19-20 July 2014: Social Media & Digital Technologies (University of Lincoln)


The first day of this two-day workshop emphasises new and social media skills. The workshop opens with a talk by Dr Yuwei Lin, a specialist in future media, and progresses to a workshop facilitated by Dr Nadine Muller, who established ‘The New Academic’, a digital resource site for postgraduate and early-career researchers.

Afternoon ‘hands on’ sessions provide participants with opportunities to experiment with using new technology to facilitate new ways of communicating their research to non-academic audiences and how best to use digital archive facilities for contemporary women’s writing projects.  

The final workshop, on day two, will enable participants to put into practice the entrepreneurial, communication and careers skills they have acquired over the course of the previous events. It begins with an introductory talk by Florence Howe, founder of the Feminist Press, who will consider the relationship between contemporary women’s writing, grass roots politics and new developments in open access repositories and other digital media.

The late morning and early afternoon sessions will be devoted to 10 minute presentations in parallel workshops, all participants utilising the skills acquired across the CWWSkills Programme to present a 10 minute presentation on their research to one of the following: ‘a potential employer’; ‘the scientific community’; ‘non-academic readers’, ‘a commercial publisher’. The day concludes with a Round Table discussion which will review the journey undertaken on the Training Programme under the heading ‘Reflecting on the Past and Constructing Ethical Futures’.


Schedule - Day 1

10.00 Registration and Refreshments
10.15 – 11.00 Dr Yuwei Lin (University of Salford): ‘Women and Configurable Technologies: Using Free and Open Source Software’  
11.00 – 13.00 TBC
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 14.45 Workshop: ‘Using Digital Technology to Communicate Your Research to Non-Academic audiences’.
15.00 Refreshments
15.00 – 16.00 Workshop: Sean Cunningham (The National Archives): ‘Maximising the Effectiveness of Digital Archive Resources for Contemporary Women’s Writing Projects’
16.00 Close


Schedule - Day 2

10.00 Registration and Refreshments
10.15 – 11.15 Talk: Prof. Florence Howe, ‘Archiving the History of The Feminist Press’ (USA)
11.15 – 13.00 Parallel Participant Presentation Sessions I
12.15 – 13.15 Lunch
13.15 14.45 Parallel PPresentation Sessions II
14.45 – 15.00 Refreshment break
15.00 – 16.00 Round Table Discussion: ‘Reflecting on the Past & Constructing Ethical Futures’
16.00 Close


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