Bibliography – What Are Humanities?

Definitions of the humanities.

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4Humanities. “Shout Out for the Humanities Contest Kit,” 2016. https://4humanities.org/contest/kit/. Cite
Levi, Albert William. “The Humanities: Their Essence, Nature, Future.” Journal of Aesthetic Education 17, no. 2 (1983): 5. https://doi.org/10.2307/3332326. Cite
MacCulloch, Diarmaid. “What Are the Humanities?” The British Academy, 2018. https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/blog/what-are-humanities. Cite
Proctor, Robert E. Defining the Humanities: How Rediscovering a Tradition Can Improve Our Schools: With a Curriculum for Today’s Students. 2nd ed. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1998. Cite
Small, Helen. The Value of the Humanities. First edition. The Literary Agenda Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-value-of-the-humanities-9780199683864?lang=en&cc=us. Cite
Summit, Jennifre. “The Humanities: What Are They, What Were They, and What Might They Become? (Video Recording of Talk).” October 27, 2011. https://vimeo.com/31211731. Cite
Wierzbicka, Anna. “Defining ‘the Humanities.’” Culture & Psychology 17, no. 1 (2011): 31–46. https://doi.org/10.1177/1354067X10388841. Cite
Wilson, Jeffrey R. “A New Definition of the Humanities.” Inside Higher Ed, 2023. https://www.insidehighered.com/opinion/views/2023/10/25/new-definition-humanities-opinion. Cite