Culture, Humanities & Technology in Europe
The programme was launched in 2003, to study how the Humanties (and Social Sciences) have changed in the light of the ICT revolution. Themes included:
- Conflicts between the value of the Arts and Humanties – explaining a complex, globalised world – while devalued inside universities;
- How new technologies change the very methods of scholarship with new avenues, new processes, new time-saving methods and new databases;
- How can the Humanities demonstrate success, share data, promote interdisciplinary work, and bridge the “two cultures” divide;
- How to promote international collaboration to enable new ideas and avenues for successful outcomes;
- How to examine new ways to promote funding;
In 2003, at Oxford, a conference was held on The Future for European Humanities (linking Oxford, Paris and Prague). In 2005 a Prague workshop looked at New Information Technologies and the Future of the Humanities.
At a planning meeting in Paris in 2005, it was agreed to hold an event focussing on key questions concerned with digitisation of archives and library holdings (see page 56).
Linked to this programme, and to the research group working on European Identity: Reason, Science, Law, is the ERPG looking at Cultural Difference in Europe.