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SHAPE-ID Learning Case Workshops Postponed

Sadly our next three workshops have had to be postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. We were very much looking forward to our workshops on Trustworthy Artificial intelligence with the University of Deusto in Bilbao in March, on Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage in Warsaw in April and on the broader challenges of AHSS integration in Zurich in May. We send our best wishes to all our participants and colleagues around Europe and hope to see you all when we are able to reschedule. Over the next few months we will be sharing more insights from the first three…

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SHAPE-ID / TrUST Workshop on Education for Urban Sustainability Transitions Takes Place in Turin

The third SHAPE-ID workshop took place last week in Turin and was a collaboration with the TrUST project (Transdisciplinarity for Urban Sustainability Solutions) at Politecnico di Torino. Hosted at the beautiful Valentino Castle, the two-day event brought educators and researchers together to explore inter- and transdisciplinary educational models and approaches that support sustainable urban transformation. The event began with some inspiring keynote presentations from international experts addressing new learning paradigms and best practice cases for sustainability education, from primary schools to third level campuses. Dr Jo-Anne Ferreira (Professor of Sustainability and Teacher Education in the School of Education at La…

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SHAPE-ID Workshop on Environmental Humanities Takes Place at the University of Edinburgh

The second SHAPE-ID workshop, organised at the University of Edinburgh this week by our partners Professor Catherine Lyall and Dr Isabel Fletcher, was a great success. We spent two days with Environmental Humanities scholars, policy makers and funders, to explore what specific contributions the humanities can and do make to societal challenges research related to environmental concerns in the context of inter- and transdisciplinary research. The workshop began with three fascinating scene-setting presentations from Environmental Humanities researchers who spoke about their experience working in inter- and transdisciplinary projects and teams. Dr Anna Antonova (Rachel Carson Centre for Environment and Society,…

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First SHAPE-ID Workshop Takes Place at Trinity College Dublin

We were delighted to host the first of six planned SHAPE-ID workshops this week in Dublin. Over an inspiring two days, a highly engaged group of researchers, policy makers, funders and experts from the cultural sector and industry joined the SHAPE-ID team at the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute at Trinity College Dublin to tackle the question of how Arts and Humanities disciplines can position themselves as leaders or equal partners in research addressing societal challenges. The workshop kicked off with a series of inspiring presentations from researchers leading inter- and transdisciplinary projects and initiatives. Dr…

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SHAPE-ID at the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies Conference 2019

SHAPE-ID partners, Bianca Vienni, Jack Spaapen and Catherine Lyall, together with Expert Panel member Julie Klein, recently represented the project at the international Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS) conference in Amsterdam.  Hosted by the University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (24-26 October), the sold-out event attracted 30 different nationalities from five continents to exchange knowledge about interdisciplinarity in global contexts.  This 41st annual meeting of the Association provided an invaluable vehicle for networking with world-leading scholars of interdisciplinary research and teaching and for disseminating information about emerging findings and future plans for the SHAPE-ID project.  Dr Vienni convened a…

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Jane Ohlmeyer Presents at EU R&I Days Session on Integrating Social Sciences and Humanities

SHAPE-ID Coordinator Professor Jane Ohlmeyer presented at the EU Research & Innovation Days Session 'Me and My Society - Integrating the Social Sciences and Humanities' on 24th September. The session focused on the future of the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in science and research policy and was organised as a co-design exercise with audience members following short presentations by the three panel members. Jane spoke about the importance and under-representation of the Arts and Humanities in interdisciplinary research, drawing on some early findings from SHAPE-ID and proposing that 'AHSS' replace 'SSH' to put the Arts and Humanities at the…

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SHAPE-ID to Contribute to Euresearch Switzerland Webinar on ‘Horizon 2020 Opportunities for Social Sciences and Humanities’

SHAPE-ID Research Fellow Dr Bianca Vienni Baptista of ETH Zurich will introduce SHAPE-ID as part of a webinar organised by Euresearch, the Swiss guide to European research and innovation, on 16 October 2019. The webinar will be led by Dr Joël Graf, Swiss National Contact Point (NCP) for Social Sciences and Humanities, Security and Science with and for Society, who will discuss opportunities for Social Sciences and Humanities stakeholders (academics, NGOs, companies etc.) in European funding programmes, with a focus on collaborative research projects in the Societal Challenge 6 Work Programme. The webinar is free but registration is required. Full…

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SHAPE-ID Participating in Positioning the Humanities in the 2020s Symposium

SHAPE-ID is looking forward to presenting a Poster and Lightning Talk at the Herrenhausen Symposium: Positioning the Humanities in the 2020s next week. The symposium is organised by the Volkswagen Foundation and the German U15 Universities and takes place on 10-12 September in Hannover. The exciting and wide-ranging programme includes several sessions addressing questions central to SHAPE-ID's concern to improve the potential for interdisciplinary collaboration between disciplines within the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS), and between AHSS and other scientific disciplines, particularly Bridging the Gap Between Different Research Cultures and The Humanities' Contribution to Meeting the Challenges of a…

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Upcoming SHAPE-ID Seminar with Julie Thompson Klein at ETH Zurich: “Disentangling inter- and transdisciplinary research”

SHAPE-ID partners at the Transdisciplinarity Lab (TdLab) in ETH Zurich will host a seminar on early results from the SHAPE-ID literature review on 17 September 2019, with a keynote presentation by Professor Julie Thompson Klein, Professor of Humanities Emerita in the English Department at Wayne State University, International Research Affiliate of the TdLab and a valued member of the SHAPE-ID Expert Panel. The seminar, Disentangling inter- and transdisciplinary research: factors, understandings and processes in collaborative research, will discuss the first results of SHAPE-ID informed by Professor Klein's experience and expertise. Using inputs and insights from the literature, the focus will…

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SHAPE-ID planning a busy conference season as two major ITD conferences take place in Europe

SHAPE-ID partners will present at a number of upcoming conferences on inter- and transdisciplinarity taking place in September and October 2019. International Transdisciplinary Conference 2019 Td-net (Network for Transdisciplinary Research) organised its first International Transdisciplinary Conference 11 years ago.  Since then, the field has developed considerably and this year’s conference, hosted by the University of Gothenburg (10-13 September), will bring together this growing body of practitioners and researchers who are working on different types of collaborative research to examine the state of the art in both research and practice across sectors and disciplines. Registration is now open, with early bird…

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