Tuesday, February 15, 2011

More UK Humanities Under Attack

Early hopes that governmental and university authorities in Scotland might resist the siren call of cutbacks in the humanities and social sciences appear to have been premature.  Glasgow university has unveiled plans to consolidate history, archeology, and classics and to scrap most of the modern language departments.  In addition, anthropology, nursing, and social work may be cut.  Faculty and supporters have responded with a public letter (unfortunately behind a firewall).  They are also circulating a petition in defense of the teaching and study of foreign languages.  They are asking for people to sign it to show support.

If there are any updates we will add it to this post.

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