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Research Elevenses in July

New ‘Research Elevenses’ for July

This July we are running a series of 30 minute talks on key issues for Leicester researchers. There’s no need to book - just turn up! Refreshments provided too!

If you are off-campus you can join in live via Adobe Connect. A recording of each session will be made available after the event.

Tuesday 11th July
11am, Fielding Johnson South Wing, Ogden Lewis Seminar Suite 3

Software sustainability for open scholarship


Grant Denkinson

The global movement towards open access has led to sharing publications with the world and increasingly sharing some research data.  For some, the method and process of research is encoded in software. How do we pass on that knowledge too?

Whether you have written a couple of lines of scripts or a few macros to make manipulate your data or whether you are part of a consortium of programmers developing a package widely used in your field you may be thinking of reusing your code in the future or sharing it with colleagues.

This session will introduce a few tips for making your software sustainable and sharable.


Tuesday 18th July
11am, David Wilson Library First Floor Library Seminar Room

Introducing Humanities Commons

Dr William Farrell
Humanities Commons is the new networking website produced by the Modern Languages Association. Free and open to all, it allows researchers to share their work, make connections and create websites. We will look at how Humanities Commons works, and its advantages over commercial rivals.


Wednesday 26th July
11am, Fielding Johnson South Wing, Ogden Lewis Seminar Suite 3

Alternative Book Publishing


Prof Martin Parker & Dr William Farrell

The rising price of academic books have led some authors to explore alternative ways of publishing. This talk will look at the experiences of authors who have published with small presses, experimented with new forms or self-published their work.

Please contact Selina if you have any questions


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