Humanities and Social Sciences matter!

If you have not already signed the petition, I urge you to do so NOW! The University cuts we are going through will not make substantial difference to the overall budget, while they may cause chaos to Humanities and Social Sciences. Adam Smith from UCL is collecting signatures, so that we may avoid the worst. Specifically, he says that: “If you haven’t already, take a look at this site and if you agree with the general thrust of it, please sign ... »

In defence of the Humanities

Robin Osborne brought to my attention the newly launched petition in defence of the humanities here, accessible via with the hope that many classicists will sign up to this. It looks like a group of academics already took the initiative in the UK to defend the Humanities subjects across our universities. It is a worthy cause and ought to be honoured. If you wish, you can also leave a donation for the website but it is not compulsory. »