Crisis in Humanities

Crisis in Humanities

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Dilemma of the humanities
Dilemma of the humanities
The humanities in South Africa are caught between a rock and a hard place -- John Higgins assesses the state of the sector.
Humanities 'stagnant' for years
Humanities 'stagnant' for years
The first study of the field diagnoses a major crisis that threatens its survival.
Restless natives, native questions
Restless natives, native questions
The humanities in SA will not survive unless we recognise they have sometimes been harnessed to political agendas.
SA must hear calls for change in humanities
SA must hear calls for change in humanities
Two recently published reports have laid the groundwork for a white paper.
Death of humanities will mean 'the dissolution of society'
Death of humanities will mean 'the dissolution of society'
Declining student enrolment and falling graduation rates are just two features that characterise the humanities crisis.
Silence vs dissent
Silence vs dissent
If we want to reconstitute the humanities and social sciences, we first have to critique them
Still searching for the human
Still searching for the human
Humanities has to be more than developing civil society and good citizens.
Way forward for the humanities
Way forward for the humanities
The groundwork has been done and it is up to academics and institutions to come on board.

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