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15.03.24

Call for Contributions - International Conference on Knowledge Transfer

RWTH Aachen

 

Living Labs have become central research infrastructures for participation in innovation and sustainable development. They establish new environments of transdisciplinary knowledge production. However, the diversity and specificity of Living Labs across many different settings and areas – from urban planning, sustainable energy transformation and medical research to artificial intelligence applications – make it difficult to develop methods, standards, and indicators for successful knowledge generation and transfer. How knowledge integration in Living Labs is best achieved and supported remains a challenge and an open question for both theory and practice. The same holds true for ensuring knowledge transfer within and beyond Living Labs.

 

The international conference Knowledge Transfer in and through Living Labs seeks to identify and explore methods, standards, and indicators for successful knowledge generation and transfer. We are looking forward to host a vibrant community of Living Lab scholars and practitioners concerned with the theory and practice of a research and co-creation format which aims to build the society of tomorrow. Of central interest are the processes involved in combining different epistemic perspectives within Living Labs, and the changes knowledge undergoes while travelling between and among actors
involved, both directly or indirectly.

 

Deadline for Contributions: 15 March 2024

15.03.24

SciTS 2024 Virtual Conference Call for Workshops

INSciTS

 

The SciTS Annual Conference is the flagship event of the International Network for the Science of Team Science (INSciTS). It continues to be the premier annual gathering of scholars, practitioners, and providers in the field of Team Science, bringing together a broad range of disciplines to share and advance the latest evidence-based methods in team collaboration and transdisciplinary science. Speakers and attendees will include investigators, administrators, students, funders, and policymakers. Our community includes academia, government, industry, and many other sectors, and spans a multitude of knowledge domain spaces. Anyone interested in improving collaborative research and discovery is welcome!

 

Please note that if your workshop is not selected, you will be given the opportunity to resubmit as another submission type.

 

Deadline for Workshop-Submissions: 15 March 2024

08.03.24

Call for Ideas for Online Workshops

KFPE

 

As part of the KFPEs annual conference, the KFPE hosts a series of online workshops in the month before and after the event. The aim of these workshops is to foster the exchange and discuss ideas how to promot sustainable, equitable partnerships. Researchers, project coordinators, students as well as practitioners from development cooperation and business are invited to submit their workshop ideas.

Researchers and practice partners interested in organizing an online workshop are invited to submit their proposal before 8th March. The workshops ideally have a duration between 60 to 120 minutes and promote discussion between the participants. Workshop formats can vary from presentation series to round tables or other innovative forms of online exchange.

 

Deadline for proposals: 08 March 2024

11.03.24

Résidence ARRISKUA

Nekatoenea

 

Cette résidence de création & médiation est à destination d’un binôme : un.e artiste auteur.ice du champ de l’art contemporain et d’un.e chercheur.euse (scientifique, spécialiste du domaine environnemental ou social, géologue, anthropologue…).

 

Thématique de la résidence: La mémoire des risques liés à l’eau : crues, vagues et marées fortes, l’inondation-submersion.

Parallèlement à un travail de recherche et de création personnelle, le binôme interviendra dans un lycée du territoire afin de développer avec les élèves un travail de recherche et une série d’œuvres sur la thématique proposée.

 

La résidence se déroulera sur 3 mois entre 2024 et 2025.

1. Un mois en septembre 2024

2. Deux mois consécutifs entre janvier et fin mars 2025.

À savoir: Depuis 2019, le CPIE LB porte ARRISKUA, un projet d’information et de sensibilisation sur les risques liés au littoral basque avec comme objectif de faire intégrer aux différents publics une culture du risque et de les accompagner vers plus de résilience face à ces enjeux. En collaboration avec les acteurs territoriaux concernés, GIP Littoral aquitaine, Observatoire de la Côte Nouvelle Aquitaine, et Communauté d'Agglomération Pays Basque, le projet ARRISKUA va créer et piloter une déclinaison régionale néo aquitaine - “ARRISKUA participatif Lycées”, appuyer les collectivités de la côte basque en matière de culture du risque par la formation des acteur.ice.s, la sensibilisation des habitant.e.s, le partage de conseils et de ressources, et renforcer la culture du risque sur la côte basque par une approche "Arts et Sciences croisées" - cette résidence est censée contribuer à cette approche.

 

Date limite de candidature: 11 mars 2024.

