Humanities

Study suggests university presses publish fewer humanities books

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Study suggests university presses are publishing fewer books in the humanities. Experts say the publishing industry is facing more significant changes.

Colleges award tenure

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Harvey Mudd College

  • Vivien Hamilton, history of science
  • Gordon Krauss, engineering
  • Ben Wiedermann, computer science

Macalester College

  • Zeynep Devrim Gürsel, international studies
  • Rivi Handler-Spitz, Asian languages and cultures
  • William Hart, religious studies
  • Andrea Kaston Tange, English
  • Mark Mandarano, music
  • J. Ernesto Ortiz-Díaz, Hispanic and Latin American studies
  • Karin Vélez, history

Middlebury College

Humanities advocates alarmed by reports that Trump's first budget will seek to kill NEH and NEA

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Report that first Trump budget will try to kill arts and humanities endowments alarms many academics. Science programs in Energy Department could also face cuts.

Study suggests top humanities journals favor research from elite institutions

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Study suggests top humanities journals favor research by professors working at or who earned Ph.D.s at elite institutions.

Anthropology groups organize Foucault read-in for Inauguration Day

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Anthropologists and other scholars plan read-in of Michel Foucault to mark inauguration of Donald Trump.

History professors say even survey courses should make students think like historians

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Professors say even introductory courses should make students think like historians.

Historians make predictions and recommendations and explore their role in the Trump era

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Scholars debate what his election means, whether efforts to band together as a discipline to oppose him were wrong and what the future may hold for their field.

Author discusses his new book on the state of classics

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Author discusses his new book on the battles over the discipline and its future.

Students at Penn remove portrait of Shakespeare

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Students at Penn set off debate by replacing image of the Bard in English department building with a photo of Audre Lorde, the black feminist poet.

New analysis shows high debt levels for some humanities Ph.D.s and no debt for others

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Some doctorate earners emerge with high levels of debt, while a growing number have none. For a plurality, teaching assistantships are top source of revenue, but that's not the case for most other disciplines.

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