Why History Matters

Why History Matters

Professor Claire Langhamer, Director of the IHR History today is challenging, complex, and creative; it is collaborative, energetic and purposeful. In a world that stumbles from crisis to crisis, historical analysis is more critical than ever before. Only by...
Experience and the Humanities

Experience and the Humanities

The broad field of arts and humanities still possesses this capacity to take us away from what is known By Professor Ruth Livesey It would be exaggerating to say rereading a novel by Anthony Trollope saved my professional life in summer 2021. But there was a moment of...
Ethical Issues and Experimental Humanities

Ethical Issues and Experimental Humanities

Ethical issues are at the forefront of experimental humanities. By Professor Ophelia Deroy Maja is cruising in a new self-driving car. In the back is her baby son, singing and giggling. An overhead, electric cable has fallen on the side of the road, and the car will...
An introduction to Ethical Humanities

An introduction to Ethical Humanities

How should vaccines be distributed between countries? By Professor Jo Wolff A funny thing happened around March 2020. Anyone who had worked on the ethics of healthcare resource allocation, bioethics, or global health ethics was suddenly treated as a holder of...
Experience and the Humanities

An Introduction to the Idea of 4E Humanities

We can do better in providing a clear conception of projects in the humanities By Professor Barry C Smith It is often said by funders keen to encourage more successful applications from the humanities that they wish to see bold and ambitious proposals. Too often in...