European Consortium for Humanities Institutes and Centres

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ECHIC

European Consortium for Humanities Institutes and Centres, is a university-based initiative to organise European Research Institutes, Humanities Faculties and Centres for the Humanities.

The profile of the humanities in Europe today has become a contested space that is often the focus of polemical debates but seldom the object of rigorous scientific discussions. This consortium rests on the double assumption that effective international and intra-European networking in defence of the humanities, on the one hand, and interdisciplinary research across the field of the humanities, on the other, can play a significant role in shaping this debate about the humanities today and offer workable alternatives to the renewal of the field. The consortium pursues the highest international standards of excellence with a spirit of innovation and exploration of new research areas, but also with an acute sense of the social and political relevance of the humanities in Europe today.

Founding confernece, Dublin 2011Founding conference, Dublin 2011.