Homi Bhabha Addresses Ismaili Conference – Carleton University

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Homi Bhabha: Humanities are Absolutely Essential

“…facts are being thrown around the world. But information is not knowledge. It is only when information is processed through humanistic interpretation that we can begin to get knowledge.”

The humanities, says Homi Bhabha, are essential to understanding how we view culture if we are to live in a just and ethical society. Facts alone are not enough.

Bhabha, director of Harvard University’s Mahindra Humanities Center and a former member of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture jury and steering committee, was among more than 60 speakers from a dozen countries scheduled to make presentations during the second International Ismaili Studies conference on campus March 9 and 10.

Read more at the source: Homi Bhabha Addresses Ismaili Conference – Carleton Newsroom

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