Event date: Thursday 7 March
Time: 16:30-18:30
Location: Royal Society of Edinburgh,  22-26 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ
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This event will examine the impact of arts and humanities research initiatives on a range of sustainability issues – including sustainability in healthcare, heritage and conservation – and explore how the relationship between research, sustainability, and policy can be further developed in the future.

Chaired by Professor Sarah Skerratt, Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the event will include presentations from the researchers behind these innovative initiatives, followed by a drinks reception where researchers, funders, policymakers and cultural organisations can meet and discuss future projects and priorities

Featured initiatives include:

  • Design HOPES | Led by researchers at the Universities of Strathclyde and Dundee, this project is improving sustainability in healthcare through design-led thinking and making. The project is developing a range of innovative methods, products, services, and policies that will support urgent Net Zero goals for a sustainable health and social care system.
  • Centre for Robert Burns Studies (CRBS) | CRBS is the world’s leading centre for the study of Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns (1759-96), his contexts and associated literatures. Since its foundation in 2007, the Centre has established itself as a cross-disciplinary area of research excellence which has attracted major financial and intellectual investment.
  • Engine Shed | Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre is embedding creativity, digital innovation, and sustainability across Historic Environment Scotland’s research activity.

This event is organised by the Scottish Arts and Humanities Alliance, the Arts and Humanities Research Council  and the School of Advanced Study at the University of London.