The Arts and Humanities Research Council ‘Science in Culture‘ theme fosters interdisciplinary working between researchers in the sciences and the arts and humanities in order to pursue topics that cannot be successfully addressed by either side alone.
As part of this work, the AHRC are holding The Lived Environment Workshop on 20 & 21 May 2015, in London.
The workshop is for early career researchers*; bringing people together from a wide range of science, arts and humanities research disciplines, as well as practice-based researchers with an interest in this topic, to identify key future opportunities for inter-disciplinary research.
The ‘Lived Environment’ is defined broadly and is open to a wide range of interpretations. It potentially includes any aspects of the environment that humans, or other living organisms, have inhabited, experienced, shaped and/or been shaped by, and lived environments in the past, present and/or the future.
It includes interactions with a full range of physical, natural and built/designed places, habitats and spaces as well as other forms of environment (e.g. virtual, imagined, etc.) across a wide range of scales from the smallest living organisms to the global. Approaches to the topic could draw on perspectives from across the full range of the arts and humanities and a wide range of physical, natural, life and behavioural sciences as well as medicine, engineering and technology. We are keen to encourage participants to think creatively about how their interests and expertise could contribute to inter-disciplinary innovation in thinking about the ‘Lived Environment’.
For more information and to apply
If you are an early career researcher and would like to apply to attend, then please complete the Expression of Interest form by 4pm on Friday 10 April 2015.
For more information contact Ian Broadbridge at AHRC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An *’early career researcher’ must be within eight years of the award of their PhD or equivalent professional training or be within six years of first academic appointment. Current PhD students are not eligible to apply to attend this event.