Academics Want to Do More Public Writing. How Can We Help Them?
It's long past time for every discipline to count and valorize all scholarly work, even or especially when it's aimed at an extramural audience.
In the Age of Trump, We Need Cutting-Edge Humanities More Than Ever
The latest academic hoax emerges from the same ideological position as the Trump administration's attack on trans rights.
Conservative Media Is Waging a War on the Humanities, and It's Succeeding
An influential conservative online ecosystem targets teachers whose expressed opinions question the dominance of white men.
The Humanities Are Dead. Long Live the Humanities.
It's true that much of the scholarship that professors in the humanities produce is micro-focused and barely relevant to larger social concerns. But those academics would also be best served by ignoring that critique.
The First Americans
Until recently, the reigning theory on who the first Homo sapiens in North America were pointed to the Clovis people, evidence of whose culture was discovered in the American Southwest. That theory has been powerfully challenged by, among others, Meadowcroft, an archaeological dig in western Pennsylvania that began in the 1970s.
Devastation of 1918: Finding Pockets of Hope in the Great Flu Pandemic
The influenza pandemic of 1918 has taught us many lessons and, according to new research, some of them are decidedly low-tech.
The American Language: A Historical Database of English in the U.S.
The Corpus of Historical American English is making it easier than ever to discover subtleties of American usage.