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Intersections Collaborating with Strangers Events: December 7, January 5, January 11 & January 19

  • Smathers Library 1545 West University Avenue Gainesville, FL, 32603 United States (map)

Collaborating with Strangers (CoLAB) Workshops
Thursday, 7 December, 2017 - 10:00 am-12:00 pm or
Friday, 5 January, 2018 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Smathers Library 100

Hey Stranger... looking for a way to combine forces with other folks in the humanities and beyond? Collaborating with Strangers workshops connect students, faculty, and researchers on campus during 3-minute speed-meetings. You’ll walk away with more resources, solutions, and creative ideas than you ever imagined! Focused conversations will yield the following:
    1) potential collaborative relationships;
    2) generation of research “grand-challenge” questions spanning disciplines; and,
    3) problem solving of issues by discovering hidden resources.
CoLAB Workshops will be followed by lunch.

CoLAB Idea Table Cafés
Thursday, 11 January, 2018 - 3:00 pm-5:00 pm or
Friday, 19 January, 2018 - 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Smathers Library 100

Join other CoLABers for Idea Table Cafés where we will extend the benefits of CoLAB Workshops by expanding the connections and ideas that were generated during a CoLAB Workshop. This facilitated, casual environment will stimulate new possibilities of working with each other to combine research, teaching, and other collaborative opportunities, including a proposal to the Intersections Research into Teaching Grant.

CoLAB Idea Table Café sessions will be followed by a lunch or reception.


To register, email Include your name, department, date(s) you plan to attend, and your email address. Although we hope that interested scholars will attend a CoLAB Workshop and then an Idea Table Café, you are welcome to attend any and all events.

These events are open to all UF faculty, staff, and students.

These events are sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere,Intersections: Animating Conversations with the Humanities, and the George A. Smathers Libraries.

For more information, visit:

Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
University of Florida
tel 352.392.0796