26.02.24

Aufruf zur Projekteingaben im Forschungsprogramm „Gebäude und Städte“

BFE


Ausgangslage
Die Energieforschung leistet einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Effizienzsteigerung und zur Anwendung von erneuerbaren Energien. Der Gebäudebereich trägt nach wie vor ein grosses Gewicht dieser Aufgabe: rund 1.8 Mio. Gebäude in der Schweiz verursachen rund die Hälfte des Primärenergiebedarfs.

 

Zielsetzung
Das Forschungsprogramm Gebäude und Städte möchte mit diesem Aufruf sein Projekt-Portfolio erweitern und ruft einen weiten Kreis von Fachpersonen dazu auf, ihre Ideen zu Forschungsprojekten einzureichen. Es ist vorgesehen, ca. 20 Projekte mit einem Bundesbeitrag von insgesamt rund 2.5 Mio. Franken zu unterstützen. Die Projekte weisen in der Regel eine Laufzeit von 2–3 Jahren auf. Als Grundlage für die Projekteingaben werden nachfolgend aktuelle Schwerpunkte und Detailthemen vorgeschlagen. Diese berücksichtigen neben dem Energieforschungskonzept des BFE neue Trends der Energieforschung sowie die laufenden Projekte im Programm, die aus dem letzten Aufruf zu Projekteingaben im Jahr 2022 resultierten. Das BFE ruft daher zur Eingabe von Projekten in zwei Bereichen auf:

 

Forschungsprogramm Gebäude und Städte: Aufruf zur Projekteingabe Themenskizze #01: Der Weg zu Netto-Null im Gebäudelebenszyklus

Der Schweizer Bundesrat hat sich im Rahmen des Pariser Klimaabkommens zu einem Absenkpfad verpflichtet, der für 2050 eine Netto-Null-Bilanz für direkte inländische Treibhausgasemissionen (THGE) vorsieht. Die Energieperspektiven EP2050+ zeigen im Szenario ZERO konkrete Absenkpfade
für die Endenergienachfrage im Gebäudebereich und der damit verbundenen THGE auf. Im Klimaund Innovationsgesetz (KIG) wird ein Richtwert zur Verminderung der THGE im Gebäudesektor von 82% (ggü. 1990) per 2040 genannt. Während der Gebäudebetrieb bis 2050 mit vorhandenen Lösun-
gen weitgehend dekarbonisiert werden kann, sind im Bereich der Gebäudeerstellung noch viele Fragen ungelöst 1. Trotz Fokussierung mehrerer Detailthemen auf die Erstellung, ist im Rahmen der Forschungsprojekte immer auch die Optimierung der Gesamtbilanz der THGE über Erstellung und Betrieb sicherzustellen.


Forschungsprogramm Gebäude und Städte: Aufruf zur Projekteingabe Themenskizze #02: Zukunftsfähige Gebäudetechnik

Neue Schwerpunkte in der Energie- und Klimapolitik sowie sich ändernde Klimabedingungen stellen vielfältige Herausforderungen an Gebäude und deren technische Ausrüstung. Bewährte Planungsregeln und Standardlösungen müssen überdacht und neu austariert werden. Im Rahmen dieses
Schwerpunktthemas sollen zukunftsfähige Lösungen mit Fokus auf Raumkühlung und Raumheizung untersucht und weiterentwickelt werden

 

Frist für die Skizzeneinreichung: 26 Februar 2024

04.03.24

Call for papers for the conference: Field Philosophy: pushing the methodological envelope

University of Lausanne

 

Field philosophy (philosophie de terrain) has many influences, inspirations, and methods related to the context in which it takes place. In France, where the subject still remains taboo, it holds a marginal place next to other dominant historical traditions in the history of philosophy. It is largely practiced by philosophers working at the margins and with contemporary subjects (health, ecology, religion, etc). Similarly, in Switzerland, its place remains uncertain, although in specific domains (such as applied philosophy, in particular applied ethics) it has become common practice, particularly in the context of collaborations on interdisciplinary projects. The diverse traditions and ambiguous place of field philosophy bring with it certain constraints. However, this has also developed a forum for creative methodologies and postures in the field, both inspired from philosophy and the social sciences. The ambition of this conference is to bring together philosophers and scholars who are inspired by philosophical theories. We aim to bring a safe space for these philosophers (and researchers working with philosophical methods or in interdisciplinary teams with philosophers), including those currently working at the margins of their disciplines, to discuss together how to go about field philosophy, in its methodological diversity and creativity.

