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THE TRANS-ATLANTIC PLATFORM

Published on April 9, 2015

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THE TRANS-ATLANTIC PLATFORM (T-AP)

At the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2015

 

DRAFT Programme of Events

 

June 1, 2015

The University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

 

The Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP)

Formed in October 2013, the Trans-Atlantic Platform for the Social Sciences and Humanities (T-AP) is a collaboration between key humanities and social science funders in South America, North America and Europe.  The Platform aims to enhance the ability of humanities and social science funders, research organizations and researchers to engage in transnational collaboration. 

Purpose

The purpose of the T-AP events at Congress is to stimulate networking among existing research projects and build on established networks; and to engage researchers on establishing a future research agenda in thematic areas which have been identified by T-AP. An additional aim of the workshops is to better understand how funding through Horizon 2020 – The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation should be focused to foster research in these areas, so as to maximize the contribution of this research towards addressing international challenges. Discussions at the workshops will inform T-AP activities and the Platform’s recommendations to the European Commission on international research funding.

Hosted by: the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) on behalf of T-AP

Monday June 1

Time/Location

Activity

10:00 – 12:00

Tabaret Hall 112

Workshop: Supporting Research into Social and Cultural Identities: Diversity, (In)equality and Differences

Theme Description:

This theme explores: the dynamics of social and cultural diversity, inequality and differences and how communities value, respond and interact; how global changes, such as urbanization, climate change and migration, shape cultural practice, society and identities; and how we can enhance solidarity and inclusion to achieve cultural, economic and social well-being.

Opening Remarks:

  • TBD:  NWO or SSHRC representative

Panel: Examples of international collaboration

  • Panel Moderator : ESRC/AHRC
  • Serge Guimond, Université Blaise Pascal – Clermont–Ferrand, France
    • Presentation title
  • Kathya Araujo, Professor at the Department of Sociology and Psychology, Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano, Santiago de Chile
    • Presentation title
  • Lori G. Beaman, Canada Research Chair in the Contextualization of Religion in a Diverse Canada, University of Ottawa, Canada
    • The Religion and Diversity Project: The Benefits and Limitations of Trans-Atlantic Research

Break-out table discussion:

Rapporteur: TBD

  • What are the existing barriers to promoting international research collaboration on this theme?
  • What opportunities are there for greater international research collaboration on this theme?
  • What is the current state of research and international research collaboration related to this theme?
  • How can research funding be better structured to promote and support international research collaboration on this theme?

Report back to Plenary on table discussions

13:00 – 15:00

Tabaret Hall 112

Workshop: Supporting Transformational Research on the Environment

Theme Description:

This theme focuses on bringing together researchers from the social sciences and humanities (SSH) and from environmental sciences to explore new ways of conducting research. SSH approaches to research are undergoing many transformations, motivated by rapid societal, economic and technological changes.  Such transformations are being stimulated by new ways of collecting, processing, analysing and visualizing data.  These new visions of research are affecting the way theories are formulated, analyses are performed, and experiments are conducted.  A parallel evolution in approaches to research is happening in environmental science, where research initiatives are taking an increasingly interdisciplinary perspective.  Interdisciplinary collaboration is influencing and creating new pathways to transformational research on the environment which may address problems of scientific, societal and economic relevance. 

Opening Remarks:

  • Ted Hewitt, President, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Panel: Examples of international collaboration

  • Panel Moderator: FAPESP
  • Jes Weigelt, Project Leader Global Soil Forum, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam, Germany
    • Presentation title
  • TBD (South America)
    • Presentation title
  • Barry Smit, Professor, Geography, Canada Research Chair in Global Environmental Change, University of Guelph, Canada
    • Presentation title

Break-out table discussion:

Rapporteur: TBD

  • What are the existing barriers to promoting international research collaboration on this theme?
  • What opportunities are there for greater international research collaboration on this theme?
  • What is the current state of research and international research collaboration related to this theme?
  • How can research funding be better structured to promote and support international research collaboration on this theme?

Report back to Plenary on table discussions

15:30 – 17:30

Tabaret Hall 112

Workshop: Supporting Research to Build Resilient and Innovative Societies

Theme Description:

This theme focuses on how societies respond to modern challenges, including the rapid changes caused by conflict, economic crisis, climate change, and environmental degradation.  The theme aims to promote research on the processes of social transformation and cohesion needed to secure effective, equitable and durable solutions to some of the world’s most urgent problems, such as food security, energy, sustainability, demographic change, health and wellbeing.

Opening Remarks:

  • Ted Hewitt, President, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Panel:

  • Panel Moderator: DLR
  • Jürgen Howaldt, Director of Sozialforschungsstelle Dortmund, Central Scientific Unit; Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Dortmund University, Germany
    • Presentation title
  • Maria Elisa Bernal, Official United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations (ECLAC)
    • Presentation title
  • Jane Jenson, Professeure, Département de science politique et Titulaire de la Chaire de recherche en citoyenneté et gouvernance, Université de Montréal, Canada
    • Presentation title

Break-out table discussion:

Rapporteur: TBD

  • What are the existing barriers to promoting international research collaboration on this theme?
  • What opportunities are there for greater international research collaboration on this theme?
  • What is the current state of research and international research collaboration related to this theme?
  • How can research funding be better structured to promote and support international research collaboration on this theme?

Report back to Plenary on table discussions

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