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SVT SYMPOSIUM, 7 December 2018

Impact in the Humanities

The SVT symposium is an annual public event where central topics in science and society are debated . At this year’s symposium we will discuss social impacts of the humanities in and beyond academia

Titus at his reading desk. Rembrandt van Rijn (1655)
Titus at his reading desk. Rembrandt van Rijn (1655).
Photo:
Rembrandt [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

What is the impact of the humanities beyond academia? Can humanistic research contribute to solving the social challenges of our time? 

From the 2017 government white paper ("Humaniorameldingen"), via the following evaluation of the humanities in Norway in (HUMEVAL), to the UiB Humanities Strategy (2018), the question of the Humanities, its role and mission, is at the centre of attention.

At the SVT symposium 2018 we ask: What is the problem that these efforts are intended to solve? Whose problem is it? And lastly, what are the implications of the solution?

Program SVT Symposium 7 December 2018

   0830   Doors open. Coffee, tea, refreshments.

0900

Jørgen Sejersted

UiB

Welcome

0915

Rasmus Slaattelid

SVT

Opening address

0930

Fredrik Thue

OsloMet

The societal cycle of the humanities – historising impact

1000

Jan Reinert Karlsen

UiB

Teaching for thoughtful action

1030

Coffee break

 

 

1045

David Budtz Pedersen

AAU

Responsible impact assessment in social sciences and humanities

1115

Merle Jacob

Lunds Universitet

Impact and epistemic governance

1200

Lunch

 

 

1300

Jill Halstead

UiB

Why Music Matters:  Impact and the Value of the Arts

1330

Gunnar Sivertsen

NIFU

Understanding and evaluating normal societal impact in the humanities

1400

Anne Beate Maurseth

UiB

Integrated humanities: from strategy to pratice at UiB

1445

All

 

Panel debate

1600

End

 

 

The SVT Symposium is free and open for all. Lunch will be served. Please register for the event, remember to include food preferences and allergies.