The Academic Skills Circle (TASC)

A collaboration between IILAH, the UNSW Critique Network of Professor Ben Golder, and La Trobe Law and Humanities Network co-led by Dr Kathleen Birrell.

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The skills circle is back for 2022. Online – 1pm on selected Thursdays or Fridays, once a month.

Our theme for the first few sessions will be on editing. Editing a collection, Editing a Journal, Editing your own work, and Editing collaborative writing will likely all be on the agenda.

The ‘Skills Circle’ is modelled on the knitting circle, which brings knitters of all levels of experience together into a room to knit, and while they do so, to share ideas and techniques, and to experience the camaraderie of a shared activity. Accordingly, we invite scholars of all levels, from PhD students and early career researchers, to mid and late career researchers who want to share their knowledge, or watch how other people do things to reflect upon their own methods. Sessions will be kept small to allow for good conversation. They will often feature special guests.

Session 1 Friday 25 March 2022
1.00pm (AEDT)

Editing a Collection
Featured Guest: Shane Chalmers

Listen to the podcast!

Session 2 Friday 29 April 2022
1.00pm (AEST)

Editing your Own Work
Featured Guest: Rebecca Croser

Session 3 Thursday 26 May 2022
1.00pm (AEST)

Editing a Journal
Featured Guest: Professor Marco Wan (Hong Kong University)

Session 4 Thursday 18 August 2022
12.00pm (AEST)

Peer Review
Featured Guest: Associate Professor Ntina Tzouvala

Session 5 Thursday 29 September 2022 (new date)
12.30pm (AEST)

Balancing Breadth and Depth
Featured Guest: Professor Margaret Davies

Session 6 Thursday 20 October 2022
1.00pm (AEST)

The Art of the Conference Presentation
Featured Guest: Danish Sheikh

Register here for session 6