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BACLS 2021 Seminar Series - Reflections on Research: The Pandemic and Beyond - Call for Reflections

March 2nd, 2021 by Diletta De Cristofaro, in

Following the successful “Pandemic Pedagogies” session in February, the second of the BACLS online seminars, to be held on 26 March 2021, 2 – 3.30 p.m., focusses on research matters. Just as we have been adapting our teaching practice in response to Covid restrictions, we are also having to consider the effects that the pandemic is having on our research – both in terms of what we are investigating and how we might go about conducting it. Given that the landscape is likely to change in permanent ways after the pandemic – in more hybrid (virtual/live) approaches to research activity, for example – this is a good moment for BACLS members to reflect on research matters as a contemporary collective, to share concerns, problems, solutions and examples of good practice.

The session will be informal and discursive, but we are seeking 5-minute reflections / provocations on different issues pertaining to research during and after the pandemic. Such issues might include, but are not restricted to:

  • Research networking virtually: challenges and solutions
  • Peer reading
  • Archival research: challenges and solutions
  • Changes to funding applications in an era of online or hybrid research activity
  • New ways of achieving public engagement and impact
  • Institutional responses to research challenges

You might prefer simply to suggest a question for group discussion.

Please send a brief abstract / ideas (c.100 - 200 words) to Dr James Peacock, by 15th March: j.h.peacock@keele.ac.uk.

Register for the seminar here.