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The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement


One-Day Graduate Research Training Workshop: The Art of Collaboration


People on the move and local communities – exploring the intersections between people and place through creative practice and academic research


Date: Wednesday May 4th 2022

Venue: Sidgwick Hall, Newnham College

Time: 10am - 4pm (A sandwich lunch will be provided)

Registration: by Monday 25 April 2022.  

Clothing: Please bring a smock or wear old clothes as we shall be using ink and bleach!

NB Due to the interactive 'hands-on' nature of the workshop places are limited.  If you wish to attend, please email Dr Jenny Mander at by 25 April.


The day will combine short presentations, reflective discussion, and hands-on activity.


In the morning (10-12.30) there will be a series of very short presentations from Cambridge CGHM network members: Dr Jenny Mander (MMLL), Dr Eolene Boyd Macmillan (Department of Psychiatry) and Dr Caroline Lanskey (Institute of Criminology); and from three international partners: Dr Katharina Bothe (German Maritime Museum – Leibniz Institute for Maritime History), Professor Janne Liburd (Professor of Tourism and Head of the University of Southern Denmark's multidisciplinary Centre for Tourism, Innovation and Culture; Chairman of the UNESCO World Heritage Wadden Sea National Park) and Dr Kristina f’Felt (ISTHEA – Institut Supérieur du Tourisme, de l’Hôtellerie et de l’Alimentation, University of Toulouse).  These will be interspersed with group discussion and opportunities for our participant artists to speak about their experiences.


Refreshments will be provided during a lunchbreak between 12.30-1.30.  In the afternoon (1.30-4pm) we will be exploring the theme of 'Community and its boundaries' through hands-on creative practice, with reflexive discussion of the challenges and opportunities presented by working across borders, disciplinary, sectoral, linguistic, national ... 



The aims of the workshop are:

  1. To provide graduate research training
  2. To consolidate internal and external research partnerships and catalyse research
  3. To work with two local artists (Annabel Lee and Diana Scarborough) and a local poet (Harriet Truscott) to explore how the intersection between individual and collective creative expressions of community can be understood and supported through academic partnerships
  4. To work with Dr Eolene Boyd MacMillan, Co-Director of IC Research, Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Public Health, to explore evaluative methods for assessing the impact of community creative work on mental health, wellbeing, and resilience.
  5. To strengthen and expand a network of local, national, and international artists and researchers to increase and develop interdisciplinary collaboration on the workshop topics.

The workshop is being co-hosted by the Centre for Global Human Movement and the German Maritime Museum – Leibniz Institute for Maritime History in relation to the research strand: Storytelling, Hospitality, Community – Migration, tourism, and other patterns of mobility and immobility and their impact on relations between people and place (co-convenors: Dr Jenny Mander and Dr William O'Reilly, Faculty of History)




Wednesday, 4 May, 2022 - 10:00 to 16:00
Event location: 
Newnham College