For the 7th UiT Environmental Humanities network meeting we are excited to invite you to a discussion about how measurement and "excellence" can marginalize multidisciplinarity and engaged research
This talk by Prof Kate Maxwell (UiT) and Prof David Charles (Northumbria University Newcastle) will explore some of the ways in which multidisciplinary research is stifled - often before it can even begin - by monodisciplinary thinking and systems, both within institutions and at policy/funding levels, including adherence to metrics, survival strategies, and "excellence". In the subsequent discussion, participants will be invited to reflect on the possible role of the environmental humanities in overcoming these hurdles, including using the case study of the UiT miljøhumaniora network to explore more radically open ways we can move forward.
Relevant readings for those wishing to engage with the topic prior to the meeting include:
Salomaa, M., Cinar, R., & Charles, D. (2021). Rankings and regional development: The cause or the symptom of universities’ insufficient regional contributions? Higher Education Governance & Policy, 2(1), 31-44. https://dergipark.org.tr/en/download/article-file/1758151
And for the very keen:
If you cannot attend the meeting but would like to stay informed about all things UiT Miljøhumaniora / Environmental Humanities, please send a brief email to Filip Maric and I will add you to the mailing list.
OBS! We are using a registration form to estimate the kind of room we might need to book for the meeting. A Zoom link for those wishing to attend online will be sent around on request and closer to the time.