Back to school for Louise

Staff member Louise Nuttall is off to the inaugural Training School in Empirical Methods for the Humanities at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt, from Thursday this week.

The school aims to “to teach early career researchers coming from the Humanities the basics of empirical research methodology and to stimulate interdisciplinary collaboration. The participants will learn – through lectures and hands on sessions – to design and set up an experiment; to decide on measuring devices and statistical tests, to use statistical procedures to explore data and conduct basic inferential tests, and to report results”, according to the call for applicants.

Louise is sharing one of just 10 funded places on the School with Dr Chloe Harrison (Coventry). She says, “We’re going with hopes of developing our project, which aims to be an empirical study of diachronic processes of re-reading, and a consideration of their implications for stylistics.”

Sounds fascinating to this reader – best of luck, Louise!

Hazel Price