Irish Humanities Alliance (IHA) Strategic Plan for the Humanities 2020-2030
The Irish Humanities Alliance (IHA), launched their Strategic Plan 2020-2030, “By Imagination We Live,” a significant, all-island vision for the humanities, on Wednesday, 6th November 2019 in the Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin.
Dame Marina Warner, a renowned English Novelist, Short Story Writer, Historian, Mythographer and Professor of English and Creative Writing, Birkbeck, University of London, did the official launch.
The document is the outcome of extensive and in-depth consultation with IHA member institutions, the 10 universities in Ireland and Northern Ireland and the Royal Irish Academy.
Launching this visionary Plan, Dame Marina Warner said; “I am delighted to have been asked to launch the IHA Strategic Plan for the humanities “By Imagination We Live”. As someone who values the contribution of the humanities to cultural life, universities and society at large, I congratulate all those involved in putting together this clear, all-Ireland vision for the humanities. We all need to use our imagination, especially now in this technological age. The IHA Strategic Plan places great value on the contribution that humanities disciplines can make in addressing
the most pressing social, political, cultural, technological, and environmental issues of the 21st century”
Dr. Mel Farrell, Director, IHA, said “Since its creation in 2013, the IHA has worked to promote the value of humanities research and scholarship in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Humanities disciplines ranging from geography, literature, modern languages and history in understanding the human experience through history, culture and
language. By imagination we live demonstrates and articulates the value and diversity of the established and emerging humanities disciplines, and the critical role they play in understanding the human experience through history, culture and language”.
With the development of this new, IHA Strategic Plan 2020-2030, there is now a clear path forward for all Higher Education Institutions in Ireland and Northern Ireland to put the humanities centre stage in the education of its people. See full details of “By Imagination We Live” on www.irishhumanities.com
Further information contact:
PR Consultant-Irish Humanities Alliance
Mary FitzGerald Public Relations
T: 01-6787916. M: 086-2520181
Dr. Mel Farrell
Irish Humanities Alliance