ERIC Number: ED233617
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
What Portion in the World: New Essays on Public Uses of the Humanities. Papers Presented at the National Conference of State Humanities Councils, 1981.
Buckingham, Cynthia, Ed.; And Others
Five essays on public uses of the humanities from the 1981 National Conference of State Humanities Councils are presented. After a foreword by Donald Gibson and an introduction by Steven Weiland, "The Uses and Status of Literature" by Catherine Stimpson is presented. She recommends that public programs in the humanities address the quarrels about literature itself. In "Quality in History Programs: From Celebration to Exploration of Values," Michael H. Frisch considers the "quality gap" in contemporary public history programming. As illustration, some issues and opportunities in community-based oral history projects are addressed. In "Scholarly Standards and Public Humanities Programs," William C. Havard discusses problems of inducing humanities scholars to participate in National Endowment for the Humanities' public programs, and the universities' role. In "Applied Humanities: Utility as Standard of Value in Public Programs" Barbara Hillyer Davis examines humanist in residence programs, while in "The Humanities and the State Councils: Retooling in the 1980s," Abraham Edel discusses the needs and values of programs of state humanities councils, self-assessment, and criticisms of the programs. (SW)
Descriptors: College Role, Community Education, Educational Quality, Higher Education, Humanities, Literature Appreciation, Needs Assessment, Oral History, Program Evaluation, Public Policy, Scholarship, Standards, State Programs
National Federation of State Humanities Councils, 12 South 6th St., No. 527, Minneapolis, MN 55402.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Federation of State Humanities Councils, Minneapolis, MN.