Education and the Humanities
Sponsored by the Stanford Humanities Center and made possible by support from Claire and John Radway, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities
Education is one of the most contested spaces in American society today. The humanities historically have shaped these educational discourses and institutions, but has recently lost its authoritative influence on the public debate. Education and the Humanities (E&H) aims to provide a space to re-infuse the conversation with rigorous and resonant scholarship on education from across disciplines and to develop new directions for the humanities. Humanists have a uniquely valuable perspective on the history, literature, and philosophy of education. However, many of us work across disciplines and schools in distinct subfields and rarely talk to one another. Drawing on the unique interdisciplinary community that E&H provides, we strive to uncover the roots of current debates about educational institutions and ideas, promote path-breaking scholarship, and create opportunities for collaboration to make a bigger impact on the public conversation.