Contributions may focus on the following themes: 

  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Working with philosophers and/or philosophical theories
  • Philosophy in institutions, including in hospitals, universities, etc.
  • The relationship between the center and its margins (creativity in the margins)
  • Philosophy outside of institutions (including businesses, associations, etc.)
  • New fieldwork methods

 

Deadline for Abstracts: 04 March 2024

06.03.24

Calls for Papers: Transforming Science

Ghent University

 

Scientists typically produce general knowledge. They describe the world in a way that allows for the explanation and prediction of phenomena across the various contexts in which they occur. In basic sciences, explanations and predictions are aimed at deep understanding, in applied sciences, they also support targeted manipulations and interventions. Nowadays, science is increasingly expected to contribute to sustainable solutions for complex, societal problems. What these problems consist in, and how they are best defined, varies with context and perspective. Rather than the general knowledge scientists typically produce, these problems require knowledge that is context-sensitive, problem-oriented and actionable.

 

This new mission for science raises questions about the extent to which traditional scientific practice can contribute to societal problem-solving, and how science could be transformed to increase its problem-solving potential.This workshop will address issues related to the transformation of science from a wide variety of perspectives. We invite abstracts from fields such as history and philosophy of science and technology, sociology, anthropology, science and technology studies, sustainability studies, policy studies and policy making.

 

In Spring 2024, the Centre for Logic & Philosophy of Science of Ghent University hosts a 3-day international workshop on Transforming Science, supported by the Belgian Science, Technology & Society Network (B.STS). This workshop will address issues related to the transformation of science from a wide variety of perspectives. We invite abstracts from fields such as history and philosophy of science and technology, sociology, anthropology, science and technology studies, sustainability studies, policy studies and policy making. 
 

 

Abstract Submission: 6 March 2024

Workshop Date: 24-26 April 2024

29.02.24

Call for Contributions: Epistemologies of Aesthetic Practices

ETH Zurich, University of Zurich, Zurich University of the Arts

 

The doctoral program »Epistemologies of Aesthetic Practices«, a cooperation of the Zurich University of the Arts, ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich, based at the Collegium Helveticum, is looking for 30-minute contributions for its annual conference 2024 on the relationship between transformative
potentials and operational temporality of the arts, in which current practices of dealing with the past and the future are negotiated under the keyword of the planetary. Contributions from both the arts and the sciences are welcome. (For the arts: Exhibitions, in-stallations and material elaborate performances are unfortunately not possible, but presentations and documentations.)

 

The conference will take place in Zurich from October 10 to 12, 2024 (alternative date: October 17 to 19)

 

Application Deadline: 29 February 2024

30.06.2024

Call for Articles: Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences special issue: Co-Creating Transdisciplinary Research and Learning for Transformative Socio-Environmental Change

Taylor & Francis

 

Transformative change is necessary for ensuring human well-being while addressing climate change and increasing biodiversity loss. Integrating knowledge is key for dealing with many complex socio-environmental challenges such as mitigating and adapting to climate change, transitioning to a circular economy, and tackling biodiversity loss and environmental degradation. However, for many of these challenges that the sustainable development goals (SDGs) attempts to face, scientific perspectives alone are insufficient:

 

Societal knowledge is needed to understand and define problems, identify alternatives, evaluate strategies, and design and implement processes. Transdisciplinary collaborations, collaborations that combine diverse societal and scientific knowledge, perspectives and values, provide opportunities to unpack the complexities of the environmental challenges the planet faces.

 

Deadline for Submission: 30 June 2024

15.02.24

Call for Papers: Symposiom for an international transdisciplinary chair

CIRET

 

1. The Symposium is open to anyone interested in presenting papers or simply watching, not only for CIRET members. However, CIRET members will have priority.

 

2. Call for papers deadline February 15, 2024.

 

3. The interested authors must present the abstract of their proposal in about 10 lines within the deadline, considering what should be a Transdisciplinary chair in theory and practical implementation. Please send to <leosgmc@gmail.com> with copy to <marianathieriot@me.com>.

 

4. 12 speakers will be chosen by the organizers of the Symposium.

 

5. The Symposium will be on March 21-22, 2024, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Paris Time.

 

6. 15 minutes for each speaker: 40-minute panel each day to close the discussions.

