ILCS offers a programme in research skills and methods to all researchers, free of charge. The programme has been running since 1999 and is taught by lecturers and professionals from the Institute and across the UK.

Programme for 2023–24

The following ILCS training sessions  will be delivered online on Wednesday afternoons. All sessions are free and open to researchers at any career stage, but advance registration at the booking link supplied for each session is essential (places are limited to facilitate discussion and interaction). The link to join the session will be emailed to registered participants 24 hours prior to the event. 

  1. Understanding the Training Needs of Languages, Cultures and Societies Researchers
    Session leaders: Dr Sophie Stevens (ILCS) and Dr Naomi Wells (ILCS)
    Date and time: Wednesday, 17 January 2024, 14:00–15:30 GMT 
  2. An Introduction to Ecopoetics: Environments, Languages, Communities
    Session leaders: Dr Anaiê Azambuja (ILCS)
    Date and time: Wednesday, 24 January 2024, 14:00–15:30 GMT 
  3. Developing Fruitful Partnerships with Institutions Beyond the University
    Session leader: Dr Sophie Stevens (ILCS)
    Date and time: Wednesday, 21 February 2024, 14:00-15:00 GMT 
  4. Engaging with Policy for Languages, Cultures and Societies Researchers     
    Session leader: Professor Wendy Ayres-Bennett (Cambridge)
    Date and time: Wednesday 28 February 2024, 14:00-15:00 GMT
  5. Tracing the Histories and Values of Manuscripts and Rare Books: Methods, Tools, Possibilities 
    Session leaders: Dr Hannah Morcos (IES) and Dr Angeline Rais (IES)
    Date and time: Wednesday, 13 March 2024, 14:00-15:30 GMT 
  6. Insights into Publishing in the Environmental Humanities
    Session leaders: Professor Marco Armiero (Barcelona) and Professor Samantha Walton (Bath Spa)
    Date and time: Wednesday, 8 May 2024, 14:00–15:30 BST
    Booking link
  7. Collaborative Ethnography: Broadening Access to Knowledge Production
    Session leader: Dr María Batlle (King's College London)
    Date and time: Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 14:00–15:30 BST
    Booking link
  8. Decolonial Theory and Languages, Cultures and Societies Research
    Session leaders: Dr Adi Saleem Bharat (Michigan) and Dr Joseph Ford (ILCS)
    Date and time: Wednesday, 19 June 2024, 15:30–17:00 BST [please note later start time]
    Booking link

Please contact if you have any questions about the programme. 



School of Advanced Study Training Programme

The SAS programme is designed to complement the Institute's discipline-specific courses and also includes sessions for MA and research students. Details of the programme are available on the SAS website.

SAS Research Training Calendar