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.
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?
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).
Beyond the funding fears experienced by the social science, the humanities have those kinds of worries and their cyclic existential crisis.
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.
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.