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National Endowment for the Humanities Annual Report

National Endowment for the Humanities     Annual Report Book
Author : National Endowment for the Humanities
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1998
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Making of the Humanities

The Making of the Humanities Book
Author : Rens Bod,Jaap Maat,Thijs Weststeijn
Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
Release : 2010
ISBN : 9089642692
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This first volume in 'The making of the humanities' series focuses on the early modern period. Specialists from various disciplines offer their view on the history of linguistics, literary studies, musicology, historiography, and philosophy.

Retooling the Humanities

Retooling the Humanities Book
Author : Daniel Coleman,Smaro Kamboureli
Publisher : University of Alberta
Release : 2012-07-02
ISBN : 088864678X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Is market-driven research healthy? Responding to the language of “knowledge mobilization” that percolates through Canadian postsecondary education, the literary scholars who contributed these essays address the challenges that an intensified culture of research capitalism brings to the humanities in particular. Stakeholders in Canada's research infrastructure—university students, professors, and administrators; grant policy makers and bureaucrats; and the public who are the ultimate inheritors of such knowledge—are urged to examine a range of perspectives on the increasingly entrepreneurial university environment and its growing corporate culture.

Regionalism and the Humanities

Regionalism and the Humanities Book
Author : Timothy R. Mahoney,Wendy J. Katz
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release : 2008-12-01
ISBN : 0803220464
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Although the framework of regionalist studies may seem to be crumbling under the weight of increasing globalization, this collection of seventeen essays makes clear that cultivating regionalism lies at the center of the humanist endeavor. With interdisciplinary contributions from poets and fiction writers, literary historians, musicologists, and historians of architecture, agriculture, and women, this volume implements some of the most innovative and intriguing approaches to the history and value of regionalism as a category for investigation in the humanities. In the volume’s inaugural essay, Annie Proulx discusses landscapes in American fiction, comments on how she constructs characters, and interprets current literary trends. Edward Watts offers a theory of region that argues for comparisons of the United States to other former colonies of Great Britain, including New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. Whether considering a writer's connection to region or the idea of place in exploring what is meant by regionalism, these essays uncover an enduring and evolving concept. Although the approaches and disciplines vary, all are framed within the fundamental premise of the humanities: the search to understand what it means to be human.

From Humanism to the Humanities

From Humanism to the Humanities Book
Author : Anthony Grafton,Lisa Jardine
Publisher : Bloomsbury Academic
Release : 1986
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Rejuvenating the Humanities

Rejuvenating the Humanities Book
Author : Ray Broadus Browne,Marshall William Fishwick
Publisher : Popular Press
Release : 1992
ISBN : 9780879725464
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The twenty essays in this effort to bring new vitality to the humanities range through fields familiar in life but unfamiliar in the humanities canon. They include leisure, folk cultures, material culture, pornography, comics, animal rights, Black studies, traveling, and, of course, the bugbear of academics, television.

Terror Theory and the Humanities

Terror  Theory and the Humanities Book
Author : Jeffrey R. Di Leo,Uppinder Mehan
Publisher : Open Humanitites Press
Release : 2012
ISBN : 9781607852490
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A New Deal for the Humanities

A New Deal for the Humanities Book
Author : Gordon Hutner,Feisal G. Mohamed
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release : 2015-11-11
ISBN : 0813573262
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Many in higher education fear that the humanities are facing a crisis. But even if the rhetoric about “crisis” is overblown, humanities departments do face increasing pressure from administrators, politicians, parents, and students. In A New Deal for the Humanities, Gordon Hutner and Feisal G. Mohamed bring together twelve prominent scholars who address the history, the present state, and the future direction of the humanities. These scholars keep the focus on public higher education, for it is in our state schools that the liberal arts are taught to the greatest numbers and where their neglect would be most damaging for the nation. The contributors offer spirited and thought-provoking debates on a diverse range of topics. For instance, they deplore the push by administrations to narrow learning into quantifiable outcomes as well as the demands of state governments for more practical, usable training. Indeed, for those who suggest that a college education should be “practical”—that it should lean toward the sciences and engineering, where the high-paying jobs are—this book points out that while a few nations produce as many technicians as the United States does, America is still renowned worldwide for its innovation and creativity, skills taught most effectively in the humanities. Most importantly, the essays in this collection examine ways to make the humanities even more effective, such as offering a broader array of options than the traditional major/minor scheme, options that combine a student’s professional and intellectual interests, like the new medical humanities programs. A democracy can only be as energetic as the minds of its citizens, and the questions fundamental to the humanities are also fundamental to a thoughtful life. A New Deal for the Humanities takes an intrepid step in making the humanities—and our citizens—even stronger in the future.

