Humanities

History Degrees since the Great Recession.

I wrote this year's report on history majors for the American Historical Association's magazine, Perspectives on History; it takes a medium term view of at the significant hit the history major has taken since the 2008 financial crisis. You can read it here. There's also an interview with me about the topic in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

New article in the Atlantic

I have a new article in the Atlantic about declining numbers for humanities majors.

Sapping Attention: Mea Culpa, There is a crisis in the humanities.

I put up a new post at Sapping Attention about . In short, it's been bad enough to make me recant earlier statements of mine about the long-term health of the humanities discipline.

The Data Shows There's No Real Crisis in the Humanities

Fields of study should and will keep changing, but they don't need to do so out of the fear that their very survival is at stake. By Benjamin Schmidt.