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DIS Research Student Awarded Cross Disciplinary Training Scholarship

By Alexandra M M Eveleigh, on 20 April 2012

UCL DIS research student Alexandra Eveleigh has been awarded a one-year graduate research scholarship for cross disciplinary training and will spend a year from October 2012 at the UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC).  The scheme encourages PhD students from any discipline right across UCL to apply to study for an additional year in another UCL department, thus acquiring new research skills and knowledge which can be applied back into their normal area of research.  Up to four students are awarded scholarships each year.

Alexandra’s research focuses on the impact and implications of user collaboration initiatives for archival theory and practice.  She is particularly interested in online user participation or ‘crowdsourcing’ – in what motivates people to take part in projects such as UCL’s Transcribe Bentham or the Old Weather project, and in the interactions that occur on such sites between participants, professionals and the research users of these kinds of collaboratively constructed resources.  UCLIC is a leading UK centre of excellence in Human-Computer Interaction teaching and research, studying the interactions between people and technology.

Canadian Scholarship

By Anne Welsh, on 4 July 2011

Amy De’Ath (MA Publishing 2009) is about to leave her role as Junior Digital Editor at Andersen Press to study for a PhD at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, where she has won a 4-year scholarship. She will be researching contemporary feminist poetry and philosophy. Amy’s first collection of poetry, Erec & Enide was published by Salt Publishing last year (cover image left).

 

If you are a DIS or SLAIS alumnus with professional news to share, do get in touch.

 

Image: Amy DeAth. Erec & Enide (Salt, 2010).

 

 

We Think, Not I Think

By Anne Welsh, on 7 May 2009

A three year full-time collaborative PhD Studentship has been awarded by the AHRC to UCL Department of Information Studies and The National Archives to explore the impact on archival theory and practice of embracing greater user participation in professional practice. The research will be jointly supervised by Andrew Flinn and Elizabeth Shepherd, at UCL Department of Information Studies, and Louise Craven at TNA.

Closing date for applications 15 June 2009, full details at AHRC CDA 2009 We Think Not I Think

(This item was originally posted to the UCL DIS News & Events page by D.J. Clarke)