Outline of the humanities
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the humanities:
Humanities – the humanities are academic disciplines that study the human condition, using methods that are primarily analytical, critical, or speculative, as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural sciences.
- 1 Politics and the humanities
- 2 History of the humanities
- 3 Humanities education
- 4 Humanities awards
- 5 Publications in the humanities
- 6 General humanities organizations
- 7 People influential in the humanities
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Politics and the humanities
- Arts and Humanities Research Council – British Research Council and non-departmental public body that provides approximately £102 million from the Government to support research and postgraduate study in the arts and humanities.
- Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities – major international statement on open access / access to knowledge. By 24 October 2011, 324 organizations had signed the declaration.
- Humanities Colleges – part of the Specialist Schools Programme in the United Kingdom, and a source of extra funding.
- National Endowment for the Humanities – independent federal agency of the United States established by the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965 dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.
- President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities – established in Washington, DC in 1982 by an Executive Order from President Ronald Reagan and works with each Administration to incorporate the arts and the humanities into White House objectives.
- Public humanities – work of federal, state, nonprofit and community-based cultural organizations that engage the public in conversations, facilitate and present lectures, exhibitions, performances and other programs for the general public on topics such as history, philosophy, popular culture and the arts.
History of the humanities
- List of people considered a founder in a Humanities field
- Renaissance humanism – movement of cultural and educational reform that focused on study of the studia humanitatis, today known as the humanities.
History of humanities fields
- History of the classics
- Historiography – history of history.
- Origin of language
- History of literature
- History of philosophy
- History of religion
- History of the visual arts
- History of performing arts
- History of anthropology
- History of area studies
- History of communication studies
- Historiography – history of history.
- History of law
- History of linguistics
- History of technology
Some humanities departments
- Humanities Division, University of Oxford
- MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
- Moscow University for the Humanities
- Stanford University School of Humanities and Sciences
- University of California Humanities Research Institute – university system-wide research institute headquartered at the UC Irvine campus that promotes collaboration and interdisciplinarity through supporting work by teams of researchers from varying fields both within and outside of the UC system.
- National Humanities Medal – given by the National Endowment for the Humanities to honor individuals or groups whose work has deepened the nation’s understanding of the humanities, broadened citizens’ engagement with the humanities, or helped preserve and expand Americans’ access to important resources in the humanities.
Publications in the humanities
Multidisciplinary humanities journals
- Arts and Humanities in Higher Education
- Annals of Scholarship
- Digital Humanities Quarterly
- The European Legacy
- The German Quarterly
- Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society
- Law, Culture and the Humanities
- Literary and Linguistic Computing
- Medical Humanities
- Oral Tradition
- Proceedings of the British Academy
- Quarterly Journal of Speech
- Studies in Iconography
- Topic: The Washington & Jefferson College Review
- University of Toronto Quarterly
- Utopian Studies
- Victorian Studies
- Yale Journal of Criticism
General humanities organizations
People influential in the humanities
- Humanities reference desk
- Great Books
- Great Books programs in Canada
- Liberal Arts
- Social sciences
- Human science
- The Two Cultures
- List of academic disciplines
- "Periodic Table of Human Sciences" in Tinbergen's four questions
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- The American Academy of Arts and Sciences - USA
- Humanities Indicators - USA
- National Humanities Center - USA
- The Humanities Association - UK
- National Humanities Alliance
- National Endowment for the Humanities - USA
- Institute: Arts and Humanities
- Australian Humanities Review
- Australian Academy of the Humanities
- European Science Foundation - Humanities
- Dana Center for the Humanities at Saint Anselm College
- American Academy Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences