A space for gathering resources and discussing ways to advocate for the humanities.
Olalekan Adigun deposited People, Power, and Change: Analysing the Causes of Power Shifts in Africa Since the Cold War in the group Advocating for the Humanities on Humanities Commons 5 months, 3 weeks ago
This paper attempts to provide answers to the following questions: What are the causes of political changes in Africa in the 21st century? Are these changes people-led? What are the challenges militating against people-led political changes in Africa? The paper takes a look at the nature of the post-colonial states of Africa since the Cold War…[Read more]
Impact and evaluation of research in the humanities has been the subject of several recent publications (e.g. Benneworth et al. 2016, Ochsner et al. 2016, Severinson 2017). A common theme is the need for a re-evaluation of how the humanities are evaluated, as well as for research on the effects of evaluation practices on the humanities (Ochsner et…[Read more]
We the People petition to “Preserve the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.” Needs 100,000 signatures by Feb 20!
Use this thread to suggest resources for advocating on behalf of the humanities. A few to begin:
National Humanities Alliance: A coalition of organizations dedicated to advancing humanities education, research, preservation, and public programs. The NHA has its own advocacy group here on Humanities Commons too.