How the Humanities Speak to Grand Challenges Research (& Exploratory Grants)
How the Humanities Speak to Grand Challenges Research (and Exploratory Grants)
Thursday, May 12, 2016, Noon-1:00pm
Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop
Free and open to the public
The University of Minnesota has identified five interrelated Grand Challenges where the University is well positioned to have great impact on the most critical challenges of our state and world. People are at the heart of the Grand Challenges—how we live in the world, interact with each other and our environment, and make meaning. But many humanists perceive the framing of these challenges as instrumental, solely contemporary, and oriented to technical, applied solutions. This roundtable discusses how the full scope of the humanities relate to the Grand Challenges, how we advocate for humanistic research as central to understanding the human elements of critical societal issues, and how humanists might frame interdisciplinary exploratory research grant proposals.