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Dec. 8, 2017 Pay to Win: The Cost of a Professionalised Humanities PhD
Times Higher Education
Dec. 7, 2017 Humanities Departments After the Fall
Inside Higher Ed
Dec. 7, 2017 Why Universities Have Shifted to the Political Left in the Past 20 Years
Areo Magazine
Nov. 30, 2017 Fewer Boys Is Better . . . For Boys
First Things
Nov. 25, 2017 The Uncounted: Jobs and Graduates
Andrew Goldstone
Nov. 21, 2017 Withering Humanities Jobs
Inside Higher Ed
Nov. 20, 2017 Contingent Workforce: Size, Characteristics, Compensation, and Work Experiences of Adjunct and Other Non-TenureTrack Faculty
U.S. Government Accountability Office
Nov. 20, 2017 Hai il dottorato? Se resti in Italia guadagni 800 euro in meno
Il Sole 24 Ore
Nov. 8, 2017 Ph.D.s Are Still Writing Poorly, Part 1
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Oct. 18, 2017 Why We Still Need to Study the Humanities in a STEM World
Washington Post
Oct. 5, 2017 Taking Note: How About Those Undergraduate Arts Majors?
NEA Art Works Blog
Sept. 21, 2017 Increasing number of humanities Ph.D.s face shrinking job market
Minnesota Daily
Sept. 20, 2017 How to save the humanities? Make them a requirement toward a business degree
The Hechinger Report
Sept. 18, 2017 As more students get graduate degrees in the humanities, the number of available jobs falls
The Daily Pennsylvanian
Sept. 12, 2017 Diversity On The Rise In The Nation’s Community Colleges According To AAA&S
Community College Humanities Association
Sept. 11, 2017 Imagining a “Job Market” Beyond Supply and Demand
Perspectives on History
Sept. 7, 2017 Fewer Humanities Courses, More Ph.D.’S
Minding the Campus
Sept. 6, 2017 Diversity Is Up in Humanities at 2-Year Colleges
Inside Higher Ed
Sept. 4, 2017 Library Visits Have Gone Way Up Over the Last Two Decades. Here’s Why…
Sept. 3, 2017 Where the Humanities Need No Defense
Chronicle of Higher Education
Sept. 1, 2017 Decline in History Majors Continues, Departments Respond
Perspectives on History
Sept. 1, 2017 Promising Practices in Humanities PhD Professional Development: Lessons Learned from the 2016-2017 Next Generation Humanities PhD Consortium
Council of Graduate Schools
Sept. 1, 2017 Review of Prior Work in Humanities PhD Professional Development
Council of Graduate Schools
Aug. 28, 2017 For the 3rd year in a row more than 1,000 PhDs awarded in history
History News Network
Aug. 28, 2017 Slight Increase in Philosophy PhDs Awarded, and other Humanities Data
Daily Nous
Aug. 28, 2017 The Higher Ed Crisis: Two Stories about the Humanities
Aug. 28, 2017 The Shrinking Humanities Job Market
Inside Higher Ed
Aug. 28, 2017 Updated Data: Advanced Degrees in the Humanities Released by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Library Journal Infodocket
Aug. 22, 2017 Americans’ Declining Interest In History Is Hitting Museums Like Colonial Williamsburg Hard
The Federalist
Aug. 13, 2017 Change in Percentage of Bachelor's and Associate Degrees Completed in the Humanities, 1987-2015
Chronicle of Higher Education
Aug. 1, 2017 Facts & Figures – The Rise and Fall of the Humanities in Undergraduate Education
AAC&U News
July 31, 2017 Diversity: A Solution to the Decline of the Humanities?
Think WY
July 14, 2017 Game of Thrones Is Even Changing How Scholars Study the Real Middle Ages
