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On the Impact of ‘Impact’

By Robert Frodeman Special Section on the Future of Research Governance How can we best frame our thinking about the Research Excellence Framework? James Wilsdon doesn’t think it should come from some hypothetical universe where researchers happily pursue their work unimpeded by nosy outsiders (a world that never existed in any case). Rather, we need […]

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The Humanities in an Age of Impact

By Kelli Barr and Samantha Langsdale Special Section on the Future of Research Governance How do the humanities stand today? Even a brief survey of recent news regarding the changing landscape of the humanities reveals a noticeable “crisis motif”. The humanities are clearly on the defensive against closures and budget cuts made in the name of […]

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