HSS at Research Week 2021: A Schedule of Events
Every year, Memorial hosts Research Week to shine a light on amazing work happening at our university, while simultaneously hosting a variety of events that equip resesrchers with new tools, tips and resources to bolster their work.
This year’s Research Week at Memorial is Nov. 22-26.
Dr. Neil Bose, vice-president (research), has called Research Week “Memorial’s flagship research event.” Below is a list of events that directly relate to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, but be sure to check out the complete list of events and opportunities on the Research Week website as well.
Monday, November 22
SSHRC Insight Development Grant Overview & Panel | 11 to 12:30
Join HSS Grant Facilitation Officers for a hybrid session on SSHRC’s Insight Development Grant competition. We’ll provide an overview of the program as well as host panelists who have held or currently hold IDG funding. We’ll not only walk through the aims and objectives of the program and how to think about planning applications for the upcoming 2022 competition but also hear from panelists about how they laid out their research and planned their own applications. Researchers, especially those early in their careers (pre-tenure, contractual, and postdoctoral), from all faculties are welcome.
This event will take place online and in the Nexus Centre, room SN-4022 in the Science Building, St. John's Campus. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for Webex details for online participation.
ACENET: Introductory Programming for Humanities & Social Science | 12:30 tp 3:30
This is an introductory workshop for researchers/students who are interested in programming basics for Humanities and Social Sciences applications. No prior experience with programming is required. Applications include digital data organization and preparation in the humanities, and Internet data collection from platforms such as Twitter. This session is entitled Python for Humanities. More details, including how to register, available here online.
Book launch for Mining Country: A History of Canada’s Mines and Miners | 7 to 8:30
Join authors Drs. John Sandlos and Arn Keeling, Professors of History and Geography at Memorial, as they launch their new book, Mining Country: A History of Canada’s Mines and Miners. Published by Lorimer Press, this book is the culmination of 14 years of research on the history of mining, especially in Northern Canada. Illustrated with over 150 archival photographs, Mining Country is the first comprehensive history of mining places and mining people in Canada. The book also focuses on the environmental costs of mining, and the interactions between the industry and Indigenous communities. A limited number of copies of the book will be available for sale at this event.
This event is taking place at The Taproom, Quidi Vidi Brewery, 35 Barrows Road, St. John’s.
Tuesday, November 23
Dr. Neil Bose, vice-president (research), invites the university community to participate in an exciting new initiative with the launch of this discussion. This event focuses on basic and applied research regarding mental health. Are you interested in building collaborations with like-minded researchers in health, natural, social sciences and humanities? Do you want to determine how your work intersects with others at Memorial? Would you like to discover collaborative funding opportunities? More details, including registration instructions, are available online.
ACENET: Introductory Programming for Humanities & Social Science | 1:30 to 3:30
Introductory workshop for researchers/students who are interested in programming basics for Humanities and Social Sciences applications.
No prior experience with programming is required. Applications include digital data organization and preparation in the humanities, and internet data collection from platforms such as Twitter. This session is entitled Internet data collection with Python and APIs. More details, including how to register, available here online.
Wednesday, November 24
HSS Research - Ask Us Anything | noon to 1
Come meet HSS Associate Dean (Research) and HSS Grant Facilitation Officers and ask us anything -- from the names of our pets, to how you can prepare for that grant, to unveiling the mysteries behind submission procedures, or where to find funding for your research. All welcome!
This event will take place online and in room AA-5014, Arts and Administration Building, St. John's Campus. Please e-mail email@example.com for Webex details for online participation.
Thursday, November 25
Navigating Scholarly Publishing - hosted by Memorial University Press | 10:30 to noon
Join Memorial University Press Academic Editor Fiona Polack and Managing Editor Alison Carr for a discussion about scholarly publishing. Learn about the submission and peer review processes, tips for preparing a proposal and turning your thesis into a book, and what to expect once your book is accepted! This event will be hosted via Webex. For more information or to register for the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HSS Showcase Drop-In | 11 to noon
Have you seen the HSS Research Showcase yet? Are you faculty, a postdoc, or a graduate student researcher in the Humanities or Social Sciences? Would you like to enhance your research profile by adding your research project(s) to our Showcase? Come to the Digital Language Centre for a walk through of the Showcase and get assistance from our Grant Facilitation Officers on getting set up and/or revising Showcase entries.
This event takes place in the Digital Language Centre, room SN-4030, Science Building, St. John's Campus.
Dynamic Research and Interdisciplinary Excellence | 1 to 4
Guest speaker, Chief Mi’sel Joe of the Miawpukek First Nation, will share the importance of examining any issue or research topic from multiple perspectives and disciplines. Chief Mi’sel Joe will have just come from being a co-applicant and organizer on the SSHRC-funded Two-Eared Listening for Deeper Understanding - Restorative Justice in Newfoundland and Labrador. Researchers from faculties across our campuses are invited to the session to not only learn from this event, where PI and co-applicants turned a SSHRC event on its head, but also have the chance to share their research with Memorial colleagues. Co-hosted by the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of Business Administration, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation. Please RSVP to email@example.com or to your unit grant facilitation officer.
Friday, November 26
SSHRC Partnerships Program Overview Webinar | 11 to noon
Join HSS Grant Facilitation Officers for an online webinar which will provide an overview of SSHRC’s Partnership Program, which includes Partnership Engage, Partnership Development, and Partnership Grants. We’ll walk through the aims and objectives of the program, how to think about planning applications for upcoming competitions, and how to build your partnerships with external organizations. Researchers from all faculties are welcome. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for Webex details
ACENET presents Tools of the Trade - Incorporating a Digital Research Assignment into your Humanities or Social Sciences course | 12:30 to 1:30
Humanities and Social Science research increasingly takes place using digital resources and tools; teaching students to undertake effective research means introducing them to existing digital resources. In this discussion, guest speaker Dr. Laura Estill shares an assignment that helps students learn how to undertake original research using digital resources. The examples here are taken from Shakespeare studies but the assignment techniques could be used in other humanities and social sciences classes. Digital humanities resources offer a “brave new world” for research and teaching; there is no ready-made map for this ever-changing landscape.
Dr. Laura Estill is a Canada Research Chair in Digital Humanities and Associate Professor of English at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada. Her monograph (Dramatic Extracts in Seventeenth-Century English Manuscripts: Watching, Reading, Changing Plays, 2015) and co-edited collections (Early Modern Studies after the Digital Turn, 2016 and Early British Drama in Manuscript, 2019) speak to her interest in both the scribal and the digital. Her most recent articles and chapters have appeared in The Seventeenth Century, Humanities, Doing More Digital Humanities, Shakespeare’s Theatrical Documents, and The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Textual Studies. She is co-editor of Early Modern Digital Review and editor of DEx: A Database of Dramatic Extracts. Registration details for this session are available here online.