The humanities is the term given to the academic disciplines which concern human culture and self-expression. The humanities focus on the inquiry into values, consciousness, ideas, and ideals which endeavor to describe how experiences shape our understanding of the world around us. Some examples of branches of the humanities include literature, philosophy, history, religion, modern and classical languages, and visual, fine, and performing arts, including theater, dance, and music.
A Companion to Digital Humanities
A reference tool that explains this new field of study. This online book covers the historical evolution of the humanities field, theories of using the computer to understand culture and more. The website also has examples of digital humanists in action.
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an elite intellectual organization in the United States that recognizes cultural excellence as well as carrying out a robust research program. The site also has information on academy fellowships. You can also access the academy's publications here.
Arts & Humanities Data Service
The Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS) is a British resource that helps researchers, teachers and students in the arts and humanities find information relevant to their study. Whether you are interested in archeology, history, visual arts, literature, the performing arts or other fields, you can find useful resources here.
Arts & Letters Daily
From the Chronicle of Higher Education, the site offers news, reviews, latest trends, breakthroughs, disputes, and gossip in arts and culture, as well as book reviews, weblogs, and other resources.
Charles Booth Online Archive
An academic resource hosted at the London School of Economics and Political Science. You can access a variety of historical materials created by and about Charles Booth, a noted Victorian social reformer and social surveyor.
Promotes the exchange of information regarding dance, literature, music, visual arts, and performing arts in various contexts including activism, community development, education, and environment.
The EDSitement (National Endowment for the Humanities) presents the Internet resources for the humanities. You can find resources in arts & culture, language & language arts, foreign languages, history & social studies. The website also has lessons plans on various aspects of history and other subjects.
The Proceedings of the Friesian School, fourth series, provides the viewer with writings of philosophies, with international access to journals and essays. Notes on viewing or printing the pages are included.
H-Net is an international interdisciplinary organization of scholars and teachers working to develop and utilize the educational potential of the Internet. Its site offers peer reviewed essays, multimedia materials, and discussion networks.
HW is a nonprofit organization that promotes educational and cultural programs for people in Washington state. You can find out about the two grants offered by the foundation through this website. You can also learn about family reading programs promoted by the organization.
Provides research resources for the humanities including fine arts, history, literature, religion and related topics. Published at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the website also has a list of dictionaries and a wealth of other reference resources as well.
International Journal of Education & the Arts
The IJEA serves as an open-access platform for dialogue among scholars invested in the arts in education, and the education that is found within the arts, primarily publishing peer-reviewed articles based on research or field studies, including aesthetics, art theory, music education, visual arts education, education in drama, dance and literature, as well as narrative studies transcending these fields.
National Young Arts Foundation
NYAF provides emerging artists, ages 15-18, with renowned mentors, access to scholarships, national recognition, and other opportunities to further their careers in the arts. Its programs, educational offerings, and alumni highlights are put forward.
The Concord Review
The Concord Review is a journal dedicated to academic excellence and writing. You can submit your writing to the national writing board to see if it will help you get into the college. You can also find out how to submit articles to the Review.
Traditional Fine Arts Organization
Features current exhibitions and collections of American representational art and traditional fine arts. Includes organization information and grant opportunities, online catalogs, national calendar of exhibitions, traditional fine arts reports and studies, and relevant articles and essays.
Voice of the Shuttle
Maintained by the University of California, Santa Barbara, VOS was established as a suite of static web pages in 1994, V now utilizes a database that serves dynamic content to users, who may locate content through subject categories or by its search field.