Advantage for Life | Language Research Centre

The Language Research Centre at the University of Calgary has posted a good example of an advocacy video on why people should learn a second language titled, Advantage for Life. The full video is 22 minutes long and you can order a DVD version of it. The video surveys the advantages to learning a second […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Humanities We Are For

David Theo Goldberg and Wendy Brown organized a forum on “The University We Are For” at UC Berkeley in November, 2010. A version was also put on at UC Irvine (see the embedded video above.) James Clifford talked about the Greater Humanities at the Berkeley event concluding, I’m urging that we keep our eye on […]