The Humanities and the Public Soul

  title={The Humanities and the Public Soul},
  author={Julie Ellison},
What is public scholarship in the humanities and the arts? There are many meanings to these four keywords—public, scholarship, humanities, arts. Public scholarship itself is a recent term for practices that, while venerable in some fields, are still new to the arts and humanities. What are these unfolding practices and knowledges? In the humanities and in many areas of the arts, collaborative work of any kind is rare, and there is a weak tradition of partnerships by faculty, graduate students… 
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Toward the Practice of the Humanities

· Copyright © 2005 The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA One consolation for humanists about the contemporary crisis of the humanities in America is that it is centuries old.


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