July 13, 2017 Reverse the decline in language education
The Herald-Sun
July 7, 2017 Oh, the Humanities!
Wall Street Journal
June 29, 2017 In their own words: How tech leaders can help you argue for the humanities
Found HIstory
June 28, 2017 Why a Liberal Arts Degree Still Matters
Town & Country
June 13, 2017 The Dehumanities
Inside Higher Ed
June 9, 2017 Which majors are growing and which are shrinking: new data
Bryan Alexander blog
June 8, 2017 New Chief of the Modern Language Association Sees Signs of Hope
Chronicle of Higher Education
June 7, 2017 Humanities Majors Rise at Community Colleges
Texas Community College Teachers Assocation
June 6, 2017 Trend: Fewer Philosophy Majors
Daily Nous
June 5, 2017 Humanities Majors Drop
Inside Higher Ed
June 5, 2017 Liberal arts majors are a dying breed
May 31, 2017 An Exclusive Look Inside Harvard's New Game of Thrones-Themed Class
May 12, 2017 Liberal arts schools hope to boost waning interest in 'useless' majors
Apr. 24, 2017 Liberal Arts Colleges, in Fight for Survival, Focus on Job Skills
Wall Street Journal
Apr. 7, 2017 Outside the Box: Occupational Horizons for Modern Language Doctoral Programs
Apr. 6, 2017 History returns to the top major for Class of 2019
Yale News
Apr. 1, 2017 History Is Not a Useless Major: Fighting Myths with Data
Perspectives on History
Mar. 29, 2017 Decreased enrollment in humanities affects IC and the nation
The Ithacan
Mar. 8, 2017 Why the Humanities Matter Today: In Defense of Liberal Education
Mar. 2, 2017 Americans Are Falling Behind in Foreign-Language Learning
Education Week
Mar. 1, 2017 Same Topic, Different Tongue: the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Report on Language Learning
New America
Mar. 1, 2017 Why We Need the Humanities
Dartmouth Alumni Magazine
Feb. 28, 2017 Language Study as a National Imperative
Inside Higher Ed
Feb. 24, 2017 Bringing the past to life: The future of heritage tourism in the U.S.
JLL Real Views
Feb. 24, 2017 The State of Linguistics in Higher Education: Annual Report 2016
Linguistics Society of America
Feb. 14, 2017 New Data About Humanities R&D Expenditures at U.S. Colleges and Universities, Charitable Giving in the Humanities, NEH Funding, and More
Library Journal InfoDocket
Jan. 22, 2017 Lack of Support for Liberal Arts Draws Concern among Students, Faculty
The State Press
Jan. 21, 2017 Präsident Trump beendet die staatliche Förderung der Geisteswissenschaften
SciLogs Spektrum
Jan. 17, 2017 AASLH’s John Dichtl Visits DC to Discuss the Humanities Indicators Project, History Relevance
AASLH Broadside
Jan. 16, 2017 How memes are breaking down elitism in the fine art world
Jan. 15, 2017 A classic liberal arts education still valued
Tuscaloosa News
Jan. 13, 2017 As Need for Foreign Languages in School Grows, Access Continues to Shrink
NEA Today
Jan. 11, 2017 Conflicting Signals in the Academic Job Market for History
Perspectives on History
Jan. 8, 2017 Schools Get a Lot of Bang for the Buck with Robust Language Programs
Bangor Daily News
Jan. 6, 2017 What's Behind the History Jobs Crisis?
History News Network
Jan. 5, 2017 The Effectiveness of Bilingual Education: A Reason to Invest in 2017
Education World
Jan. 1, 2017 What Use Is a Degree in History?
History News Network


