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The Crises of Democracy Curriculum


April 6, 2020

A global project on the Crises of Democracy, a partnership between five institutions including the SOF/Heyman and led by the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute at Trinity College Dublin, has launched an online open access curriculum on the relationship between democracy and the trauma experienced by societies. With this timely contribution, the consortium provides a necessary tool to deepen knowledge and understanding of the current crises, enhancing people’s awareness and capacity to make informed choices and take action in the public sphere.

The consortium of global partners are now launching one of the key creations from this project – a free online curriculum - an open access and multimodal tool for understanding many of the difficulties we have witnessed worldwide in the rise of nationalism, ethnic conflicts, xenophobia and much, much more. ‘The Living Curriculum’ is an opportunity for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), policy makers and students all over the world to benefit from the learnings and rich research coming from this project.

The online syllabus will prove particularly useful for course coordinators and lecturers who are trying to bring readily available online material to their students while universities close as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak.

To read more about the project, and our past Crises of Democracies events, please visit our page on the SOF/Heyman website.

The Crises of Democracy Global Humanities Institute is a partnership between five institutions:
Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin, The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University, University of São Paulo, Jawaharlal Nehru University, University of Zagreb