Poul Holm, Arne Jarrick and Dominic Scott published Humanities World Report 2015 (Palgrave, November 2014), an open access book that includes interviews with over ninety humanities scholars across forty countries, in order to assess the state of the global humanities.
An excerpt of Palgrave’s explanation of the book is below:
“Its topics include the nature and value of the humanities, the challenge of globalisation, the opportunities offered by the digital humanities, variations in funding patterns around the world, and the interaction between humanities and society. Despite the stereotypical view of humanists as scholars locked away in their ivory towers, the picture that emerges from this report is that they are deeply committed to the social value of their work and appreciate the long-term importance it has for addressing global challenges. The report will be of interest not only to researchers and students in the humanities themselves, but also to administrators and funders.”
Download the book here!