Friday 16 September 2011


artsmethods@manchester is a programme of talks, workshops and events running throughout the year that explore approaches to arts research and the breadth of methodological expertise in arts and languages at the University of Manchester. artsmethods also works closely with cultural partners across Manchester and the North West to enhance the impact and dissemination of arts and languages research. The website contains useful resources both at the University of Manchester and nationwide.
Regular methods, cultural and research-related events are held through the year, including:
Workshops: which provide short, accessible introductory guides to key research methods and approaches to disseminating research. They are ideal for research students, or their supervisors, who want to find out what the method does and whether it might be useful in their research. Information from the workshops, together with more information about the topic, can be found on the website:

Events: which highlight the research opportunities that AHRC-funded resources for arts and languages researchers offer. Methods workshops focus on particular methods and provide an opportunity for discussion, exchange and to share best practice.

Come and talk to us!

We’ll be at the Methods Fair 2011
9.30 - 5.30 on Wednesday 5 October 2011, Roscoe Building, University of Manchester

Have an idea for a workshop? Please email us at

Keep in touch
Website: Blog: Twitter: @ArtsMethodsManc
Workshops exploring approaches to research, research methods and dissemination of research in the arts and languages at the University of Manchester.
Promoting and facilitating methodological excellence, dialogue and innovation and inter-disciplinarity.
Working closely with cultural partners from across the North West to enhance the impact of arts & languages research

A full list of workshops on the 2011/12 programme can be found below. Please check the Events Calendar for dates. All workshops, unless otherwise stated, will take place on Mondays between 2-4pm in the Manchester Doctoral College Training Suite, Roscoe Building, Room 3.9. Please visit the events calendar for details of how to book. More workshops will be added throughout the year, please check back regularly for more details.

•    Anthropological Research Methods (ethnography) •    An Introduction to Rare Books, Manuscripts & Archives (JRUL Deansgate) •    Arts Research into Policy •    Auto/biographical research methods •    Book History Research Methods •    Collective Memory as a Research Method •    Discourse Analysis •    Exploring Interdisciplinary Research Methods in the Arts •    Exploring Narrative as a Research Method •    In focus - Facts & Fictions in Analogue Photography •    Methods for Analysing Handwriting and Using Transcription in Research •    Methods for Evaluating Source Material •    Methods for Using Newspapers in Research •    Methods for Using Newsreels in Research •    Methods for Using Objects in Research •    Methods for Using Photography in Research •    Methods for Working with Government Documents •    Narrative, film and other communicative techniques •    Oral History Research Methods •    Public Engagement in the Arts •    Public History Research Methods •    Reading Language as a Historical Source •    Reflective Practice for Arts Researchers •    Research Methods for Exploring Culture •    Research Methods in Material Culture •    Social responsibility – what does it mean for arts researchers? •    Textual Analysis •    Using Artefact as Evidence •    Using Theoretical Frameworks in Research •    Visual Research Methodologies •    What is Preservation?

Practical Sessions / Opportunities

•    Café Artistique •    Coaching & Mentoring for GTAs •    Evidencing Your Teaching Practice – Portfolios and HEA Accreditation •    Organising Postgraduate Conferences (for PGRs with funding to run a methods-related postgraduate conference from artsmethods@manchester) •    Podcasting for Arts Researchers (Methods & Engagement) •    Podcasting for Arts Researchers (Recording & Editing Masterclass) •    The Researchers in Residence Scheme – in collaboration with cultural partners

Keep in touch
Website: Blog: Twitter: @ArtsMethodsManc

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