Research&Write seminarThe seminar is dedicated to the life, pain, and joy of researchers and their research. At the seminar meetings, we discuss how research is structured, why and how we write academic papers, what role theories and methods play in that process, what stumbling blocks currently exist in academic worlds, and how they can be overcome. We invite both the Shaninka residents and researchers from other institutions to attend the seminar.
Why are these topics so important?Firstly, there are many different approaches to research, and when we work with only one of them, it’s important to check our boundaries, reflect, and clarify what we are doing. You can do it alone or you can, and probably should, discuss it with other people. Without such reflection, it’s difficult to understand why we do research at all and why we learn to do it, who needs our conclusions, what the form of the research process has to do with its content. And who are ‘we’? Do all researchers belong to one group? What do they/we have in common?
Secondly, it only seems like all research is similar, clear, and equal. Even as students, we could already see that there were conflicts, junctions, and disparate approaches. But we never really talk about it in any format. Sometimes, such issues are put under the ‘methodical reflection’ category and someone writes articles about them. In order to better navigate certain problems and issues before they become a ‘sore subject’, we suggest discussing them now.
Schedule*we publish a detailed announcement with a registration link prior to every meeting. If you want to receive announcements about seminar meetings, subscribe to the library’s newsletter.
- Closer to the Text: I/we author*ess
- Research Routines and Pragmatics. Meeting with Polina Kolozaridi and Evgeny Varshaver
- Closer to the Text: I/we are writing the social science
- Autonomy of the Researcher and the Text. Lecture by Polina Kolozaridi
- Source, Data, Material: What Researchers Do Field Studies For
- Why Talk to Dead White Men in Our Texts?
- Discussion “How do Researches (and Prophecies) Come True?”
- Meeting with Andrey Korbut on Research and Publishing
- Online Learning During Quarantine: Digitalisation of the Educational Process or a Way to Share Research Skills?
- The Fate of an Academic Text: Say, I Hand It Over – What Then?
- Social Research after the Method. Discussion between Konstantin Gaaze and Polina Kolozaridi
- Closer to the Text: concern about collectivity
- Closer to the Text: I/we and the text materiality
- Closer to the Text: I/we are summing things up