Count or Die: Why the Humanities Need Numbers to Survive

If the humanities continue to be an alternative to a serious encounter with numbers, the field will continue to shrink. So many of us are rightly concerned about declining enrolments in the humanities and wish to preserve the critical role of subjects such as history, philosophy, and literature to cultivate the mind and soul and ready students for so much more. The College Board President David Coleman, who holds three humanities degrees, sees hope only if the humanities adapt and by doing so deepen the work students do in every field.

Speakers: David Coleman
Festival: 2015

More on this Session

Watch and Listen: U.S.A.

How do we “read” a photograph? What is the relationship between art production, culture, and justice? And how can... See more
The evolution of the English language is more often thought of as a devolution, particularly with the infiltration of... See more
Atlanta-based defense attorney and #BillionDollarLawyer Drew Findling, who counts international hip-hop star Kiari... See more
Creative expression takes many forms. Through history, art has provoked a range of feelings: emotion, empathy, fear,... See more
As consumers increasingly get their news online, and many news outlets shift from advertising-based business models to... See more
An opportunity to hear Axios Founder and Executive Editor Mike Allen discuss journalism and politics of the day with... See more

Pages