Seminar 1: Reykjavik 20-21 August 2019

We have now set a date for the first of the three seminars in the NORSSHVALUE series. This will be held at the Faculty of the Humanities, the University of Iceland, Iceland, on 20-21 August 2019. The seminar is entitled “Social Sciences and Humanities Research Impact in the Nordic context: understanding the contemporary state-of-the-art in international comparative perspective”, and will include a mix of keynote presentations, policy overviews and a policy roundtable. Confirmed keynotes so far include:

Claire Donovan (Brunel University, UK): Assessing the Broader Impacts of Publicly-funded Research

Gunnar Sivertsen (NIFU, Norway) Normal versus extraordinary impact. Understanding and evaluating societal relations in the social sciences and humanities

Laura Himanen (Tampere University, Finland) Evaluating societal impact in Finland

Elenore Belfiore (Loughborough University, UK): Does arts and humanities research matter? Reconciling matters of ‘value’ and impact’

Silje Termann (NIFU, Norway) & Reetta Muhonen (Tampere University): Reflecting the limits of reporting societal impact for research evaluation purposes – cases of UK and Norway

Marta Wroblewska (National Centre for R&D , Poland): Assessing Impact in Different Academic Cultures: UK, Norway, Poland

The scoping call for this event is available to view here.