TECHNE brings together seven universities in London and the South-East, led by Royal Holloway, to provide AHRC studentships and training for the contemporary postgraduate researcher in a fully-formed programme for academic, professional and early career development.
Royal Holloway, University of London | Kingston University | Royal College of Art | University of the Arts London | University of Brighton | University of Roehampton | University of Surrey
An environment for students who wish to be intellecutally innovative and experimental
Varied disciplinary and interdisciplinary training and networking opportunities
Collaborative engagement with 13 Partners in the cultural sector
TECHNE offers students rigorous scholarly training and opportunities to develop skills in innovation, critical thinking, risk taking, creativity and communication that are valued in academic and work contexts
TECHNE's Welcome Event for the new Cohort will take place at the Museum of London, Barbican on 19th October 2016.
The TECHNE Student led Conference Memory and Perception is on 3rd November 2016.
The next TECHNE Congress is on the 12th and 13th January 2017 at the RCA London.
Featured AHRC TECHNE funded student
Locating itself primarily within the critical discourse surrounding the growing field of ecomusicology, my research will define, describe and critically evaluate ‘ecoacoustics’, taking an interdisciplinary approach to address core questions. What can we conclude about the role and usefulness of the sonic arts as a cultural response to contemporary environmental issues?
‘Techne’ (τέχνη) is a Greek term broadly meaning ‘craft’ but including aspects of specialist study, applied knowledge and creativity. Richard Sennett in The Craftsman(London, Penguin, 2009 p.9) notes that craft in any form entails an “intimate connection between hand and head……a dialogue between concrete practices and thinking”. The name has been chosen for this partnership to consolidate and to underline the relationship between the making and thinking aspects of research across the arts and humanities.
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