 

7. The following references (items II and III) may serve as guidance and eventual insights.

 

Deadline for Submissions: 15 February 2024

12.02.24

Boundary workers: facilitating dialogue between science and technology studies and inter- and transdisciplinarity

EASST-4s Conference Amsterdam, - Bianca Vienni Baptista, Isabel Flechter, Maria Goñi, Ulrike Kuchner

 

Interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity (ITD) are seen as important means of producing knowledge for transformation, e.g through addressing societies’ grand challenges. However, disconnects between different communities who undertake collaborative research are evident in the literature and in practice. This disconnect is particularly puzzling in the case of STS and ITD scholars. Yet, with some notable exceptions, there is little articulation between these communities. We see this as problematic as knowledge and recognised good practice on how to better foster inter- and transdisciplinary research are rendered invisible, causing unnecessarily fragmented approaches to shared knowledge domains. 

This panel explores the many conceptual and methodological intersections between STS and ITD scholarship. We seek to discuss their mutual enrichment and their contributions to the advancement of transformative research. We will exploring the following questions:

- What are the ways and means by which STS and ITD research enrich each other?

- How can ITD and STS unite to contribute to the making and doing of transformations?

- What are the roles researchers and practitioners perform when working in the intersections of STS and ITD? How are these roles transformed? 

- How can problem spaces be methodologically and conceptually defined when combining STS and ITD perspectives?

- How does the emergence of new techniques of producing, distributing, evaluating and experiencing knowledge contribute to transformative ways of ITD and STS? 

- How can science-society interfaces be more inclusive when STS and ITD work together? 

During the first session, we will showcase ITD and STS papers exploring collaborations between these fields. In the second session, authors will be invited to provide a short provocation. Participants will respond to those discussing in groups. The final outcome of the panel is a visual map of the actions, pathways and intersections to STS and ITD brokering, employing design thinking or speculations/story-telling.

 

Deadline for contributions: 12 February 2024

30.06.2024

Call for Articles: ISSUES IN INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES – Call for Papers 

Philosophy of Interdisciplinarity

 

Although interdisciplinarity—and its cognate “transdisciplinarity”—is a hallmark of contemporary knowledge production, it is itself still a contentious concept. What does interdisciplinarity entail, and what is its significance? How are interdisciplinarity and/or  transdisciplinarity distinct from other modes of knowledge production? What purposes does, could, or should interdisciplinarity serve?  

 

This special collection of articles will advance both a philosophy of interdisciplinary studies and a philosophy of interdisciplinarity itself. An assumption of the guest editors is that inter- and trans-disciplinarity can and should also be regarded as a challenge to (disciplinary) science in general and to the academy, raising fundamental and critical questions about science, the organization of the universities, the approaches to nature and to human-nature relations, to experimentation and explanations, forms of knowledge, and more. Acknowledging that interdisciplinary research often consists of case studies rather than more generalizable research, we also welcome articles that build a philosophical approach while integrating more detailed analysis of one or more cases of interdisciplinary research.  

 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 

  • Responses to “What is inter- and/or trans-disciplinarity” and to “What should inter- and/or trans-disciplinarity be,” or equivalent global questions, critically building upon existing literatures 
  • Development of criteria, dimensions or elements for a conceptual clarification or a philosophy of inter- and/or trans-disciplinarity, including a justification of the criteria 
  • Articulations of ethics, value systems or normative basis in light of interdisciplinary research or teaching 
  • Tracing the history of inter- and trans-disciplinarity back to the 1970s or to earlier decades and linking it to the history of environmentalism, to the ambivalences of technological advancement, to the crisis of human-nature relations or to feminist, post-colonial and other critiques of science 
  • Reflecting on inter- and trans-disciplinarity as a cultural critique of (late modern) knowledge production. Are they still critical concepts or have they lost their critical momentum and original spirit? 
  • Situating and clarifying inter- and trans-disciplinarity in the light of concepts such as mode-2 science, post-normal science, post-paradigmatic science, post-academic science, technoscience, problem-oriented research, post-disciplinarity, triple helix research, transformative research, transition science, participatory action research, citizen science, technology assessment, sustainability research, social-ecology, etc. 
  • Expositions of how interdisciplinary thinking fits into the cultural history of thought and knowledge, and the tradition of the university system 
  • Conceptual and methodological analysis of cross-disciplinary connections between philosophy of interdisciplinary studies and other fields of research, such as sociology of sciences, philosophy of science, psychology, literature, environmental studies, political science, etc. 
  • Exploration of the impact of more recent philosophical debates around e.g. diversity, pluralism, epistemic virtues, positionality on interdisciplinarity. 

