Doing research together: The good, the challenging and the ugly aspects of collaborative research

  • Date: –17:00
  • Location: Humanistiska teatern Thunbergsvägen 3C
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  • Organiser: Centre for Integrated Research on Culture and Society (CIRCUS)
  • Contact person: Claes-Fredrik Helgesson
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Announcing Circus’ 2nd annual symposium

Collaboration is an essential aspect of research. As researchers, we read and discuss each other’s work, we conduct studies and write together, and research is organised in departments, universities and scholarly associations. Although collaborative patterns are likely to differ across disciplinary and inter-disciplinary endeavours, research is always a collective affair.

The aim of Circus’ second annual symposium is to explore the collaborative aspects of research.

- How do patterns of collaboration vary across research settings? What are the upsides to collaborating?

- What are collaborative challenges, and can they be mitigated?

- What happens when collaborations take an unexpected (or even bad) turn?

Whilst we want to focus on the positives and how to foster generative research collaborations, we do want to acknowledge that there also are potentially ugly sides such as scientific misconduct that can be part of doing research together.

The symposium hosts a mix of presentations and discussions: There will be presentations about research on various aspects of collaborations in research and there will be sessions anchored in specific experiences. We will, finally, look outside academia asking if there are possible lessons to learn about cross-disciplinary collaborations in other creative fields such as the arts.

Date and time: Thursday 29 October, 9:00-17:00 followed by mingle

Venue: The Humanities Theatre (Humanistiska teatern)

Registration (free): [Link will be provided later]

We are following the Vice-Chancellor’s decisions as regards reducing the spreading of COVID-19. We are therefore prepared to resort to an alternative form for the symposium, if it becomes clear that it will be untenable to meet in The Humanities Theatre. The date, however, will remain the same.

Doing research together: The good, the challenging and the ugly aspects of collaborative research