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A new Federation project: The Role of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Published on April 23, 2018

THE ROLE OF THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

The Federation is launching an ambitious new project to help the humanities and social science community articulate the value of their scholarship. Our objective is to develop a renewed, evidence-based account of how the humanities and social sciences affect people’s lives in the 21st century and to communicate this effectively to key audiences in government, the media, the higher-education sector and the general public.

Have your say

We are committed to developing this project in collaboration with the humanities and social sciences community and we invite scholars and students in these disciplines to share their insights with us between May and July, either in writing or by participating in one of the round table discussions the Federation will be hosting throughout May and June 2018. Your input will help us develop the key messages featured in a major report to be published in 2019. Visit www.ideas-idees.ca/issues/role-HSS to select an option that suits your schedule. 

Spread the word

We encourage you to share this invitation with your peers, students and other colleagues you feel should have the opportunity to contribute to this project. If you have further questions, contact the project lead, Peter Severinson, at pseverinson@ideas-idees.ca. 
 
We believe strongly that the humanities and social sciences strengthen and enrich our society, and we welcome insight from across our diverse community to help us tell our story. 

About this project

The Federation is launching an ambitious new project to help the humanities and social science community articulate the value of their scholarship. Our objective is to develop a renewed, evidence-based account of how the humanities and social sciences affect people’s lives in the 21st century and to communicate this effectively to key audiences in government, the media, the higher-education sector and the general public.

Share your thoughts with us

We are committed to developing this project in collaboration with the humanities and social sciences community and we invite scholars and students in these disciplines to share their thoughts with us. This input will help us develop the key messages featured in a major report to be published in 2019. Opportunities to contribute to this project include:

  • IN PERSON: The Federation will host a series of in-person round table discussions with members to explore the key themes of this project at the University of Regina during Congress 2018, between May 28 and May 31. Sign up now to confirm your attendance and secure your spot.
     
  • VIRTUALLY: For those who cannot attend Congress, virtual round table discussions will take place in June 2018 that can be accessed by either computer or by telephone. Sign up now to confirm your attendance and secure your spot.
     
  • IN WRITING: The Federation is also accepting written submissions throughout May and July. To make a written submission, we ask that participants read through a short Discussion Paper, which will be available in May 2018, and respond to a set of discussion questions in writing. If you wish to be notified when the Discussion Paper is available, please email the project lead, Peter Severinson, at pseverinson@ideas-idees.ca.
     
  • If you are interested in providing input but are not able to participate through one of the options above, please contact the project lead, Peter Severinson, at pseverinson@ideas-idees.ca.  
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