Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Arts and Humanities: Endangered Species?

The current reforms to education suggest that it is no longer self-evident that universities should be funded on the basis of being significant cultural institutions, existing for the public good. An event sponsored by the Cambridge Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) on Friday, 25 February, seeks to articulate why and how the arts and humanities have been historically understood to matter, and how the symbiotic structure of teaching, research and practice enable universities to have an extraordinary cultural reach. Continue reading