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Re-Envisioning the Humanities
Brian Casey, DePauw University
Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=ED-50367-11
Humanities at the Crossroads Update and Indiana Case Study Executive Summary Brochure (Report)
Title: Humanities at the Crossroads Update and Indiana Case Study Executive Summary Brochure
Author: John K. Roth
Author: Elizabeth Lynn
Author: Keira Amstutz
Abstract: The “Humanities at the Crossroads” project, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, has attracted national attention, although not in the conventional ways, such as articles, books, interviews, and the like. The core of the project focused on a detailed mapping of the “ecology” of the humanities in the state of Indiana. This work was carried out by Indiana Humanities, the state humanities council in that state. The report and the brochure on this project have been widely disseminated to the state and territorial humanities councils, all of which receive significant funding from NEH. The Indiana Humanities initiative has also been discussed at the National Humanities Conference, an annual event organized and sponsored by the Federation of State Humanities Councils. Presently, explorations are under way, with encouragement from the Kettering Foundation, to extend the life of “Humanities at the Crossroads” through support of humanities mapping, similar to what was done in Indiana, in a variety of states and under the auspices of state councils. The payoff from “Humanities at the Crossroads” is turning out to be a clearer picture of how and where the humanities are actually practiced in the states. Among other things, these studies explore how work done in college and university humanities programs can be linked to the “public humanities” in mutually advantageous ways.
Primary URL: http://indianahumanities.org/programs/humanities-at-the-crossroads
Primary URL Description: Indiana Humanities
Humanities at the Crossroads: The Indiana Case Study Survey Report (Web Resources)
Title: Humanities at the Crossroads: The Indiana Case Study Survey Report
Author: Elizabeth Lynn
Author: Felicia M. Sullivan
Author: Nancy Conner
Author: Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg
Author: Peter Levine
Abstract: Humanities at the Crossroads is a national initiative to better understand the status and future of the academic and public humanities in American life, and to investigate the variety of ways the humanities have been practiced, transformed, supported, evaluated and justified over the past 50 years. The Indiana Case Study, a component of Humanities at the Crossroads, examines the humanities ecosystem of one state, through research and statewide discussions.
Primary URL: http://ncph.org/history-at-work/humanities-at-the-crossroads/
Primary URL Description: National Council on Public History.
In the web article at the primary URL (http://ncph.org/history-at-work/humanities-at-the-crossroads/), click "full-length report" to be directed to the Humanities at the Crossroads: The Indiana Case Study Survey Report.