17 Nov Save the Humanities in the UK
The Conservative and Liberal Democratic coalition government in the United Kingdom is planning to cut government funding to higher education by 80%. They are urging campuses to make up the difference by eliminating programs and faculty in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts.
I would urge you go http://humanitiesmatter.wordpress.com and sign a petition requesting the UK government to recognize the humanities andsocial sciences as a public good and to invest fully in their future rather than leaving them to the vagaries of the market.
For further discussion of the crisis facing the arts and humanities in the modern university, we encourage you to join us for our Faculty Forums on the Future of the University series.