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Issue 6.1 of 'History of Humanities' (Spring 2021) has been published. It contains a Theme section on “Sounds of Language—Languages of Sound”, a Forum section on “The Rise and Decline of ‘Colonial Humanities'”, two regular articles, 2 review essays, and 13 book reviews.

Cover journal 6.1

Two quotes from respectively the Theme and the Forum sections:

” Our findings support authors who have recently questioned the supposed divide between the humanities and sciences.”

“The humanities are still in urgent need of being decolonized and deprovincialized.”

History of Humanities

History of Humanities is the journal of the Society for the History of the Humanities which is hosted by the Vossius Center. It takes as its subject the history of a wide variety of disciplines including archaeology, art history, historiography, linguistics, literary studies, musicology, philology, and media studies, tracing these fields from their earliest developments, through their formalization into university disciplines, and to the modern day.

By exploring the history of humanities across time and civilizations and along with their socio-political and epistemic implications, the journal takes a critical look at the concept of humanities itself.