CIDRAL Public Lecture: Professor Alan Bowman
|Starts:||17:00 22 Mar 2017|
|Ends:||19:00 22 Mar 2017|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public|
This event is part of CIDRAL's Spring 2017 programme 'Precarity'.
Professor Alan Bowman (University of Oxford) will give a talk on 'Humanities and Humanitas, New Horizons?'
Professor Bowman is the Vice President of the British Academy for the Humanities and Visiting Professor of the John Rylands Research Institute for this Academic Year.
There is very strong recognition of the value of the whole range of Humanities disciplines in research, higher education and the public arena generally. Despite an immense amount of active research and public engagement by scholars in the Humanities, many academic institutions and individuals still tend to feel challenged by the perceived need to ‘defend’ or ‘promote’ Humanities. What Humanities scholars do is embedded in all aspects of human intellectual, social and cultural activity. I will suggest some ways in which the erosion of disciplinary boundaries and the availability of new technologies can contribute to enhancing the profile of the Humanities and perhaps to increasing the resources available for Humanities research and teaching.
Travel and Contact Information
Samuel Alexander Building