The Humanities Towards a New Agenda

Conference 2:

Aarhus University, 14-15 November 2013


Conference Programme

Thursday, November 14

10.00 – 10.30


Room: 1441-012

Registration and coffee

10.30 – 11.00


Room: 1441-012

Opening: Morten Raffnsøe-Møller, The Human Turn, Aarhus University

Introduction: David Budtz Pedersen, Humanomics, Aarhus University

11.00 – 12.00

Keynote 1

Room: 1441-012

Moderator: Sverre Raffensøe, The Human Turn, Copenhagen Business School

Posthuman humanities

Rosi Braidotti, Director of the Centre for the Humanities in Utrecht.

12.00 – 13.00


13.00 – 15.00


Room: 1441-012

Moderator: David Budtz Pedersen, Humanomics, Aarhus University

Initiatives and mappings of the humanities:

  • Katja Mayer, Research Associate, WWTF Vienna Science and Technology Fund: “Humanities in Horizon 2020”.
  • Gitte Lønstrup Dal Santo, Assistant Director, The Danish Institute at Rome: ”Equipping the Classical Humanities for the 21st C”.
  • Melanie Büscher, Senior Adviser, Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation: "Social Science and Humanities in Horizon 2020".

15.30 – 17.30


Room: 1441-012

Moderator: Sverre Raffnsøe, The Human Turn, Copenhagen Business School

Panel debate: Post-human humanities for the global era

  • Rick Dolphijn, Utrecht University
  • Stefan Herbrechter, Coventry University
  • Manuela Rossini, University of Bern
  • Mads Rosendahl Thomsen, Aarhus University
  • Nina Lykke, Linköping University

17.30 – 19.00

The Foyer


19.00 – 22.00

Room 1.485- 123


Friday, November 15

09.30 – 12.00

Workshop 1

Room: 1441-012

Moderator: Frederik Stjernfelt, Humanomics, Aarhus University

Mapping cross-discipliniarity in the humanities:

  • Katrine Lindvig og Maja Horst, Criss-crossing the university of Copenhagen; using a skunk works inspired method.
  • Lasse Johansson & Cecilie Juul Jørgensen, Beyond bibliometrics: interdisciplinary and interinstitutional research collaboration in the humanities.
  • Kristoffer Kropp & Jacob Lunding, An empirical analysis of structures and groups in the field of social science.
  • Frederik Stjernfelt, Mapping radical enlightenment in the history of ideas.

09.30 – 12.00

Workshop 2

Room: 1441-112

Moderator: Morten Raffnsøe-Møller, The Human Turn, Aarhus University

Contesting the humanities:

  • Lotte Huniche & Dorthe Staunæs, The role of the humanities in current inter-disciplinary research: suggestions for organizational and methodological ways forward.
  • Gunhild Borggreen, Robots in the humanities.
  • Mathias Hein Jessen, Corpus, corporation, persona. The (human) body in the construction of political institutions.
  • Niels Nørkjær Johannsen, Turning wheels in changing minds: studying conceptual worlds at the intersection of technological history and cognitive science.
  • Niels Brügger, Questioning the digital humanities in the 21st century.

12.00 – 13.00


13.00 – 15.00

Workshop 3

Room: 1441-012

Moderator: Marius Gudmand-Høyer, The Human Turn, Aarhus University

The public value of humanities:

  • Carla Basili, Knowledge Transfer: an unconventional dissemination strategy for the Humanities.
  • Jesper Eckhardt Larsen, The humanities as educating humanity: Long trends - new trends.
  • Thomas Schwarz Wentzer, No human, no cry – five theses in defense of humanism.
  • Henrik Stampe Lund, Negotiating the Humanities through Research Management.

13-00 – 15.00

Workshop 4

Room: 1441-112

Moderator: Claus Emmeche, Humanomics, University of Copenhagen

New theories of the humanities:

  • Fumiko Kano Glückstad, Computing dynamics of cultures: an interdisciplinary approach to the concept of culture.
  • Astrid Jensen & Thomas Wiben Jensen, Distributed cognitive systems and organizations.
  • Rolf Hvidtfeldt Larsen, A semantic view on interdisciplinarity.
  • Finn Collin, The role of the humanities in the current cross-disciplinary determination of the human.

15.30 – 16.30

Keynote 2

Room: 1441-012

Moderator: David Budtz Pedersen, Humanomics, Aarhus University

Transformative ideas in interdisciplinary humanities

  • Professor Simon Goldhill, Director for Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH),

16.30 – 17.00

Room: 1441-012

Wrap-up and general discussion

18.00 –

Post-conference dinner and further discussion (on own expense)