HASS Encounters with STEM

Research Development Workshops 2021

Date: Thursday, 16 September 2021

Time: 11.30am-1.00pm

Location: online via Zoom

Register: please register online via the EventBrite(opens in a new window) page before 5.00pm, 15 September. The zoom details will be sent to those who have registered on the morning of the workshop.

About the Workshop

Chair: Ned Rossiter

Speakers: Fiona Cameron, Isaac Lyne, Josh Wodak


How do HASS researchers perceive and work with STEM in ways that transform the coordinates of disciplinarity? This workshop is interested in the invention of methods and production of knowledge when disciplines and organisations co-mingle. Pushing beyond more common practices of interdisciplinarity between cognate disciplines, speakers in this event discuss their experiences and related projects that encounter transdisciplinary collaborations straddling the HASS/STEM divide. Topics addressed include museums and climate change, environmental humanities, and combining qualitative, ethnographic methods with quantitative, economic development methods in studying digital farming and finance in Laos and Cambodia.

Continuing the ICS hosted series of events on research development, this workshop is open to all researchers and HDR students across WSU.


11.30-35am: Introduction and welcome, Ned Rossiter

11.35am-12.05pm: presentations by Fiona Cameron, Isaac Lyne and Josh Wodak

12.05-12.30pm: Questions and discussion

12.30-1pm: Breakout rooms (pending participant numbers)

Speaker biographies

Fiona Cameron is an Associate Professor and Principal Research Fellow in Contemporary Museologies at ICS working in the transdisciplinary interface between climate change and museum engagement.

Isaac Lyne is an ethnographic researcher and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at ICS, who is working on a new project exploring the impact of digital finance on farming in Cambodia and Laos.

Josh Wodak is a Senior Research Fellow at ICS, working at the intersection of environmental humanities and science and technology studies.