24 janvier 2016

Lorraine, appel à projets MSH

Sur le blog "Histoires d'universités" de Pierre Dubois. La Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Lorraine (unité mixte de service et de recherche CNRS 3261, université de Lorraine) lance son nouvel appel à projets de recherche interdisciplinaires 2016-2017.
Le temps de la liquidation honteuse de cette MSH semblerait révolu. Dont acte. Suite...

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Trinity College president talks race, relevancy of liberal arts

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Last fall, when Joanne Berger-Sweeney began her first year as the president of Trinity College – the small and selective liberal arts school neatly tucked into the middle of Hartford, Connecticut – she knew she was stepping into a role in which she would stand out. More...

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The Public Humanities: A New Way of Thinking About Higher Education

The EvoLLLutionBy David Staley - EvoLLLution. I am under no illusions that a strategy of serving non-traditional students alone will end the current “crisis of the humanities.” However, I feel that we can change perceptions about that crisis by revealing the hidden value of the humanities. More...

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Doing, Being, and the Integrative Liberal Arts

The EvoLLLutionBy James Winebrake - EvoLLLution. Despite popular rhetoric, the skills and knowledge students gain from a liberal arts education are of significant value in the labor market. It’s critical that institutional leaders highlight these benefits. More...

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23 janvier 2016

In Defense of Useless Degrees

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPBy Danielle Marias. When I chose to attend a small liberal arts college for my undergraduate education, I heard many criticisms about liberal arts degrees. Some believed my degree would too broad and that I would not be prepared for specific careers and was therefore unemployable. Read more...

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22 janvier 2016

Yale Receives $50 Million Gift to Support Humanities

HomeAn anonymous donor has given Yale University $50 million to create a central physical home for the humanities on the campus. Read more...

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21 janvier 2016

Aesthetics on the River

HomeBy Charlie Tyson. Charlie Tyson reflects on the lessons of beauty and thought learned from rowing and from study of the humanities. Read more...

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La chaire Bernard Maris Economie et société portée par la Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme

L’Unesco a inauguré vendredi à Paris une chaire Economie et société du nom de Bernard Maris, économiste tué le 7 janvier 2015 dans les locaux de Charlie Hebdo.

Source : L’Express

Cette chaire Economie et société, initiée par l’association Pour une Alliance Sciences Sociétés et portée par la Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, doit permettre d’assurer la continuité des travaux de Bernard Maris, qui défendait une approche non orthodoxe et sociale de l’économie. Voir l'article...

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'Manifesto for the Humanities'

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Many humanities scholars these days feel underappreciated if not under siege. Departments are shrinking. Tenure-track lines are more difficult to come by. Politicians seem focused on job training. In this environment, one might expect a book from a noted humanities scholar to be sounding the alarm. But the subtitle of Manifesto for the Humanities: Transforming Doctoral Education in Good Enough Times (University of Michigan Press) suggests that this is not a call to the barricades. Read more...

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20 janvier 2016

Why my philosophy students will be working together for a change

The Guardian homeBy. Teamwork doesn’t suit everyone, but collaborating with others at university is a rehearsal for working life. More...

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