Humanities

Oh the humanities: Oxford graduates do well, but what about the rest?

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.

6 years ago
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The Humanities as Human Relations

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.

6 years ago
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Who Really, Really Wants Open Access?

There is broad agreement is the desirability of wider access by readers to scholarly journal articles. There is less agreement on who these imagined readers might be.

6 years ago
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Edward Hopper: An ethnographic sensibility?

This is not a body of work that instructs us what to think – it invites us to ask the question that an ethnographer would ask: confronted with this scene, what is going on here?

7 years ago
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Objective truth, social ‘science’ and tennis balls

The entire purpose of social science is to apply disciplined, logical, and serious analysis to of all aspects of contemporary social life. Whether ‘scientific’ or not, this process of exploration is intrinsically valuable.

7 years ago
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Weekly Overview of Social Science News

Overcoming physics envy from the New York Times, How belief is the key to dealing with climate change skepticism from the Guardian, and much more in this big edition of Social Science News.

8 years ago
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The Accessibility of Articles

Academics have a responsibility to make their work as accessible as possible. This not only means publishing their findings and […]

9 years ago
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