What “Crisis”? The Humanities are Booming

Friends of UMIH will be keenly aware of the “iron law" of journalism that demands all mention of the “humanities” be made only in relation to their “crisis” and “decline”.[1] They will also undoubtedly be aware of the growing and impressive body of literature outlining the value of the humanities, as well as why the … Continue reading What “Crisis”? The Humanities are Booming

The Very Visible Invisible World of the Internet

To the many who are more technologically savvy and in-tune than myself, I imagine the very real and tangible physicality of the internet is nothing new. But to me it came as something of a revelation. From a certain perspective the physicality of the internet is plainly embodied in the staggering number of people who … Continue reading The Very Visible Invisible World of the Internet

Archives as Argument by Other Means

As a historian I love archives, and I greatly respect and value the work of archivists. Of course, this is neither remarkable nor very interesting. However, as an intellectual historian who has written institutional history, and who now works in an academically adjacent, administrative position at UMIH, I am struck by the way intellectual history … Continue reading Archives as Argument by Other Means