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Issue 6.2 of 'History of Humanities' (Fall 2021) has been published. In this theme issue “Decentralizing the History of the Humanities” the authors search for an alternative perspective for the mostly dominant European and North American perspectives in the History of the Humanities. They shift the focus to Africa, Asia and Oceania.

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.