The Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities EDSITE: EDSITEment, the best of the humanities on the web from the National Endowment for the Humanities in partnership with the National Trust for the Humanities, and the Verizon Foundation. This educational partnership brings online humanities resources from some of the world’s great museums, libraries, cultural institutions, and universities directly to your classroom.

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About EDSITEment: Partners: National Endowment for the Humanities is an independent federal agency established to promote knowledge of human history, thought, and culture. For more than thirty years, educators and students throughout the nation have benefited from NEH grants that create and preserve knowledge, identify and disseminate reliable learning resources, and empower teachers through professional development programs. EDSITEment brings the NEH commitment to excellence in humanities education to the Internet.

National Trust for the Humanities is a non-profit charitable corporation formed in 1996 to support and extend the programs of the National Endowment for the Humanities. (full text/about).

The humanities are those academic disciplines which study the human condition using methods that are largely analytic, critical, or speculative, as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural and social sciences.

Conventionally the humanities include the classics, languages, literature, music, philosophy, history, religion, and the visual and performing arts. Additional subjects sometimes included in the humanities are anthropology, area studies, communications and cultural studies, although these are often regarded as social sciences. (full text on wikipedia).

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Some academic Institutions, where you may find more informations:

National Humanities Center, North Carolina, USA.
The Humanities Association, UK.
INTUTE, arts and humanities, UK.
Australian Humanities Review.
The Australian Academy for the Humanities.
Virginia Foundation of the Humanities, USA.
Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities, USA.
Michigan Humanities Council, USA.

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