Rhyme or Reason
In a world of uncertainties, with constantly shifting realities and perspectives, how do we find inspiration, explanation, and meaning? How do we revolutionise our understandings, our social and political systems, or learn from our mistakes? Sometimes our ideas may come from 'rhyme' (intuition, inspiration, the poetic or artistic). Sometimes they may come from 'reason' (evidence, empiricism, the logical or calculated). Sometimes the most visionary work comes from rhyme and reason working together, in synergy; sometimes it may seem as if there is neither rhyme nor reason, and yet meaning is still created.
We invite researchers to think about rhyme or reason, or rhyme and reason, in relation to their research, and to key anniversaries in 2023.
See below for some suggested methods and formats, and for a suggested list of anniversaries and historical events to consider.