Wednesday or Friday afternoons, and will consist of both one-off sessions of 1-2 hours, as well as short courses run over 2 to 3 sessions and incorporating online learning activities. Alongside our live training programme, we will develop additional training resources including short videos and a forum to share research-related queries and experiences on the new Modern Languages Research Training section on the School of Advanced Study’s Online Research Training platform.

Term 1

  1. Working with and Interviewing Writers, Artists and Filmmakers*
    Session leader: Joseph Ford (IMLR)
    Wednesday 4 November 2020, 14:00-15:30
    Registration and further details: https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/23346
     
  2. Modern Languages at the British Library
    Session leader: Marja Kingma (British Library)
    Wednesday 18 November 2020, 14:00-16:00
    Further details and registration: https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/23347
     
  3. Ethnography and Modern Languages Research*
    Course leaders: Chandra Morrison (LSE) and Naomi Wells (IMLR)
    Dates and times: Wednesday 25 November 2020, 14:00-15:00; Wednesday 2 December 2020, 14:00-15:00; and Friday 4 December 2020, 14:00-15:00
    Further details and registration: https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/23345

* These sessions have been organised by the ‘Fieldwork and Modern Languages’ working group, chaired by Claire Griffiths (c.griffiths@chester.ac.uk)

Term 2

  1. The Environmental Humanities and Modern Languages Research
    Session leader: Daniel Finch-Race (Ca’ Foscari, Venice)
    Wednesday 27 January 2021, 14:00-16:00 
    Further details and registration: https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/23793
     
  2. Decolonial Methods in Modern Languages Research
    Session leader: Joseph Ford (IMLR)
    Wednesday 17 February 2021, 14:00-16:00
    Further details and registration: https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/23795
     
  3. Disability Studies and Modern Languages Research
    Session leader: Eleanor Jones (Southampton)
    Wednesday 24 February 2021, 14:00-16:00
    Further details and registration: https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/23814
     
  4. Conducting Fieldwork using Participatory Photography*
    Course leaders: Tom Martin (Lincoln) and Chandra Morrison (LSE)
    Dates and times: Wednesday 3 March 2021, 14:00-16:00; and Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 14:00-16:00
    Further details and registration: https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/23815
     
  5. Archives and Modern Languages Research
    Session leader: Matthew Coneys (Warburg Institute)
    Friday, 5 March 2021, 14:00-16:00
    Further details and registration: https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/23816
     
  6. Conducting Fieldwork in and with Indigenous Communities*
    Session leaders: Kaya Davies Hayon (Belong-The Cohesion and Integration Network) and Fadma Aït Mous (Hassan II, Casablanca)
    Wednesday 12 March 2021, 14:00-15:30
    Further details and registration: https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/23794
     
  7. Gender Studies and Modern Languages Research
    Session leader: Catherine Smale (King’s College London)
    Wednesday 17 March 2021, 14:00-15:30
    Further details and registration: https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/23817
     
  8. Digital Culture and Modern Languages Research
    Session leader: Naomi Wells (IMLR)
    Wednesday 24 March 2021, 14:00-16:00
    Further details and registration: https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/23818  

Term 3

  1. Decolonising Data for Cultural Research in the Global South
    Session leaders: Claire Griffiths (Cardiff) and Monika Kukolova (Manchester)
    Wednesday 21 April 2021, 14:00-16:00
    Further details and registration: https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/24138
     
  2. Gender Studies and Modern Languages Research
    Session leader: Catherine Smale (King’s College London)
    Friday 7 May 2021, 14:00-15:30
    Further details and registration: https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/23817
     
  3. Conducting Research in Post-Conflict Contexts
    Session leader: Catherine Gilbert (Newcastle)
    Wednesday 2 June 2021, 14:00-15:30
    Further details and registration: https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/24140
     
  4. Researching Multilingually: Possibilities and Complexities
    Workshop co-ordinators: Sara Ganassin (Newcastle) and Judith Reynolds (Cardiff)
    Wednesday 9 June 2021, 14:00-16:00
    Further details and registration: https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/24300

 

* These sessions have been organised by the ‘Fieldwork and Modern Languages’ working group, chaired by Claire Griffiths (c.griffiths@chester.ac.uk)

Please contact Naomi Wells (naomi.wells@sas.ac.uk) if you have any questions about the programme.

 

 

School of Advanced Study Training Programme

The SAS programme is designed to complement the Institute's discipline-specific courses and also includes sessions for MA and research students. Details of the programme are available on the SAS website.

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