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Humanities World Report 2015

Authors: Holm, P., Jarrick, A., Scott, D.

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This book is open access under a CC BY license.

The first of its kind, this Open Access 'Report' is a first step in assessing the state of the humanities worldwide. Based on an extensive literature review and enlightening interviews the book discusses the value of the humanities, the nature of humanities research and the relation between humanities and politics, amongst other issues.

About the authors

Poul Holm is Professor of Humanities at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and President of the European Consortium of Humanities Institutes and Centres. In the past he has been Academic Director of the Trinity Long Room Hub, Rector (President) of the University of Roskilde, Chairman of the European Research Network of Research Councils for the Humanities (ERCH, now HERA) and Professor of Maritime History at the University of Southern Denmark.
 

Arne Jarrick is Professor of History at Stockholm University, Sweden and Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. His previous publications include Only Human: Studies in the History of Conceptions of Man (2000).

Dominic Scott is Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Virginia, USA. He was previously Senior Lecturer at Cambridge University, where he set up the Forum for Philosophy in Business with Alex Oliver. His previous publications include Recollection and Experience (1995), Plato's Meno (2006) and Maieusis: Studies in Ancient Philosophy in Honour of Myles Burnyeat (editor, 2007).

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'This 'Humanities World Report' is more than a year's snapshot; it is a report and a sounding in the best sense of the word that allows us to hear from scholars and institutional leaders giving their assessment of the 'state of humanities'. This is an original contribution to a field that is filled with blog-length individual reflections. In this one large report we are able to hear from practitioners, administrators, and institutional funders in aggregate and in detail as they describe what it means today to perform humanistic research. Of special interest is the comprehensive set of material from regions across the west as well as those areas that are typically underrepresented such as Africa, Latin America, and Asia. This work will be a vital addition to the libraries of the world's leading humanities centers as we chart our way forward.' - Roland Hsu, Stanford Humanities Center, and Stanford Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Holm, Poul (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • The Value of the Humanities

    Holm, Poul (et al.)

    Pages 12-41

  • The Nature of the Humanities

    Holm, Poul (et al.)

    Pages 42-63

  • The Digital Humanities

    Holm, Poul (et al.)

    Pages 64-83

  • Translating the Humanities

    Holm, Poul (et al.)

    Pages 84-110

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  • ISBN 978-1-137-50028-1
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-50027-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Humanities World Report 2015
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-50028-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137500281
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-50026-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-50027-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 215
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