Workshop 2 – Playing with method, planning for impact

Workshop 2: Research that matters – playing with method, planning for impact, 22nd March 2016 (1:30-4.45pm). 

Venue: National Museums of Scotland, Level 4 (Learning Centre), Chambers St, Edinburgh.


1.30pm Registration
1.45pm Welcome and introduction to the network
1.50pm Lightning talks

Anna Groundwater, University of Edinburgh

Ines Byrne and Fredric Saunderson, National Library of Scotland

Sara Thomas, Wikimedian in residence, Museums Galleries Scotland

Andrew Nicoll, Historic Environment Scotland (Scran)

2.20pm Keynote: ‘Impacts and ethics in digital cultural heritage research’

Dr Jenny Kidd, Cariff School of Journalism, Media & Cultural Studies (University of Cardiff)

This presentation will focus on the intersections between ethics and impact in digital cultural heritage research. It asks how we can legitimately talk about impact in digital cultural heritage research, and whether there is an ethical dimension to that question that we should be unpacking. Drawing on recent research with Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales it will explore what impact can look like in practice; messy, difficult to grasp and itself a surprising catalyst.

Dr Jenny KiddDr Jenny Kidd lectures and publishes across the fields of digital media, the creative industries and the cultural sector. Formerly a web editor and designer, Jenny is a keen advocate of participatory media practices, working with a range of institutions to explore and understand their possibilities. Her research is informed by close interaction with the cultural sector. Jenny has recently worked on projects with: The Tower of London, National Museums Northern Ireland, National Trust Scotland, National Maritime Museum, Royal Armouries, Imperial War Museums, Buckfast Abbey, Tate Britain, the Cultural Learning Alliance, The National Library of Wales, Art and Memory, the Digital Engagement Network, The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, yello brick, the Firing Line Museum, Glamorgan Archives, Cardiff Story, Cardiff Libraries, Museum of Welsh Cricket and National Museum Wales. Jenny regularly reviews policy documentation and interventions for colleagues in the cultural sector and offers advice on research projects and evaluation strategies. She has been a commentator on the BBC on the theme of cultural policy.

Jenny’s latest book is Museums in the New Mediascape. Edited books include Performing Heritage and Challenging History in the Museum.

3.10pm Break
3.30pm Glyn Davis, University of Edinburgh, Sian Bayne, University of Edinburgh and Stephen Allen, National Museums of Scotland. MOOCs as a source of outputs and impact.

‘Speed dating’ group activity.  Responses to questions can be found here.

4.30pm Plenary and closing remarks
4.45pm Close