Kirsi Cheas, postdoctoral researcher, board member and international liaison of the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS), reflects on the implications of Covid-19 travel restrictions for international interdisciplinary collaboration and discusses the outcomes of a panel on the subject at the recent AIS mini-conference with contributions from Julie Thompson Klein, Andi Hess and Bianca Vienni Baptista.
Geoffrey Crossick, Distinguished Professor of the Humanities in the School of Advanced Study, University of London, reflects on some of the complexities and challenges of supporting interdisciplinary research from the point of view of the arts and humanities.
For the fifth SHAPE-ID workshop we prepared a video showcasing a concrete example of the interaction between digital humanities and cultural heritage, the Atlas of Holocaust Literature project being developed by the Digital Humanities Centre at the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IBL PAN).
Keisha Taylor Wesselink, SHAPE-ID Research Fellow at Trinity College Dublin, reflects on her own journey through the 'labyrinth' of interdisciplinarity and her efforts to map this space for the SHAPE-ID project.
Jennifer Edmond, Associate Professor of Digital Humanities at Trinity College Dublin, co-director of the Trinity Centre for Digital Humanities and President of the Board of Directors of the pan-European research infrastructure for the arts and humanities, DARIAH-EU, writes of the expectation on interdisciplinary scholars to constantly defend the value of their work.
Niamh NicGhabhann, Assistant Dean, Research, for the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in the University of Limerick and Chair of the Irish Humanities Alliance from September 2020, discusses how undergraduate and postgraduate education in the public humanities can help build interdisciplinary capacity in higher education.
Mary Doyle, Public Policy Fellow at the Trinity Long Room Hub and and former Deputy Secretary General in the Department of Education and Skills of the Irish Government addresses the challenge of improving AHSS integration pathways in inter- and transdisciplinary research from a policymaker’s perspective.
Gemma O'Sullivan from Trinity College Dublin and CHARM-EU reflects on the challenges of explaining what it means to be transdisciplinary and the experiences of building transdisciplinary Knowledge Creating Teams as part of the CHARM-EU European University Alliance.
In SHAPE-ID's second webinar, panellists Jennifer Edmond, Jack Spaapen and Mary Doyle discuss the challenges of involving the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) more substantively in funding programme design and evaluation to increase AHSS participation in inter- and transdisciplinary research, and how policy makers, researchers and Universities can make progress on this front.
In SHAPE-ID's first webinar, panellists David Budtz Pedersen, Gabi Lombardo and Daniel Carey discuss why it remains important to take seriously the perspectives coming from Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences research in times of crisis, and how we can work to ensure real collaboration between these and other scientific approaches in understanding the crisis and preparing for the post-crisis world.