New journal: History of Humanities

25 November 2015

Four members of the ASH research group History and Philosophy of the Humanities (Bod, Kursell, Maat and Weststeijn) have founded a new journal: 'History of Humanities', to be published with Chicago University Press. The first issue is due to appear in March, 2016.

History of Humanities, along with the newly formed Society for the History of the Humanities, takes as its subject the history of a wide variety of disciplines including archaeology, art history, historiography, linguistics, literary studies, musicology, philology, and media studies, tracing these fields from their earliest developments, through their formalization into university disciplines, and to the modern day. By exploring the history of humanities across time and civilizations and along with their socio-political and epistemic implications, the journal takes a critical look at the concept of humanities itself.