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SHAPE-ID Webinar 25th June | Pathways to interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: Bridging the Research-Policy Gap

In SHAPE-ID's second webinar, panellists Jennifer Edmond, Jack Spaapen and Mary Doyle will 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.
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First SHAPE-ID Webinar | Interdisciplinarity in Times of Crisis: Why the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Matter

SHAPE-ID’s first webinar on 14th May 2020 addressed the importance of ensuring perspectives from the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences are part of the response to the COVID-19 crisis, with an international panel of speakers from the University of Aalborg (Denmark), the European Alliance for Social Sciences and Humanities (EASSH) and NUI Galway (Ireland). While immediate responses have understandably tended to focus on funding research that can fight the virus, our world and ways of living have changed suddenly and radically, and there is a widespread sense that we cannot return to the old “normal”. Why do the Arts, Humanities…

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SHAPE-ID Webinar 14th May | Interdisciplinarity in Times of Crisis: Why the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Matter

Shaping Conversations on Interdisciplinary Research We are pleased to announce that we are developing a series of webinars to run over the coming months to engage a wider audience in discussions around the integration of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in inter- and transdisciplinary research. Some of these events will stage broader conversations, with invited panellists from the SHAPE-ID community, consortium and Expert Panel. Others will focus on SHAPE-ID project results and on how to increase the uptake of recommendations from the project. Format: Webinars will be hosted on Zoom and will take the form of short presentations from panellists…

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SHAPE-ID Results Discussed on “Transforming Society” Blog

SHAPE-ID Research Fellow Dr Bianca Vienni Baptista (ETH Zurich) was invited to share insights from the systematic literature review conducted in Work Package 2 on the new Bristol University Press blog "Transforming Society". The piece, "What factors help or hinder interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research?", explores the extent to which collaborative research practices present new contexts and challenges for research and how we can learn from the factors, identified in SHAPE-ID's work, that can help or hinder the development of such research. Importantly, our research finds that these factors for the most part can either help or hinder, depending on context,…

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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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