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DOCking Station workshop

When May 07, 2014
from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Seminar Room, Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies, Fitzwilliam St.
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Come and join us for wine, networking and round-table activities aimed at giving you the skills required for conducting interdisciplinary research. This workshop free, and is open to doctoral students in the language, cognitive and social sciences at the University of Cambridge.

We will be joined by Prof. Robert Foley from the Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies (LCHES), a research centre devoted to interdisciplinary approaches (biological, archaeological, genetic, and behavioural) to human evolution. Prof Foley has extensive experience in carrying out interdisciplinary research will be discussing questions such as: What is interdisciplinary research? What are the advantages of interdisciplinary research? What are the difficulties of interdisciplinary research? In the second part of the workshop, you will work in a team to develop an interdisciplinary research proposal, guided by leading Cambridge researchers (including Prof. Robert Foley, Dr Marta Mirazón-Lahr and Dr Matt Davis). Finally we will hear about how one starts an interdisciplinary career from Dr Barry Devereux, an early career researcher in the Centre for Speech, Language and the Brain who works at the interface of Psychology, Neuroscience and Linguistics.

This first workshop is an excellent opportunity for PhD students and early career researchers with an interest in collaborating with those in other fields to learn more about the nature of interdisciplinary research, to meet like-minded students from other departments and to get some tips and some hands-on experience. Wine and soft drinks will be provided. 

Wine and soft drinks will be provided. This event is free for all early career researchers at Cambridge University in language sciences disciplines or at the ESRC DTC. There are 25 places for this workshop. Please register at by Monday the 28th of April to guarantee your place. Register early to avoid disappointment!

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