A series of conversations exploring the challenges to arts and humanities research in the past and opportunities for the future.
The recent years have brought extraordinary and ongoing challenges to societies and cultures, as well as bringing long-standing crises and predicaments to the foreground in new ways. The aim of this series is to stimulate conversations about how research communities might respond to these challenges – and about the futures we want to imagine and realise.
Their conversation covers: the role of Culture in sustainability; the relationship between Enterprise & sustainability; the importance of place, and place-specific approaches, to sustainability; and, more broadly, Alice and Steve will reflect on the value of interdisciplinarity.
Adriaan and Katie’s conversation covers the role of the arts and community-based theatre in research, the role of the researcher in the field, and their relationships with research participants and upscaling research from grassroots fieldwork to bring top-level impact.
Beth and Cristina’s conversation covers the UK public’s relationship and engagement with government, lasting inequalities within the UK film and television industry, diversity in the screen industries and the UK government and the power of storytelling in bringing about change.
Gehan and Haili’s conversation explores:
2020 and 2021 brought extraordinary and ongoing challenges to societies and cultures, as well as bringing long-standing crises and predicaments to the foreground in new ways. This series of five videos and related podcast episodes were conceived as a way to open up conversations about how arts and humanities research might respond to these challenges.