International Roundtable Event
There has been much debate in recent years regarding the appropriate place of the Humanities within the broader disciplinary research array, informed in part by differing conceptions of the impact of Humanities research more broadly on society. This in turn has sparked discussion within research funding agencies in a number of countries regarding how Humanities research might best be supported, particularly in an environment where research in the “hard” sciences is much more likely to attract attention and research funding.
The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, the Israel Young Academy, the Planning and Budgeting Committee of the Council for Higher Education in Israel, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada will be jointly hosting a roundtable event to examine these issues within the context of a variety of national environments. Participants representing a range of funding models will be invited to address current challenges and opportunities associated with Humanities research funding, and to make recommendations regarding potential models and best practices to support research within Humanities disciplines in the future.