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Policy Brief: Heritage Research to address the SDGs (Dec 2020)


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.

Using Digital Technology to Innovate in Heritage Research


Brief report from the PRAXIS and UK National Commission for UNESCO conference 'Heritage and Our Sustainable Futures' session on 'Using Digital Technology to Innovate' (Oct 2021). The report features key insights, recommendations, and case studies from Isatu Smith, Prof Paul Basu, Prof Tim Unwin, and Prof Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem.

Beyond Tokenism: Empowering Young People through Arts-based Approaches


PRAXIS is delighted to announce the launch of a new policy brief: ‘Beyond Tokenism: Empowering Young People through Arts-based Approaches. Looking at youth-focused participatory research from across the GCRF, this new policy brief reflects on the value of innovative, creative arts-based research approaches for engaging young people and promoting youth voices in ways that go beyond tokenism, and calls for increased, sustainable funding in these areas.

Fieldwork in the time of Covid-19: Researchers’ Insights


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.

The Big Picture


Blog (2019/04/25) The Big Picture

Inside-out and outside-in on dealing with the past in Kosovo


Inside-out and outside-in on dealing with the past in Kosovo by Nita Luci and Linda Guisa is a chapter in the edited book Unravelling Liberal Interventionism Local Critiques of Statebuilding in Kosovo edited by Gëzim Visoka and Vjosa Musliu. This edited volume gives local scholars a platform from which they critically examine different aspects of liberal interventionism and statebuilding in Kosovo

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Foreign Policy Since Independence


Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Foreign Policy Since Independence, edited by Hasić, Jasmin and Karabegović, Dženeta (2019). This book is the first to provide a comprehensive and systematic analysis of the foreign policy of Bosnia and Herzegovina, a post-conflict country with an active agency in international affairs. Bridging academic and policy debates, the book summarizes and further examines the first twenty-five years of BiH’s foreign policy following the country’s independence from Yugoslavia in 1992.

Ian Baxter Keynote


Juggling the hat of an academic and a policy expert, Ian is in a unique position to share his experience and expertise from both sides aiding the delivery of a compelling keynote presentation. Watch Ian take you through a series of case studies that outline key takeaway lessons to be learnt if in Ian’s opinion, successful policy engagement is to be achieved.

Youth, Voice and Development - Policy Note


Youth, Voice and Development is a Leeds University-based programme that asks: ‘What works for putting young people at the heart of research that contributes to positive change?’ Phase One, in 2020, was a collaboration between Changing the Story and the British Council which aimed to map connections and synergies between the youth-focused work of both and to enable mutual learning. The brief outlines the key findings and policy recommendations from phase one.