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IHSS Annual Symposium 2022: The Humanities (In and After the Pandemic)

When: Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Peston Lecture Theatre, Graduate Centre, Mile End Campus, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

The third IHSS Annual Symposium hosted Professor Helen Small followed by an in-depth discussion with Professor Simon Reid-Henry.

COVID-19 has seen the Humanities enrolled in the service of science and society. This lecture considers efforts at articulating the public good of the Humanities in the context of the pandemic crisis and subsequent pressures on the economic and political contexts of university research. Particular attention is paid to the terms of engagement on which some social scientists and scientists, encountering public resistance to their expertise, have sought assistance from the Humanities. Drawing on recent philosophical writing about styles of reasoning and the limits of disciplinary claims, the lecture endeavours to explain why (even) high-level efforts at cross-disciplinary collaboration often falter—and identify ways of alleviating the difficulties.

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