Research Café: Creative Methods of Research Dissemination and Evaluation

On 7 September, Creative Manchester will be hosting an in-person event exploring creative research methods and how these methods can be used at different stages of the research process.

If you have ever considered presenting your research in alternate formats and styles to the written word, this workshop can help you discover innovative and exciting ways to creatively conduct, present, and evaluate your research. These creative research methods could help achieve better engagement and accessibility.

For example, have you ever considered translating research into a graphic novel or creating a video project to disseminate results? There are countless creative research methods to discover in this research café.

By attending this research café, you will also connect with like-minded people interested in creative methods of research, practice, dissemination, and evaluation. You will also have the opportunity to learn about ongoing Creative Manchester research and its impact.

The research café will feature a distinguished panel of speakers:

Sophie Woodward (Professor of Sociology, The University of Manchester) carries out research into fashion, clothing, the home, material culture, and everyday consumption. She is the author of five books, including Material Methods: Researching and Thinking with Things. She is the Co-Director for the Morgan Centre for Research into Everyday Lives and Co-Investigator for the NCRM (National Centre for Research Methods) where she leads on Creative Methods.

Andrew Irving (Professor of Anthropology, The University of Manchester) researches sensory perception, time, illness, death, urban anthropology, and experimental methods. His recent film, television, and multi-media work includes Wandering Scholars: How to Get in Touch with Strangers (Live film/sound installation: Österreichisches Museum für Volkskunde, Vienna, 2016) and The Man Who Almost Killed Himself (BBC, Odeon Cinemas, Edinburgh Festival 2015). Andrew’s latest book, -The Art of Life and Death: Radical Aesthetics and Ethnographic Practice (Chicago, 2017), can also be downloaded for free here.

If you would like to attend this event, please register via Eventbrite.

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