Thursday, June 19, 2014

Status of the Humanities: ‘We Haven’t Quite Recovered From the Recession’

The Chronicle of Higher Education
June 19th, 2014

   The economy may be showing signs of recovery from the great economic downturn of 2008, but financial support for the humanities hasn’t bounced back to its prerecession levels. That’s one of the findings in a report being released on Thursday by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
   The release of the report marks the relaunch of the website of the Humanities Indicators, a long-term project of the academy’s that collects all kinds of statistics and trend data about the humanities. Inspired by the Science and Engineering Indicators, published regularly by the National Science Board, the Humanities Indicators made their debut in 2009. They’re meant to provide a detailed picture of humanities activity at every level, inside and outside academe.

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