Welcome to the website of DEFEND the ARTS and HUMANITIES.
DEFEND the ARTS and HUMANITIES is a broad-based campaign set up to counter attacks on Arts and Humanities academic subjects, and in particular to fight against any proposed withdrawal of public funding for these subjects in the context of the current global financial crisis.
Our first incarnation was as a Facebook group set up by a number of concerned Arts and Humanities academics in October 2010. Within two weeks the group had around 1,000 members from all over the world.
The group aims to help formulate and circulate a broad range of arguments in defence of our disciplines and to support and publicise kindred campaigns
You can email us here. If you would like to get more involved in the campaign you can either comment at this blog, or join the Facebook group and comment there.
Here are six key points that the group has articulated to help DEFEND the ARTS and HUMANITIES.