SAMKUL conference: The relevance of the humanities
- Ingeniørenes Hus, Oslo
- 29.02.2012 10:00 CET
- 29.02.2012 16:00 CET
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What is the role of the humanities in today’s research policy and what are society’s needs for humanities research? Is the essence of the humanities maintained when the focal point of research is its usefulness to society and does critical research suffer when the focus is targeted towards relevance?
These and other issues will be discussed when the Research Council’s Programme on the Cultural Conditions Underlying Social Change (SAMKUL) holds its start-up conference.
The purpose of the conference is to bring together researchers, students, public administrators, media professionals and other interested parties to discuss how the humanities can contribute to enhancing the knowledge base for addressing modern social challenges. The conference will provide a glimpse into humanities and other research related to social challenges in addition to presenting information that are targeted more towards research policy.
The deadline for registration is 19 February. The conference has space for 120 participants and registration is binding.
Registration opens at 9:30 am. Following the conference, a social gathering will be held until 5:30 pm. Tapas will be served.