Role of HSS

THE ROLE OF THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

About this project

Are you conducting research related to the COVID-19 pandemic, or do you know someone who is? The Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences wants to share your story.

We are launching an ambitious new project to help the humanities and social science community articulate the value of their scholarship. Our objective is to develop a renewed, evidence-based account of how the humanities and social sciences affect people’s lives in the 21st century and to communicate this effectively to key audiences in government, the media, the higher-education sector and the general public.

Please take a few minutes to complete this brief survey about your research related to the pandemic. We will draw from survey responses and any follow-up research to develop content for various communications activities.

2018 Discussion paper

This discussion paper was prepared to spark a conversation about the importance of the humanities and social sciences. The paper explores why now is an important time to undertake this project, proposes some approaches for talking about the value of these disciplines, and invites members of the humanities and social sciences community to provide feedback.