The European Branch of the World Humanities Report coordinated and executed successfully the establishment of a European regional network within the broader World Humanities Report, which is a flagship project of CIPSH conducted with CHCI. was successful in securing funding for this project from the Volkswagen foundation and delivered a report, a website, a data bank of interviews, a series of public events including lectures, seminars and symposia. The European Humanities report offers a selected overview of the Humanities across Europe.

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Future Humanities

Daan F. Oostveen has recently been appointed Editor in Chief of a new Gold Open Access journal named Future Humanities, published by Wiley in Oxford, together with Francesco Tava. Future Humanities highlights the rise and convergence of new and critical humanities by publishing trans- and inter-disciplinary research focused on their diverse subjects and methodologies, including digital transformation and artificial intelligence, health ethics and biomedical technologies, climate change and biodiversity, and new media and communication

Expert’s Report on European Humanities

How Do We See the Role and Relevance of the Humanities in the Contemporary World?

Maria Paula Diogo, Professor of History of Technology and Engineering, NOVA School of Science and Technology Maria Paula Diogo is Full Professor of History of Technology and Engineering at the NOVA School of Science and Technology, and member of the Centre for the...

Persistent Liminality – A Driving Force for the Humanities in Times of the Pandemic

Doris Bachmann-Medick, Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), Justus Liebig University Giessen Doris Bachmann-Medick is Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of...

The Role of Geography in Society and Among Social Disciplines

Vladimir Kolosov, Deputy Director of the Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow) Professor Vladimir Kolosov is Deputy Director of the Institute of Geography of Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow), Executive Committee Member of the Conseil...

Scientific Vision of the Humanities

Gesine Lenore Schiewer, Chair of Intercultural German Studies, University Bayreuth Gesine Lenore Schiewer is Chair of Intercultural German Studies at University Bayreuth, Chair of the Institute for International Communication and Foreign Cultural Work e.V. (IIK...

The Relevance Of The Humanities

ECHIC, European Consortium for Humanities Institutes and Centres, University-based initiative across Europe The European Consortium for Humanities Institutes and Centres is a university-based initiative to organise Research Institutes, Centres for the Humanities, and...

Union Académque Internationale (International Union of Academies) — UAI

Samuel N.C. Lieu, President of the International Union of Academies and a Bye Fellow, Robinson College, Cambridge Emeritus Professor Samuel N.C. Lieu is the current President of the International Union of Academies and a Bye Fellow of Robinson College, Cambridge. He...

Women’s and Gender History: An Inclusive Perspective

Simona Feci, Professor of Medieval and Modern Legal History at the Law Department, University of Palermo Simona Feci (Roma, 1966) is Professor of Medieval and Modern Legal History at the Law Department in University of Palermo. She is a member of Società italiana...

Global Understanding – Understanding the Global Condition

Benno Werlen, UNESCO chair on ‘Global Understanding for Sustainability’, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany Prof. Dr. Benno Werlen (*1952) holds the UNESCO chair on ‘Global Understanding for Sustainability’ after being the chair holder for Social Geography at...

A Task for the Humanities in the 21st Century: Decolonization

Pradeep Chakkarath, social and cultural psychology, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany Pradeep Chakkarath studied philosophy and history at the University of Konstanz, Germany, where he also received his PhD in psychology. He now teaches social and cultural psychology at...

History and its Humanities

Laurent Tissot, UEmeritus Professor of Contemporary History, University of Neuchâtel Laurent Tissot is Emeritus Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Neuchâtel. He is the co-founder of the International Commission of the History of Travel and Tourism...

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Survey of the New Humanities has conducted a survey of emerging trends in the contemporary Humanities in Europe, notably new inter and trans-disciplinary developments that are currently underway concerning methods, institutions and themes in the Digital Humanities, the Environmental Humanities, the Public Humanities, the Medical Humanities and the Intercultural Humanities.

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The Humanities in the 21st century is planning a new project in the European context, on the topic “The Corona Crisis and its Consequences for the Humanities”. This project will address the contemporary societal challenges, such as migration, climate change, public health, the digital revolution and inequalities in both education and society in Europe.

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Establish a European Early-career Scholars Network

With a link to this organisation

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European Humanities Students Council

A European Humanities students council will be established, with one representative from each member institution, selected from all levels of university education ( BA, MA PhD). The students council works closely with the Early-career network to highlight issues of relevance to career prospects; to identify specific needs; to organize media and other professional training and coaching; to work towards a better integration of the Humanities in science curricula; to enhance the European dimension of debates on citizenship, democracy, equality and academic freedom.

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Audio Visual Resource Centre will provide an up-to-date digital audio-visual resource Centre, with lectures, interviews, panels, short documentaries, and other interventions.

A short series of integrated interviews with leading Humanities scholars in Europe will be made available

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News bulletin and Blogs will publish a bi-annual news bulletin and regular blogs from the members of the networks, including the younger scholars and students.