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Navigating Humanities Scholarship

An introductory guide to scholarly research in the Humanities: A Workshop.

What are the Humanities?

The branch of learning concerned with human culture; the academic subjects collectively comprising this branch of learning, as history, literature, ancient and modern languages, law, philosophy, art, and music.

The humanities are typically distinguished from the social sciences in having a significant historical element, in the use of interpretation of texts and artefacts rather than experimental and quantitative methods, and in having an idiographic rather than nomothetic character.

Source: Definition I2B of humanity in the Oxford English Dictionary

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