The SHAPE-ID project (Shaping Interdisciplinary Practices in Europe) is funded by the European Commission to develop recommendations and tools for policy makers, funders, researchers, Universities and others on improving interdisciplinary cooperation between the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) and STEMM (Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) disciplines.
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.
The first webinar will take place on Thursday 14th May 13.00 – 14.00 CET and will address the following topic:
Interdisciplinarity in Times of Crisis: Why the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Matter
Immediate responses to the COVID-19 crisis have understandably tended to focus on funding research that can fight the virus. At the same time, 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”. Panellists will discuss why it remains important to take seriously the perspectives coming from Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences research in times of crisis, and how we can work to ensure real collaboration between these and other scientific approaches in understanding the crisis and preparing for the post-crisis world.
Professor Jane Ohlmeyer, Principal Investigator of the SHAPE-ID project, Director of the Trinity Long Room Hub and Chair of the Irish Research Council, will chair the discussion.