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

Breaking Down the Siloes (in Times of Coronavirus)

Astrid Erll, Professor of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures, Goethe-University Frankfurt Astrid Erll is Professor of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures at Goethe-University Frankfurt. She has worked on German, British, South Asian, American, and South African...

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...

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...

Arts as a way to teach Humanities

Javier Barraca, Director of the International Research Group, BIO-AESTHETICS He was born in Zaragoza (Spain), on 04-15-1964. He graduated in Law and Philosophy at the U.C.M. (Madrid, Spain). He received his doctorate in Philosophy with a thesis on creativity and Arts,...

The Ethics of Aesthetics

Mads Rosendahl Thomsen, Professor of Comparative Literature, Aarhus University, Denmark Mads Rosendahl Thomsen (MA 1998, PhD 2002, Aarhus University) is Professor of Comparative Literature at Aarhus University, Denmark. He is the author of Mapping World Literature:...

The Humanities Today

Vasso Kindi, Professor of Philosophy of Science and Analytic Philosophy at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Vasso Kindi is Professor of Philosophy of Science and Analytic Philosophy at the Department...

Philosophy and the Humanities

William Leon McBride, Chevalier in the French Ordre des Palmes Académiques William McBride was born in New York City and received his A.B. from Georgetown University. After a Fulbright year in Lille, France, he pursued graduate work in philosophy at Yale University,...

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...

Intercultural Theology and the Religion-Politics Conundrum

Andreas Heuser, Professor for Extra-European Christianity (Intercultural Theology), University of BaselTheologian (Intercultural Theology) and Political Scientist (emphasis: International Relations; Development Politics) Since 2012: Professor for Extra-European...

Resilient Humanities

Stefan Rieger, Professor for Mediahistory, Ruhr-University of BochumStefan Rieger, Dr. phil., since 2007 Professor for Mediahistory at the Ruhr-University of Bochum. Studied German and Philosophy, received a grant from the "Graduiertenkolleg" Theory of Literature...

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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.