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Connections: Is There A Crisis In The Humanities?

Mar 13, 2015

Is there a crisis in the humanities? Everyone from the NY Times, to the New Republic, to the Atlantic Monthly has explored the question. Why are fewer Americans pursuing the humanities? In particular, why are fewer women interested? The University of Rochester is trying to address the crisis, and is offering more digital humanities opportunities.

Evan's guests:

Thomas Slaughter professor of history;  and  Joan Saab, who is an Associate Professor of Art History and Chair of the department.