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This book is open access under a CC BY license. The first of its kind, this Open Access 'Report' is a first step in assessing the state of the humanities worldwide. Based on an extensive literature review and enlightening interviews the book discusses the value of the humanities, the nature of humanities research and the relation between humanities and politics, amongst other issues.
Poul Holm is Professor of Humanities at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and President of the European Consortium of Humanities Institutes and Centres. In the past he has been Academic Director of the Trinity Long Room Hub, Rector (President) of the University of Roskilde, Chairman of the European Research Network of Research Councils for the Humanities (ERCH, now HERA) and Professor of Maritime History at the University of Southern Denmark. Arne Jarrick is Professor of History at Stockholm University, Sweden and Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. His previous publications include Only Human: Studies in the History of Conceptions of Man (2000). Dominic Scott is Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Virginia, USA. He was previously Senior Lecturer at Cambridge University, where he set up the Forum for Philosophy in Business with Alex Oliver. His previous publications include Recollection and Experience (1995), Plato's Meno (2006) and Maieusis: Studies in Ancient Philosophy in Honour of Myles Burnyeat (editor, 2007).
1. Introduction 2. The Value of the Humanities 3. The Nature of the Humanities 4. The Digital Humanities 5. Translating the Humanities 6. The Culture of Humanities Research 7. Funding and Infrastructures 8. Humanities and Public Policy 9. Conclusion Appendix: the Interview Questionnaire Index
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