PRAXIS Publications

Check out a range of workshop and thematic reports in this section that features our growing bank of PRAXIS produced resources.

From 16-27 November 2020, PRAXIS hosted a virtual workshop on transforming conflict and displacement through arts and humanities research. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was designed as an entirely virtual space where AHRC GCRF researchers and their communities could join conversations, engage in dialogue and debate key themes of conflict-related research. Part of this programme was around table discussion on 19 November, which brought together two field research experts, Dr Margaret Ebubedike (Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies, the Open University) and Dr Heather Flowe (School of Psychology, University of Birmingham) to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on field research.
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PRAXIS is delighted to share ‘Heritage for Global Challenges’, a report written by Post-doctoral Researcher Dr Francesca Giliberto, to put heritage research firmly on the international development agenda and to demonstrate the relevance of heritage research to tackle global challenges and foster sustainable development. The comprehensive report examines 87 Arts and Humanities projects implemented in 49 countries funded by the UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and the Newton Fund, features 32 case studies, and a series of rich recommendations for maximising the potential of heritage research for international development.
The policy-facing event Heritage Research to address the SDGs (Sept 2020) hosted by The Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and PRAXIS brought together Arts and Humanities Research Council projects to explore the interface between policy and research, and to look for implementable outcomes from the research. The following policy brief highlight the key findings generated from the discussion.
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There is growing recognition that existing monitoring and evaluation models do not fully capture the complexity of work in international development. Such models can be especially limiting when it comes to evaluating arts-based methods and programmes. The Evaluating the Arts Workshop was co-hosted by the British Council and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) through its PRAXIS project. It brought together researchers from across the AHRC project portfolio, as well as representatives from the AHRC, the British Council, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and UNESCO. The outputs from these discussions have formed the basis of this paper.
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“Heritage for Global Challenges” (24-26 February 2020, West Bek’aa, Lebanon) was a three-day workshop organized by PRAXIS with the goal to champion the distinctive contribution that Arts and Humanities research can make to tackle urgent global development challenges, focusing on heritage, in particular. This Heritage for Global Challenges Lebanon Workshop Report by Francesca Giliberto features reflections on the contribution of heritage research to sustainable development and global challenges from 28 AHRC-GCRF Heritage projects, 3 Newton Projects and 9 external organisations including UNESCO, V&A Museum and the British Council.
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