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PRAXIS Podcasts

Over the next two years, PRAXIS will release a series of stimulating podcast episodes, which take a 20-25 minute dive into the most pressing issues and prevalent questions from across the arts and humanities international development research field today.

Each episode is hosted by a different expert from across the heritage, conflict and displacement, resilience and global health sector, and will feature panellists comprised of researchers and NGO partners working on AHRC-GCRF and Newton projects, as well as policy experts and arts practitioners from the Global North and South.

Drawing on the panelists unique expertise, each episode has been carefully curated to provide a deeper insight into the urgent issues raised by those working in the arts and humanities international development field, and will introduce new learning, communicating the distinct contribution arts and humanities research can make to tackling urgent global development challenges.

Heritage Podcast Episodes

In Conversation: Heritage for Global Challenges

We are in the Anthropocene. Facing grand challenges as diverse and complex as extreme poverty, war and refugee crises, infectious disease, environmental degradation. Culture and Heritage are now understood to play an integral role in both enabling and driving international development and to be central to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals.

In February, a group of artists, film makers, researchers, policy makers and funders came together in West Bek’aa Lebanon to discuss Heritage for Global Challenges. This podcast, recorded in each of our individual homes during Covid-19 lockdown, is an opportunity to continue some of those conversations.

The podcast episode is hosted by Jaideep Gupte (UKRI) and features Ian Thomas (British Council), Muna Haddad (BARAKA) and Dr Daniele Rugo (Brunel University London).

In Conversation: Food and Heritage

The podcast you are about to hear was recorded on 10th January 2020 following PRAXIS second workshop on the theme of Food and Heritage. This practical workshop provided space for participants to reflect on the sustainable development goals (SDG's) their projects had addressed (both intended and unexpected) and put forward their ideas for a future heritage and food research agenda based on the remaining SDG’s.

The podcast episode is hosted Dr Tahrat Shahid, GCRF Challenge Leader for Food Systems at UK Research and Innovation, and features panellists Professor Naomi Sykes (University of Exeter), Professor Henrice Altink (University of York), Dr Sandip Hazareesingh (The Open University) and Dr Theano Moussouri (University College London).

Following brief introductions, the panel discuss interdisciplinary research, balancing priorities of preserving local food varieties with feeding the population and the future food research agenda.

How to Engage with the Policy Process (Episode 1)

In episode 1 of PraxisCast, Dr Hana Morel (UCL), Richard Hebditch (National Trust), Professor Ian Baxter (Heriot Watt) and PRAXIS Principal Investigator Professor Stuart Taberner (University of Leeds) cast a critical lens over why arts and humanities researchers should engage with policy, the opportunities available to drive and shape policy (hint: there’s more than you might think), and provide practical guidance on where researchers should start.