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A new ideal for the humanities
Humanities for Change intends to redefine the role of the humanities in contemporary life, particularly through new approaches of public and digital humanities
Addressing a wide audience, not just experts in the field, with articles and meetings made by young trainees in continuous training
Encourage the creation of an international network of collaborators and readers by promoting contributions from professors, researchers and experts
Faced with the sectoralisation of studies and professions, adopting an interdisciplinary approach for a dialogue between humanities and the exact sciences
To promote a new ideal for the humanities starting by examining some fundamental themes and principles
Yuval Noah Harari21 lessons per the 21st century
“If the future of the humanity is decided in your absence because you are too busy feeding and clothing your kids you and they wil not be exempt from the consequences. […] As a historian I cannot give people food or clothes but i can try and offer some clarity. If this empowers even an handful of additional people join the debate about the future of our species I have done my job.”
Edmund PhelpsMass Flourishing
“Labor markets [...] require an increasing number of soft skills, like the ability to develop creative solutions to complex challenges. [...] A necessary first step is to restore the humanities in high school and university curricula. Exposure to literature, philosophy, and history will inspire young people to seek a life of richness – one that includes making creative, innovative contributions to society.”
Martha NussbaumNot for profit
“We should have no objection to good scientific and technical education. [...] My concern is that other abilities equally crucial are at risk of getting lost in the competitive flurry, abilities crucial to health of any democracy associated with the humanities and the arts: the ability to think critically, to transcend local loyalties and to approach world problems as a citizen of the world.”
Lorenzo TomasinThe «useless» degrees in Humanities
“Graduates in the humanities have a theoretical approach that also applies in areas that seem very distant. [...] Those who enter a humanistic faculty know from day one that they are not going to 'professionalize'. And this predisposes from the point of view of psychological reaction: you have to be versatile because you know that the problems you will face will be different from those studied.”
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