 

Deadline for Submissions: 30 June 2024

No deadline mentioned

Transdisciplinarity – Then and Now. Reflections on transformations and transformative potentials

EASST-4s 2024 Conference Amsterdam, - Esther Blokbergen, Sarju Sing Rai, Marjolein Zweekhorst, Hussein Zeidan

 

As transdisciplinarity (TD) becomes something of a “buzzword” in academic and professional circles, we wish to collectively reflect on TD’s original mission and development. How does the goal of creating new knowledge by transcending disciplinary silos and integrating perspectives from across scientific, academic, and societal boundaries, face up to today’s pressing “wicked problems”? Bringing together senior and junior scholars in open conversation, we aim to stimulate personal and practical reflections and insights from the field, and strategize on fruitful alliances with STS, as a research endeavor which shares TD’s transformative mission.

 

To reflect the hybridity and diversity of TD as research and practice, we welcome the active participation of researchers, practitioners and educators in all dimensions where TD is explicitly pursued – (global) health, sustainability, education, and policy-making, and of course STS. The VU’s Athena Institute will chair three different sessions, which are as follow.

  • Seed paper discussion panel: foundational/seminal text(s) of TD will be circulated in advance to guide a discussion by the selected panelists about the origins, mission and evolution of TD.
  • An open dialogue session will bring senior and emerging scholars into deeper conversation and exchange. Questions from the audience can be posed in oral or (depending on attendee numbers) digital format (e.g. Mentimeter); a wordcloud will be produced in real time with the discussion.
  • A split workshop session will process the insights from the first two sessions, allowing participants to contribute further to the discussion, and derive practical and inspirational input for their future work. One workshop can be dedicated to questions relating to TD research, the other (in parallel) to education, depending on participants’ interests.

Submissions for participation: Brief motivation (500 words max.) with appended seed paper suggestion(s), recent CV (preferably incl. publications).

Please note: In order to fit the conference submission format, we kindly ask for a contribution title/short description (300 words), and a brief abstract, (optionally) including one seed paper suggestion (300 words max.) Please disregard the requirements listed in the original description.

14.03.2024

NRP84 Plant Breeding Innovation

SNSF

 

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is launching a call for the National Research Programme "Plant Breeding Innovation" (NRP 84) based on a mandate from the Federal Council.

Global warming, environmental degradation and our planet’s growing human population pose increasing threats to food security around the world. There is also increasing pressure to reduce the use of pesticides, herbicides and fertilisers and to protect biodiversity while maintaining or increasing productivity. A broad spectrum of approaches will be needed to meet these demands, including the development of new plant trait combinations that confer greater resistance to pests and diseases or continued productivity in the face of drought, flooding or rising temperatures.

The programme aims to identify and test new plant breeding technologies (NBTs), which involve targeted mutagenesis, DNA editing and cisgenic insertion of DNA constructs that do not lead to transgenic products, and to evaluate their application from agronomic, social, ethics, economic and regulatory perspectives in Switzerland. NRP 84 consists of three research modules.

  • Module 1: Technical feasibility – will evaluate the use of NBTs to generate crop varieties with traits that improve crop productivity and quality and that permit environmentally and economically sustainable agricultural practices in Switzerland.
  • Module 2: Ethics, society, and economics – will examine ethical issues and factors that influence stakeholders’ attitudes and interests as well as the economic viability of the use of NBTs in agriculture.
  • Module 3: Regulatory considerations – will formulate policy recommendations for regulatory frameworks that promote innovation for sustainable applications of NBTs and serve to reduce biosafety and environmental risks.

NRP 84 will operate with overall funding of 10 million Swiss francs for a research duration of 5 years.

 

Deadline for pre-proposals: 14 March 2024

14.03.2023

NRP83 Gender Medicine and Health

SNSF

 

Interested researchers are invited to submit their pre-proposals for the National Research Programme by 14 March 2024.

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is launching a call for the National Research Programme "Gender Medicine and Health" (NRP 83) based on a mandate from the Federal Council.

NRP 83 aims to provide a knowledge base for an evidence-based implementation of sex/gender aspects in health research, medicine and public health in Switzerland.

It strives to (a) produce context-sensitive and transdisciplinary knowledge to understand sex/gender-related aspects in health; (b) improve and adapt clinical practice to include sex/gender specificities; and to (c) integrate a gender mainstreaming approach as an elemental part of the health system.

By calling for research projects and through coordinated activities, the programme sets out to bring about a change in practice in Switzerland.

The programme is structured around three modules:

  • Module 1: Sex/gender as a determinant of health
  • Module 2: Sex/gender in health care and clinical practice
  • Module 3: Sex/gender at the public health and policy levels

NRP 83 will operate with overall funding of 11 million Swiss francs for a research duration of 5 years.

