Category: The Humanities Debate

8 December, 2014

Martin Willis

n = 1: Valuing Literature and Science

Martin Willis explores what we should value in literature's engagement with science and in the study of that engagement.


13 October, 2014

Gabriel Roberts

Whose Values? Which Justification?

Gabriel Roberts challenges us to think about the humanities in terms of the amount and explicitness of disagreement which they can tolerate about matters of value.


17 February, 2014

Gabriel Roberts

What are Justifications For?

Helen Small's The Value of the Humanities provides an effective commentary on the debate, but raises deeper questions about the nature of justification.


22 October, 2013

Bryn Jones Square

A New Voice in Defence of the Humanities



17 February, 2013

Emma Park

Blow Up Media Studies

Emma Park takes umbrage with Toby Miller's gunpowder plot for the humanities as we know it.


23 April, 2012

Gabriel Roberts

Public Schools

Stefan Collini's What Are Universities For? argues for the enduring importance of higher education in the wake of government cuts.


25 July, 2011

Gabriel Roberts

Impact Assessment

A collection of academics seek in The Public Value of the Humanities to demonstrate the significance of their research.