The Future of the Humanities

The Future of the Humanities
Friday, June 14, 2013
Humanities Writ Large

Duke Today recently ran a series of articles about the future of the humanities, looking at both the Humanities Writ Large initiative and Arts & Sciences more broadly. In one article, Srinivas Aravamudan, Dean of Humanities, Professor of English, Literature, and French Studies, and leader of Humanities Writ Large, spoke with Duke Today about the direction of the humanities at Duke. Dean Aravamudan is a strong proponent of experimentation in teaching and research. “Not everything new is necessarily good—nor necessarily better than everything old," he notes, "but overall, we foster an open attitude toward creativity and exploration.”

Referenced People

Srinivas Aravamudan
PI, Humanities Writ Large, Professor of English, Romance Studies and the Program in Literature , President, Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes