Antarctica and the Humanities

Antarctica and the Humanities
Author: Roberts Peder,Lize-Marié van der Watt,Adrian Howkins
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781137545756
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Release: 2016-08-31
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The continent for science is also a continent for the humanities. Despite having no indigenous human population, Antarctica has been imagined in powerful, innovative, and sometimes disturbing ways that reflect politics and culture much further north. Antarctica has become an important source of data for natural scientists working to understand global climate change. As this book shows, the tools of literary studies, history, archaeology, and more, can likewise produce important insights into the nature of the modern world and humanity more broadly.

The Humanities and the Dream of America

The Humanities and the Dream of America
Author: Geoffrey Galt Harpham
Pages: 245
ISBN: 9780226316994
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Release: 2011-03
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The contents of this book cover beneath and beyond the 'crisis in the humanities', between humanity and the homeland, gold mines in Parnassus, melancholy in the midst of abundance, and much more.

Scholarly Work in the Humanities and the Evolving Information Environment

Scholarly Work in the Humanities and the Evolving Information Environment
Author: William S. Brockman
Pages: 38
ISBN: 1933645148
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Release: 2001
Editor: Digital Library Federation
Language: en

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National Endowment for the Humanities Annual Report

National Endowment for the Humanities     Annual Report
Author: National Endowment for the Humanities
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105021763516
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Release: 1982
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Value and the Humanities

Value and the Humanities
Author: Zoe Hope Bulaitis
Pages: 255
ISBN: 9783030378929
Available:
Release: 2020-06-29
Editor: Springer Nature
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tracing the shift from liberal to neoliberal education from the nineteenth century to the present day, this open access book provides a rich and previously underdeveloped narrative of value in higher education in England. Value and the Humanities draws upon historical, financial, and critical debates concerning educational and cultural policy. Rather than writing a singular defence of the humanities against economic rationalism, Zoe Hope Bulaitis constructs a nuanced map of the intersections of value in the humanities, encompassing an exploration of policy engagement, scientific discourses, fictional representation, and the humanities in public life. The book articulates a kaleidoscopic range of humanities practices which demonstrate that although recent policy encourages higher education to be entirely motivated by outcomes, fiscal targets, and the acquisition of employability skills, the humanities continue to inspire and aspire beyond these limits. This book is a historically-grounded and theoretically-informed analysis of the value of the humanities within the context of the market.

What s Happened to the Humanities

What s Happened to the Humanities
Author: Alvin B. Kernan
Pages: 276
ISBN: 9781400864522
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Release: 2014-07-14
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume of specially commissioned original essays presents the thoughts of some of the most distinguished commentators within the American academy on the fundamental changes that have taken place in the humanities in the latter part of the twentieth century. In the transformation of American higher education from the university to the "demoversity," the humanities have become a less and less important part of education, a matter established by a statistical appendix and elaborated on in several of the essays. The individual essays offer close observations into how the humanities have been affected by declining academic status, by demographic shifts, by reductions in financial support, and by changing communication technology. They also explore the effect of these forces on books, libraries, and the phenomenology of reading in the age of images. When basic conditions change, theory follows, and several essays trace the appearance and effect of new relativistic epistemologies in the humanities. Social institutions change as well in such circumstances, and the volume concludes with studies of the new social arrangements that have developed in the humanities in recent years: the attack on professionalism and the effort to transform the humanities into the social conscience of academia and even of the nation as a whole. Cause and effect? Who can say? What the essays make clear, however, is that as the humanities have become less significant in American higher education, they have also been the scene of unusually energetic pedagogical, social, and intellectual changes. The contributors to the volume are David Bromwich, John D'Arms, Denis Donoghue, Carla Hesse, Gertrude Himmelfarb, Lynn Hunt, Frank Kermode, Louis Menand, Francis Oakley, Christopher Ricks, and Margery Sabin. Included is a substantial introduction by Alvin Kernan and an appendix of tables and figures showing baccalaureate and doctoral degrees over the years in various types of schools. Originally published in 1997. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Philosophy of the Humanities

The Philosophy of the Humanities
Author: Thomas FitzHugh
Pages: 55
ISBN: UVA:X001198648
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Release: 1897
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Pamphlets in Philology and the Humanities

Pamphlets in Philology and the Humanities
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015025255723
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Release: 1896
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Why We Need the Humanities

Why We Need the Humanities
Author: Donald Drakeman
Pages: 179
ISBN: 9781137497475
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Release: 2016-02-25
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An entrepreneur and educator highlights the surprising influence of humanities scholarship on biomedical research and civil liberties. This spirited defence urges society to support the humanities to obtain continued guidance for public policy decisions, and challenges scholars to consider how best to fulfil their role in serving the common good.

