Interpret Europe Research Team: Call for members


The Research Team supports the IE Research Coordinator in a variety of research-related tasks. Are you ready to join?
Tasks for the Research Team are constantly evolving in response to emerging opportunities and requirements. The following gives an outline of on-going tasks for the team: 
Research Monitoring
Members of the team regularly check journals for articles of interest to the field of heritage interpretation (HI). They summarise relevant articles so that insights can be shared with IE members. The summary is not intended as a review, and as such does not require additional work beyond an easy-to-understand summary of key points. 
Team members are encouraged to also summarise and share articles from outside the key publications that are of interest to HI. 
Article summaries are published for example in the IE newsletter. We hope that this can address the desire expressed by some IE members to stay informed about academic research and developments relevant to the field of HI, despite not, or no longer, being affiliated with a university. 
Book Reviews
The Research Coordinator and team members suggest books for review that are considered of interest to the field of heritage interpretation. Unlike article summaries, the book reviews aim to place the book in a wider discursive context and assess them against that context in such a way that is easily understood by others. The book reviews are intended as discussion points and suggested reading. They are published for example in the IE newsletter. 
Who Can Become a Team Member?
Any member of IE! Journal articles for review are made available by the research team; however, please be advised that books must currently be purchased by the reviewer where they are not available to borrow from libraries. IE is not currently in a position to reimburse costs for books. 
How Much Time is Required?
We ask team members to commit to the group until 31 March 2018. The monthly commitment does not exceed five hours per group member. 
How Do You Sign Up?
Please contact Nicole at nicole.deufel@interpret-europe.net by 15th August 2017. Please provide a brief blurb on your experience and background in HI, particularly where relevant to the tasks outlined above. 
Dr Nicole Deufel is the Research Coordinator for Interpret Europe. She is Director for Museums and Art Collections at a local authority in Germany. 
To cite this article:
deufle, Nicole (2017) ‘Interpret Europe Research Team: Call for members’. In Interpret Europe Newsletter 2-2017, 23. 
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