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By Matthew Nisbet | Published: January 29, 2015
Grappling with climate change going forward won't be so much grappling with climate as it will be grappling with human reactions to the forces already in motion. Universities have a role to play in marshaling all their disciplines in this endeavor, says Matthew Nisbet.
By Social Science Space | Published: December 1, 2014
A network of coalitions of research universities from around the world have come out with a strong statement stressing the importance of social science and humanities in the academy and among policymakers.
By Robert Dingwall | Published: September 29, 2014
As the independence vote moves from all-consuming question to historical incident, what are the lessons that Scottish universities and in particular Scottish social scientists should take away?
By Social Science Space | Published: August 19, 2014
Parsing federal education statistics, it turns out that prospective social scientists are the most avid consumers of humanities courses as undergrads (not counting humanities majors themselves, that is).
By Robert Dingwall | Published: August 11, 2014
Doctor Who's sobriquet implies he's earned a doctorate in something. The Doctor's not telling what he might have studied, but his actions and attitudes make a strong case for one discipline ...
By Michael Todd, Social Science Space editor | Published: June 2, 2014
Beyond the funding fears experienced by the social science, the humanities have those kinds of worries and their cyclic existential crisis.
By Michael Hockx | Published: May 21, 2014
China's apparent reluctance to publish it social science and humanities scholarship openly is less about what it lets out, argues Michael Hockx, and more about what opening up might let in.
By Michael Todd, Social Science Space editor | Published: April 22, 2014
The landscape for open access in Britain's social science and humanities fields is very different and very similar to the better studied STEM fields, a new report from the British Academy finds.
By Michael Todd, Social Science Space editor | Published: February 14, 2014
A new project from the British Academy sets down the calculator in the latest attempt to tot up the value of the social sciences and humanities.
By Grace Conyers | Published: November 27, 2013
I’m not a huge fan of the topic of racial and gender discrimination. The heated debates that go around it have always made me uncomfortable because I couldn’t care less what gender or race someone is, isn’t or, in the case of gender, has changed to. However, while teaching a couple weeks ago a little […]
By Social Science Space | Published: August 28, 2013
A study of 11,000 alumni from the University of Oxford has shown that humanities graduates went on to work in the UK’s major growth sectors. The Oxford study can’t tell us much about the fate of graduates at other universities around the UK. But it does prompt a closer look at the stigma surrounding humanities subjects in the UK.
By John Gallucci | Published: August 13, 2013
Do the Humanities not have an intellectual basis as legitimate and rigorous as that of the natural and social sciences? And are not the Humanities in fact an essential part of higher education? Try considering the Humanities as a form of Human Relations.