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New SHAPE-ID Results Available: Workshop Reports, Policy Brief, Preconditions for AHSS Integration

Three new reports and a policy brief from the SHAPE-ID project are now available! Report of workshops and analysis of IDR/AHSS integration learning cases This document presents detailed reports from all six of the SHAPE-ID learning case workshops, which took place across Europe (in person and online) between December 2019 and October 2020. Authors: Giorgia Galvini, Carlo Sessa, Doireann Wallace, Keisha Taylor-Wesselink, Jane Ohlmeyer, Catherine Lyall, Isabel Fletcher, Bianca Vienni Baptista, Christian Pohl, Maciej Maryl, Anna Buchner, Piotr Wciślik, Marta Błaszczyńska and Antonia Carlo González Recommendations and Measures to Maximise IDR Impact on Society This report draws on the findings…

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SHAPE-ID Participation in Swiss Association for the Studies of Science, Technology & Society Meeting

The Swiss Association for the Studies of Science, Technology & Society (STS) Meeting 2021 took place online on 15-17 February 2021. The event was intended to encourage and promote the social, historical and philosophical study of sciences in Switzerland. This event lasted for three days and aimed to bring together bringing together STS scholars at all career levels. The SHAPE-ID team presented two papers in the session Science Policy. Isabel Fletcher presented on Interdisciplinary Research and Problem Solving: Analysing European Policy Discourses, and Bianca Vienni Baptista presented on Shaping the scientific and policy discourses through problematization: a heuristic tool to…

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SHAPE-ID webinar on funding interdisciplinary research

The fourth in our SHAPE-ID webinar series, Shaping Conversations on Interdisciplinary Research, looked at challenges and best practice in funding inter- and transdisciplinary research in a European and national context. The SHAPE-ID Policy Brief recommends that funders and policymakers invite greater Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) participation in designing and evaluating inter- and transdisciplinary research funding calls and adapt funding instruments to acknowledge some of the unique features of inter- and transdisciplinarity, such as the time it takes to build mutually respectful collaborations. But what are the challenges for funding agencies on the ground, and how have they innovated…

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SHAPE-ID webinar on interdisciplinarity and the Neurohumanities

SHAPE-ID’s third webinar asked what the experiences of researchers working in the emerging area of the Neurohumanities can teach us about the challenges and potential of interdisciplinary research between the Arts and Humanities and STEM disciplines. Why engage in such research and how are researchers navigating the significant distances between their respective disciplines? Representing perspectives from different disciplines and at different career stages, panellists Professor Thomas J Carew (New York University), Professor Sonja Smets (Institute for Logic, Linguistics and Computation, University of Amsterdam) and Amelia McConville (Trinity College Dublin), discussed challenges and best practices from their own experience of engaging…

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SHAPE-ID and University of Deusto host workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Social Good

The SHAPE-ID learning case workshop series was brought to a very satisfying conclusion on 19 October with a stakeholder-focused workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Social Good, co-organised by SHAPE-ID partner ISINNOVA and the University of Deusto in Bilbao. Covid-19 made it impossible for us to meet in Bilbao as originally planned, but the online workshop was nevertheless highly engaged and enjoyable – an example of how stimulating discussion and collaboration can continue in a virtual setting. Informed by the ‘6i’ model of research and innovation, envisaged and led by Toni Caro, to combine interdisciplinarity, intersectoral engagement and an international outlook,…

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