Dec. 21, 2016 With US Dramatically Behind in Language Fluency, Should Colleges Fill the Gap?
Education Dive
Dec. 20, 2016 American-Borns Are Increasingly English-Only
Voice of America
Dec. 19, 2016 Languages Crisis in the US Highlighted in New Report
Times Higher Education
Dec. 15, 2016 Dwindling K-12 Language Classes Contribute to Fewer U.S. Residents Speaking Other Languages Despite Growing Need
Education World
Dec. 15, 2016 Language by the Shrinking Numbers
Inside Higher Ed
Dec. 15, 2016 New Report From the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS): “The State of Languages in the U.S.: A Statistical Portrait
Library Journal InfoDocket
Dec. 15, 2016 New Report Suggests That The Nation's Capacity In Languages Other Than English Has Diminished, Despite Need
Yahoo Finance
Dec. 15, 2016 U.S. Language Capacity ‘Diminishing,’ Despite Need
Language Magazine
Dec. 1, 2016 To Measure a Major, Look Beyond Enrollment Numbers
The Daily Illini
Nov. 28, 2016 'Feast or Famine' for Humanities Ph.D.s
Inside Higher Ed
Nov. 28, 2016 Use Data to Make a Strong Case for the Humanities
Chronicle of Higher Education
Nov. 15, 2016 More Library Thoughts
Dayton Daily News
Nov. 14, 2016 Humanities Indicators From AAAS Releases Updated Public Humanities Funding Data (Including Public Libraries)
Library Journal InfoDocket
Nov. 5, 2016 Trending Up and Down
In the Service of Clio
Nov. 4, 2016 Report Suggests One Student Group that May Need Better Career Advising
Nov. 2, 2016 DePauw Sees a Decline in Humanities Majors
The DePauw
Oct. 31, 2016 Where Ph.D.s Work and What They Earn
Inside Higher Ed
Oct. 19, 2016 Liberal arts majors not taken seriously enough
The Setonian
Oct. 13, 2016 These 3 charts show the collapse of for-profit education
Education Dive
Oct. 12, 2016 Are Institutions Rethinking Their STEM Emphasis?
eCampus News
Oct. 6, 2016 Key Trends in Graduate and Professional Education: Attracting Students in Changing Times
Inside Higher Ed
Sept. 27, 2016 People are not visiting bookstores or libraries anymore
Good E-Reader
Sept. 26, 2016 New Reports: Trends on Use of Public Libraries, Reading Habits, and Bookstores in U.S.
Library Journal Infodocket
Sept. 22, 2016 Benefits of studying humanities and social sciences in the UK
Asian Correspondent
Sept. 20, 2016 Revitalizing Graduate Education
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Sept. 15, 2016 Humanities Indicators Project Releases Updated Data
Library Journal InfoDocket
Sept. 13, 2016 Humanities degrees have employment value, too
The Diamondback
Sept. 8, 2016 Why Banks and Politicians Love Shaming the Arts
Sept. 2, 2016 Meet the Parents Who Won’t Let Their Children Study Literature
Washington Post
Sept. 1, 2016 Humanities Inflection Point?
Harvard Magazine
July 19, 2016 Breaking barriers for female creative freedom, one ally at a time
AIGA: The Professional Association for Design
July 12, 2016 University of Arkansas Invited to Be a Nominating Entity for Prestigious Humanities Fellowship
University of Arkansas News
July 8, 2016 To Save the Humanities, Make Them More Hands On
John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy
July 6, 2016 Funding Edge for Workforce Programs
Inside Higher Ed
June 28, 2016 The No-Jobs Myth
Inside Higher Ed
June 28, 2016 What Can You Do With a PhD?
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
June 12, 2016 Why Arts Education Matters
The Virginian-Pilot
June 8, 2016 The Humanities Will Never Die
Inside Higher Ed
June 6, 2016 Data on Philosophy Jobs Advertised Recently
Daily Nous
June 6, 2016 New Data: “The Troubled Academic Job Market for Humanities” (U.S.)
Library Journal InfoDocket
June 6, 2016 New Study Documents Long-term Losses of New Humanities Faculty Jobs
Inside Higher Ed
