Humanism at Large: Higher Education Now

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University of Exeter/University College Falmouth (UK)

9-10 September 2011
Tremough Campus, Cornwall

Keynote Speaker: Professor Niyi Osundare (University of Ibadan/University of New Orleans)
Second keynote: TBA

This conference is intended to provide a forum for those teaching and researching in Humanities disciplines to explore the current state of global knowledge economies. The title, echoing the title of Arjun Appadurai's Modernity at Large, signals our focus on the relation between universities, global economies and local identities.

Its focus will be interdisciplinary. Whilst we welcome papers in Pedagogy Studies, we intend to open dialogue between those working in various Humanities disciplines. We invite proposals for papers and panels including, but not limited to, these areas:

Knowledge economies and service economies
The current state of the Humanist project
Knowledge transfer and social/political engagement
Global shifts in knowledge production and consumption
Relations between universities and the local communities which surround them
Please send 200 word abstracts by Saturday 30 April to:

University of Exeter, College of Humanities
University College Falmouth, School of Media & Performance