News on Liberal Arts in Europe, January '19: What’s new?

News on Liberal Arts in Europe, January ’19: What’s new?

2019 has arrived, bringing the joy of new beginnings on many fronts. We have prepared a short update about some of the current developments in the European liberal arts education scene.This Tuesday, January 22nd, the National Interdisciplinary Conference took place in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The day was packed with presentations from both faculty and students…

News on Liberal Arts in Europe, December '18: Looking back, looking forward

News on Liberal Arts in Europe, December ’18: Looking back, looking forward

As 2018 draws to a close, we would like to take a moment to reflect on what happened in European liberal arts education throughout those twelve months, and what to expect in 2019. In this post, we would summarize what happened, what we did, what to expect, and what we plan to do. Spoiler alert:…

Conferences 2019: CfPs and SAVE THE DATES

Conferences 2019: CfPs and SAVE THE DATES

Calling all liberal artisans, interdisciplinarians, polymaths, great books enthusiasts, and those who reject all the easy labels like the ones listed above.If you are interested in meeting fellow travellers in Europe in 2019, ELAI has compiled for you a list of conferences and academic gatherings of less formal type devoted to liberal education, in one…

Liberal Education Student Conference – LESC 2018 final report published

The 3rd edition of Liberal Education Student Conference took place in Utrecht in May 2018. Rising up to the expectations, the gathering was highly successful in attracting students from a diverse array of liberal arts institutions and programmes, including Eastern and Southern Europe (that were less represented in previous editions).A tip of the hat to…

ELAI Research Group email list

We would like to invite you to join our ELAI Research Group email list that would facilitate discussion on European forms of liberal (arts) education across institutions and generations. Our aim is to slowly built up a network of both young and accomplished professionals in various domains of educational scholarship who share the passion for…

Videos on Liberal Arts in Europe

Videos on Liberal Arts in Europe

Every week, the ELAI database keeps growing slowly and now it includes videos. Youtube, and sometimes Vimeo, became important channels for institutional PR and attracting potential students. While often underestimated by some faculty and researchers, such channels provide valuable information in a whole different form.Liberal arts being liberal arts, some are getting creative about it.…

Freya Tilleman On Bridging Gaps and Responsible Citizens: What a Liberal Arts and Sciences education has meant to me

Freya Tilleman – On Bridging Gaps and Responsible Citizens: What a Liberal Arts and Sciences education has meant to me

The book “What is liberal education – and what could it be? European students on their liberal arts education” has been published in October. It can be viewed online here, while those from all over the world who are faithful to reading in paper are more than welcome to order one through a form. ELAI…

Organisations and associations promoting liberal arts in Europe and beyond – Launching 3.b

It has been almost 6 months now since the European Liberal Arts Initiative was launched and we are still keen on expanding our database which sits at the heart of ELAI. Today, we are launching a completely new category: organisations promoting liberal arts education in Europe.So far, ELAI database has only included universities offering a…

Looking back, looking forward. Liberal Arts in Europe in 2018

This website was launched in August 2017 offering a database of liberal arts education institutions throughout the continent, a publicly accessible source of basic organisational data. ELAI website has attracted over 3.100 unique visitors during the first five months since launch, while the related Google map has been accessed over 2.300 times. An ebook on…