November 25, 2023: i2Insights turns 8 today! 496 contributions and 649 authors from 54 countries. Although i2Insights was set up in May 2015, the regular publication of blog posts started on 25 November and we haven’t looked back since.
November 20, 2023. The two latest contributions are featured in a “rotator” at the top of the webpage. This will be turned off again on Nov 27.
Two companion blog posts by Edgar Cardenas, L. Michelle Bennett and Michael O’Rourke will be published on November 21 and they will be featured in the “rotator” at the top of the webpage. The rotator will be turned off again before the next new blog post is published on November 28.
If you hover your mouse on the rotator it will not rotate.
November 2, 2023: Oct-Dec 2023 i2S News is just out! Features i2Insights contributions from sub-Sarahan Africa and much more. See https://i2s.anu.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/2023-10_i2S-news.pdf
September 27, 2023: Please let us know if you find anything on this website that’s not working as it should. Maintenance undertaken this morning has interfered with the structure of parts of this website. We have fixed all the problems we are aware of, but there’s a chance that others have crept in.
August 11, 2023: Just out! July-September Integration & Implementation Sciences (i2S) News: https://i2s.anu.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/2023-07_i2S-news.pdf
This edition highlights contributions to i2Insights blog and repository on decolonisation by kate harriden, Maru Mormina & Romina Istratii, Peter Taylor & Crystal Tremblay and Ellen Lewis & Anne Stephens. It also features a seminar by Sabine Hoffmann on establishing career paths for integrators in inter- and trans-disciplinary research, as well as news about an active working group on Integration Experts and Expertise, which is part of the Global Alliance for Inter- and Transdisciplinarity (ITD-Alliance).
June 2, 2023: Just out! April-June Integration & Implementation Sciences (i2S) News: https://i2s.anu.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/2023-04_i2S-news.pdf.
This edition highlights contributions to i2Insights blog and repository on improving modelling by Andrea Saltelli, Sondoss Elsawah, Elena Bakhanova, Raimo P. Hämäläinen, Alexey Voinov and Vincent de Gooyert. It also features seminar by Alex Haslam on effective leadership of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary projects, programs & research organisations.
April 12, 2023: Check out the January – March Integration & Implementation Sciences (i2S) News https://i2s.anu.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/2023-01_i2S-news.pdf.
It highlights one of the stand-out seminars for 2022 by Fiji’s Professor Upolu Luma Vaai. He argues that transdisciplinarity is not a new concept for Pasifika communities, demonstrating how the indigenous philosophy of relationality has shaped transboundary thinking and praxis for centuries, and how it would assist in creating a ‘whole of life’ education approach.
i2S News also highlights system thinking tools featured in i2Insights, including the “golden oldies” of: viable system model, critical system heuristics, DPSIR framework, system dynamics modelling and more. Newer featured systems thinking tools are: critical back-casting, DSRP theory, human learning systems, GEMS framework and systems leadership.
February 20, 2023: Latest i2Insights stats include 449 contributions by 565 authors from 47 countries. Viewers from 190 of 193 countries. Median lifetime views is 800, with more than 300,000 views at upper end of range.
These are the statistics to end December 2022. To see the full analysis: https://i2insights.org/about/i2insights-statistics/.
January 17, 2023: It is with great sadness that I relay the news that i2Insights Ambassador, Julie Thompson Klein, died on January 15. A towering figure in research and education in interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity, Julie also nurtured colleagues at all levels of seniority around the world.
Where possible, she supported our endeavours, contributing written pieces and talks, and tirelessly making connections. I am grateful for her support of Integration and Implementation Sciences (i2S) and i2Insights. Julie’s contributions to i2Insights can be found at https://i2insights.org/author-tag/julie-thompson-klein/
Julie eschewed tributes, but did allow a special issue of Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies titled: The Work of Julie Thompson Klein: Engaging, Extending, and Reflecting. A blog post based on one of the papers in that special issue that summarises some of her legacy can be found at: https://i2insights.org/2020/04/14/diversity-in-research-impact/
The message sent by her husband, George Klein was: Julie Thompson Klein, whose work in interdisciplinary theory and practice is well known and influential, passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2023, after an intense battle with cancer. I am still trying to deal with the sudden new reality of this, and I realize the vast number of her personal and professional contacts around the world is beyond my ability to capture. So please feel free to pass on this information to anyone who would want to know. At some point yet to be determined there will be a celebration of Julie’s life.
I’ll provide details of the celebration of Julie’s life when they are to hand.
January 10, 2023: Great line-up of new posts for 2023. Starts today!
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