Event at UF: 6 December, 2:00-5:00 pm – Collaborating with Strangers in and outside the Humanities

What are the broader impacts of your research?
How do your interests intersect with work in other disciplines?
Would you like practice pitching your work for funding bodies and news outlets?
Do you have questions about how to put together a collaborative grant proposal?
We invite all UF students, faculty, and staff to join us for the Humanities Center’s own ‘holiday party’: a dynamic creativity, collaboration, and grant-writing event offered together with the UF Libraries ‘CoLAB’ team. For more information and to register to attend, please see: http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/communications/CoLAB/home.html

Collaborating with Strangers in and OUTSIDE the Humanities

6 December 2012 (reading day), 2:00-5:00 pm, Ustler Hall Atrium

Refreshments will be served

How can ideas connect people across disciplines? To connect students and faculty to on-campus resources, networks and creative opportunities for developing or carrying out research and teaching projects, the Humanities Center is hosting a Collaborating with Strangers workshop, presented by the UF Libraries. The CoLAB Planning Series® is a large group facilitative process that supports one-on-one “speed meetings” through which participants from various fields can meet each other, exchange and generate ideas and, together, build new foundations to start or improve upon campus-wide projects. This humanities-focused event seeks to bring faculty, staff, and students from across UF together to discuss the cultural, historical, religious, philosophical, and ethical elements of their work, as well as how educational and information technologies can be employed in humanities research and teaching. This workshop will also include short introductions by UF grant-writing support staff, presentations by three arts and humanities faculty members about the process of developing successful interdisciplinary grant proposals (Ben Hebblethwaite, LLC; Manuel Vásquez, Religion; and Jill Sonke, Arts in Medicine), and an opening discussion about the theory of collaboration. The event will conclude with “idea generating tables” for participants to synthesize knowledge gained and plan next steps.

To register to participate, see: http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/communications/CoLAB/home.html

What will participants get out of this event?

  • An understanding of the anatomy and craft of developing a fundable idea;
  • An enhanced network of partners across UF in your area of interest and strategies for engaging productively in collaborative (and interdisciplinary) conversation;
  • Exposure to potential ideas, directions, or broader impacts for your research based on conversation with others;
  • A refined ability to present the significance of your work to broader audiences in the humanities and beyond;
  • An increased ability to identify and demonstrate institutional support for your work.

This event is one in a series of Collaboration with Strangers (CoLAB) workshops presented by the George A. Smathers Libraries (funding from the Creative Campus Catalyst Fund). This humanities CoLAB is sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere as part of a series of humanities grant-writing events made possible with funding from the CLAS Dean’s Office and UF Office of Research.

  • This event is free and open to all UF faculty, students, and staff.
  • For more information, contact humanities-center@ufl.edu.