Autumn Brown, PhD researcher at Science Gallery Dublin and the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute, Trinity College Dublin, discusses three transdisciplinary arts-science initiatives from her research and related practice.
Giorgia Galvini, researcher at ISINNOVA and SHAPE-ID, reflects on how to build a culture of transdisciplinarity and overcome disciplinary silos.
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, reflects on the experience of teaching public humanities and interdisciplinarity to undergraduate humanities students and shares insights from student responses.
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.
The third SHAPE-ID learning case workshop took place in Turin on 17-18 February and was a collaboration with the TrUST project (Transdisciplinarity for Urban Sustainability Transition) at Politecnico di Torino. Here we present some early insights from the workshop, which explored inter- and transdisciplinary educational approaches that support sustainable urban transition..