Dr Martin Paul Eve–co-founder of the Open Library of the Humanities and editor of the open access journal Alluvium—reflects on “open access”, engagement, and the politics of information management in a digital age. The academic disciplines that constitute the humanities study human cultures, their art-forms, philosophies, expressions and histories. They aim to do so through a… Continue reading Open access and Being Human
By Professor Barry C. Smith What do you think of when someone tells you that they’re a scientist or an artist? You probably don’t know exactly what they do – there is huge variety in the arts and the sciences – but you have a rough idea. Compare this with someone telling you that they… Continue reading Why it’s time for a festival of the humanities
Between 24-29 June, festival curator Dr Michael Eades spent six days at Glastonbury Festival – supervising an installation created for the School of Advanced Study’s 2013 Bloomsbury Festival. Six days of enduring mud, crowds, and lightning storms offered the perfect opportunity to reflect upon festivals, public engagement, and what it means to ‘be human’.
By Professor Rick Rylance The humanities are all around us – in the books and newspapers we read, the programmes, the plays and the films we watch, the concerts we listen to, the exhibitions we visit, and so much more. They are there less obviously but equally pervasively in other ways – in our shared… Continue reading A Human Festival
By Nicholas Stern We live in a time when the world faces problems of trust in institutions and a weakening of confidence in existing ideas and models. The geo-political landscape is shifting fundamentally. Politicians in many countries, including the UK, are failing to inspire younger generations. The UK is seeing a decline in membership of political… Continue reading Celebrating the humanities and ‘Being Human’