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Why We Need the Humanities

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Duration: 0:39:00 | Added: 27 Jul 2016
How has humanities scholarship influenced biomedical research and civil liberties and how can scholars serve the common good?

Entrepreneur and scholar Donald Drakeman discusses his new book, Why We Need the Humanities, exploring the value and impact of the humanities in the 21st century. He is joined by Stefan Collini (Professor of Intellectual History and English Literature, University of Cambridge and author of What Are Universities For?), Richard Ekins (Tutorial Fellow in Law, St John's College, University of Oxford), and Jay Sexton (Associate Professor of American History, University of Oxford). Chaired by Helen Small (Professor of English Literature, University of Oxford and author of The Value of the Humanities)

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