This is a video I recently stumbled across on the site xtranormal, a site that allows people to create their own animated videos. The video expresses concerns about the future of the humanities and graduate training in the humanities. Do you share any of these concerns? What do you think about the general message?
Video, “There will be no Plan B for the humanities.”
(“Plan B” refers to so-called ALT-AC, or alternative academic careers. This topic was most recently addressed by American Historical Association president Anthony Grafton and Jim Grossman in “No More Plan B: A Very Modest Proposal for Graduate Programs in History.”)