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ERIC Number: EJ793106
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
Future Priorities of the Humanities in Europe. What Have the Humanities to Offer?: Report of a Round Table Conference Held to Draft a Manifesto for the European Commissioner and Working Papers for the EC Working Party on Future Priorities for Humanities Research
Parker, Jan
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v6 n1 p123-127 2007
Humanities-based speakers and delegates to the European Commission conference on "Social Sciences and Humanities in Europe: New Challenges, New Opportunities" gathered at the end of the meeting to develop a proactive Humanities special interest group. The result was a round-table conference organized by the Humanities Higher Education Research Group, the international group based in and supported by the Open University's Institute of Educational Technology, to which senior humanities scholars and members of the European Community (EC) Working Party on Future Priorities for the Humanities were invited. This article provides a brief overview of these discussions, which developed around two issues: (1) What should be said to Europe about the Humanities and what they can offer?; and (2) What "are" the distinguishing features of the Humanities? A major conclusion of the conference was to propose to the EC that the question of what distinguishes the Humanities should itself be a research strand earmarked for support. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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