Proceedings of ‘The Making of the Humanities’ conference series (Open Access):

The Making of the Humanities Volume I: Early Modern Europe

The Making of the Humanities Volume II: From Early Modern to Modern Disciplines

The Making of the Humanities Volume III: The Modern Humanities

The journal History of Humanities

Editorial paper: A New Field: History of Humanities by Rens Bod, Julia Kursell, Jaap Maat and Thijs Weststeijn, History of Humanities, 1(1), 2016, pp. 1-8.

Essay on the History of the Humanities in the ChronicleHow a New Field Could Help Save the Humanities by Rens Bod, The Chronicle Review, 24 February 2017.


Useful Reference Books and Textbooks:

Andrew Abbott, Chaos of Disciplines (Chicago: University of Chicago Press 2001)

Rens Bod, A New History of the Humanities. The Search for Principles and Patterns from Antiquity to the Present (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2013)

Jan Eckel, Geist der Zeit: Deutsche Geisteswissenschaften seit 1870 (VandenHoeck & Ruprecht 2008)

Michel Foucault, Les Mots et Les Choses. Une Archéologie des Sciences Humaines (Paris: Editions Gallimard 1966)

Anthony Grafton and Lisa Jardine, From Humanism to the Humanities. Education and the Liberal Arts in 15th and 16th Century Europe (London: Duckworth 1986)

Geoffrey Galt Harpham, The Humanities and the Dream of America (Chicago: Chicago University Press 2011)

Susan Hockey, Electronic Texts in the Humanities. Principles and Practice (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2000)

Jerome Kagan, The Three Cultures. Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and the Humanities in the 21st Century (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2009)

G.E.R. Lloyd, Disciplines in the Making. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Elites, Learning and Innovation (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2009)

Robert E. Proctor, Defining the Humanities: How Rediscovering a Tradition Can Improve our Schools. Second edition with a curriculum for today’s students (Bloomington: Indiana University Press 1998)

Helen Small, The Value of the Humanities (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2012)

Roger Smith, Being Human. Historical Knowledge and the Creation of Human Nature (New York: Columbia University Press 2007)

Hans Joachim Störig, Kleine Weltgeschichte der Wissenschaft (new edition, Fischer Taschenbuch 2007)

James Turner, Philology: The Forgotten Origins of the Modern Humanities (Princeton: Princeton University Press 2014)