Prospering Wisely: How the Humanities and Social Sciences Enrich our Lives

This project shows the powerful contribution the humanities and social sciences make in shaping our standard of living and quality of life.
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Policy

This project argues that we need to think about the nature of 'prosperity' in much broader terms than its usual purely financial definition. Drawing on expert views from influential academics such as Nicholas Stern, Mary Beard and Peter Hennessy, it explores the many ways in which 'prosperity' is dependent on the ways the humanities and social sciences enhance our lives, as individuals and as a society.

Project outcomes

Prospering Wisely: How the Humanities and Social Sciences Enrich our Lives

The British Academy

This booklet shows the powerful contribution the humanities and social sciences make in shaping our standard of living and quality of life.

British Academy Review, Issue 23, February 2014

The British Academy

Eleven perspectives on how the humanities and social sciences enrich our lives, from Fellows of the British Academy.

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