The Centre for Humanities Innovation is pleased to announce that registrations are now open for their inaugural conference: Beyond Crisis: Visions for the New Humanities (July 7-8 2014, Durham University, Palatine Centre), featuring the following keynote presentations:

  • Prof. Thomas Docherty (Warwick): Living on, living together: the humanities, the secular, democracy
  • Prof. Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway): The humanities and the memory of the university
  • Dr Luciana Parisi (Goldsmiths): Computational culture and theory
  • Prof. Frank Donoghue (Ohio State): Online higher education and the humanities of the future university
  • Prof. Sander Gilman (Emory): “Folks can make a lot more…with skilled manufacturing…than they might with an art history degree” (Barack Obama)

Standard registration is £50 for the two days; daily and postgraduate rates are also available. Please register by 20 June.

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CHI scholars have argued that the modality of the manifesto reflects the urgent need for methodological breakthroughs in the humanities.It is in this spirit that they launched a call for manifestos in October 2013. The proposed topics included:

  • Creativity and imagination in the humanities
  • Paradigmatic and methodological innovation in the humanities; new genres and disciplines
  • Humanities scholarship as foundation for cultural practices
  • The humanities and the digital: modes of mutual transformation
  • The humanities confronting environmental challenges
  • ‘Third Cultures’: effective interactions between the humanities and sciences

You can read the manifestos accepted for the Beyond Crisis: Visions for the New Humanities conference here.


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