01 août 2015

Humanities for All

HomeBy Jacqueline Thomsen. For academics, the information in books designed for general consumption can be too basic. On the other hand, academic books aren't exactly appealing to the general public.
A new grant program at the National Endowment for the Humanities hopes to bridge that gap. The first recipients of the Public Scholars program are being announced today, in an attempt to present more research in the humanities to the general public. Professors who do serious scholarship are receiving grants to help them on book projects intended for more than just academics.
The Public Scholars are part of an initiative launched by the NEH earlier this year, called “The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square,” that hopes to bring more of its funded research to nonacademics and relate it more closely to everyday life. Read more...

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