Inaugural Conference ‘Beyond Crisis: Visions for the New Humanities’

Centre for Humanities Innovation

Inaugural Conference
Centre for Humanities Innovation (CHI), Durham University, UK

Beyond Crisis: Visions for the New Humanities
July 7-8, 2014
Call for Manifestos

Most people agree that the humanities are going through transition, even if they disagree over the details. At the more optimistic end of the scale, exemplified by the Digital_Humanities project, the collapse of the paradigm of classical humanism has coincided with the proliferation of visual and digital culture, creating unprecedented possibilities in a field that is already defined by constant intellectual renewal. More pessimistically, however, an ideological shift toward the sciences means, on one hand, that student numbers and funding for the humanities continue to fall, while, on the other, humanities research is increasingly assessed against inappropriate criteria designed for the sciences. Even among advocates of the humanities, debates on their future continue to be framed in economic terms, with critics caught in the contradictory position of heralding…

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