Symposium Series “The Future of the Humanities and Social Sciences”: Perspectives from the Sociology of Knowledge - Tokyo College

Symposium Series “The Future of the Humanities and Social Sciences”: Perspectives from the Sociology of Knowledge

2021.07.29 @ 17:00 – 19:00
Symposium Series “The Future of the Humanities and Social Sciences": Perspectives from the Sociology of Knowledge

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Date(s) Thursday, 29 July 2021, 17:00-19:00 pm

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Language English (English-Japanese simultaneous translation available)

Future prospects for the humanities and social sciences (HSS) are often discussed through the ‘insider’ lens of political and institutional pressures. Taking up themes from the first two panels, this panel will take a step back from these immediate concerns and initiate a conversation with scholars studying the development of knowledge systems in a range of disciplines from philosophy, the history of knowledge, the sociology of knowledge, and future research. Why is interdisciplinary research considered a virtue? Would it be bad if the humanities disappeared from universities? Which modes and arrangements of knowledge production from other times and places could inspire our imagination?

Michael FACIUS (Associate Professor, Tokyo College)
NAKAJIMA Takahiro (Director, East Asian Academy for New Liberal Arts)
Kerstin CUHLS (Scientific Project Manager, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research)
Inanna HAMATI-ATAYA (Founding Director, Centre for Global Knowledge Studies, University of Cambridge)
LIU Meijun (Assistant Professor, Institute for Global Public Policy, Fudan University) 
WANG Wenlu (Project Researcher, Tokyo College)
Organized by Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo | Co-organizer: East Asian Academy for New Liberal Arts (EAA), the University of Tokyo

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