3rd October 17.00
Aalborg University Copenhagen
A.C. Meyers Vænge 15
‘Guest Cantina’

It is a pleasure to invite you the AESIS SSH Impact Conference Welcome Reception hosted by the Humanomics Research Centre at Aalborg University. The reception celebrates the publication of the new report “Mapping Knowledge Dissemination and Research Collaboration in the Humanities”, which will be released on October 3rd 2018. Prior to the reception, a pre-conference seminar is organised by Prof. David Budtz Pedersen who will present the major findings of the study. The presentation will be held in Danish. For Scandinavian speaking attendees, you are most welcome to join the seminar (15.00-17.00) and for all other conference attendees you are welcome to join the reception. AESIS will arrange transport from the centre of Copenhagen.

The report on “Mapping Knowledge Dissemination and Research Collaboration in the Humanities”

The report presents thorough analysis of how academic research in the humanities achieves public policy impacts, contributes to economic prosperity, and informs public understanding of policy issues as well as economic and social changes. With 1,331 responses and a sample response rate of 73 percent, the survey makes a solid empirical basis for estimating the distribution of knowledge exchange and knowledge dissemination activities among humanities researchers in Denmark. The analysis shows that 90 percent of humanities researchers have disseminated results to the wider public within a reference period of one year. Dissemination takes place along a continuum of publication and presentation formats, such as newspapers, magazines, non-peer-reviewed books, online media, interviews, debates and talks. Furthermore, the study shows that 82 percent of humanities researchers have collaborated with institutions outside academia within a reference period of three years. Stakeholder collaboration includes interactions with the educational, health care and social sector, public authorities, non-governmental organizations, cultural and religious institutions as well as private companies. Commissioned research and formal written consultancy are less frequent in the humanities. The report makes a significant contribution to debates the “broader impact of research” by showing that humanities research impacts society through pathways that cannot be measured according to standard indicators. The study is part of larger multi-annual research project called Mapping the Public Value of Humanities. See more about the project: http://mapping-humanities.dk

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