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Workshop for PhD Students and Supervisors
Public (facing) scholarship – how to present yourself and your research to the public(s)
25th April 2019
13:00–21:00 at Hotel London and Restaurant Polpo, Rüütli 9, Tartu
Instructor: Katrin Tiidenberg, Tallinn University
Calls for public facing scholarship (partially overlapping with the categories of ‘networked participatory scholarship,’ or ‘open scholarship’) are increasingly common. On one hand, it makes sense - after all, who do we do research for if not the publics? Funding institutions have made popular engagement and broad dissemination a mandatory part of the research process. On the other hand, not everyone wants to, or is capable of inhabiting the limelight. Not all research projects are equally communicable to the public, and occasionally, public attention can put both scholars and research participants at risk. This workshop includes a presentation on public facing scholarship by Katrin Tiidenberg, and discussions / interactive work, where PhD students get to experiment with various forms of self-expression and presentation suitable for public facing scholarship in today’s world. All participants are expected to prepare an independent submission (social media self-presentation, press release, video abstract, 1 minute lecture or podcast). You can find further instructions here.
13:00 Registration, welcome coffee and introduction
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Workshop continues
18:00-21:00 Discussion and dinner at restaurant Polpo
About the instructor
Katrin Tiidenberg, PhD is an Associate Professor of Social Media and Visual Culture at the Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School of Tallinn University, Estonia. She is the author of two recent monographs – "Selfies, why we love (and hate) them” (2018), as well as "Body and Soul on the Internet – making sense of social media" (in Estonian, 2017). Tiidenberg is on the Executive Board of the Association of Internet Researcher, a founding member of the Estonian Young Academy of Sciences, and a second time board member of the Estonian Sociology Association. She is currently writing and publishing on visual social media practices, digital research ethics and visual research methods. Her research interests include selfies, sexuality, and norms. More info at: kkatot.tumblr.com
Workshop is organised by Doctoral School of Behavioural, Social and Health Sciences, Estonian Association of Sociologists, and Institute of Social Studies, University of Tartu and financed by European Union European Regional Development Fund (ASTRA project PER ASPERA of University of Tartu).