Methodological Issues in the Humanities

Event Date: 

Friday, October 2, 2015 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm

Event Location: 

  • Cogut Center for the Humanities
  • Brown University
  • Lecture/Workshop

October 2
Master seminar
"Institutional Futures of Humanities Research"
12:00 - 2:00pm

This fall marks the 45th anniversary of the collapse of the job market for humanities PhDs.  Thanks in large part to adjuncting, the market has never fully recovered.  Assuming perm-austerity in university finances and distruptive debates about student learning, how should graduate programs respond?  SpeakerChristopher Newfield's prior research suggested the humanities have been too accommodating and market-adaptive, and we'll discuss alternative policies for PhD program structures, budgeting, teaching, and claims for humanities research.

Registration is required. A pre-circulated reading will be sent to all registrants.  Luncheon will be served at this seminar.

This project is part of the Pell Humanities Initiative in Rhode Island to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities.