Funding for UK-Irish collaborative research projects announced13 May 2020
The Royal Irish Academy is delighted that the British Academy have announced funding for 11 collaborative research projects arising from the joint ‘Knowledge Frontiers symposium’ held in Academy House on Friday 31 January and Saturday 1 February 2020.
The symposium, which focused on the theme of ‘natures, cultures and communities’ offered an opportunity for early career researchers from the UK and Ireland tcome together and develop networks and ideas. The 11 new projects which are funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in the UK will seek to strengthen understanding and harness interdisciplinary UK-Irish research in the humanities and social sciences across topics such as the coastal humanities, environmental rights, and the promotion of wellbeing in urban planning and policy.
The full list of funded projects includes:
- Interdisciplinary Coastal Humanities – Dr Sarah Bezan, University of Sheffield; Dr Richard Gorman, University of Exeter; Dr James Smith, University College Cork
- (Non)Spectacular Infrastructure: Enacting Resource Circulation in Stages, Studios and Communities – Dr Jeremy Brice, London School of Economics and Political Science; Dr Johanna Hofer-Robinson, University College Cork; Dr Adam O’Brien, University of Reading
- Community, Communication, and Climate Crisis; and interdisciplinary interpretation of 21st century agri-protest of traditional farming communities – Dr Eileen Culloty, Dublin City University; Dr Anthony McIntyre, University College Dublin; Dr Paul Nulty, University College Dublin; Dr Eleanor O’Leary, Institute of Technology, Carlow; Dr Andrew Phemister; National University of Ireland, Galway; Dr Sally Shinan Zhu, University of Glasgow
- Building interdisciplinary capacity for the promotion of wellbeing in urban planning and policy – Dr Sara Biscaya, University of Salford; Dr Marica Cassarino, University College Cork; Dr Sina Shahab, University of Cardiff
- Plastic Pollution, Global Trade: CrossDisciplinary Implications - Dr Treasa De Loughry, University College Dublin; Dr Noreen O’Meara, University of Surrey
- Rivers, Rights and Nature – Dr Olaf Almqvist, University College Dublin; Dr Treasa De Loughry, University College Dublin; Dr Noreen O’Meara, University of Surrey
- Communicating Climate Chaos: Tales from the Apocalypse - Dr Ailise Bulfin, University College Dublin; Dr Melissa Dickson, University of Birmingham; Dr Seán Hewitt, University College Cork
- Socialisation Technologies across the Lifespan: Imaginaries of Risk and Possibility – Dr Eleanor Bantry White, University College Cork; Dr Darragh McGee, University of Bath
- Walkshopping Ecologies in Dublin and Liverpool – Dr Sam Solnick, University of Liverpool; Dr Paula McGrath, University College Dublin
- Reflecting on ‘Swimming camels’ on the North-East Coast of England: Knowledge, translation and global challenges – Dr Patrick Cadwell; Dublin City University; Dr Andrea Ciribuco; National University of Ireland, Galway; Dr Kevin Grecksch, University of Oxford; Dr Shilpi Srivastava, Institute of Development Studies, Brighton
- Prospective Anthropocenes and Speculative Environment – Dr Sarah Bezan, University of Sheffield; Dr Ailise Bulfin, University College Dublin; Dr Paula McGrath, University College Dublin; Dr Sam Solnick, University of Liverpool
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