Humanities

Analysis says humanities Ph.D.s get take longer in coursework than dissertations

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New analysis suggests that time to degree for Ph.D.s may not be as lengthy as some assume, and that the key to shorter humanities doctorates may be coursework, not the dissertation.

Positive reports for humanities earnings, art school job prospects

Two separate reports show evidence of humanities and arts majors finding success in the professional world.

Survey finds stability in humanities departments

Survey finds departments and numbers of faculty positions more stable than is widely assumed, and policies on use of digital materials for promotion absent from most institutions.

In evaluating digital humanities, enthusiasm may outpace best practices

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Digital Humanities

Language and literature scholars have embraced technology in their research, but can they win tenure on it?

Author discusses her book on jobs for humanities Ph.D.s

Author discusses her new book on a topic that has become more difficult but no less important during the pandemic.

Economists end single hotel room interviews and historians end conference interviews altogether

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American Historical Association ends annual meeting interviews and American Economic Association ends single hotel room interviews.

University of Queensland signs controversial $50 million agreement to fund undergraduate programs in Western civilization

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University of Queensland says fixed-term gift will provide rare infusion of support for humanities, but professors and students have concerns about academic freedom and the donor's political agenda.

Trump proposes axing NEA, NEH

For third year in a row, he also seeks to kill National Endowment for the Arts. Congress has rejected those proposals in the past.

Study documents extent of humanities instruction at community colleges

Study documents extent of instruction (and large class sizes).

2018 Jefferson Lecture focuses on the contribution of the humanities to medicine

This year's Jefferson lecture focuses on how "the humanities have what medicine needs."

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