Arts and Humanities for Global Development
Since 2015, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has made over 200 awards under the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and the Newton portfolio. These awards have drawn on AHRC’s research base to address development challenges that are ultimately global challenges, including poverty reduction, global health, climate change, resilience, conflict, displacement, inclusive education, and rapid urbanization.
PRAXIS exists to champion the role of Arts and Humanities research through maximising the impact of AHRC GCRF projects. This PRAXIS virtual workshop brings together research projects that address global challenges related to Conflict and Displacement.
Our aim for the workshop is two-fold: first, to encourage networking among GCRF projects and key partners; second, to generate and collect key findings, reflections and lessons learned from GCRF projects to inform a PRAXIS report commissioned by AHRC and to be released in 2021.
In parallel with the workshop programme, PRAXIS is hosting a virtual space where delegates are able to review and engage with the creative artefacts generated by over 100 projects that use the arts as a key research method (see film and art exhibition page).
The wholly online nature of this event is a new and exciting frontier in academic and policy engagement. We are trying to exploit the opportunities a virtual platform offers – including flattening accessibility issues – while working through the challenges this new format presents. We hope you find these sessions inspiring, unsettling and stimulating. Thank you for giving us your time.