The latest issue of Horizons takes a close look at the digital humanities

29/May/2015

Jointly published by the SNSF and the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences, Horizons reports on the latest scientific developments in Switzerland and addresses current international research policy issues.

In the latest issue, Horizons explores how computer-assisted methods are radically changing the humanities: The digital revolution has reached the humanities. Researchers are becoming increasingly familiar with powerful information technology tools that simplify their work as historians, archaeologists or linguists, making their work more efficient. This will have a profound effect on disciplines in the humanities and will enable us to view our culture from a new angle.
 
Further articles focus on children with three parents, on restrictions in Swiss reproductive medicine and on whether universities should ask start-ups to pay up. In time for summer, Horizons recommends 20 events between Geneva, Basel and Lugano where visitors can personally experience science.

 

Horizons brings you the latest science news from Switzerland and addresses current research policy issues in an international context. It is produced by the Swiss National Science Foundation in collaboration with the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences. Four issues are published each year in German and French; an English version is available online.