June 5, 2016 How Are History PhD Programs Responding to the Job Crisis?
History News Network
June 1, 2016 For-Profit Universities and the Roots of Adjunctification in US Higher Education
Liberal Education
May 30, 2016 History isn't a 'useless' major. It teaches critical thinking, something America needs plenty more of
Los Angeles Times
May 20, 2016 Saving the Liberal Arts
Inside Higher Ed
May 17, 2016 What I Learned from Visiting a Historical Site: An Undergraduate’s Experience at Gettysburg
AHA Today
May 8, 2016 In Which I Consider Resorting to a T-Shirt Cannon
Inside Higher Ed
May 4, 2016 Updated Data on Non-English Language Interaction, Education in U.S. Available From American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Library Journal InfoDocket
May 2, 2016 Gender Pay Gap: No Place for Academic Women?
University Herald
May 1, 2016 Money Talks
The American Historian
May 1, 2016 The Decline in History Majors: What Is to Be Done?
Perspectives on History
Apr. 30, 2016 Academia is quietly and systematically keeping its women from succeeding
Apr. 27, 2016 Humanities majors on the decline in recent years
The Daily Illini
Apr. 26, 2016 Fini de rire avec les populistes
Apr. 25, 2016 Brothels, Gallows, and Lies: Frontier Alibis
The Florida Bookshelf
Apr. 20, 2016 La participación de las minorías en las humanidades aumenta gracias a los hispanos
Apr. 19, 2016 USC president's aim in teaching a classics course is to 'light a fire' for humanities
Los Angeles Times
Apr. 18, 2016 American Academy of Arts & Sciences Releases Updated Humanities Degrees Indicators
Library Journal InfoDocket
Apr. 18, 2016 Diversifying the Humanities
Inside Higher Ed
Apr. 18, 2016 Philosophy Degrees: How Many Are Awarded, And To Whom?
Daily Nous
Apr. 18, 2016 Recent Trends in Philosophy Degrees (1987–2014)
Blog of the APA
Apr. 17, 2016 Number of history PhD’s is at a record, while the number of students majoring in history is falling
History News Network
Apr. 13, 2016 Change From the Top
Inside Higher Ed
Apr. 11, 2016 Does Your Historic House Need Reinventing?
Views from the Porch
Apr. 8, 2016 Marketing the Humanities
Harvard Crimson
Apr. 1, 2016 Restyling the humanities curriculum of higher education for posthuman times
Curriculum Inquiry
Mar. 25, 2016 State of the (Writer’s) Union
The Elm (Washington College)
Mar. 17, 2016 How to Chair a Humanities Department in a Challenging Environment
Inside Higher Ed
Mar. 15, 2016 Creating a New Advocacy Strategy for the Humanities
GW Today
Mar. 14, 2016 Higher Education: American Academy of Arts and Sciences Releases Updated Humanities Statistics
Library Journal infoDocket
Mar. 14, 2016 The Shrinking Humanities Major
Inside Higher Ed
Mar. 1, 2016 Greco-Roman Studies in a Digital Age
Mar. 1, 2016 The Classics Now: Changing Discourses, Emerging Opportunities
Classical World
Mar. 1, 2016 Valuing the Study of Religion: Improving Difficult Dialogues Within and Beyond the AAR's "Big Tent"
Journal of the American Academy of Religion
Feb. 25, 2016 Visits to Historic Sites are a Humanities Indicator, says AAAS
Engaging Places
Feb. 22, 2016 New Report Reveals Each Generation Less Likely to Visit Historic Sites Than the Last
AASLH Broadside
Feb. 19, 2016 SE7EN Deadly Artz & Sciencez (plus or minus 2)
Daily Kos
Feb. 18, 2016 Most taken college courses....a list... and a question.
Daily Kos
Feb. 5, 2016 Troubled Academic Job Market for History
Perspectives on History
Jan. 25, 2016 Humanities R&D Spending Up, on Small Base
Inside Higher Ed
Jan. 18, 2016 Meet the Black Classicists who Shattered Stereotypes in the Gilded Age
History Buff
Jan. 15, 2016 Alumni Donate $500,000 to UC San Diego Department of Literature
Jan. 6, 2016 Focus on the Humanities #1: The funding landscape
Spelman College, Office of Sponsored Programs









