Advanced doctoral training master class by Professor Steve Fuller

Date and Time: 30th Nov 2016 14:00 –– 30th Nov 2016 17:00

Location: Edinburgh Napier University, Craiglockhart Campus

This interactive master class will be led by Professor Steve Fuller from the University of Warwick (www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/sociology/staff/academicstaff/sfuller/).

Professor Fuller has a background in history and philosophy of science and has developed the field of ‘social epistemology’, which also has roots in information science. A good recent example of his work is this piece on the place of interdisciplinarity in academic knowledge production: http://items.ssrc.org/what-is-the-problem-for-which-interdisciplinarity-is-the-solution/.

Under Professor Fuller’s guidance students will explore a range of research philosophies applicable to information science and related domains. The session will be of value to students at all points in the PhD process.

Details of the event and how to register may be found at: http://www.socsciscotland.ac.uk/skills_and_training/advanced_training/2016_2017/masterclass_with_professor_steven_fuller

For more information please contact: Dr Laura Muir (L.Muir@napier.ac.uk)

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Review: Information Science Scotland advanced training for PhD students April 2016 #InfoSciScot

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#InfoSciScot welcome signOn 12th and 13th April we hosted an ESRC-funded training event for doctoral students in Information Science at Edinburgh Napier’s Sighthill campus. There were 23 participants in total, representing the four partner institutions of the Information Science Pathway of the Doctoral Training Centre of the Scottish Graduate School of Science. In addition, we welcomed two visiting Greek academics to the gathering: Dr Petros Kostagiolas and Dr Christina Banou, both from the Ionian University of Corfu. Delivered over two days, the training comprised a mix of lectures and exercises with plenty of time for the students to renew friendships and make new connections, including a small drinks reception on the first evening.

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Professor Steve Fuller to present ASIST Annual Lecture at Edinburgh Napier University, 30th November 2016 #ASIST_AL16

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Steve Fuller Warwick Professor Steve Fuller

This year’s ASIST Annual Lecture takes place on Wednesday 30th November 2016 at Edinburgh Napier University. This is the first time that any lecture in this series has been presented in the UK.

The speaker at this event is Professor Steve Fuller, Auguste Comte Chair in Social Epistemology at the University of Warwick. In a presentation entitled What, if anything, makes knowledge an improvement over information? Steve will discuss the tension between our thirst for easy access to vast quantities of information and our fears of information overload, and he will explore how concepts of information vary across contexts.

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Call for applications for PhD student bursaries to attend ASIST-sponsored event, Edinburgh, 30th November 2016 #asist_al16

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Are you a student based outside Scotland studying for a PhD in Information Science or a related discipline? If so, this is for you!

Apply for a bursary award to support attendance at the ASIST Annual Lecture 2016 and an Information Science Masterclass at Edinburgh Napier University on Wednesday 30th November 2016.

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Looking forward to iDocQ2015

iDocQ 2015 (Information Science Doctoral Colloquium)

22 June 2015

Robert Gordon University (Aberdeen Business School)

Since 2011 the partner universities of the ESRC Scottish Graduate School of Social Science information science pathway have hosted an annual doctoral colloquium (iDocQ). This is aimed at students studying for PhDs in information science and other related disciplines. This year’s event takes place on Monday 22nd June 2015 at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. The event is suitable for doctoral students at all stages of their studies and will offer attendees the opportunity to showcase their work to leading academics, researchers and other doctoral candidates.

The 2015 programme will include:

  • A keynote presentation
  • ‘One Minute Madness’ presentations
  • Break-out sessions for different stages of the doctoral journey
  • Question Time, where students will be able to anonymously ask questions of the academic pathway members

One minute madness presentations are a chance for delegates to present a 60 second verbal sketch of their research project. The project can either be recently completed, in progress, being planned, or for which funding, collaborators or participants are being sought. Equally, delegates are also invited to voice particular opinions and/or concerns about the LIS research landscape, and are free to choose how they address the question: this could be done in a humorous, entertaining, serious or informative manner – or even all of these at once! Please indicate whether you would like to participate in delivering a OMM presentation at iDocQ 2015 and we will contact you for further details. (see the following page for more details on the ‘One Minute Madness’ presentation format http://lisresearch.org/conference-2010/about-the-conference/one-minute-madness/)

There will also be a prize for the best presentation.

Further Information

The main contact address for the event is idocq2015@gmail.com. Contact details for the individual committee members are listed on the recently launched website for this year’s event, which can be found at: https://idocq.wordpress.com/

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