News on Liberal Arts in Europe, June ’19: Students’ initiatives update

The 4th Liberal Education Student Conference took place from May 2 to May 5 in Berlin. This edition was organised by the students of Bard College Berlin. Over 70 students from all over Europe have contributed to the success that this conference was. The track+plenary format from previous LESC conferences was retained, a new track…

4th Liberal Education Student Conference is about to commence

The 4th edition of Liberal Education Student Conference takes place in Berlin as off now. The Organising Committee has been extremely busy over the last half a year to bring coherence into the plenary programme and track sessions. The programme, keynotes, and the core reading have now been announced, so for those who are coming,…

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…

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…

Daria Kleeva – Liberal Arts and Sciences as a Cognitive Style

ELAI continues to encourage liberal arts students and alumni in Europe to reflect on their pathways throughout their studies and afterwards. Today, we are happy to publish a piece by Daria Kleeva who is in her last year of studies at Smolny College in St. Petersburg, Russia.Over the last decades, plenty arguments, numbers, and facts…

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Lectures on liberal arts in Europe published

Liberal arts communities from Utrecht and Warsaw have made available new materials relevant for liberal arts in Europe.LESC 2018 (see final report on their website) has now published the video recordings of all of their plenary sessions on liberal education. Those who could not have been there, or want to relive an experience, can now…