Re-envisioning the Humanities

A combination of political, conceptual, academic, and social changes over the past 150 years has rocked the humanities in terms of organization and societal function. The humanities now struggle for survival within a techno-scientific world that seems foreign to the ancient questions of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness. If the humanities were healthy, they would already be active components of society - influencing decision making and engaging the public where issues of science and values raise dilemmas about the good life.

In these pages you will find information about interdisciplinary projects, references, and resources that re-envision the humanities.

Also see "Humanities for Policy, and a Policy for the Humanities" by Robert Frodeman, Carl Mitcham, and Roger Pielke, Jr. (Issues in Science and Technology, Fall 2003).