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

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Postcolonial digital humanities

Sandra Ponzanesi, Chair and Professor of Media, Gender and Postcolonial Studies, Department of Media and Culture Studies, Utrecht UniversitySandra Ponzanesi is Chair and Professor of Media, Gender and Postcolonial Studies, at the Department of Media and Culture...

Humanities: Past, Present and Future?

Graham Dawson, Professor of Historical Cultural Studies, University of BrightonGraham is Professor of Historical Cultural Studies at the University of Brighton and Director of the Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories, which he co-founded in 2008. As a PhD...

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...

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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.