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SMuRF: Multidisciplinary Research Conference for Early Career Researchers (ECRs)

The SMuRF event was fabulous. A room full of 80 or so ECRs devoted to multidisciplinary research. There was a range of facilitated sessions, including a discussion of peer review practice that I chaired. Other issues raised were methods for supporting multidisciplinary communities, issues of career progression and recognition for multidisciplinary activity and an outline of the University's general research strategy, and in particular multidisciplinary research. Continue reading →

Digital Economy lunch – Leif Isaksen

Leif Isaksen spoke about the Google Ancient Places and Pelagios projects at the Digital Economy USRG lunch. Leif has just completed his PhD in Electronics and Computer Science at Southampton and started a Research Fellowship focused on Digital Humanities. He will address issues surrounding the use of places as mediators to cross-disciplinary resources, with a focus on the ancient world. Continue reading →