The Making of the Humanities Overview

The Making of the Humanities is an excellent three volume series that covers the development of the humanities from about 1400 to 2014. I’ve read through the volumes for the past few years and think this series contains an indispensable wealth of knowledge for both newcomers and seasoned veterans of historical studies. Below are some overviews of the 3 volumes along with links to where you can read them for free.

This trilogy of books is the result of three conferences which were held in 2008, 2010, and 2012. The organization of the original conference started in 2007 and was largely undertaken by Peter van Ormondt and Karin Gigengack of the ILLC (Institute for Logic, Language & Computation).

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The Making of the Humanities: Volume 1 – Early Modern Europe

The main sections of Vol. 1 are:
1 – The Humanities versus the Sciences
2 – The Visual Arts as Liberal Arts
3 – Humanism and Heresy
4 – Language and Poetics
5 – Linguists and Logicians
6 – Philology and Philosophy
7 – The History of History

MLA citation – Bod, Rens, et al., editors. The Making of the Humanities: Volume 1- Early Modern Europe. Amsterdam University Press, 2010. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt46n1vz. Accessed 6 Oct. 2020.

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

The main sections of Vol. 2 are:
1 – Linguistics and Philology
2 – The Humanities and the Sciences
3 – Writing History and Intellectual History
4 – The Impact of the East
5 – Artworks and Texts
6 – Literature and Rhetoric
7 – Academic Communities

MLA citation – Bod, Rens, et al., editors. The Making of the Humanities: Volume II: From Early Modern to Modern Disciplines. Amsterdam University Press, 2012. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt45kdfw. Accessed 6 Oct. 2020.

The Making of the Humanities: Volume III: The Modern Humanities

The main sections of Vol. 3 are:
1 – The Humanities and the Sciences
2 – The Science of Language
3 – Writing History
4 – Classical Studies and Philology
5 – Literary and Theater Studies
6 – Art History and Archeology
7 – Musicology and Aesthetics
8 – East and West
9 – Information Science and Digital Humanities
10 – Philosophy and the Humanities
11 – The Humanities and the Social Sciences
12 – The Humanities in Society

MLA citation – Bod, Rens, et al., editors. The Making of the Humanities: Volume III: The Modern Humanities. Amsterdam University Press, 2014. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt12877vs. Accessed 6 Oct. 2020.

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