* For the academic focus of TekLab, please see the attached project description.* Activities in the project will start in the third quarter of 2018 and end in the second quarter of 2019. The core team will gathering documentation and literature for research proposals, and organize the network collaboration, set up strategic meetings, and organize seminars and lectures. We are planning to have a seminar in London in the fourth quarter of 2018, and a seminar in Bergen in the first quarter of 2019, where we will invite the partners of the TekLab Network. We want these seminars to foster two-way communication between younger and more experienced researchers. This means that in addition to lectures, we will have activities where ideas can be exchanged more easily, such as discussion groups and workshops. The plan is to have a three-day seminar in London, in collaboration with Royal Holloway University, and a two-day seminar in Bergen, led by the University of Bergen and The Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. In Bergen, we would like to invite mainly Norwegian participants, but would also like to have a few international guests. We suggest Neil Maiden and Francesca Panetta as our keynote speakers. We will coordinate the seminar with master courses at UiB, HVO and HVL, and invite the students to attend selected sessions. Funding sources to be targeted. We have three main applications planned. These are: An application to the organization Free Project Support for the Humanities and Social Sciences (FRIHUMSAM), where the deadline is April 25th. The second is an application to The Council of Applied Media Research (RAM), where the deadline is October 1st. The final one is a second submission to NFR, for the suggested February 14th deadline in the first quarter of 2019. The project will be wrapped up in the third quarter of 2019. Hopefully, TekLab will be able to secure further funds before the end of this period, in order to continue exploring our topics.
Project leader: Lars Nyre
Institution: Institutt for informasjons- og medievitenskap