James Vernon’s thoughts on the future of the humanities in British universities.
Britsh universities are presently full of stunned people trying to grasp the likely consequences of the government’s reduction in public funding for higher education. Scientists have already lobbied effectively, but who is speaking for the humanities? Nothing much from the British Academy or the Arts and Humanities Research Council, both said to have succumbed to the palsied view that the humanities are best justified by talking up their economic impact. At least this article, by an undeconstructed British historian working in America, sets out some of the questions. Read here»
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