Roundtable American Academy of Arts and Sciences Report on the Humanities and Social Sciences

AHA Session 106
Friday, January 3, 2014: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Virginia Suite A (Marriott Wardman Park)
Chair:
Earl Lewis, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Panel:
Anthony Grafton, Princeton University
Susan Griffin, National Council for the Social Studies
James Grossman, American Historical Association
Earl Lewis, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Claire Bond Potter, New School for Public Engagement
Estevan Rael-Galvez, National Trust for Historic Preservation

Session Abstract

This panel will focus on the implications of the recent American Academy of Arts and Sciences report on the humanities and social sciences issues, The Heart of the Matter. The discussion will focus on the implications of the report for teaching and research in history. How effectively does the report point to an agenda for historians, including college/university professors, secondary school teachers, and historians working in a wide variety of other contexts? How effective is its call for public and private support of historical work? What should historians do in response to this document?

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