Thinking Together: Scholarly Collaborations Series

The frisson of thinking together exists at the heart of collaboration in academic research and writing. But for collaboration to work well, partners must embrace a shared understanding of process as well as product. In this series of programs in 2017-18, faculty are invited to explore the ways collaboration is approached, understood, and manifested in different scholarly environments.

Differences and Partnerships in Scholarly Collaborations

Faculty Panel Discussion

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at Noon

Jones Room, Woodruff Library 

Collaborations can be successful and productive among scholars at different points in their career trajectories. At the same time, we know that such collaborations can have challenges and grey areas, given differences in authority and power. How do rank, gender, and other forms of difference affect the dynamics among collaborators, especially in the sciences? What are the best approaches to collaborating with students? Speakers will focus on best practices and common challenges in such partnerships. How do issues of authority and responsibility work best among multiple PI’s and co-investigators? What is “managing up?” What are the main considerations in authorship when collaborative research is published?


  • Colleen Kraft, Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • Andres Camacho-Gonzales, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Infectious Disease
  • Anthony Martin, Professor of Practice, Environmental Sciences
  • Cassandra Quave, Assistant Professor, Dermatology and Center for the Study of Human Health

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Creative Collaborations in the Humanities


Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at Noon

Jones Room, Woodruff Library

Speaker: Sylvia Miller, Senior Program Manager, Publishing Innovations, and Publications Manager, Humanities Futures, Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University

Miller will discuss what makes a good collaboration in the humanities, drawing on her experiences as manager of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes, program manager at Duke University's Franklin Humanities Institute, co-founder of the inter-institutional Publishing Makerspace working group, and director or coordinator of several international scholarly collaborations funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. How can faculty and institutions structure, create, and support "humanities labs"? What do humanities faculty need to have and know in order to collaborate successfully across disciplines and around themes? 

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International Collaborations

Spring 2018. Presented in partnership with the Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives. More information to come.

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