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23 May 2017

Some weddings; some funerals: matters of hope and concern in the humanities

  • 2.00-3.30pm
  • Martin Hall Seminar Room, Loughborough University
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About this event

It is customary to be glum about the future of the humanities and there’s plenty to be glum about (not least Brexit). But it would be well to take a more balanced view of prospects for the humanities over the next decade. The talk will discuss things of cheer and things of worry, inviting a look at the humanities in the UK in the framework of some international developments. 

Rick Rylance is currently Director of the Institute of English Studies and Dean Elect of the School of Advanced Studies at the University of London. He was previously CEO of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Chair of Research Councils UK. His most recent publication is Literature and the Public Good (OUP 2016).”