The following training opportunities from the University of East Anglia (UEA) are available for doctoral researchers from Sussex:
Participatory Research Approaches in Global Contexts
Workshop Leader(s): Dr Esther Priyadharshini, Dr Catherine Jere, & Dr Sonja Marzi;
Dates: Wednesday 6th November 2019, 10.00am-4.00pm;
Venue: UEA Norwich, BDS 0.29
Free of charge to all PGR students; Early-career researchers/academics = £60
Participation, transformative action, impact and engagement are central to a wide range of research methods and approaches in the social sciences and beyond. This workshop will focus on the purpose and processes of constructing knowledge through participatory research in diverse cultural and political contexts. The assumptions of conventional research approaches will be interrogated, particularly around issues of fieldwork practice, multiple accountabilities and dissemination. It will also consider the implications of adopting participatory research approaches within a doctoral study, where the individual scholar’s agenda and time are necessarily constrained, the practicalities of using participatory methods within more conventional designs and with different kinds of participants and communities. The workshop will conclude with an opportunity for participants to reflect and discuss ways of integrating participatory aims and methods within their own doctoral study.
BOOKINGS CAN BE MADE BY E-MAILING: SSF.ADVANCEDTRAINING@UEA.AC,UK
Epistemological Issues in International Development
Date: Sat 23rd November 2019, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Venue: School of International Development, University of East Anglia, Norwich
Free of charge, lunch and coffee/tea provided!
The School of International Development at the University of East Anglia will organise a workshop on epistemological issues in international development. This workshop at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, targets PhD students of development. There is no registration fee.
The workshop will outline the specific epistemological issues of prominence in development studies and presents three separate sessions:
- Epistemologies and debates in social analysis
- The epistemology of natural science
- Epistemologies in economics
Experienced researchers in the respective fields lead the
three sessions: Professor Cecile Jackson (social analysis), Professor Mark
Zeitoun (natural science) and Professor Bereket Kebede (economics). Each
will give constructive and critical accounts of strengths, weaknesses, and
debates around those forms of knowledge, relevant to development studies.
Current PhD development students from any university can register for the workshop by sending an e-mail to Elizabeth Monahan at <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Please indicate your university, year and topic of your thesis, and insert <Register for epistemology workshop> in the Subject box of your e-mail.
Places are limited; register as early as possible!