Transformative Research: Interactions Between Social Sciences, Humanities and Environmental Science

The São Paulo Research Foundation, FAPESP, and the Transatlantic Platform for the Social Sciences and Humanities (TA-P) invite you to  the  Workshop:

TRANSFORMATIVE RESEARCH: INTERACTIONS BETWEEN SOCIAL SCIENCES, HUMANITIES AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

September 1st, 2015
8h30 – 17h00
Venue:  Rua Pio XI, 1500 - Alto da Lapa – São Paulo

The workshop will bring together researchers on Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) and on Environmental Science (ES), to share new approaches to research on the environment. 

The goal of the workshop is to understand and to enable multi-disciplinary and multi-sector collaboration in this field, and to explore new ways of tackling complex issues and conducting true collaborative research. One of the motivations of the workshop is to find out how such ways can help these two large fields to better cooperate, at an international level, towards solving problems of scientific, societal and economic relevance.

The workshop is part of the activities conducted by the Transatlantic Platform for the Social Sciences and Humanities (TA-P). Launched in October 2013, TA-P is a collaboration between 13 key humanities and social science funders in South America, North America and Europe. The Platform aims to enhance the ability of humanities and social science funders, research organizations and researchers to engage in transnational collaboration. 

Key questions to be asked are: What role can Social Science and Humanities disciplines play in addressing environmental issues. How can ES researchers benefit from these disciplines? By the same token, how can the latter help SSH research on the environment, by providing distinct perspectives of how to attack these issues to prompt  social, cultural, political and ethical changes?   

The workshop will explore these ideas along two complementary axes: 

(a) How new ways of doing SSH research are affecting not only all fields in SSH, but also the ways in which environmental scientists are working.   

(b) How initiatives in environmental science (e.g., big data studies on global warming) are prompting SSH researchers to rethink research methods and methodology.   

Registration: 
www.fapesp.br/eventos/tap/registration 

PROGRAM

8h30

Registration

9h00

Opening session PDF

9h30

Talk 1 – Carlos Joly (IB/UNICAMP & BIOTA-FAPESP, Brazil)
Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest: integrating biodiversity, history and socioeconomic aspects PDF

10h20

Break

10h40

Panel 1 – Methodological Challenges in Integrating Social Sciences and Humanities Knowledge on the Environment
Chair: Fraser Taylor (Carleton University, Canada) PDF
Participants: Sarah Burch (University of Waterloo, Canada) PDF and Karen Pittel (Ludwig-Maximilians University, Germany) PDF

12h30

Lunch

14h00

Short talk 1 – Jon Christensen (UCLA, USA)
Visualization: A Bridge for Collaborative Research PDF

Short talk 2 – Grit Martinez (Ecologic Institute Berlin, Germany)
Historical Development Paths, Socio-Economic and Cultural Issues in Risk Approaches in Two Coastal Communities PDF

15h10

Panel 2 – Transformations to sustainability
Chair Gilberto Camara (INPE, Brazil)
Participants Vivi Stavrou (ISSC, France) PDF, Elizabeth Oughton (Newcastle University, UK) PDF and Imre Szeman (University of Alberta, Canada)

17h00

Closing

Event free of charge / Limited registration.
Official language: English
(Simultaneous translation will not be provided)

Information:
FAPESP
Tel.: (11) 3838.4216 | meletti@fapesp.br

Parking suggestion:
Pio Park – Rua Pio XI, 1320
Tonimar – Rua Jorge Americano, 89