Special workshop series on interdisciplinary research with Mary Robson

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Thursday, January 17, 2019 10:59 AM

The Graduate Division's Crossroads Program is co-sponsoring a series of talks and workshops ​​by Mary Robson, who is the creative facilitator at the University of Durham for interdisciplinary projects spanning the sciences, humanities, and medicine. All graduate students are invited to attend.

A talk entitled Hearing the Voice and the Role of Creative Facilitator
When: Tuesday, January 29th from 4-5:30pm
Where: Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITRAL) –
Room 1576 UCSB Library (first floor, ocean side)
(no RSVP needed)

A workshop entitled Designing and Facilitating Interdisciplinary Projects” 
Thursday, January 31st from 1​0am-12pm
Where: Mosher Alumni House, Living Room 
RSVP here

A workshop entitled Beyond Disciplines: Mapping the Knowledge
*Th​is workshop is particularly aimed at graduate students*
Thursday, January 31st from 4​-6pm 
Where: Center for Spatial Studies, 3512 Phelps Hall
RSVP here

About the Speaker
Mary Robson is Creative Facilitator to the Institute of Medical Humanities at the University of Durham. Trained as a theater designer, her work includes convening and running research groups of large, interdisciplinary projects, and working with researchers and research participants to make creative outputs: as producer/director of short films, participatory theatre pieces, audio pieces, and arts workshops. She places a particular emphasis on interdisciplinarity and transferable methodology. Mary’s recent work as a creative facilitator also includes projects with Exeter University, Trinity College Dublin and Kings College London. Mary has received a Royal Society of Public Health award for ‘innovative and outstanding contributions to arts and health'.

These talks are co-sponsored by the College of Letters and Sciences Division of Humanities and Fine Arts and the Literature and the Mind Program in the Department of English.

You can also read this article in The Current for additional information.