Globally Networked Teaching in the Humanities

Globally Networked Teaching in the Humanities Book
Author : Alexandra Schultheis Moore,Sunka Simon
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-04-10
ISBN : 1317625579
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As colleges and universities in North America increasingly identify "internationalization" as a key component of the institution’s mission and strategic plans, faculty and administrators are charged with finding innovative and cost-effective approaches to meet those goals. This volume provides an overview and concrete examples of globally-networked learning environments across the humanities from the perspective of all of their stakeholders: teachers, instructional designers, administrators and students. By addressing logistical, technical, pedagogical and intercultural aspects of globally-networked teaching, this volume offers a unique perspective on this form of curricular innovation through internationalization. It speaks directly to the ways in which new technologies and pedagogies can promote humanities-based learning for the future and with it the broader essential skills of intercultural sensitivity, communication and collaboration, and critical thinking.

Latour and the Humanities

Latour and the Humanities Book
Author : Rita Felski,Stephen Muecke
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 2020-09-01
ISBN : 1421438917
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Contributors: David J. Alworth, Anders Blok, Claudia Breger, Dipesh Chakrabarty, Yves Citton, Steven Connor, Gerard de Vries, Simon During, Rita Felski, Francis Halsall, Graham Harman, Antoine Hennion, Casper Bruun Jensen, Bruno Latour, Heather Love, Patrice Maniglier, Stephen Muecke, Barbara Herrnstein Smith, Nigel Thrift, Michael Witmore

Law and the Humanities

Law and the Humanities Book
Author : Austin Sarat,Matthew Anderson,Cathrine O. Frank
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0521899052
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A review and analysis of existing scholarship on the different national traditions and on the various modes and subjects of law and humanities.

The Case for the Humanities

The Case for the Humanities Book
Author : Eric Touya de Marenne
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2016-12-01
ISBN : 147582503X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Countering the perception that the humanities are unessential, this volume contends that their well-being has not only academic but also cultural, political, and existential ramifications.

A New History of the Humanities

A New History of the Humanities Book
Author : Rens Bod
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2013-11-14
ISBN : 0191642940
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Many histories of science have been written, but A New History of the Humanities offers the first overarching history of the humanities from Antiquity to the present. There are already historical studies of musicology, logic, art history, linguistics, and historiography, but this volume gathers these, and many other humanities disciplines, into a single coherent account. Its central theme is the way in which scholars throughout the ages and in virtually all civilizations have sought to identify patterns in texts, art, music, languages, literature, and the past. What rules can we apply if we wish to determine whether a tale about the past is trustworthy? By what criteria are we to distinguish consonant from dissonant musical intervals? What rules jointly describe all possible grammatical sentences in a language? How can modern digital methods enhance pattern-seeking in the humanities? Rens Bod contends that the hallowed opposition between the sciences (mathematical, experimental, dominated by universal laws) and the humanities (allegedly concerned with unique events and hermeneutic methods) is a mistake born of a myopic failure to appreciate the pattern-seeking that lies at the heart of this inquiry. A New History of the Humanities amounts to a persuasive plea to give Panini, Valla, Bopp, and countless other often overlooked intellectual giants their rightful place next to the likes of Galileo, Newton, and Einstein.

Darwinian Misadventures in the Humanities

Darwinian Misadventures in the Humanities Book
Author : Eugene Goodheart
Publisher : Transaction Publishers
Release : 2009
ISBN : 1412811473
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In recent decades the humanities have been in thrall to postmodern skepticism, while Darwinists, brimming with confidence in the genuine progress they have made in the sciences of biology and psychology, have set their sights on rescuing the humanities from the ravages of postmodernism. In this volume, Eugene Goodheart attacks the neo-Darwinist approach to the arts and articulates a powerful defense of humanist criticism. E. O. Wilson, the distinguished Harvard biologist, has spoken of converting philosophy into science, substituting science for religion, and formulating a biological theory of literature and the arts in Consilence: The Unity of Knowledge. Goodheart demonstrates that Wilson's efforts, and those of his colleagues Richard Dawkins, Steven Pinker, and Daniel Dennett among others, have resulted in scientism rather than science. If, for example, Dawkins had contented himself in The Selfish Gene with the claim that Darwinism had made worthless other answers to the question of how we have evolved, he would have given offense only to creationists, but questions of meaning and purpose are of another order. Contemporary Darwinist critiques err in assuming that art and traditional criticism aspire to truths that can be codified in terms of scientific laws. If this were so, we would have to regard the speculations of Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Montaigne, Shakespeare, and Rousseau as worthless. Goodheart exposes the philistinism of literary Darwinism, the bad faith and inverted fundamentalism of the Darwinian approach to religion, and the dangers of the effort to create a Darwinian ethical system. Taken together, Goodheart's arguments show that in moving beyond their area of competence, the neo -Darwinists commit an ideology, not a science. Eugene Goodheart, is Edytha Macy Gross Professor of Humanities Emeritus at Brandeis University. His books include Novel Practices: Classic Modern Fiction, Modernism and the Critical Spirit, The Cult of the Ego, and Confessions of a Secular Jew, all available from Transaction.

