Interdisciplinary possibilities, practices and challenges - seminar series, second seminar

Seminar theme: Performing research leadership in interdisciplinary settings

The seminar will be largely discussion based. Themes:

- Are there particular challenges to establishing and developing research collectives that span different disciplinary backgrounds? 

- How can research leaders foster settings that both caters to the needs of the project and a presumably more diverse set of research and career orientations among the participants? 

The seminar tackles these questions and also discusses how these issues might be made further pressing in a setting where recurrent meetings is more difficult during the pandemic. 

(The seminar discussion will be in Swedish, if possible, otherwise English.)

About the seminar series

Interdisciplinary possibilities, practices and challenges is an exploratory seminar series. The aim of the seminar series is to expand our collaborative understanding of different aspects of performing interdisciplinary research. The series is meant to be a collectively maintained venue for discussing the practices, challenges, and opportunities with cross-disciplinary research endeavours.

The seminars are open to anyone curios about doing research across disciplinary boundaries. The series have a few recurrent themes,  where you can choose to follow all of the seminars or focus on seminars on a specific theme.

• Practices and skills: seminars designed to discuss various skill-sets and practices specific to working in interdisciplinary contexts. Topics include collaborative writing, seminar cultures, publishing strategies, developing research ideas and grant applications etc.

• Career: seminaries designed for early career researchers who are already working across disciplines or who are interested in initiating interdisciplinary research. Topics include careers paths, challenges in switching disciplines, professional identity and self-imagery etc. 

• Leadership: seminars designed for principal investigators, project leaders and participants in interdisciplinary collaborative projects. Topics include challenges and practices in leading a cross-disciplinary research group, designing and developing group cohesion etc.

Format: Shorter presentations with ample room for discussion. We will during the corona pandemic work with a mixed format with distanced seating in the meeting room and the possibility to participate via zoom. 

Language: Invitations and possible readings will predominately be in English to not exclude researchers who do not speak Swedish. That said, we do recognise the value to also sustain conversations on research in Swedish and will when possible conduct discussions in Swedish.


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Interdisciplinary possibilities, practices and challenges - seminar series, second seminar