Monday 4th July 2016, 4.00-7.00 pm (an Evening Reception will start at 7.00pm)
Highfield House, University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD
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Between 2014 and 2016, the DHA Praxis project received funding from the University of Nottingham’s Discipline Bridging Award. The project undertook a critical metareflection on the drivers, opportunities and benefits of interdisciplinarity, as well as on the risks and obstacles that researchers face when undertaking collaborative interdisciplinary work. The project considered these issues from the perspectives of the institution and academics, using digital humanities and arts as a case study.
Over the two years, the DHA Praxis project has involved over 200 people in conversations on interdisciplinarity through a set of events: a kick-off meeting, five round-tables, two guest-lectures, a two-day academic writing retreat, and one workshop in collaboration with the British Library. The project also promoted ‘Hidden Tales of the Theatre Royal: Animating the Archive’, an outreach event within the Being Human Festival 2015, which involved over 80 members of the public in an interactive exploration of the Theatre Royal Nottingham’s 150-year history.
The final event of the DHA Praxis project will be hosted as part of the showcase and exhibition organised by the University of Nottingham Research Priority Area (RPA) ‘Heritage and the Digital’. The event will showcase the 2015/16 activities of the RPA, and will provide opportunity to meet RPA members and engage with tools and good-practice documentation they have developed.
The DHA Praxis team will open the RPA event at 4.00pm with a half-a-hour presentation of the activities and outcomes of the project, in particular, the ‘Good Practice Guide’, finalised in June 2016. This document provides a survey of the external and internal stimuli to interdisciplinary research, the main current institutional structures, strategies and policies designed to support it, and the key challenges to its effective implementation. The participants will also have the chance to watch ‘Interrogating Interdisciplinarity’, a specially produced video which provides insights into experiences of academics and researchers and their views on the opportunities and challenges of interdisciplinarity.
The detailed agenda of the RPA event is available on Eventbrite.