Myths in Research: Beliefs, Bias, and Assumptions That Shape Our Knowledge 

This event is hosted as part of Arts Week 2017

Wednesday 17 May 2017, 19:40-21:00

Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PD | Map

‘Myths in Research’ invites research students, as well as the wider public to contemplate the role of beliefs, bias and assumptions in academic and everyday processes of knowledge production. The event is to ask where and how research is susceptible to bias, assumptions and beliefs, where this is problematic, inevitable or, in fact, productive. In giving insight into the ways in which different disciplines deal with such types of preconceptions in their research, the aim is to encourage understanding of the research processes in the humanities, arts and social sciences in general, and help research students to critically reflect on their own research experience and practice.

We are delighted to announce those who will be joining us for the conversation about myth-building across disciplines and strategies are :

Prof. Martyn Hammersley, Profesor Emeritus, at the Open University

Prof. Maria Tamboukou, Professor in Feminist Studies, at the University of East London

Dr. Justin Schlosberg, Lecturer in Journalism and Media, at Birkbeck, University of London

Ignacio García Sánchez, MA in Ethnographic & Documentary Filmmaking at University College London, including a screening of his short film, Pili & Me (2016).

This event will conclude with networking and drinks.

‘Myths in Research’ is a free event, but booking is required. Click here to secure your place.

This event is organised by Mara Arts, Cathrin BengesserGiulia Bindi and Elena Shampanova, winners of the 2016-17 BIRMAC Student Competition, and is sponsored by BIRMAC and FMACS.