Making the case
We make the case for the vital importance of the humanities, and its contributions to our society, economy and culture.
In the latest edition of WC1E, the University of London’s digital magazine, Professor Jo Fox calls for a more ambitious and optimistic approach to discussions about the future of the humanities. Rejecting the ‘narrative of crisis’, Professor Fox points to the real impact of humanities education and research.
The humanities continue to play a critical role in our children’s education and in fostering their imagination. They bring communities together in local projects. They are at the centre of contemporary debates over social justice, identities, and a fair society. The humanities are all around us and woven into the fabric of the everyday.
So rather than becoming mired in pessimistic and unproductive debates over our future, let’s channel our energies into pursuing new knowledge that will make a real difference and celebrating the humanities confidently and proudly.
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