“Messy, debatable and unquantifiable”: Championing the Humanities
Dr Robin Jackson, Chief Executive and Secretary of the British Academy
A review of some of the challenges and issues that face humanities in the USA and UK and possibly Australia/New Zealand too; some reflections on the nature of the study of the humanities which might explain why those challenges arise; and an illustration of various ways in which they can be addressed.
Wellington | 6pm Tuesday 9 September Te Whare Aparangi, Royal Society of New Zealand, 11 Turnbull Street, Thorndon
The talk is free and open to the general public and registration is not required.
Robin Jackson will also be speaking in Dunedin at the University of Otago on 8 September and in Auckland at The University of Auckland on 10 September.
Dr Robin Jackson has been Chief Executive and Secretary of the British Academy since 2006. He has taught in USA and for many years was based in Australia, as Seymour Reader at Ormond College and Senior Lecturer in Classics at the University of Melbourne. He is a graduate of Oxford and has a PhD in Greek Philosophy from Princeton.