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US: AAAS Unveils Updated Data on Humanities Funding

US: AAAS Unveils Updated Data on Humanities Funding | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The American Academy of Arts & Sciences made its case for the humanities in high-profile report last year called “The Heart of the Matter.”In the year since, the academy says its Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences has heard consistent requests from college and university personnel and others for more accessible data on the topic. So the academy on Thursday unveiled three new or updated data troves in which decision makers and others interested in the humanities can find facts and figures to continue the national conversation. (...) - Inside Higher Ed, June 20, 2014

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Here are 9 reasons why humanities matter. What’s your number 10?

Here are 9 reasons why humanities matter. What’s your number 10? | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Did you know that over two-thirds of humanities majors get jobs in the private sector? Did you know that almost 60% of U.S. CEOs have degrees in the humanities? Did you know that the humanities receive less than 0.5% of federal research money in the U.S. and only about 1% in Europe? (...) - by Curt Rice, February 25, 2014

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Using JURN to find open access journals in arts and humanities

Using JURN to find open access journals in arts and humanities | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

If you are looking for unrestricted scientific material, for example in the form of free editions of journals, the Internet is the place to look. Open Access enjoys the full benefits of the web, and I can venture to say that without the Internet there would be no open access. The Internet however is full of junk, and it is hard to navigate through it if you do not have the know-how. Thankfully, there are numerous specialized tools and repositories that allow you to quickly and easily locate any content.

 

One of these tools is JURN – an Internet search engine, designed to identify scientific journals. JURN focuses on the arts and humanities, so if you are looking for materials in these fields of research, it can be very useful. (...) - by Kamil Mizera, on OpenScience, October 8, 2013


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Tree of Science's curator insight, October 16, 2013 11:09 AM

JURN is a unique search-engine dedicated to indexing free ‘open access’ ejournals in the arts and humanities, along with other relevant arts and scholarly publications offering free content.

Julien Hering, PhD's curator insight, October 20, 2013 1:57 PM

An interesting open access search-engine dedicated to humanities and arts

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Humanities, social sciences get own part of Horizon 2020

Humanities, social sciences get own part of Horizon 2020 | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

 Work is in progress to give the humanities and social sciences a separate section in Horizon 2020, to be called ‘Europe in a Changing World’ and focusing on ‘secure societies’. The programme will have its own budget and be part of the sixth challenge in Horizon 2020. (...) - University World News, by

Jan Petter Myklebustn, 06 January 2013, Issue No:253
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How and when social scientists in Government contribute to policy | Impact of Social Sciences

How and when social scientists in Government contribute to policy | Impact of Social Sciences | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Are confidence and real world knowledge the key to impacting on government? Mariell Juhlin, Puay Tang and Jordi Molas Gallart find that academics working with government benefit from an ‘expert’ effect as having an academic background enhances credibility when dealing with policy colleagues.

 

The good news for anyone with a PhD or studying for a PhD is that having a doctoral degree equips social scientists in Government with both greater confidence and ability to apply a whole range of methods and solutions to real world problems. In addition to this “expert” effect, having a PhD did also enhance the credibility of the holder in interactions with policy colleagues as well as with external academics. The fact that social scientists with a Masters or a PhD also had higher positions within the Civil Service (controlling for age, gender and years in service) suggests that higher qualifications, and the skills associated with these, are valued by Government employers. (...) Blog Impact of Social Sciences, Oct 12, 2012

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University of London plan to close Institute of English Studies condemned

University of London plan to close Institute of English Studies condemned | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

IES supporters launch petition against 'sudden, arbitrary and ill thought out' proposal to split some of its work between other bodies.

Academics from across the UK have condemned University of London's proposals to close its Institute of English Studies (IES) as a "direct assault" on national and international collaboration which threatens to "rip the heart out" of the biggest arts and humanities subject. (...) - by James Meikle, The Guardian, 22 May 2014

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The Market for Social Sciences and Humanities Publications

The Market for Social Sciences and Humanities Publications | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

A recent research report from Simba Information analyzes the market for publications in the social sciences and humanities.

Dan Strempel of Simba Information has kindly made available to me Simba’s recent report on the market for social sciences and humanities (SSH) publications, Global Social Science & Humanities Publishing 2013-2014. There are not many encouraging signs in this study for publishers, but it’s worthwhile to review the numbers and the structure of the market, some of which may be surprising to many readers. (...) - By Joseph Esposito, blog 'the scholarly kitchen', January 28, 2014

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French scholars say ‘oui’ to open access

French scholars say ‘oui’ to open access | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Senior humanities and social science academics come out in support of move to ‘take knowledge out of silos’

 

Sixty senior figures from the humanities and social sciences in France have published a statement in national newspaper Le Monde in support of open access.

The signatories, who include university presidents, librarians and journal editors, warn that if the humanities and social sciences were to opt out of wider moves towards open access they “would become isolated and ultimately extinct”. (...) - By Paul Jump, Times higher Education, 28 March 2013

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Five Minutes with Chris Loxley at Unilever R&D: Social science still has to compete and prove itself

Five Minutes with Chris Loxley at Unilever R&D: Social science still has to compete and prove itself | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Part of PPG’s Impact of Social Sciences project focuses on how academic research in the social sciences influences decision-makers in business, government and civil society. Rebecca Mann talked to Dr Chris Loxley, a social scientist at Unilever, about how research can promote innovation in the private sector. (...) Blog LSE: "Impact of Social Science"

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