Humanities: Key

[caption id="attachment_4075" align="alignright" width="240"] http://www.sxc.hu/photo/500790[/caption] The importance of humanities - it's not all about 'science': Given the range and complexity of global challenges, the marginalisation of the humanities in educational systems seems perverse. After all, the humanities are devoted to the study of the human condition and the ways in…

Science/Humanities?

[caption id="attachment_3728" align="aligncenter" width="300"] http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1157037[/caption] There's space for interdisciplinarity - but is it happening? Policymakers focusing on science's utility have consigned the humanities to a supporting role, but scholars in each of the 'two cultures' understand that they share a love of discovery and capacity for wonder, says Martin Willis…

Humanities Postgraduates? Preserve of the Rich?

[caption id="attachment_3722" align="alignright" width="300" caption="http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1379469"][/caption] I received a small bursary from the University of Winchester in order to undertake my history PhD ... is such a possibility going to become the exclusive preserve of large institutions with huge reserves of money/gifting? I gained a huge amount from being a part…

Humanities Research 'Surfdom'

[caption id="attachment_4777" align="aligncenter" width="583" caption="http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=418343"][/caption] As someone who was involved in early digital humanities research (building a database of wartime propaganda posters in order to be able to identify themes/patterns in the posters), this story is really interesting: We are now witnessing what Martin Wynne, Oxford University Computing Services liaison…

White Paper: rules may favour the humanities

The government's new higher education policies could cut student places in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects and create extra places in cheaper arts and humanities disciplines, vice-chancellors have warned. A number of senior sector figures are concerned that the core-margin system, unveiled in the government's higher education White…