The Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) holds an international conference on the future of the humanities from 8–10 November 2019 at Freie Universität Berlin.
The conference brings together Arab and German key players, such as scholars from various academic disciplines, university officials, policymakers, outreach professionals, educators and other creative minds, who will explore the potentials and challenges of the humanities by engaging in a multilateral dialogue. The goal of the conference is to raise awareness about the relevance of the humanities, discuss examples of best practice in research, teaching and outreach to society, and explore new formats of collaboration in both research and teaching between the two regions.
The conference is organized by AGYA in cooperation with Freie Universität Berlin, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg and the American University of Sharjah. AGYA is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
The conference will start with a kick-off event on November 8, as part of Berlin Science Week.