The Relevance of the Humanities

“… Public funding gravitates towards scientific and medical research, with its more readily appreciated and easily discerned social benefits. In Britain, the fiscal plight of the arts and humanities is so dire that the Institute of Ideas recently sponsored a debate at King’s College London that directly addressed the question, ‘Do the arts have to re-brand themselves as useful to justify public money?’ …” (more)

[Gabriel Paquette, Inside Higher Ed, 22 January]

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