AHA Executive Director Interviewed about the Value of the Humanities

May 11, 2017 - Jim Grossman was recently featured in an interview with the German organization LISA (the Science Portal of the Gerda Henkel Foundation) concerning the state of the humanities in the current political climate. He discussed topics including the president's proposed defunding of the NEH, the increasing demand for those in the humanities to "justify themselves," and "history's presence in public culture." "History should teach humility," Grossman stated. "It should help us to appreciate the difficulties of decision making, and the importance of context."