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University of Maine Humanities Initiative

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Humanities Resources & Information

Following is a brief list of humanities organizations and resources:

American Academy of Arts & Sciences

American Academy of Arts & Sciences: Commission on the Humanities & Social Sciences

Humanities Resource Center Online: A Project of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

The Heart of the Matter (A publication by the Commission on the Humanities & Social Sciences)

Verlyn Klinkenborg, “The Decline and Fall of the English Major,” New York Times (June 22, 2013)

Anthony Grafton and James Grossman, “The Humanities in Dubious Battle,” Chronicle of Higher Education (July 1, 2013)

Google leads search for humanities PhD graduates

HERA: Humanities Education and Research Association

Maine Humanities Council

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Humanities Alliance

The National Humanities Alliance’s ”Four Arguments for the Value of the Humanities” emphasize the critical roles that the humanities play in meeting critical national goals: opportunity for all Americans, innovation and economic competitiveness, productive global engagement, and strong communities. Click here for a PDF version of the NHA’s “Four Arguments.”

National Humanities Center


Contact Information

University of Maine Humanities Initiative
100 Stevens Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: 207.581.1954
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System