NET4SOCIETY and other organizations have drafted an Open Letter on the Socio-economic sciences and the humanities. The letter to the European Commissioner for Research and Innovation calls for inclusion of the social sciences and humanities in large-scale research programmes (which is presumably not the case now.) They argue, While for many questions, natural, human and […]
Margaret Conrad was awarded the 2011 SDH/SEMI Outstanding Achievement, Computing in the Arts and Humanities prize. Award winners are asked to give an address to the Society meeting and she spoke about “Rescuing the Humanities One Website at a Time” (PDF of full talk.) Her moving talk wove personal history together with a general discussion […]
Chad Gaffield’s talk to the Canadian Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences inaugural conference on March 26 is available on Vimeo. Chad is the President of the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. His talk was titled, “Re-imagining Scholarship in the Digital Age.” Click more for a summary.
The Globe and Mail (Canada) has a bunch of articles looking at universities and the place of the humanities. One is by Clifford Orwin of the University of Toronto titled, You’re getting the universities you want – and deserve. He argues that societal pressures on public universities don’t give us much wiggle room. Society wants […]
The Times Higher Education has short essay by Ann Mroz on Work of infinite value. Mroz makes the case that, “Science alone cannot get to the heart of what makes us human, which is why the humanities and social sciences matter so much”.
At the Defend the Arts and Humanities site they have a link to a collection of Electronic Posters of people to use. Great idea!
The web site Defend the Arts and Humanities has published the first installment to A Manifesto for the Arts and Humanities: The Example of Candide. In this introduction he quotes from an article by James Vernon to explain the reason for the manifesto. Writing in the wake of the Browne Report, James Vernon made a […]