Impact at the British Society for Phenomenology aims to promote and facilitate collaboration between academics and practitioners in the field of phenomenology to effect a material and significant impact in the public realm.
As a society, the BSP aims to promote the study and use of phenomenology. We are aware that there are increasing number of practitioners in different fields who have found in phenomenology an approach that is useful to their work. We are also aware that there are academics across a whole range of disciplines who are working on phenomenology issues that have a bearing on many practical professions and activities: health, law, education, to name but a few. We think both groups – academics and practitioners – could benefit from being in contact with one another and we want to facilitate that contact and collaboration.
Benefits for academics and practitioners
BSP Impact sees the benefits for academics and practitioners as:
> Academics will get to develop their work in consultation with practitioners, seeing how it applies to the real world, and how it impacts on various groups.
> Practitioners will benefit from expert consultation for theoretical work.
Together both academics and practitioners will benefit from their collaboration by reaching wider audiences and having their work disseminated across multiple communities.
How does BSP Impact work?
> The BSP will facilitate in the pairing up of academics and practitioners. We have funds with which to promote activities such as face-to-face meetings between academics and practitioners to scope their plan, and to support BSP workshops or symposia as part of the projects.
> Building upon these activities, the BSP plan to launch and maintain a books series, guides to the use and application of phenomenology to various disciplines and professions. We envisage these works resulting from the collaboration between academics and practitioners as part of BSP Impact.
Expressions of interest
Expressions of interest should be sent to the BSP Impact Director, Dr Keith Crome, with an email to [email protected].