European Consortium for Humanities Institutes and Centres (ECHIC)

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President, ECHIC

Silvana Colella

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European Consortium for Humanities Institutes and Centres, is a university-based initiative to organise European Research Institutes, Humanities Faculties and Centres for the Humanities.

The profile of the humanities in Europe today has become a contested space that is often the focus of polemical debates but seldom the object of rigorous scientific discussions. This consortium rests on the double assumption that effective international and intra-European networking in defence of the humanities, on the one hand, and interdisciplinary research across the field of the humanities, on the other, can play a significant role in shaping this debate about the humanities today and offer workable alternatives to the renewal of the field. The consortium pursues the highest international standards of excellence with a spirit of innovation and exploration of new research areas, but also with an acute sense of the social and political relevance of the humanities in Europe today.