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Transferable Skills Training

last modified Feb 24, 2012 10:10 AM
New six-month project on digital humanities and Transferable Skills Training

CRASSH has appointed Helen Webster as postdoctoral Research Associate to lead a six-month project on the digital humanities and Transferable Skills Training (TST). The project focuses specifically on the transferability of digital skills, and aims to increase awareness among early-career researchers of how the digital skills they have learnt in one context (social, academic or professional) can be applied in another.

The initiative has three principal aims:

  • To encourage early-career researchers across CSAH and CHSS to develop advanced digital skills, make them aware of existing training provision and self-teaching resources relevant to their needs.
  • To enhance early-career researchers’ awareness of the transferability of advanced digital skills, both in terms of the development of their academic careers, and in terms of their employability outside academia in the rapidly expanding digital economy, through the development of a set of online resources and a workshop which would highlight how digital skills can support research and researchers’ careers (both inside and outside academia)
  • To develop recommendations for sustainable researcher development in this area, in consultation with key stakeholders across the two schools, including identification of potential sources of external funding following the end of the Roberts funding in 2012.

For more information, please visit the Training section of this website.

We are a network of researchers at the University of Cambridge who are interested in how the use of digital tools is transforming scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. This transformation spans both the content and practice of humanities research, as the diffusion of digital technologies opens up new fields of study and generates research questions which breach traditional disciplinary boundaries.

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