A New History of the Humanities

A New History of the Humanities
Author: Rens Bod
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780199665211
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Release: 2014-01
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Offers the first overarching history of the humanities from Antiquity to the present.

On the Uses of the Humanities

On the Uses of the Humanities
Author: Anonim
Pages: 73
ISBN: UOM:39015007029336
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Release: 1984
Editor: Hastings Center
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Designed to provide a general assessment of the rapidly growing applied humanities movement in the United States, this report sets forth issues found to be central to an assessment of current work in the applied humanities, presents a general survey of the nature of applied work in a variety of disciplines, and offers conclusions and observations about how high-quality work in applied humanities can be nurtured and supported in the future. The first of seven sections presents an introduction to issues surrounding the applied humanities movement. The second section examines basic features of current debates related to the humanities by examining three historical developments--Greek thought in the fifth and fourth centuries B.C.; individualism and the reaction against tradition emerging after the Reformation in the West in the 17th and 18th centuries; and professionalization and institutionalization, which began toward the end of the 19th century, reaching maturity during the 20th century. Section 3, "Current Work in Applied Humanities," discusses philosophy, applied and public history, and literature. Section 4 presents models of application while section 5 deals with fields of application--specifically the humanities and the biomedical sciences, humanities and the social sciences, and public policy and the policy sciences. Academic preparation and disciplinary standards are the focus of the next section. The final section summarizes the hopes, problems, and needs of the humanities as a serious discipline of study. (LH)

The Humanities

The Humanities
Author: Louise Dudley,Austin Faricy
Pages: 518
ISBN: UOM:39015007566865
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Release: 1951
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Value of the Humanities

The Value of the Humanities
Author: Jonathan and Julia Aisbitt Fellow in English Literature Pembroke College Oxford Helen H Small
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0198728050
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Release: 2016-08-25
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The Value of the Humanities provides a critical account of the principal arguments used to defend the value of the Humanities. The claims considered are: that the Humanities study the meaning-making practices of culture, and bring to their work a distinctive understanding of what constitutes knowledge and understanding; that, though useful to society in many ways, they remain laudably at odds with, or at a remove from, instrumental use value; that they contribute to human happiness; that they are a force for democracy; and that they are a good in themselves, to be valued "for their own sake." Engaging closely with contemporary literary and philosophical work in the field from the UK and US, Helen Small distinguishes between arguments that retain strong Victorian roots (Mill on happiness; Arnold on use value) and those that have developed or been substantially altered since. Unlike many works in this field, The Value of the Humanities is not a polemic or a manifesto. Its purpose is to explore the grounds for each argument, and to test its validity for the present day. Tough-minded, alert to changing historical conditions for argument and changing styles of rhetoric, it promises to sharpen the terms of the public debate.

Pamphlets in Philology and the Humanities

Pamphlets in Philology and the Humanities
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OSU:32435002943223
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Release: 1911
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Humanities

The Humanities
Author: Sewanhaka Central High School District no. 2, Nassau County, N.Y.
Pages: 570
ISBN: UOM:39015023759270
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Release: 1967
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Computers for the Humanities

Computers for the Humanities
Author: Anonim
Pages: 170
ISBN: UOM:39015001780132
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Release: 1965
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Nigerian Journal of the Humanities

Nigerian Journal of the Humanities
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105121731702
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Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Oxford University Computing Services Guide to Digital Resources for the Humanities

Oxford University Computing Services Guide to Digital Resources for the Humanities
Author: Frances Condron,Michael Fraser,Stuart Sutherland
Pages: 362
ISBN: UOM:39015053103126
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Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A comprehensive reference tool in humanities computing. Essays in nine disciplines describe resources and introduce the state of humanities computing. Platform, price, system requirements, and means of acquisition are noted with substantial descriptions of each project plus review citations.

Research in the Humanities and the Social Sciences

Research in the Humanities and the Social Sciences
Author: British Academy
Pages: 120
ISBN: STANFORD:36105210914623
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Release: 1961
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Science and the Humanities

Science and the Humanities
Author: Frederick Burkhardt
Pages: 27
ISBN: UOM:39015009056543
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Release: 1959
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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