Practicing the GeoHumanities: the practice-based thesis and beyond
9th Jun 2017 10:00am-6:00pm
Are you a PhD student or early career scholar bringing together creative practice and geographical research?
GeoHumanities names an increasingly common intersection of the practice and scholarship of the arts and humanities with geographical scholarship and practice on topics such as environment, landscape, place, identity, mobility and so on. A growing amount of such work is being undertaken through practice-based or practice-led PhDs, often but not always based in Geography departments. This day-long workshop provides an opportunity for those working on practice-led or practice-based PhDs on geographical topics to meet and discuss the challenges and benefits of these ways of working. It will focus in particular on:
Discussing the form of a GeoHumanities practice-based PhD thesis and the examination process
Concerns around CV building and career development
Sharing challenges and issues
Offering the chance to share work with peers
Developing an early career network of those working on topics related to geographic themes.
The day will unfold as follows:
10.00 – 11.30 am – Opening remarks and ice-breaker [coffee from 9.30]
11.45- 1pm – Writing-Practice relationships in the GeoHumanities
Panel discussion on developing practice-based thesis formats and vivas in the GeoHumanities.
1.00- 2.00 pm – Lunch (provided)
2.00- 4.00 pm – ‘Crit’ break-out groups
Modelled on art school ‘crits’ rather than formal conference presentations, attendees can choose to present their work informally, and potentially raising particular challenges they would like to discuss to a small audience of ‘critical friends’. Attendees can chose to present their work including particular challenges they would like to to a small friendly audience of geographers and practitioners to get feedback from their peers, group [more details below]
4.15- 5.30 pm – Panel on publishing and career development
A panel discussion will bring together academics who have balanced practice within their academic portfolio and editors of journals that specialise in GeoHumanities practice-based research to offer short reflections on publishing and career development.
For further information and to register interest please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details by 20th May.
1)Name and affiliation (if any)
2)A short description of your interests/sample of your practice
3)If you would like to discuss your work during the crit session, please send over either a few sentences or key words about your topic and the challenges you would like to brainstorm with the group. We will endeavour to enable as many people to present as wish too.
The event is free to attend but places are limited.
For more information and details on how to register to attend please go to www.geohumanitiesforum.org.