Events & Trainings


The COTA Research Series is a collection of friendly afternoon gatherings to introduce COTA faculty, students, and staff to research resources across UF, expand our skills in pursuing internal and external fellowships/grants/residencies for creative and scholarly research, and celebrate research happening across our college. Events are open to all COTA faculty, students, and staff.

Imagining America and the Alliance for the Arts at Research Universities (a2ru)
Featuring Sophia Acord (Imagining America National Advisory Board), Stephanie Silberman (College of the Arts), Manda Wittebort (Brown Center for Leadership and Service) 
Friday, January 19th @ 12PM 
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UF maintains institutional membership in two national consortia that support arts, design, and humanities at research universities: Imagining America and the Alliance for the Arts at Research Universities (a2ru). Both organizations drive institutional change in higher education through fore fronting the creative and cultural disciplines, fostering innovative and generative scholarship and teaching, and supporting community-engaged work. This session will provide a short overview of both organizations, share out new information and resources from UF participants in the October 2023 national convenings, and talk about how artists, designers, and scholars can make the most of these memberships to support their work and their students. 

Dimensions and Altmetrics for Arts and Humanities Research: Taking Control of Your Researcher Identity for Greater Impact
Featuring Tara Cataldo and Suzanne Stapleton (Marston Science Library), Megan Daly (Library West) 
Friday, February 9th @ 4PM 
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In today’s super-connected world, your online presence as a researcher is an important part of how people access and share your work.  In this workshop, we’ll discuss why your online research profile matters and show you how you can manage it. You’ll learn how to get an ORCID number (required for some grant applications) and how to connect your ORCID strategically with Wikipedia, Humanities Commons, and other third-party platforms to ensure your digital presence is always accurate and always points to you. In addition, this workshop will share tips for using Dimensions Analytics and Altmetric Explorer, two new databases to explore collaborations, funders, and research impacts through publications, grants, policy documents, news, and social media. 

College of the Arts Undergraduate Research Showcase 
Date: Friday, March 19 @4PM
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Undergraduates, are you interested in learning more about research? Why wait for graduate school to start your research? The Center for Undergraduate Research offers undergraduates extensive opportunities to become engaged in their fields outside the classroom. Hear from your peers about the research they’re conducting and learn what resources are available to help you start your research in the arts. 

Other Related Events and Trainings

Browse the following calendars for an extensive catalog of events and workshops hosted by other UF departments and external organizations.

Digital Humanities Working Group

DHWG provides resources, tools training, and workshops that support arts, design, and humanities research with digital tools and platforms, as well as general project management for digital and collaborative projects. 
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Browse the DHWG Event Calendar

UF Office of Research

UF Research lists training programs for faculty, researchers, and staff involved in research, including trainings required for some federal grant awards.
Browse the UF Research Event Calendar

UF Research Computing

Research Computing presents various training and workshop opportunities for those looking to augment their proficiency in coding and computing tools, encompassing subjects such as HiPerGator, AI, Python Programs, and Graphical User Interfaces.
Browse the UF Research Computing Event Calendar

Digital Library Federation

DLF offers workshops and seminars related to digital collections and digital preservation – useful to researchers with projects that involve preserving and creating access to cultural and artistic materials. 
Browse the Digital Conferences Calendar

COTA Research Series – Event Archive

COTA Event recordings are located in the Archive. Click on the link below to view.