 

Deadline:

Pre-proposals: 14 March 2024
Full proposals: 02 Septembre 2024

29.02.2024

Call fo proposals: “Promoting Biodiversity and Sustainable Ecosystem Services for Switzerland” (NRP 82)

SNSF

 

What are National Research Programmes (NRPs)?

Research conducted by National Research Programmes consists of research projects that contribute to solving contemporary problems of national importance. Under the provisions of Article 10, paragraph 2, letter c of the Federal Act on Research and Innovation of 14 December 2012 (Status as of 1 July 2023), the Federal Council selects the topics and focus areas for research in NRPs and mandates full responsibility for implementing the programmes to the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF). Article 3 of the Federal Ordinance on the Federal Act on Research and Innovation of 29 November
2013 (Status as of 1 September 2023) describes the NRP funding scheme as follows:

 

1 The National Research Programmes (NRPs) of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) are a means of generating and conducting coordinated research projects that pursue a common goal.

2 Topics of research are appropriate for National Research Programmes if:

     a. Swiss research can make a significant contribution to resolving the issue;

     b. research contributions from multiple disciplines are required to resolve the issue;

     c. research on the topic can be expected to produce research results within a five-year period that have practical applications.

3 In justifiable exceptional cases, an NRP may also be used to create specific additional research potential in Switzerland.

4 During the selection process, it will be considered whether:

     a. the expected results of the programme can be used as the scientific basis for governmental and administrative decisions;

     b. the programme can be carried out in the context of international cooperat

 

Deadline for pre-proposals: 29 February 2024

29.02.2024

Call for proposals: “Baukultur. For an ecological and social transition of the built environment” (NRP 81)

SNSF

 

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) has launched a call for the National Research Programme "Baukultur. For an Ecological and Social Transition of the Built Environment" (NRP 81) based on its mandate from the Federal Council.

The programme aims at understanding and identifying the processes that are required to plan, establish and maintain a high-quality built environment. It will equally investigate the processes that are required for such an environment to contribute to the creation of a sustainable society, to promoting social equity and cohesion, and to improving quality of life. The programme will bring together divergent perspectives, scattered disciplines and separate professions with a clear and pertinent objective: to improve the quality of the built environment with a view to sustainability. It therefore also promotes partnerships with actors from practice and directly supports these collaborations with proportionate financial support.

The programme comprises two research modules and a compulsory tandem module for implementation:

  • Research module A: Material, technical and ecological dimensions of Baukultur in relation to social and cultural aspects
    Module A addresses material, technical and ecological aspects, touching on environmental sciences, engineering, urban planning and architectural expertise, as well as energy transition, sustainable development and biodiversity.
  • Research module B: Social and cultural dimensions of Baukultur in relation to material, technical and ecological aspects
    Module B embraces social and cultural contexts, with extensions to policymaking, planning, social history and sociology in relation to urban development, construction and housing/living.
  • Tandem module C for implementation: Comprehending Baukultur
    Module C refers to the materialisation of the vision outlined in modules A and B by establishing a process of engagement between the actors involved. This module allows project teams to set up partnerships with practitioners and non-academic organisations or institutions. The field is left open for different implementation scenarios and collaboration schemes, such as living labs, demonstrators (simulated or in the field), platforms, etc.

 

Deadline for pre-proposals: 29 February 2023

23.02.2024

Förderaufruf „Nachhaltige und klimafreundliche Gebäudebestandserneuerung und effiziente und suffiziente Flächennutzung in bestehenden Stadtquartieren und Siedlungsbereichen“

BMBF

 

Ziel des Förderaufrufs ist es, Vorhaben zu fördern, die das Potential Sozialer Innovationen für eine nachhaltige und klimafreundliche Bestandserneuerung von Wohngebäuden, Umnutzungen von Nichtwohngebäuden sowie eine effiziente und suffiziente Flächennutzung in bestehenden Stadtquartieren und Siedlungsbereichen in Transformationsclustern erforschen und erschließen.

Städtische Siedlungsgebiete sind die Hauptemittenten von Treibhausgas- und anderen umwelt- und gesundheitsschädlichen Emissionen sowie für einen erheblichen Teil der Flächenversiegelung, gerade auch im Stadtumland ursächlich. Der Gebäudesektor ist dabei einer der entscheidenden Treiber dieser Entwicklung.

