Rethinking the future of humanities: Opinion


Postsecondary institutions need to rethink the future of the humanities as the challenges facing literary studies become more pronounced, writes Steven Mintz. Mintz writes that these challenges raise questions about humanities teaching and research and balancing the traditional role of humanities with its new focus on inclusion, power, discourse, and identity. Mintz discusses several approaches humanities departments can use to respond to these challenges, including restructuring, building firmer links between disciplines and themes, and rebalancing what is taught in humanities programs. The author concludes by encouraging departments to view change as an opportunity.

Inside Higher Ed (Acct. Req.)