We're privileged to hear once again from our regular guest blogger, Kate Maxwell. Kate writes about themes of collaboration in research from Norway, and in this post she sheds light on some of the dangers of cross-disciplinary collaboration, sharing Norwegian researchers' responses to them. In my last blog for Piirus, I ended on the rather depressing note … [Read more...] about Norway series. How to fight off a barbarian invasion!
Can a microbiologist perform groundbreaking research with a political scientist? Or an electronics engineer with an architect? As it seeks to find ways to move towards a zero-emissions society, the Research Council of Norway (Forskningsrådet) decided to host its first ‘idélab’, and find collaborative, holistic solutions to climate-change problems. Climate … [Read more...] about A Norwegian experiment in cross-disciplinary collaboration
In the blogpost I recently co-authored with Jenny Delasalle, we gave some pointers to researchers visiting an archive for the first time. This post follows up on that, and is to help those who might be confronting an historical document for the first time. Imagine the scene. You're at the archives, your desk and your documents are booked, and you are now … [Read more...] about At the archives: what’s that scrawl? Tips on reading historical documents
Piirus investigated ways that it can help you as an early career researcher, to boost your research. This infographic summarises five things that you can do, and which Piirus helps you to do, to maximise the effectiveness of your research. … [Read more...] about Early career researchers: five ways to be effective in your research
Piirus Pioneers are researchers from around the world who are working with us to spread the word about Piirus. Here's what some more of them are saying about research collaboration and Piirus. … [Read more...] about Piirus member stories – how Piirus extends your global reach
Charlotte Mathieson is a Research Fellow with the IAS at the University of Warwick. Her specialism is 19th Century Literature. Interview by Thomasin Bailey, PhD student in English and Comparative Literature. Why is collaboration important? For me, collaboration is important for a few key reasons and the main one is interdisciplinarity. … [Read more...] about Impact, inspiration and interdisciplinarity: interview with Charlotte Mathieson