Travelling Concepts in the Humanities

Travelling Concepts in the Humanities Book
Author : Mieke Bal,Sherry Marx-MacDonald
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 2002-01-01
ISBN : 9780802084101
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bal's focus for this book is the idea that interdisciplinarity in the humanities - necessary, exciting, serious - must seek its heuristic and methodological basis in concepts rather than its methods.

Scientific Methods for the Humanities

Scientific Methods for the Humanities Book
Author : Willie Van Peer,Jèmeljan Hakemulder,Frank Hakemulder,Sonia Zyngier
Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
Release : 2012
ISBN : 9027233470
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Focuses on the empirical research methods for the Humanities. Suitable for students and scholars of Literature, Applied Linguistics, and Film and Media, this title helps readers to reflect on the problems and possibilities of testing the empirical assumptions and offers hands-on learning opportunities to develop empirical studies.

The Future of the Humanities

The Future of the Humanities Book
Author : Walter Kaufmann
Publisher : Transaction Publishers
Release : 1977
ISBN : 9781412836944
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book locates the humanities in six general fields of study: religion and philosophy, art and music, and literature and history. It offers suggestions for interdisciplinary work around topics such as punishment, and death and dying.

The Public Value of the Humanities

The Public Value of the Humanities Book
Author : Jonathan Bate
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2011-01-27
ISBN : 1849660638
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Recession is a time for asking fundamental questions about value. At a time when governments are being forced to make swingeing savings in public expenditure, why should they continue to invest public money funding research into ancient Greek tragedy, literary value, philosophical conundrums or the aesthetics of design? Does such research deliver 'value for money' and 'public benefit'? Such questions have become especially pertinent in the UK in recent years, in the context of the drive by government to instrumentalize research across the disciplines and the prominence of discussions about 'economic impact' and 'knowledge transfer'. In this book a group of distinguished humanities researchers, all working in Britain, but publishing research of international importance, reflect on the public value of their discipline, using particular research projects as case-studies. Their essays are passionate, sometimes polemical, often witty and consistently thought-provoking, covering a range of humanities disciplines from theology to architecture and from media studies to anthropology.

Snobol Programming for the Humanities

Snobol Programming for the Humanities Book
Author : Susan M. Hockey
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 1985
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is an introduction to computer programming for non-scientific applications using SNOBOL, a computer language that runs on both mainframe and microcomputers and is particularly suitable for use in the humanities. Eight chapters cover all relevant aspects of SNOBOL and each contains example programs and a set of exercises. Chapter 9 introduces SPITBOL, a commonly-used superset of SNOBOL. The book ends with some hints on how to detect errors in the language and some suggested applications for SNOBOL on microcomputers as well as mainframes. Developed from a programming course given by the author at Oxford, this book should appeal to researchers in the humanities as well as to students.

Electronic Texts in the Humanities

Electronic Texts in the Humanities Book
Author : Susan Hockey
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2000-11-23
ISBN : 0191583286
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With word processing and the Internet, computing is much more part and parcel of the everyday life of the humanities scholar, but computers can do much more than assist with writing or Internet searching. This book introduces a range of tools and techniques for manipulating and analysing electronic texts in the humanities. It shows how electronic texts can be used for the literary analysis, linguistic analysis, authorship attribution, and the preparation and publication of electronic scholarly editions. It assesses the ways in which research in corpus and computational linguistics can feed into better electronic tools for humanities research. The tools and techniques discussed in this book will feed into better Internet tools and pave the way for the electronic scholar of the twenty-first century.