Die Bundesregierung hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, bis 2030 die CO2-Emissionen im Gebäudesektor um weitere 40 Prozent zu reduzieren und die Flächeninanspruchnahme auf unter 30 ha pro Tag neuversiegelte Fläche zu begrenzen.

Die gesetzten Klimaschutz- und Nachhaltigkeitsziele sind nur erreichbar, wenn es gelingt, den Gebäudebestand möglichst zügig und unter Nutzung kreislauffähiger Materialen nachhaltig und klimafreundlich zu sanieren sowie durch eine effiziente und suffiziente Nutzung bestehender Gebäude weitere Flächenversiegelung zu minimieren.

Dieser Umbau muss finanzierbar und sozialverträglich sein. Es bedarf Konzepte, die Lösungen für die nachhaltige Erneuerung des Gebäudebestands und Nutzung von Flächen mit Lösungen für die in vielen Städten existierende Wohnungsknappheit und hohen Wohnkosten verbinden und die dazu beitragen, die Lebensqualität in Städten und Stadtquartieren zu verbessern.

In den Transformationsclustern soll erforscht und erprobt werden, inwiefern Soziale Innovationen hier neue Möglichkeiten eröffnen und wirksam transformative Potentiale entfalten können. Gefordert sind Forschungsdesigns, die Fragen nachhaltiger und klimafreundlicher Bestandserneuerung, Umnutzungen und reduzierten Flächenverbrauchs mit Lösungen für soziale Anliegen wie Bezahlbarkeit, Teilhabe, Durchmischung und Zusammenhalt im Quartier verknüpfen und sozial-innovative Lösungsansätze die helfen, Ziel- und Transformationskonflikte zu bewältigen.

 

Deadline: 23. Februar 2024

15.04.2024

Call for papers: Woodland Resurgence and Sustainability in Mountains—Patterns, Drivers, and Social-Ecological Consequences

Mountain Research and Development

 

What drives the resurgence of woodlands in mountain areas, and under what conditions can it best benefit local communities and ecosystems? Mountain Research and Development invites systematic assessments of innovative interventions or action research, empirical studies and meta-analyses on trends, drivers, and consequences of woodland resurgence, as well as review-based agendas for future research, policies, or action.

 

Deadline (Notes of intent): 8 January 2024
Deadline (full papers): 15 April 2024

30.06.2024

Call for Papers: Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies

Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies

 

Although interdisciplinarity—and its cognate “transdisciplinarity”—is a hallmark of contemporary knowledge production, it is itself still a contentious concept. What does interdisciplinarity entail, and what is its significance? How are interdisciplinarity and/or  transdisciplinarity distinct from other modes of knowledge production? What purposes does, could, or should interdisciplinarity serve?  

This special collection of articles will advance both a philosophy of interdisciplinary studies and a philosophy of interdisciplinarity itself. An assumption of the guest editors is that inter- and trans-disciplinarity can and should also be regarded as a challenge to (disciplinary) science in general and to the academy, raising fundamental and critical questions about science, the organization of the universities, the approaches to nature and to human-nature relations, to experimentation and explanations, forms of knowledge, and more. Acknowledging that interdisciplinary research often consists of case studies rather than more generalizable research, we also welcome articles that build a philosophical approach while integrating more detailed analysis of one or more cases of interdisciplinary research.  

 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 

  • Responses to “What is inter- and/or trans-disciplinarity” and to “What should inter- and/or trans-disciplinarity be,” or equivalent global questions, critically building upon existing literatures 
  • Development of criteria, dimensions or elements for a conceptual clarification or a philosophy of inter- and/or trans-disciplinarity, including a justification of the criteria 
  • Articulations of ethics, value systems or normative basis in light of interdisciplinary research or teaching 
  • Tracing the history of inter- and trans-disciplinarity back to the 1970s or to earlier decades and linking it to the history of environmentalism, to the ambivalences of technological advancement, to the crisis of human-nature relations or to feminist, post-colonial and other critiques of science 
  • Reflecting on inter- and trans-disciplinarity as a cultural critique of (late modern) knowledge production. Are they still critical concepts or have they lost their critical momentum and original spirit? 
  • Situating and clarifying inter- and trans-disciplinarity in the light of concepts such as mode-2 science, post-normal science, post-paradigmatic science, post-academic science, technoscience, problem-oriented research, post-disciplinarity, triple helix research, transformative research, transition science, participatory action research, citizen science, technology assessment, sustainability research, social-ecology, etc. 
  • Expositions of how interdisciplinary thinking fits into the cultural history of thought and knowledge, and the tradition of the university system 
  • Conceptual and methodological analysis of cross-disciplinary connections between philosophy of interdisciplinary studies and other fields of research, such as sociology of sciences, philosophy of science, psychology, literature, environmental studies, political science, etc. 
  • Exploration of the impact of more recent philosophical debates around e.g. diversity, pluralism, epistemic virtues, positionality on interdisciplinarity. 

