The “I” Word: Research Impact in the Arts & Humanities

Since its first introduction as a component of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), impact, its (im)measurability, and its role as an indicator of research quality in the arts and humanities have been much debated and criticised. Yet, at the same time, impact also has become a staple component of person specifications and job descriptions for academic posts.

This one-day workshop will provide early-career researchers with the opportunity to explore creatively and practically the public engagement and participatory potential of their work, and to learn about the often complex relationship between such activities and the requirements of impact narratives.

This means that the day’s aims are at least two-fold: the event will enable researchers to familiarise themselves with innovative approaches and methods that can make for exciting new ways of conceptualising, designing, and carrying out their arts and humanities research in partnership with non-academic partners and audiences; at the same time, the workshop will also facilitate both critical and pragmatic appraisals of the processes and consequences of translating our work into impact narratives and metrics.

The day will bring together academics, research support professionals, and…

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