Call for papers "Intersections. New perspectives for public humanities"

An international day of study to be held in Venice (Italy) in December 2020 on 'public humanities' and the outflow of the humanitistic knowledge from academic debate circles

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


Developing new strategies for teaching humanities, emphasising the connection and contribution of education to professional environments and technological fields


Establishing a wide audience of readers in order to encourage international contributions from professors, researchers and experts


Adopting an interdisciplinary approach to establish a dialogue between humanities and hard sciences and confront the division of studies and employment possibilities

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Our mission

To promote a new ideal for the humanities starting by examining some fundamental themes and principles


Addressing a broad audience, not limited to experts and academics


Encourage involvement with technological innovations


Developing new teaching strategies for the humanities


Identifying potential professional areas for future humanitists


Promoting a new ideal for the humanistic knowledge


Adopting a reflective approach to contents of humanistic studies


Promoting exchange of ideas between different backgrounds


Using different communication means to share our ideas

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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