4Humanities is starting a reference list of publications on the idea, history, role, or other dimensions of “the humanities” and such related concepts as “liberal arts.” Currently early in its evolution, the list below will grow over time.
Scholarship (books, chapters, articles)
- Belfiore, Eleonora. “‘Impact’, ‘Value’ and ‘Bad Economics’: Making Sense of the Problem of Value in the Arts and Humanities.” Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, 14.1 (2015): 95-110. doi: 10.1177/1474022214531503
- Belfiore, Eleonora, and Anna Upchurch. “Introduction: Reframing the ‘Value’ Debate for the Humanities.” In Eleonora Belfiore and Anna Upchurch, ed. Humanities in the Twenty-First Century: Beyond Utility and Markets. Basingstoke: Palgrave McMillan, 2013: 1-13.
- Bod, Rens. A New History of the Humanities: The Search for Principles and Patterns from Antiquity to the Present. Oxford University Press, 2013.
- Collini, Stefan. “Seeing a Specialist: the Humanities as Academic Disciplines.” Past and Present, 229.1 (2015): 271-281 doi: 10.1093/pastj/gtv029
- Davidson, Cathy N., “Humanities 2.0: Promise, Perils, Predictions,” PMLA 123 (2008): 707-17. doi: 10.1632/pmla.2008.123.3.707
- Harpham, Geoffrey Galt. The Humanities and the Dream of America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011.
- Mak, Bonnie, and Julia Pollack. “On the Design of the Humanities.” interactions 23.4 (July/August 2016): 76–79. doi: 10.1145/2945291
- Small, Helen. The Value of the Humanities. Oxford University Press, 2013.
Journalism (newspaper & magazine articles, columns, op-eds)
- Davidson, Cathy N., and David Theo Goldberg, “A Manifesto for the Humanities in a Technological Age,” Chronicle of Higher Education, 13 February 2004.
- Dunn, Stuart. “More Than a Business Model: Crowd-Sourcing and Impact in the Humanities.” Impact Blog. London School of Economics and Political Science. 21 March 2013.
Reports & White Papers (commission or foundation reports, studies, position papers, white papers, etc.)
- United States:
- American Academy of Arts & Sciences Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences. The Heart of the Matter (summary) (full report). 2013. Presented to the U.S. Congress in June 2013.
American Association of Universities. Reinvigorating the Humanities: Enhancing Research and Education on Campus and Beyond. Edited by Katherine Bailey Mathae and Catherine Langrehr Birzer. New York/Washington, D. C.: American Association of Universities, 2004.
- Ray, Julie, and Stephanie Kafka. Life in College Matters for Life After College. 6 May 2014. Gallup. [Gallup-Purdue study]
- National Endowment for the Arts. “U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and National Endowment for the Arts Preliminary Report on Impact of Arts and Culture on U.S. Economy.” 5. December 2013 [NEA’s summary of “U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) … prototype estimates today from the new Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account (ACPSA)”]
- United Kingdom and Europe:
- Arts and Humanities Research Council. Leading the World: The Economic Impact of UK Arts and Humanities Research. 2009.
- British Academy. Prospering Wisely: How the Humanities and Social Sciences Enrich Our Lives. February 2014.
- Kreager, Philip. Humanities Graduates and the British Economy: The Hidden Impact July 2013. Oxford University.
- Science Europe Humanities Committee. Humanities in Societal Challenges: 12 Compelling Cases for Policy Makers. September 2013.
- Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value. Enriching Britain: Culture, Creativity and Growth. 2015. University of Warwick.
- Holm, Poul, Arne Jarrick, and Dominic Scott. Humanities World Report 2015. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Data, Statistics, Infographics, and Surveys
- 4Humanities.org. The Humanities Matter! Infographic. 2014.
- 4Humanities.org. “Growth of Humanities Bachelor of Arts Degrees in the U.S., 1998-2008”. (Infographic excerpted from Jeffrey Brainard’s “Are the Humanities on the Ropes? Maybe Not” of 2010.) 2012.
- 4Humanities.org. “Statistics on Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences in the United Kingdom”. (Data excerpted from 2010 report by the British Academy entitled, Past, Present and Future: The Public Value of the Humanities and Social Sciences).
- American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Humanities Indicators. (data on education, majors, degrees, etc.)
- Hart Research Associates. “It Takes More Than a Major: Employer Priorities for College Learning and Student Success” (survey of employers conducted for the Association of American Colleges and Universities by Hart Research Associates) 10 April 2013.
- National Endowment for the Humanities. NEH Matters (information on NEH funding, distribution of grants, supported projects, etc.)
- What’s Your Major? 4 Decades Of College Degrees, In 1 Graph (infographic from National Public Radio) (2014)
- Where Do College Graduates Work (interactive visualization from the U.S. Census Bureau showing the fields in which students graduating from specific majors end up working)
- Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook — Education, Training, and Library Occupations
- Innovation Imperative: Enhancing Higher Education Outcomes [PDF] (public opinion survey results from 2013 Northeastern U. study)
[This reference list is under construction. More works will be added over time.]