 

Deadline for Abstract-Submission: 15. January 2024

Deadline for Submission: 30.June 2024

25.03.24

Call for Exihibitors, Partners & Sponsors - 5th BaselEduCa Expo

Insitute for peace and dialogue

 

BaselEduCa Expo is a vital and unique event place to bring together various Providers, Investors, Suppliers, Candidates, Buyers and Experts via Face to Face meeting method to closely introduce Exhibitors as well actual products, programs, activities, advertisements and services in Education, Research, Employment and Career field. Held annually, BaselEduCa 2024 event provides its visitors and guests worldwide scholarships, fellowships, language courses, summer camps, trainings, study trips, job opportunities, degree and non-degree programs, internships, exchange programs as well gifts/souvenirs, networking & fruitful partnership opportunities. As we know international exhibitions plays essential role as a best working platform and strategic factor in the marketing, communications, public relations, investor relations, fundraising, sponsorship, networking and recruitment strategy of any company and organizations which there haven’t any alternative similar ways to meet the potential partners, suppliers and customers face to face for negotiation the mutual opportunities, proposals and achieving successful business in both international and local markets.

 

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- as Presenter - Companies/Institutions has option to present and introduce Products, Programs or Services to audience within 30 - 50 minute period

- as Sponsor - Any State, Private or Public Institutions welcome to support BaselEduCa Expo as Diamond, Gold, Platinum or Silver Sponsor

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Early Bird Application: 5 February, 2024
Final Application Deadline: 25 March, 2024

Date: 19 April, 2024

Spring 2024

Practice-based research of interdisciplinary higher education

University of Edinburgh

 

Practice-based Research of Interdisciplinary Higher Education is a collection that aims at building a community and building capacity around the study of interdisciplinary teaching and learning at universities and colleges around the world. The higher-education landscape is changing toward increasingly societally engaged models that re-position disciplinary silos. This change generates questions about ‘what works’ in interdisciplinary higher education and about the operationalization and implementation of the values behind this educational change. Research of interdisciplinary higher teaching and learning is currently being presented at conferences aimed specifically at exchange about practicalities and best practices, and the research also finds its way to conference proceedings in more general fields interested in the study of university and college education, liberal education, academic writing, team science, and so on. The literature about interdisciplinary higher education is currently scattered and research gaps are hard to identify, define, and defend.

 

So, there is a need for improving publication possibilities for practice-based projects using interdisciplinary teaching and learning as input for research and, vice versa, using research to improve interdisciplinary teaching and learning. This collection responds to this niche interest whilst explicitly striving toward maintaining the plurality of research approaches responding to the challenges of interdisciplinary higher education. Topics that will be considered include:

 

  • Conceptual Approaches of Multi-, Inter- and Transdisciplinary Higher Education
  • Integrative Teaching and Learning in Theory and Practice
  • Differences and Commonalities between Interdisciplinary Higher Education and Challenge-Based Learning, Community-Engaged Learning, Practice-Based Learning, etc.
  • Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning and the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning and the Inner Development Goals
  • Recognition and Reward of Interdisciplinarians at Universities and Colleges
  • Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning as Transformational Process
  • Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in Interdisciplinary Higher Education
  • Co-creating Interdisciplinary Higher Education with Students
  • Educational Tools for On-site, Hybrid, and Online Interdisciplinary Higher Education
  • Assessment of Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning
  • Teacher Competences for Interdisciplinary Teaching
  • Governance of Interdisciplinary Programmes at Universities and Colleges

 

Submission Deadline for Abstracts: 01 December 2023

Submission Deadline for full submission: Spring 2024

8.5.23

Call for papers for MRD’s MountainDevelopment and MountainAgenda sections

MRD

 

Mountain Research and Development (MRD) invites submissions focusing on transformation knowledge and target knowledge. How can we solve problems and tap opportunities for greater sustainability? Articles in the MountainDevelopment section should offer validated insights from development interventions, local practices, and policy efforts. And: What sustainable development do we want? Articles in the MountainAgenda section should systematically review—and conclude with agendas for—research, development, or policy. Submissions are welcome anytime.

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