Orlaith Darling, PhD researcher at Trinity College Dublin, makes a compelling case for why the Arts and Humanities matter, and why other disciplines should be called on to defend their contribution to society.
Dr Sibylle Studer, Head of Methods at the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences Network for Transdisciplinary Research, reflects on how Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences integration has contributed to, can advance, and can be supported by the tools and methods offered in the td-net toolbox.
Henriette Pleiger, exhibition curator at the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn, Germany, reflects on interdisciplinary exhibition-making as a research method in the context of her curatorial practice and research.
Nina Horstmann and Emilia Nagy reflect on their workshop "Inter- and Transdisciplinary Research. Working between science, technology, art and society", delivered with researchers at multiple venues including Technische Universität Berlin at ZEWK, in cooperation with the Berlin University of the Arts.
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).