Humanities across Borders (HaB 2.0)
The programme ‘Humanities Across Borders’ (HaB)’ under the main coordination of the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) has been awarded a third grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York to support the consolidation and institutionalisation of the collaborative education programme. From building a trans-regional network of partners to testing out-of-classroom and community embedded experiential pedagogies in HaB 1.0, in this next phase, HaB and its 18 partners in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas, will mobilise institutions into a new pattern of South-South-North collaboration in higher education.
The three institutional innovations envisioned for HaB 2.0 are:
- A global consortium with its commitment to public humanist values in education.
- A foundational curricular platform in ‘Humanities across Borders’ co-created and co-taught across the consortium’s geographies.
- An interactive digital platform and pedagogical resource repository made widely accessible through partner libraries.
Last year, on February 13-21, the Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development (RCSD) and the Center for Ethnic Studies and Development (CESD), Faculty of Social Sciences. Chiang Mai University, in collaboration with the IIAS had organized a workshop to brainstorm on the development of the Humanities across Borders (HaB): Asia and African in the World Phase 2.0 project which, in part of Chiang Mai University, Assoc.Prof.Dr.Avorn Opatpatanakit, Vice President, Assoc. Assoc.Prof.Dr. Aranya Siriphon, Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs, Faculty of Social Sciences, Dr. Chayan Vaddhanaphuti, Head of RCSD and CESD Center and Asst. Prof. Dr. Malee Sitthikriengkrai attended the meeting. The project was subsequently presented and was granted by The Andrew W.Mellon Foundation.