Too Much Information? The digital age investigated at the Being Human festival 2014

How are the humanities changing to meet the challenges of the digital age, and why should we care? These were among the questions asked and explored at November’s Being Human festival. In this first post in a short series, we will be revisiting some of the themes investigated during the festival which involved dozens of leading… Continue reading Too Much Information? The digital age investigated at the Being Human festival 2014

Is religion a consolation worth having?

Republished from By Professor Simon Blackburn (University of Cambridge) My idea of bliss is a Sunday walk that takes in first some English countryside, and second a pleasant medieval church, with some glass or woodwork or monuments. I once even wrote a piece, published in the Larkin journal, about his poem ‘An Arundel Tomb‘, having… Continue reading Is religion a consolation worth having?

Sorry minister, but philistinism is not an educational policy

From time to time members of the School of Advanced Study publish about their research on other websites. This post republishes that work from the original article. Republished from     By Sarah Churchwell (University of East Anglia) In the same week in which I published a piece for Times Higher Education about why the humanities matter,… Continue reading Sorry minister, but philistinism is not an educational policy

Bees and Human libraries @BeingHumanFest

The Human Library (London) Thursday 20 November | 6–8pm Book now > In a digital age, human custodians and communicators of knowledge are more important than ever. This event will create a ‘human library’ where, instead of taking down books from shelves, visitors are given an opportunity to engage with academics one-to-one.