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The Humanities World Report 2015

Holm, Poul, Jarrick, Arne, Scott, Dominic (2014) The Humanities World Report 2015. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 228 pp. ISBN 978-1-137-50027-4. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This book is open access under a CC BY license. The first of its kind, this 'Report' gives an overview of the humanities worldwide. Published as an Open Access title and based on an extensive literature review and enlightening interviews conducted with 90 humanities scholars across 40 countries, the book offers a first step in attempting to assess the state of the humanities globally. Its topics include the nature and value of the humanities, the challenge of globalisation, the opportunities offered by the digital humanities, variations in funding patterns around the world, and the interaction between humanities and society. Despite the stereotypical view of humanists as scholars locked away in their ivory towers, the picture that emerges from this report is that they are deeply committed to the social value of their work and appreciate the long-term importance it has for addressing global challenges. The report will be of interest not only to researchers and students in the humanities themselves, but also to administrators and funders.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: A General Works > AZ History of Scholarship The Humanities
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Philosophy
Depositing User: Fiona Godfrey
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2014 15:07 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 13:30 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/44516 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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