Circus' annual Symposium: Doing research together: The good, the challenging and the ugly aspects of collaborative research

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Welcome to Circus’ 2nd Annual Symposium!

This page contains essential information for participating in this online live event on October 29.

Suggested preparations ahead of the event

We recommend that you update your zoom software to the latest version.

  1. Sign in to Zoom desktop client.
  2. Click your profile picture then click
  3. Check for Updates.
  4. If there is a newer version, Zoom will download and install it.

Make sure you have a comfortable spot with reliable internet!

The two spaces of the symposium and how to access them

The Auditorium: This is the main zoom room for the symposium
Access it here: Auditorium of Circus symposium 2020 (open from 8:30 until 17:30)
Preferred settings in zoom: Muted microphones and Active Speaker view

Interaction in the auditorium:
In zoom: The best way to get our attention is to write in the chat.
Polls: We will throughout the day ask questions using a web-based tool called Mentimeter.
The questions are accessed here: Mentimeter link

The mingle area with cocktail tables: We fully understand that you probably will want to have real breaks from watching a screen, have some coffee and lunch. Yet, we want to provide the opportunity to mingle during breaks. You can either just enter and stay in the main mingle area or choose to go to one of several cocktail tables (click the breakout room button and pick one). To join, go the number to the right, join opption will be visable.

You find the breakout room at the bottow of the zoom-window
To join a breakout room, hover over the number to the right and then press Join. 

Note: Being able to choose a cocktail table [aka breakout room] requires the latest update of the zoom software!  
Access it here: Mingle area of Circus symposium 2020 
Preferred settings in zoom: Unmuted microphones and Gallery view.

List of Participant

The program

9:00-10:30 - Session 1 - Forging Interdisciplinary Collaborations
Welcome - Tora Holmberg, Vice-rector at the Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences at Uppsala University

Opening remarks - Claes-Fredrik Helgesson, Professor and Research Director at Circus, Uppsala University

Shared cognitive– emotional–interactional platforms: Markers and conditions for successful interdisciplinary collaborations
Michèle Lamont, Professor of sociology at Harvard University and Dr h.c at Uppsala University
Shared Cognitive– Emotional– Interactional Platforms: Markers and Conditions for Successful Interdisciplinary Collaborations
The lecture slides as PDF

[short break]

Universal at Home, Particular Abroad: Starting TextWorlds, a Research Network for the Global Mapping of Texts From the Pre-Modern World
Rune Rattenborg, Researcher at the Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University

Reflections on Starting a Research Network on Studies on Education, Migration and Segregation
Håkan Forsberg, Senior lecturer at the Department of Education, Uppsala University

10:30-11:00 Break with possibility to engage in small talk in our cocktail table corner (separate zoom room)

11:00-12:00 - Session 2 - Uglier Aspects of Collaborative Research
Metrics and the emergence of collaborative fraud
Mario Biagioli, Professor, School of Law and the Department of Communication, UCLA

Making an inventory of uglier aspects of collaborative research (and reflecting on how to deal with them)
Discussion lead by Claes-Fredrik Helgesson, Professor and Research Director at Circus, Uppsala University

12:00-13:30 - Break for lunch with optional small talk in our cocktail table corner (separate zoom room)

13:30-15:00 - Session 3 - What are we learning from the current enforced move to online interaction? 
Remotely together - online public engagement with research
Dr Victoria McGuinness, Head of Cultural Programming and Partnerships, TORCH, University of Oxford

Reflections on moving a workshop about provenance online
Emma Hagström Molin, PhD History of Ideas

Sharing of experiences and insights
MC: Ingrid Berg, Project Coordinator at Circus, Uppsala University

15:00-15:30 - Break with possibility to engage in small talk in our cocktail table corner (separate zoom room)

15:30-16:15 - Session 4 - Panel Discussion - Forging Collaborations and Mitigating Uglier Aspects
Panelists

Michèle Lamont, Professor of sociology Harvard University and Dr h.c at Uppsala University
Mario Biagioli, Professor, School of Law and Department of Communication, UCLA

- Questions from audience (via chat and Mentimeter)

MC: Claes-Fredrik Helgesson, Professor and Research Director at Circus, Uppsala University

16:15-16:30 - Brief final break with possibility to engage in small talk in our cocktail table corner (separate zoom room)

16:30-16:50 - Concluding remarks
Lead by: Anna Lindström, Chair of the Circus board and 
Professor at Department of Scandinavian Languages, Uppsala University

Contact

In case of technology problems send an email to info@circus.uu.se 

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Last modified: 2021-01-28