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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Doing and Undoing the Humanities in Times of Uncertainty: Practices of Feminist Posthumanities

Cecilia Asberg, Prof Dr, is Guest professor of science & technology studies, gender and environment, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm Cecilia Åsberg, Prof Dr, is Guest professor of science & technology studies, gender and environment at KTH Royal...

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...

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:...

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...

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...

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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.