Bibliography on the Humanities

Gathered here are bibliographies and other materials compiled by 4Humanities collective members and local chapters intended to provide background on public discourse in the humanities. Included are definitions of the humanities, information about the humanities “crisis,” references to emerging models for humanities scholarship and pedagogy, references to research on how to “frame” public debates, and more.

What Are the Humanities?

Here are five good, short definitions of the humanities sampled from a variety of sources and more than one nation–something like a starter kit on the humanities (and their overlapping relation with what different countries also call “the liberal arts,” “the arts,” “humanities and arts,” and sometimes also the humanistically-oriented “social sciences”….