BA International Partnership
The partnership will take the form of 3 workshops, one per year for the duration of the funding, based around the theme of Transforming Bodies: Health, Migration and Violence in Southern Africa. These will have the common themes of violence, health and migration running through them, but each workshop will focus specifically on one theme. The applicants will convene the workshops to bring together locally, regionally and internationally based researchers, and national and international policy makers and NGO representatives, as well as visiting senior international scholars with established thematic, editorial and publishing expertise.
One workshop would be held in Edinburgh, and one at each of the two South African research centres. Each will last for 2-3 days, and include plenary discussions and conventional presentations of research papers, so that postgraduates, post-doctoral researchers and more established scholars will be given the chance to present their work alongside each other. In addition each workshop will be include sessions devoted to capacity building, enabling emerging researchers to receive feedback on their work and support in developing their writing and research skills through mentoring and training from more senior academics.
Beyond drawing together very significant expertise in particular academic fields and in the supervision of research postgraduates, a particular focus will be writing for publication, and these sessions will draw on the editorial and publishing expertise of colleagues from all three institutions, in a variety of different academic journals.
The broader aim here is two fold, firstly to take forward the research themes identified through effective collaboration that will open up new directions for researching the corporeal dimensions linking violence, migration and health across the region, and secondly, to develop research and publishing expertise in both institutions, and particularly across the Southern African region.
This page was published on 18 September 2012