The way knowledge is produced, managed, applied and disseminated on a global scale today is damaging to the environment and to social relations, and is threatening to destroy the well-being of the vast majority of humans in the near future. So what needs to be done in order to change this? Many scholars working on humanities questions agree that there is a need for a radically new interpretative framework of the world. What would a new narrative on globalization, a planetary narrative, look like?
There will be a public panel next week on Conceptualizing Planetary Humanities, part of a workshop hosted by Bo Strath, John Noyes, and Dominic Sachsenmaier. Participants will discuss some of the major themes, contours, contexts, interventions, challenges, or potential pitfalls of the humanities understood as a planetary endeavor. The two panels (about one hour each) will be broadcast on YouTube livestream.
John K. Noyes,Professor of German, University of Toronto, Extraordinary Professor, Stellenbosch University