Foresight in the Humanities

Background Documents


ESF Forward Look Workshop, Brussels 29-30 January 2007

The meeting documents for  the ESF-wide Forward Look workshop are available on the following web page.

Forward Looks Workshop

Research Foresight Priority-Setting in Science by Ben. R. Martin and John Irvine (excerpts)

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Barend van der Meulen: ESF Forward Look Workshop Introductory Notes

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MED (formerly EMRC): Forsight to Forward Looks - Definitions


HUM (formerly SCH): Forward Looks Recommendations

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HUM (formerly SCH) documentation on Forward Looks


Letter to MOs on Call for topics, July 2006

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Letter to HUM (formerly SCH) on Call for topics, July 2006

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FL coversheet and attachments HUM (formerly SCH) plenary meeting Strasbourg, Oct 2005

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FL coversheet and attachments HUM (formerly SCH) plenary meeting Jerusalem, May 2006

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FL coversheet and attachments HUM (formerly SCH) plenary meeting  Brussels, Oct 2006

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FL on Urban Science

Urban Science

Current Forward Looks

Humanities Forward Looks Homepage

HUM (formerly SCH) FL Ranking 2006


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Presentations given at the HUM (formerly SCH) CG and Foresight WG Workshop on 15 Dec 2006


Jari Kaivo-Oja: Introduction to Foresight

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Jari Kaivo-Oja: Case studies

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Ian Miles: Positioning SSH Foresight in Society

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Ann Rigney: Case study on literary studies in the NL


Jari Kaivo-Oja and Ian Miles: Criteria for exellence in Foresight

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Jacques Dubucs: Notes for HUM (formerly SCH) Foresight Workshop, 14 Dec. 2006


Draft minutes HUM (formerly SCH) Foresight Workshop London 15/16 Dec 2006 - Day 1


Draft minutes HUM (formerly SCH) Foresight Workshop London 15/16 Dec 2006 - Day 2


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ESF General Assembly presentations on Forward Looks


General Assembly 2005 presentations
Ruth Duncan: ESF FL Nanomedicine: Overlook and Recommandation
Robert-Jan Smits, DG Research EC: Science and Technology Foresight
Colin Lambert: ESF FL Nano Science and the long term evolution of information Technolgies (NSIT)
Stefan Michalowski, OECD: FL for large scale international cooperation

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General Assembly 2006 presentations
François Géré: ESF FL SAFE: Security, Advancing a Framework for Enquiry
John Ingram: ESF FL European Food System in a changing World
John Brennan: ESF FL Higher Education in Europe beyound 2010
Lars Horn, RC Norway: Forward Looks
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Links provided by Jari Kaivo-Oja




Finnsight 2015

NFF - Nordic Foresight Forum

ICT Foresight and Roadmap project

Nordic H2 Energy Foresight

FOBIS - Nordic Foresight Biomedical Sensors

Technology foresight in the Nordic Countrie

SPIDER Increasing Regional Competitiveness Through Futures Research Methods

"Creating an Innovative Europe" Report chaired by Mr. Esko Aho


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Links to General Foresight




Cognitive Science (EU foresight)

Converging Technologies for a diverse Europe

COST Action A22: Advancing foresight methodologies

DG Research (Foresight)

ESRC Centre for Research on Innovation and Competition (CRIC)

European Foresight Monitoring Network

FORERA: Joint Research Centre European Foresight (IPTS)


Handbook for Knowledge Society Foresight

Institute for Prospective Technology Studies, Sevilla:

Knowledge Society Foresight / Eurofound

New Perspectives in Literary Research

Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce

UK Foresight

National Academy of Sciences (USA)



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