All posts by Geoffrey Rockwell

Open Letter on Socio-economic sciences and the humanities

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 on “Rescuing the Humanities One Website at a Time”

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 […]

You’re getting the universities you want

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 […]