Monthly MACS is a cross-institutional network of early career researchers, postgraduate students, postdocs, RAs and sessional staff working in Media and Cultural Studies across Brisbane. We meet regularly during semester to discuss issues which relate to these roles, debate wider trends in the field and have a few drinks afterwards. You can read more about past MACS events here: http://cccs.uq.edu.au/index.html?page=22640&pid=21774
The next MACS meet will be held today, Friday May 5 in the seminar room of the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies, UQ.
Professor Stuart Cunningham (QUT) and Professor Graeme Turner (UQ) will lead a discussion on “collaboration” – how to do it, who to do it with, and why.
Collaborating with peers, colleagues and mentors can be a great way to establish a research profile at the beginning of your career as well as sharing expertise, resources and labour. At a time when the pressure to publish is real, and imaginative cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional links are encouraged, what skills are needed and what challenges are worth knowing about in the process of carrying out joint research? Experienced researchers in media and cultural studies will discuss these issues and we invite other academics, postdocs, postgrads and sessional staff to come along to share tips from their own past, current and future adventures in collaboration.
When: 2.00- 3.45pm, Friday 5th May
Where: CCCS Seminar Room, Level 4, Forgan Smith Tower, St Lucia Campus, University of Queensland, followed by drinks at the UQ staff club.