Copenhagen, Denmark

4, 5 October 2018

The Impact of Social Sciences & Humanities

This event already took place. Please find the photos of the conference here. Have you attended the conference and would you like to receive the presentations? Please send an e-mail to info@aesisnet.com

Group picture AESIS conference Denmark 2018

Background

In recent years, ways of better demonstrating the societal impact of research have been developed, for example by the 2014 REF assessment in the UK. In the same year the Leiden Statement stressed the importance of the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) as academic disciplines. These developments motivated the AESIS Network in 2017 to organize the first international conference on Societal Impact of Social Sciences and Humanities, and the signing of a Cardiff Statement on optimising this impact. Continuation of the event was decided on for the following purposes: to restate and champion the fundamental role that the social sciences and humanities play in society, and to call for an expanded role for the social sciences and humanities in tackling problems through interdisciplinary research.

The conference will take place in Copenhagen and will bring together the SSH research community in order to promote an international and collaborative approach to developing and engaging ways to optimise the societal impact of that research. In Denmark organisations such as ReD Associates and Humanomics aim to find new innovative ways to create and stimulate alliances between businesses and social sciences and humanities. Therefore this provides an excellent context to foster the worldwide debates on optimisingimpact through interactions between science and business, as well as with government and civil society as a whole.

Copenhagen, Denmark

Terms & costs

Partners

Confirmed speakers

David Budtz Pedersen

David Budtz Pedersen

Conferende Chair

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Dragana Avramov

Dragana Avramov

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Larissa Best

Larissa Best

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Andreas Brøgger Jensen

Andreas Brøgger Jensen

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Mike Conlon

Mike Conlon

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Morten Dahlgaard

Morten Dahlgaard

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Rick Delbridge

Rick Delbridge

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Claire Donovan

Claire Donovan

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Locations

Conference

Tivoli Gardens, The Lumbye Hall (Entrance through Tiegensgade 20)
Vesterbrogade 3
1630 København V
+45 33151001

Tivoli Gardens, The Lumbye Hall (Entrance through Tiegensgade 20)
Vesterbrogade 3
1630 København V
+45 33151001

Social Programme

Wednesday 3rd of October 14:00-18:30

Visit to the Medical Museion

Bredgade 62, 1260 København

We will start this year's social programme at the Medical Museion, which is a combined museum and research unit at the University of Copenhagen. The museum was founded on a private initiative in 1907 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Danish Medical Association with a public exhibition of historical medical artefacts.  It remained a public museum until 1918, when it was taken over by the University. Nowadays many have enjoyed the exhibitions and long standing focus on medical history, medical humanities, medical science communication and medical museology.

Boat tour through Copenhagen

 

At 15.20, our boat tour will depart from Nyhavn, taking us through the charming canals of Copenhagen and enjoy the scenery and the sights that we pass, while our guide tells you in Danish, English, and German about the history and current life of this vibrant city.

 

Reception and presentation at Aalborg University

Participants of the SSH Conference are invited by the Humanomics Research Centre to attend a welcoming reception at Aalborg University, on the occasion of the publication of the new report “Mapping Knowledge Dissemination and Research Collaboration in the Humanities”, which will be released that afternoon. 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, so those who speak the language and know Copenhagen well enough to miss the tours, are most welcome to join the seminar (15.00-17.00). For all other conference attendees there will be a short speech in English during the reception, starting at 17.00, followed by some drinks and snacks.

 

Traveling to the conference location