The CMCI Blog

Culture, Media & Creative Industries at King's College London – news, events etc

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Culture, Media and Creative Industries on Twitter

Sorting The Sheep from the Sheep

Posted by lostincci on February 15, 2011

CMCI’s Dr Richard Howells has a chapter in a new book which has just been launched at London’s Tate Modern gallery. Speakers at the launch event included Universities Minister David Willetts, Lord Robert Winston, Baroness O’Neill and Arts and Humanities Research Council Chairman Sir Alan Wilson.

In this book, “a group of distinguished humanities scholars” argue for the public value of the humanities in an atmosphere of cuts to the universities in general and to the humanities in particular.

Howells’ chapter, “Sorting the sheep form the sheep: Value, worth and the creative industries” is featured in the Informing Policy section of the book: The Public Value of the Humanities, edited by Jonathon Bate (London: and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2011). Here, Howells argues for the public value, as opposed to the economic impact, of arts and humanities research. He admits that his article may be seen as controversial by some.

The book is published by Bloomsbury Academic, who are using a new business model for academic publishing. In addition to printing regular hard and soft-back copies for public sale, individuals may also download the book free of charge under a creative commons license. Further details are available at: http://www.bloomsburyacademic.com/view/PublicValueHumanities_9781849662451/book-ba-9781849662451.xml

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: