Ghosts of Interdisciplinary Future

So far, the campaign has celebrated interdisciplinary research across the University and beyond both in past and present times. As we look forward to the next chapter, it is to be expected that 2021 evokes mixed feelings for us all.  LIAS have had extensive conversations with collaborators surrounding remote working in meaningful and engaging ways, including discussions with  our CoNavigator partners (University of Copenhagen); 'A mutable tool for a hybrid collaboration environment'. Whilst this year will undoubtedly look a little different, we are looking forward to launching the Virtual Fellowship scheme, the awarded Pandemics Call projects, and our new Tiger Teams. We hope that you all have a very happy holiday, a much deserved break, and we look forward to collaborating with you next year! 2021 is #OursToChange. 

We are very grateful for Vice-Chancellor Professor Nishan Canagarajah offering his reflections on the future with a LIAS-specific message:

Professor Nishan Canagarajah: A LIAS Message

" Strike, Shadow, strike! And see his good deeds springing from the wound, to sow the world with life immortal! “I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me."

Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

CoNavigator Session

New schemes launching in 2021

In response to the Pandemic, we initiated a research call to bring teams together to identify the complex challenges facing individuals, families, and communities globally. The call themes were identified collaboratively through the Advanced Studies Group, convened earlier this year and culminating in a LIAS Working Paper. Eight successful awardees will launch their projects in January 2021, alongside a new cohort of Tiger Teams which are exploring diverse areas of research in new and exciting ways. We are also looking forward to the launch of our Virtual Fellowship Scheme. The fellowship cohort is comprised of high-calibre academics from across the globe, who will participate in a twelve week programme designed to offer an experience which facilitates collaboration with UoL academics, grows projects and partnerships, and offers the means for designated time and tailored coaching leading to meaningful research outputs and impact. Follow us on Twitter -  @LeicsIAS or join our mailing list lias@le.ac.uk for more information!