An excellent article from Inside Higher Ed regarding scholarship in the humanities, in which William (Bro) Adams, the head of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), said on Thursday that he wants to push humanities scholarship to become more directly connected to helping address the nation’s contemporary problems. There are also encouraging numbers from today’s Inside Higher Ed article showing that from 1987 to 2013 the average annual growth rate for liberal arts or liberal studies degrees at community colleges was 4.3 percent.
To reinforce the importance of the humanities, we highlight three very different books which illuminate the value of humanities scholarship in the present and for the future.
- Toyin Falola (University of Texas at Austin) and Moses Ochonu (Vanderbilt University): Cambria African Studies Series
- Susan Lever (University of Sydney): Cambria Studies in Australian Literature
- Nickolas Haydock (University of Puerto Rico): Cambria Studies in Classicism, Orientalism, and Medievalism
- Neil Murphy (Nanyang Technological University): Cambria Studies in Contemporary Literature, Film, and Theory
- Ana Lucia Araujo (Howard University): Cambria Studies in Slavery: Past and Present
- John Clum (Duke University): Cambria Studies in Contemporary Global Performing Arts
- Roman de la Campa (University of Pennsylvania): Cambria Studies in Latin American Literatures and Cultures
- Victor Mair (University of Pennsylvania): Cambria Sinophone World Series
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