Signature Research Themes

Signature Research Themes – Selection Day

Since the summer of 2019,  those who made Expressions of Interest for Signature Research Themes have been developing their ideas and expanding their scope by talking to researchers across the University and beyond. We now need your help on Wednesday 25 March to help select our first Themes.

The eight shortlisted themes will be presenting their vision to all interested colleagues from across the university at  morning event in the Darwin Conference Suite. Following the presentations and questions from the floor, a decision-making panel of internal and external, national and international, experts chaired by Professor Karen Cox will convene and make a decision on the Themes the University will take forward.

The morning starts at 9.00 with coffee, with presentations starting at 9.40 and finishing at 13.00. Each presentation is 10 minutes with 10 minutes for questions. The shortlisted themes presenting on the day are:

  • On Time: Heritage, technologies and futures
  • Food Systems, Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Migration and Movement
  • Artificial Intelligence in the Public Interest
  • Conflict, Security, Rights and Violence
  • DIVERSITY and (Dis)advantages
  • Digital Culture
  • Future Human

Having been through an energetic and exciting process internally over the past year, we are delighted that we have excellent proposals at this stage, and hope you are able to attend on the 25 March and contribute your thoughts on the proposed themes and be involved in their future research.

Tim Hopthrow, Catherine Richardson, Dan Mulvihill and Sarah Slowe