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SCAR EXCOM 2017 Paper 14: Report from the SCAR Humanities and Social Sciences Expert Group
Humanities and Social Sciences Expert Group, 2016-2017 Report
Agenda Item: 2.1.1
Person Responsible: D. Liggett / E. Leane
Summary of activities from 2016-17 and any other important issues or factors:
2016-17 was a period of growing maturity for the SCAR Humanities and Social Sciences Expert Group (HASSEG). HASSEG’s membership body grew to 185 on our email list and 60 full member profiles on our website. The latest business meeting had an attendance of 56 people. HASSEG’s major activity was the group’s biennial Humanities and Social Sciences conference (held jointly with the History EG), which attracted around 100 delegates from six continents. Three publications stemming from the conference are in progress. The group’s new streamlined Executive Committee worked well, with much of its work looking towards the proposal for a Humanities and Social Science group in 2018, as noted below. The membership of the Executive Committee was also extended to include an Argentinian researcher, extending our diversity. Our relationship with the History EG, facilitated by a small liaison group, remains to be very strong. HASSEG continues to be committed to outreach, primarily through its website and social media, facilitated by the appointment of a communications officer on the Executive Committee.