February 2013


SSH News: Senate scandals, breakfast lectures, and international research


Karen Diepeveen, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

This week was a busy one. Obama’s State of the Union address garnered plenty of reactions, including one from Danielle Allen of the Institute for Advanced Study. Her Washington Post editorial argues that the humanities are just as important as STEM classes.  

Senators here in Canada have had a busy media week – and so have several political scientists. Howard Leeson provided some background on Pamela Wallin’s spending, while Geoffrey Stevens weighed in on the...

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SSH News: Storytellers, digital humanities, and new social science journals

Yesterday, SSHRC launched its new competition for Canadian university students: Research for a better life: The Storytellers. Tell your compelling research story in three minutes or less, and you could be one of 25 finalists to win $3,000 and attend the 2013 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. After Congress, the five final winners will be invited to deliver a featured presentation at this year’s World Social Science Forum in Montreal. See full details on SSHRC’s website.

Brent Herbert-Copley, SSHRC’s vice-president, Research Capacity, wrote a compelling piece in the Globe and Mail recently, focusing on...

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