The Digital Societies Grow House Pilot Launch and Lunch will take place on Friday 29 April.

Digital Societies Grow House Pilot Launch and Lunch

An Innovation, Impact and Business event
Date29 April 2022
Time9:30 to 13:30
PlaceReed Hall, Streatham Campus

This is a multidisciplinary networking and collaboration-exploration event aiming to bring together staff from across Exeter’s future faculties with an interest in how digitalisation and digital technologies are profoundly influencing all aspects of societies.

Event Information

We’re excited to announce that the Digital Societies Grow House Pilot Launch and Lunch will take place from 09:30-13:30 on Friday 29 April. This is a multidisciplinary networking and collaboration-exploration event aiming to bring together staff from across Exeter’s future faculties with an interest in how digitalisation and digital technologies are profoundly influencing all aspects of societies. With funding from SSIS ADR, this event welcomes academics from all disciplines who are researching and innovating to meet the changes and challenges societies face as they digitalise, and are interested in expanding their connections and collaborations with other UoE academics and external organisations.

This event will include a facilitated workshop to support attendees in developing an interdisciplinary research proposal.

Attendees should walk away from this event with:

  1. New multidisciplinary contacts and connections
  2. An understanding of relevant internal funding streams for research and impact, and support available for partnership development
  3. At least one interdisciplinary outline expression of interest for the new Digital Societies Grow House Seedcorn Award (details coming soon) and/or alternative internal and external funding streams
  4. Feelings of contented enjoyment at a morning well spent, and general fullness – teas, coffees, cake, and lunch provided!

Please express your interest in attending the event here. Please note, there are limited spaces available and not all applicants will be successful. If the event is heavily over-subscribed we will look to launch a further Grow House in 2022/23.

Agenda

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Activity

09.00 09.30 Arrivals and registration (inc. teas, coffee, and cakes)
09.30 09.35 Welcome and introduction
09.35 10.15 Networking Activities
10.15 10.20 Break
10.20 10.25 Overview of digital growhouse funding scheme
10.25 10.30 Overview of translational funding streas, inc. IDSAI research awards / Open innovation awards
10.30 11.05

Series of presentations from Exeter colleagues showcasing their innovative and impactful digital societies-related projects, featuring speakers including;

 

Dr Chico Camargo (Lecturer in Computer Science)

 

Professor Leif Isaksen (Professor in Digital Humanities)

 

Dr Mathilde Pavis (Senior Lecturer in Law)

 

Professor Travis Coan (Associate Professor in Politics)

 

Professor Dana Wilson-Kovacs (Associate Professor in Sociology)

Talk title: The impact of digital forensics technologies and digitalisation on the criminal justice system. Dana’s current research examines the or­­gan­­i­­sa­­tion­­ and use of dig­­i­­tal foren­­sics in po­­licing and the criminal justice system. More generally, she is interested in the mechanisms through which expertise (including forensic) is developed, maintained and recognised in different epistemic cultures, by various stakeholders. The link to the current project is https://digital-forensics-in-policing.net/

 

Dr James Downs, Archivist of the Middle East Collections and Co-ordinator of the Digital Archive of the Middle East (DAME), will provide an introduction to the DAME project, which explores the research potential of digitising material from our archival and specialist collections.

 

Dr Farangis Ghaderi, Research Fellow at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies and Investigator at the Digital Archive of the Middle East (DAME), will talk about significance of digitisation for endangered Kurdish cultural heritage and our current partnerships with institutions in Iraqi Kurdistan to digitise rare manuscripts and periodicals.

 

Professor Richard Noakes (Associate Professor of the History of Science and Technology)

Talk title: Understanding and questioning our digital society through telecommunications heritage. Richard’s presentation will outlines some of the collaborative research he’s being pursuing with BT Archives and PK Porthcurno Museum of Global Communications since 2009.  Both organisations take very seriously their responsibilities as guardians of telecommunications heritage and as shapers of public engagement with telecommunications history.  Richard will be showing how their collaborations with Exeter have yielded a wealth of scholarly interpretations that are helping visitors/users better understand and question their technological presents and possible futures.

11.05 11.20 Break
11.20  12.30 Facilitated workshop for developing an interdisciplinary research proposal
12.30 12.35 Overview of support for partnership working and examples of collaboration
12.35 13.30 Lunch

Attendance

If you are concerned that you will not be able to attend in person due to accessibility requirements or costs of care, please contact k.nichol@exeter.ac.uk to discuss and explore how we could support you to engage in this event.

T&S funding will be available for SSIS colleagues travelling from Cornwall or currently in the process of relocating to the SW region for work. We are also happy to make enquiries for colleagues from other colleges who require support for T&S.


ProviderInnovation, Impact and Business
OrganizerKitty Adhamy-Nichol
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