End of Humanity(s)? Would the end of humanities lead to the end of humanity?

End of Humanity(s)? Would the end of humanities lead to the end of humanity?

Academic research and education are about finding the unknown and making it known. However, in recent years, knowledge has been increasingly commercialised. Rather than finding the unknown, the ability to generate money is now seen as a criterion for valuable research. What happens to humanities when knowledge only matters when it pays? What happens if this results in the disappearance of humanities? Would the end of humanities lead to the end of humanity?

This whitepaper is based on the outcomes of our virtual round table meeting on this topic. Participants to the round table joined from all over Europe, including Prof. Guest from Durham University (UK) and Prof. dr. Smalbrugge from the VU (Amsterdam, the Netherlands).

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