The Challenges of Arts and Humanities • Vol. 13
The Challenges of Arts and Humanities • Vol. 13

During the past few decades, a spectre has emerged, which is now haunting the Arts and Humanities in the Western world. The question posed by this spectre is: What is the usefulness of studying Arts and Humanities? This has manifested itself in a decreasing acknowledgment, which again has resulted in considerable downsizing and diverse forms of crisis man¬agement. In this political realm this volume provides an alternative story about Arts and Humanities through the more constructive phrasing of the question: Which needs in society do the Arts and Humanities respond to and accommodate? The volume is divided into two sections. The first section addresses the “Historical positions of Arts and Humanities in society: Criticism, control and collaboration”. Here, the overall question is discussed at a general level. The aim of the second section “How to reinvent the Arts and Humanities: Defining disciplines and cross disciplinary developments” is to discuss a possible renaissance of the arts and humanities, focusing on different disciplines and cross disciplinary developments. 

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Gunhild Agger, Lone Dirckinck-Holmfeld, Antje Gimmler, Falk Heinrich, Tytti Soila
4-13
Introduction - Two Stories of the Arts and Humanities – and a Third Version Emerging
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Anders Ekström
14-24
A Failed Response? The Humanities in Transition
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Antje Gimmler
25-36
Practicing Humanities
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Robin Nelson
37-55
Validating Arts Research: Reflections on the UK research audit culture and arts ‘doing-knowing
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Falk Heinrich
56-71
The Affordances of Arts and Humanities in Multidisciplinary Projects: Contributions to Sensemaking Processes
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Birthe Mousten, Anne Lise Laursen
72-86
Specialized Languages: The alter ego of any research field
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Karl Erik Schøllhammer
87-97
New encounters between arts and research
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Chunfang Zhou, Lene Tanggaard Pedersen, Hui Zhang
98-109
Studying the Complexity of Craftsmen’s Creativity: Calling for a Cross-Disciplinary Research in the Future
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Bolette Rye Mønsted
110-121
Humanities and the future notion of societal impact
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Frederikke Winther, Thomas Duus Henriksen, Gorm Larsen
122-136
Students’ pondering: An educational challenge to the arts and humanities in a market-oriented education system
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Mathias Clasen, Jens Kjeldgaard-Christiansen
137-152
A Consilient Approach to Horror Video Games: Challenges and Opportunities
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Nikita A. Kharlamov, Einar Baldvin Baldursson
153-164
Liberating methodological thinking in human sciences from grand theories
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Lone Dirckinck-Holmfeld
165-177
Opening up the Humanities: Camping Women as a Humanities exploratorium (essay)
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