Humanities

Humanities

Nov 08, 2021
A new survey found that more than 90 percent of graduates are happy with their lives, despite all the pundits who say they shouldn’t be.

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November 17, 2022
Charging history or English majors lower tuition in line with lower labor costs could attract back students who have been abandoning the humanities, Fidel J. Tavárez writes.
September 13, 2022
Don't dismiss the efforts of fellow academics—and especially the hard work of junior professors—to keep the humanities vital.
August 10, 2022
A "drifting away" from professional service tasks like peer review isn't due to lack of interest or will, but instead results from precarity and exhaustion, Emily-Hamilton-Honey writes.
May 6, 2022
False dichotomies, oversimplifications and an ahistorical before-and-after framing are hallmarks of accounts of the humanities’ decline, Harvey J. Graff writes.
April 29, 2022
A new report from the Humanities Indicators Project finds that master’s degrees in humanities fields peaked in 2012 and Ph.D.s three years later. There are no signs of a bounce back.
April 13, 2022
While shifting to open access is harder in the humanities, scholars should seize existing opportunities to archive papers in personal or institutional repositories, Rebecca Lea Morris writes.
April 4, 2022
Maureen E. Ruprecht Fadem writes of the assault on the humanities, the battle in and outside the classroom with false knowledges, and the imperative to engage publicly with well-researched truths.
March 30, 2022
Stanford’s first-year program revives the concept of a shared curriculum without reigniting battles over Western civ and literary canons, Dan Edelstein writes in a response to Mark Bauerlein.
March 30, 2022
The humanities are thriving at science and technology–oriented universities, Richard Utz writes in a response to Mark Bauerlein.
March 21, 2022
The curricular retreat away from canonical works and grand narratives has helped dampen student interest in the humanities, Mark Bauerlein writes.

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