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A Statement on the Role of the Humanities in Times of Crisis

A Statement on the Role of the Humanities

The chairs and directors of Humanities departments and programs at Washington University in St. Louis have prepared this statement. In times of severe challenges, we feel that it is crucial that we avail ourselves of the invaluable resources that humanities scholarship and education offer.

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  1. Thank you for this thoughtful and timely statement. It is helpful for us who work in other areas, and are often many years removed from our own humanities education, to appreciate the central role of disciplines focused on, as Wayne Fields once said, “what it means to be human.”

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