A New Deal for the Humanities

A New Deal for the Humanities, poster: Liberal Arts and the Future of Public Education

Non-instrumental disciplines, and the humanities in particular, seem increasingly marginalized in public universities, which have struggled in the past quarter century to respond to the collapse of state funding. Situating itself between the 150th anniversary of the first Morrill Act in 2012 and the 60th anniversary of the GI Bill in 2014, “A New Deal for the Humanities” seeks both to document a tradition of public investment in higher education and to galvanize a conversation on adapting the humanities for survival in the current landscape.

Our conference on September 18, 2013, brought together experts from several disciplinary backgrounds to explore approaches to the humanities designed to meet the needs of twenty-first century publics broadly conceived. What kind of institutional models would allow liberal education to flourish on this century’s public research campuses?

To learn more about this event, visit event website: newdealhumanities.com

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