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JUNE 2018

Call for Contributions: Swiss Inter- and Transdisciplinarity Day 2018

The Swiss Inter- and Transdisciplinarity Day 2018 will take place on 15 November 2018 at the EPFL in Lausanne. We are inviting contributions in the form of posters and speed-talks that explore and reflect experiences and visions how digitalisation can be devised for inter- and transdisciplinary research and education in a meaningful way, discuss chances and challenges, and critically reflect what digitalisation means for inter- and transdisciplinary research, teaching and learning. Submission deadline: 12 August 2018 > More information
A programme overview is also available online. > See the programme

New in the td-net Toolbox: Outcome Spaces Framework

The outcome spaces framework provides a structure to reflect on, and classify participants’ preferred outcomes in a transdisciplinary project in a differentiated way. Three key realms of transdisciplinary outcome spaces are distinguished – situation, knowledge and learning – elaborated as (1) an improvement within the situation or field of inquiry, (2) the generation of relevant stocks and flows of knowledge, including scholarly knowledge and other societal knowledge forms (3) mutual and transformational learning by researchers and research participants to increase the likelihood of persistent change. The method has been provided by > Cynthia Mitchell > Dena Fam> More information

U Change: call is open!

Do you have a project idea for more sustainability? The funding program U Change supports innovative student projects and student project incubators for sustainable development. The current call closes on 31 August 2018. All information is available (in german and french) on the programme website: www.u-change.ch.


Td Summer School 2018: Td & Interculturality

As a follow up of the > ITD Conference 2017, this year’s Td Summer School is focussing on transdisciplinary research at the science-society interface within an intercultural orientation. It takes place at Leuphana University from 2 to 11 September 2018 (Td Training Module: 2-7 Sep, Special Training Module: 10-11 Sep). As a side event, we will run a workshop on transdisciplinary research and sustainability from 11 to 13 September. The aim is to develop an agenda for continuous collaborative research between different world regions to further develop epistemological and methodological foundations and practices of transdisciplinary research and sustainability. Registration deadline: 23 June 2018
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Call for abstracts: Leverage Points 2019

The International conference on sustainability research and transformation „Leverage Points 2019" takes place from 6 to 8 February 2019 at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg. Applications for inspiring, provocative and exciting oral and poster presentations are currently being invited. There will be a strong focus on interaction, dialog and synthesis running throughout the conference. Submission deadline: 30 June 2018 
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New official society for Science of Team Science

The newly formed International Network for the Science of Team Science (INSciTS) will now be the new official society of the Science of Team Science community. NSciTS will create and facilitate a high-impact community that develops and disseminates an evidence-base to support team science and shapes how research is conducted to solve complex problems. Up to 8 Board of Director positions are available and nominations are open until 22 June 2018. > More information

I2Insights blog

Interested in tips on running large transdisciplinary projects? In how to use a university campus as a transdisciplinary living laboratory? In using Ostrom's social-ecological systems framework to set context for transdisciplinary research? How about using the arts and design to build student creative collaboration capacity? Or adding axiology alongside ontology and epistemology in planning your project?
> See the latest contributions to the I2Insights blog


Hering, J.G. (2018): Reconnecting academic research with societal needs through assessment. OSF Home. > Read more

Hilger, A., M. Rose, and M. Wanner (2018): Changing Faces – Factors Influencing the Roles of Researchers in Real-World Laboratories. GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, 27(2), p. 138-145. > Read more

Lagaay, A. and A. Seitz, eds (2018): Wissen Formen – Performative Akte zwischen Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kunst. Erkundungen mit dem Theater der Versammlung. transcript Verlag.

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Lüneburg, B. (2018): TransCoding – From `Highbrow Art' to Participatory Culture. Social Media – Art – Research. transcript Verlag. 

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Mitchell, C., D. Fam, and D. Cordell (2018): Frameworks for Transdisciplinary Research: Framework #3 "Outcome Spaces: Designing for Impact in Transdisciplinary Research". GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, 27(1), p. 112. > Read more

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