Early Career Researchers (ECRs) face a variety of issues in the changing world of contemporary academia. To mark the publication of the final report from the Connecting Epistemologies project (available to download here on 28th October 2014), City University London are hosting an event that engages with questions confronting ECRs.
Connecting Epistemologies worked with a variety of ECRs, from PhD students and postdocs to early career lecturers, over the course of the summer to capture their experiences on the Connected Communities programme. The project explored their identities as academics and their methods and practices.
The afternoon will explore the way ECRs within Connected Communities may represent a new form of academic with a new form of identity; how they negotiate issues of precariousness; the skills needed to work as an ECR; and broader questions of what is legitimate as research, as methods, and as knowledge.
The session consists of three papers: one from the project team; one from AHRC reporting on the recent report Support for researchers in the Arts and Humanities post-doctorate; and one from Connected Communities Leadership Fellow Professor Keri Facer and project Post-Doctoral researcher Bryony Enright.
The session will then have a discussion on the future of ECRs within higher education and the arts and humanities.
All are welcome! The event is free, but to make sure we have an idea of numbers, please book a place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: Poynton Lecture theatre, City University London, Northampton Sq, EC1V 0HB
1.30 pm Welcome and Coffee
2-3 pm Presentations:
Keri Facer and Bryony Enright (Bristol) – The shaping of a new generation? Early career researchers working at the interface between universities and communities
Connecting Epistemologies team: Understanding ECRs in Connected Communities
Sue Carver (AHRC) Support for researchers in the Arts And Humanities
3pm-4pm Q&A and discussion.
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