Skip to 0 minutes and 6 seconds What does it mean to be human? And lift-off of discovery, hoisting harmony to the heavens. We think the humanities are the key to understanding this question. When we talk about the humanities, we’re talking about understanding the nature of humanity itself and how ideas of humanness have changed, persisted and evolved. We’re also talking about a group of disciplines where people gather to discuss a large range of subjects, including history and literature. Disciplines that come under the humanities banner range from cultural studies, history and literary studies to sociology and anthropology alongside archives and libraries. Innovative digital technologies also help us to decipher and democratise data. Humanities study is also experienced in the everyday and encourages us to examine the human condition today.
Skip to 1 minute and 4 seconds The humanities are more relevant than ever. They help us grapple with complex moral issues to understand unfamiliar cultures in an increasingly interconnected world and to provide informed ways of dealing with contemporary global issues at every level. Join us at the University of Newcastle as we search to understand the human experience from the most human of all fields of study the humanities.