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Title Mapping frontier research in the humanities / edited by Claus Emmeche, David Budtz Pedersen, Frederik Stjernfelt
Published London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2016
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Series Perspectives on Leadership in Higher Education
Contents Cover page ; Halftitle page ; Series page ; Title page ; Copyright page ; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Contributors; Preface and Acknowledgements; Part One Knowledge Production in the Humanities; 1 Disciplinary Knowledge Production and Interdisciplinary Humanities; Introduction; Embedding humanities in interdisciplinary research; The Vilnius Declaration; Integrating epistemic cultures; Definitions of key concepts; Three different models of collaboration; Mapping the impact of interdisciplinary research; Conclusion; Notes; References
2 Research Styles and Extra-Academic Engagement of Humanities ResearchersThe special case of the humanities?; Research style and extra- academic engagement; Data and statistical analysis; Research styles in the humanities; The space of disciplines; Extra-academic engagement of humanities researchers; Discussion; Notes; References; 3 Research Styles: Data and Perspectives in the Human Sciences; Introduction; The approach to the research field; The structural approach; The cognitive approach; The historical approach; The participatory approach; The hermeneutic approach; Data; Methods; Theory
Bubble-hospitable environmentsConglomerate objects and research management; Science policy and investment portfolios; While at it: humanities on the offensive; Acknowledgements; Notes; References; 7 The Humanities Meet the Neurosciences; Introduction; The popularity of the neurosciences; Neuroscientific development is overdetermined; Scans; Mirror neurons and neuro-aesthetics; Conclusion; Note; References; 8 Open Human Science: Transdisciplinary and Transmedial Research; Introduction; Collaborative knowledge; Opening up science; Open-minded humanities; Documenting humans openly
Sharing the AcademyTransdisciplinary encounters; The normative structure of open science; Conclusion and further research; Notes; References; Part Three An Argument for Classical Humanities; 9 The Culture Debate Between Terror Threats, Free Speech and Humanism: Lessons from the Case of Danish Post-war Intellectuals; The Danish situation in 1945; The purge after German occupation; Disputes over democracy and the right of free speech; Humanism after the atom bomb or Erasmic vs. Lutheran humanism; Conclusion; Notes; References
Styles of research3Conclusion; Notes; References; 4 Criticizing Erroneous Abstractions: The Case of Culturalism; Concepts of culture; Strong culturalism; Types of errors in abstraction; The cultural turn in recent humanities; Notes; References; Part Two Advances in Interdisciplinary Humanities; 5 Friendship, Love and the Borderology of Interdisciplinarity; Introduction: borders between disciplines and their topics; Why love hurts; Interconnectedness; Friendship perspectives; Mapping borders and connections; Notes; References; 6 Bubble Studies: The Brass Tacks; Bubbles across disciplines
Summary "The classical sciences were organised around academic disciplines but knowledge production today is burgeoning and increasingly interdisciplinary, specialised; it is also distributed across a variety of societal sectors and increasingly involves interactions with extra-academic fields and transdisciplinary methods which focus on solving societal challenges. As a result, the notion of liberal arts and humanities within Western research universities is undergoing profound transformations. In Mapping Frontier Research in the Humanities, the contributors explore this transformative process. What are the implications, both for the modes of research and for intellectual leadership in higher education? Based on multidimensional methodologies for mapping knowledge diversity, the volume outlines reasons for optimism on the potentials as well as concerns regarding imbalances in the current hybrid university system. Drawing on a number of case studies and conceptual-empirical mappings of the humanities, the perceived divide between the classical humanities and 'post-academic' modes of research is critically discussed. Avoiding simple mechanical metrics, the contributors suggest a heuristic appreciation of different types of impact and styles of reasoning in the humanities. From this perspective, a more composite picture of human culture, language and history emerges from humanities research. It goes beyond the picture of rational agents, and situates human interaction in more complex landscapes of collective identities, networks, and constraints that open for new forms of intellectual leadership in the 21st century"-- Provided by publisher
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Subject Humanities -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Humanties -- Research
Interdisciplinary approach in education.
EDUCATION -- Higher.
EDUCATION -- Leadership.
EDUCATION -- Research.
Humanities -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Interdisciplinary approach in education.
Form Electronic book
Author Emmeche, Claus, 1956- editor.
Pedersen, David Budtz, editor.
Stjernfelt, Frederik, editor.
LC no. 2016048408
ISBN 1472597699