In October 2023, the Institute of Sociology was hosting Professor Miriam Mary Brgles from the Department of Sociology at Catholic University of Croatia in Zagreb.
Within the Mobility Agreement program, she gave a few lectures at the Institute of Sociology:
- The Role of the Researcher and Reflexivity
- Introduction to Arts-Based Research
- Creative Methods of Research Dissemination
Miriam Mary Brgles is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology at Catholic University of Croatia in Zagreb.
Before academia she was working in the Marketing Department of Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, where she did her PhD research. In 2020 she published a book, based on her doctoral thesis, named Struggle for Power: Politics, Artists and Audience. Social Aspects of the Development of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb (published in Croatian language). She was a visiting PhD researcher at the Department of Theatre, Film and Media Studies at the University of Vienna and did her postdoctoral research at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas-Angelicum in Rome.
She was the research director and the team member of the CRO Laudato Si' Project, and the research director of the follow-up project Creation and Care: Application of New Lifestyles and Interaction of Young People with Vulnerable Social Groups/Groups of People in Need, and a research director of the EU funded project.
These lectures are designed to help young researchers develop arts-based research projects, reflect on challenges and opportunities in a rapidly changing digital environment/society, and disseminate the research or/and research results in a creative and innovative way.
The first lecture introduces the relationship between the researcher and participants/collaborators and the practice of reflexivity.
The second one provides introduction to ABR either as a data collection technique and a dissemination technique and gives key examples to highlight the range of possibilities afforded by arts-based research in researching vulnerable social groups.
The last lecture presents that traditional avenues like academic journals and conferences are valuable, but they often don't reach a wide enough audience or allow for much interaction. That's why we're diving deep into creative methods that make research more accessible and engaging for everyone.
In a practical sense, the main goal of these lectures is to learn that art is a form of (transferable) knowledge, which can offer empowerment and change.
Open online meeting organised by CAQDAS TM Lab & JU Institute of Sociology
Date: Friday 20.10.2023
Time: 10:00 am
Where? Online on MsTeams
In practical sense, students will observe some creative ways to present a project or research results to the wider audiences and learn that art is a form of (transferable) knowledge, which can offer empowerment and change.
Traditional methods of sharing research through academic journals and conferences have their merits, but they often limit the audience and interaction. Our meeting will explore innovative ways to make research more accessible and engaging. These creative methods not only make complex findings easier to understand but also facilitate a meaningful dialogue between researchers and the broader community. Topics to be covered include Digital Storytelling, Infographics, Podcasts, Interactive Webinars, Social Media, Blog Posts, Virtual Reality, Art Installations, Gamification, Community Outreach, Interactive Dashboards, Zines/Comics, and Traditional Media.