Saïd Business School aims to make the wider intellectual richness of Oxford available to its students and staff in various ways by engaging with ideas, activities, and scholarship from the humanities. The work of historians, philosophers, classicists, as well as the study of literature and artefacts from diverse cultures and traditions, can shed light on challenges that concern business school students.
A new stream of research in management studies uses humanities methodologies, humanistic modes of enquiry, humanities data and archives, and other such resources to expand enquiry into firms and organisations. Additionally, management and organisation studies, as well as related disciplines, have many insights to offer the humanities, especially concerning the economics and social dynamics of cultural production, innovation, and sustainability. Several scholars inside SBS and around the wider University, are working collaboratively on an increasing variety of projects, some examples of which are given below.
Together with research, “Engaging with the Humanities” offers a programme of events and teaching that help to make Oxford Saïd the unique institution that it is: deeply embedded in the wider university, which itself has an unrivalled tradition of engagement with the humanities.
Please direct all enquires about research in this area to Dr Pegram Harrison, in the first instance.
Small Events: a regular programme of lunchtime seminars occurs thrice each Michaelmas and Hilary terms, welcoming Humanities scholars to the Business school to present their work. Please see the programme website:http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/school/events-0/engaging-humanities-0
Engaging with the Humanities works closely with the Oxford Centre for Research in the Humanities on related events. Please check the TORCH website regularly for details and updates: http://torch.ox.ac.uk/