Valuing the Humanities

Valuing the Humanities

The Value of the Humanities

by Helen Small

Oxford University Press, $38.95 hb, 212 pp, 9780199683864

Helen Small, Professor of English at Pembroke College, Oxford, adopts a pragmatic and non-polemical approach in addressing The Value of the Humanities. This topic has been much debated recently as political and economic pressures on universities and funding agencies have led to an alleged devaluation of the humanities.

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Published in May 2014 no. 361
Colin Steele

Colin Steele

Colin Steele is Emeritus Fellow of the Australian National University. A former University Librarian at ANU (1980–2002), he is the Convenor of the National Scholarly Communications Forum.