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.