Citations in Other Articles, Books, and Reports

Harvard University, The Teaching of the Arts and Humanities at Harvard College: Mapping the Future, June 2013

Teresa Mangum, “Going Public: From the Perspective of the Classroom,” Pedagogy, Volume 12, Number 1, pp. 5-18, 2012

Samantha Becker, Mike Crandall, Chris Coward, Rebecca Sears, Ron Carlee, Kira Hasbargen, Mary Alice Ball, Building Digital Communities: A framework for action, IMLS, ICMA, University of Washington, January, 2012

Bradley C. S. Watson, The Idea of the American University, Lexington Books, 2011

Geoffrey Galt Harpham, “From Eternity to Here: Shrinkage in American Thinking About Higher Education,” Representations, Vol. 116, No. 1, pp. 42-61, Fall 2011

Eva Bosbach, Promotion in den Geisteswissenschaften: Modelle der Doktorandenausbildung in Deutschland und den USA, VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, September 2011

Sheldon Pollock, “Crisis in the Classics,” Social Research, Vol. 78, No. 1, pp. 21-48, Spring 2011

Deborah M. Weiss, “The Annoyingly Indeterminate Effects of Sex Differences,” The Selected Works of Deborah M. Weiss, 2010, Available at:

Theo d’Haen, “Les sciences humaines en état de siège?” Diogène, 1-2 (n° 229-230), Pages 197-213, 2010

Bonnie Wheeler, ed., “Journal Identity in the Digital Age,” Journal of Scholarly Publishing, Volume 42, Number 1, pages 45-88, October 2010

Amy Levin and Phoebe Stein Davis, “Good Readers Make Good Doctors”: Community Readings and the Health of the Community,” PMLA, Volume 125, Number 2, pp. 426-36, March 2010

Martin, Robert E., “The Humanities Dilemma, Postmodernism and Critical Thinking,” SSRN, May 9, 2011.

Ülle Must, “Alone or together: examples from history research,” Scientometrics, Volume 91, Number 2, pages 527-537, December 2011

Loet Leydesdorff, Björn Hammarfelt, Almila Salah, “The structure of the Arts & Humanities Citation Index: A mapping on the basis of aggregated citations among 1,157 journals,” Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Volume 62, Issue 12, pages 2414–2426, December 2011

Loet Leydesdorff, Alkim Almila Akdag Salah, “Maps on the basis of the Arts & Humanities Citation Index: The journals Leonardo and Art Journal versus ‘digital humanities’ as a topic,” Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Volume 61, Issue 4, pages 787–801, April 2010

Kathryn Rentza, Mary Beth Debsa, and Lisa Meloncona, “Getting an Invitation to the English Table—and Whether or Not to Accept It,” Technical Communication Quarterly, Volume 19, Issue 3, pages 281-299, 2010

Sidonie Smith, “Rethinking Doctoral Education,” Disciplinary Futures, Part 1, ADE Bulletin, Number 150, 2010

Michael Brintnall, “APSA Executive Director's Report, 2009PS: Political Science & Politics, 43, pp. 172-180, 2010

Norman M. Bradburn and Carolyn J.E. Fuqua, “Indicators and the Federal Statistical System: An Essential but Fraught Partnership” in Kenneth Prewitt, ed., The Federal Statistical System: Its Vulnerability Matters More Than You Think (The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Series Volume 631), SAGE Publications, Inc., 2010

Susan M. Hunter, Elizabeth J. Giddens, and Margaret B. Walters, “Adding Value for Students and Faculty with a Master’s Degree in Professional Writing,” NCTE, College Composition and Communication, 61:1, September 2009

Anne R. Kenney, “Thought Happens: What Should the Library Do About It?” Journal of Library Administration, Volume 49, Issue 5, 2009

Clare Nolan and Alden Mudge, “Beyond the NPR Crowd: How Evaluation Influenced Grantmaking at the California Council for the Humanities,” The Foundation Review, Volume 1, Number 2, pp. 21-29, 2009

Christopher Newfield, “Ending the Budget Wars: Funding the Humanities during a Crisis in Higher Education,” MLA, Profession, 2009

Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Harriet Zuckerman, Jeffrey A. Groen & Sharon M. Brucker, Educating Scholars: Doctoral Education in the Humanities, Princeton Univ. Press, 2009

Eva Bosbach, “Geisteswissenschaftler in den USA: Promotion und Karrierewege im Spiegel der Bildungsforschung,” in Heike Solga, Denis Huschka, Patricia Eilsberger, Gert G. Wagner, eds., Findigkeit in unsicheren Zeiten, Budrich UniPress, 2008, pp. 175-200