History

  • 2004-2005

    In the opening ceremony for the academic year, José María Bastero, who was president of the university at the time, announces the creation of the Research Center for Social Sciences and Humanities for the purpose of: "Consolidating stable operative transversal groups that carry out social and scientific projects, with a work load that calls for more than one department and faculty. […] The idea is to have a high quality multidisciplinary research center available which stimulates teaching and research tasks of the faculties that are involved".

  • 2007-2008

    International experts are consulted and a search is carried out looking for models in some of the most prestigious universities throughout Europe and the USA. 

  • 2008-2009

    An invitation to determine interests regarding interdisciplinary research projects in humanities and Social Sciences is carried out. Twenty-five proposals are received. Between January and July of 2009, an external international committee selects nine projects which will enter into the second phase. They are evaluated in terms of their scientific quality, degree of innovation and risk, team experience, internationalization, socio-economic impact, generating capacity, and ability to attract resources.

  • 2009-2010

    A second calling is made for presenting the new expressions of interest that have been approved. The following projects are initiated: "Emotion culture and identity", "Public discourse. Persuasive interpretation strategies", "Education of human affectivity and sexuality", "Waning figurative representation in contemporary art", "Frontiers and culture", "Natural law and practical rationality", "Mind-brain", "Religion and civil society" and "Center for international development".

  • 2010-2011

    • En enero de 2010 se lleva a cabo un concurso para la elección del nombre y la erección del centro.

    • Se incorporan los investigadores principales de los proyectos y se empiezan las investigaciones.

    • Se incorpora el gerente.

  • 2011-2012

    Se incorpora la coordinadora científica y se crea el servicio de comunicación

  • 2012-2013

    A new project is incorporated, "ATLANTES research program: human dignity, advanced illness and palliative care".

  • 2013-2014

    After evaluation of the first triennium, two projects finalized: "Waning figurative representation in contemporary art" and "Frontiers and culture".

    Between September and November of 2013, the ICS roadshow takes place in seven Spanish cities: Pamplona, Sevilla, Vigo, Barcelona, Madrid, San Sebastián and Valencia.

  • 2014-2015

    • Four transversal groups are created, including Consumption and Lifestyles, the Civic Humanities Network, The Ethical and Anthropological Basis of Palliative Care, and Life Narratives.

    • The Master of Social Science Research is created and presented to the ANECA (the Spanish academic accreditation body).

  • 2015-2016

    The following initiatives were put into place:

    • The research project Researching and promoting character education in Latin American secondary education begins. It is developed in conjunction with the School of Education and Psychology and receives funding from the Templeton World Charity Foundation

    • A Latin America seminar is launched

    • The Creativity and Cultural Heritage research line is created

    • An external committee undertakes the second triennial evaluation of ICS projects

    • The new ICS headquarters are inaugurated in the east wing of the Humanities Library, on the University of Navarra campus in Pamplona

    • The Master of Social Science Research receives ANECA accreditation 

  • 2016-2017

    The following initiatives were put into place:

    • Creativity and Cultural Heritage: Its first initiatives include a new agreement with the Music Chapel of the Pamplona Cathedral to develop the ChantriaPampilonense project, as well as a historical-musical heritage project and a conference on Sefarad.

    • Statistics Unit: Two new initiatives are launched, including the Big Data Conference and the Navarra phase of the Survey and Experiment Incubator Competition.

    • The Institute’s Blog is launched.

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