posted March 31, 2013

Launch of Website Highlights Innovative Humanities Programs

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Praxis Network, a new partnership of graduate and undergraduate programs that emphasize innovative models of methodological training and collaborative research.

Part of the Scholarly Communication Institute’s  current work on rethinking graduate education the Praxis Network provides a closer look at selected programs that have taken unusual and effective approaches to core humanistic methods, while also addressing how best to equip budding scholar-practitioners for a range of careers. The goals of each unique program are student-focused, digitally-inflected, interdisciplinary, and frequently oriented around collaborative projects.

The Praxis Network features graduate programs at the University of Virginia, Michigan State University, CUNY Graduate Center, University College London, and Duke University, as well as undergraduate programs at Hope College and Brock University. The website, which is the first product of the partnership, takes the important step of sharing information about the commonalities and unique properties of these programs that are making effective interventions in the traditional models of humanities pedagogy and research.