Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Conference 2018 Bridging the Gap: Networks, Hierarchies and Impact
The Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) conference is an opportunity to share and discuss the particular circumstances CDP students meet as a new generation of researchers. Based in research-led, professional environments they collaborate with a diverse range of institutions and stakeholders to communicate the students’ research engagingly to a wide audience. While this position opens up new opportunities, it also offers challenges and raises questions. The 2018 conference will explore the networks in which CDP students find themselves; issues of hierarchy; relationships and innovation between disciplines; institutions and ways of knowing. We invite existing and potential supervisors, partners organisations and funders to attend the day to help develop a wider and more inclusive dialogue about the CDP.
Our speakers will present on topics which examine the challenges, possibilities and questions that arise when positioned in a liminal space between universities and cultural institutions. Presentations will examine the possibilities of impact as a CDP student both in relation to their research and their own positionality. Speakers will draw on their own experiences in order to provoke positive and challenging dialogues concerning the nature of the CDP.
The keynote of the day will be delivered by Subhadra Das. She is a historian, history of science communicator, comedian, writer and museum curator at UCL Culture where she works with the UCL Pathology and Science Collections.
Her talk will draw on her work from collections management to working on human remains, and her research on the history of science and medicine in the 19th and 20th centuries, specifically the history of scientific racism.
When: Thursday 13 September 10.00 -17.00
Where: Victoria & Albert Museum
Conference website for full programme and abstracts – https://cdpconference2018.wordpress.com/