SHAPE-ID webinar: Pathways to Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Research for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: Bridging the Research-Policy Gap

The SHAPE-ID project is 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 2nd webinar takes place at 13.00-14.15 CET (12.00-13.15 GMT) on Thursday 25th June 2020 and will address the topic "Pathways to Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Research for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: Bridging the Research-Policy Gap".

The webinar on Thursday 25th June will take up one of the recommendations made in SHAPE-ID project´s recently published Policy Brief: that to increase the participation of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) in interdisciplinary research (IDR) and transdisciplinary research (TDR), policy makers and funders must work to involve researchers more substantially in programme design and evaluation. However, similar recommendations have been made many times already with limited impact. What are the challenges of implementing this recommendation and how can policy makers, researchers and Universities make progress on this front? Is this challenge specific to improving pathways to IDR and TDR or is it a more general problem with the interface AHSS researchers have built with policy makers?

Format: All webinars will be hosted on Zoom and will take the form of short presentations from panellists followed by an interactive Q&A session with the Zoom audience. Webinars will also be live-streamed on the SHAPE-ID Facebook page.

Panellists on 25th June: Dr Jennifer Edmond (Associate Professor of Digital Humanities at Trinity College Dublin and President of the Board of  Directors of the pan-European research infrastructure for the arts and humanities, DARIAH-EU), Dr Jack Spaapen (Senior Policy Advisor at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) and Mary Doyle (Trinity Long Room Hub Public Policy Fellow and former Deputy Secretary General in the Department of Education and Skills of the Irish Government). Chaired by Professor Jane Ohlmeyer (Director, Trinity Long Rom Hub Institute for Arts and Humanities Research) with an interactive Q&A from the audience.

Time and Date: 13.00-14.15 CET (12.00-13.15 GMT) | Thursday 25th June 2020

Register: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_L9FUWHIpTTeZugZmXnU8wA