Workshop

Academic Networking with Digital Tools

This workshop highlights the role and opportunities of (using) digital tools in academic networking activities and academic research more broadly. Drawing on concepts of digital science, networking, and career building in academia, we will unfold – as a first step – the purpose of digital tools in an African studies research context. As a second step, we will discuss how best to choose and apply appropriate digital tools to our own research project.
The session will embrace two main topics:

  1. Digital tools as research facilitators: How can we use digital tools to improve efficiency in (collaborative) research across continents?
  2. Digital tools as networking facilitators: How can we advance our careers and improve international visibility using digital networking tools?

The workshop has as overall goal to reactivate and/or establish sustainable young scholars’ networks in African studies. Johanna Havemann, who is a trainer and consultant in scientific science communication, will facilitate the workshop. In her daily work, Johanna constantly aims at identifying synergies between African and European research institutions for fruitful collaboration projects.

Time: Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 9 am - 1 pm
Venue: Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum (GWZ), Beethovenstraße 15