Friday, April 14, 2006

Humanities Education

Finally, a consortium of humanities organizations has launched a long-term effort, the Humanities Indicators, to study the state and future of the humanities. The study plans to answer questions such as who is getting humanities-related degrees, in which disciplines, what do they do with those degrees, and how much financial support there is for the humanities at the federal, state, local, and institutional levels.

Hopefully the anecdotal woes about the plight of the humanities will yield to empirical data. The data may support the woes, but at least it'll be data!

Nathan Wilson

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