Fahrenheit 420: Burning the humanities at QUT

Ianziti, Gary (2008) Fahrenheit 420: Burning the humanities at QUT. Journal for the Public University, 5 .

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Author Ianziti, Gary
Title Fahrenheit 420: Burning the humanities at QUT
Journal name Journal for the Public University
ISSN 1449-5481
Publication date 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 5
Total pages 6
Place of publication Carlton, VIC, Australia
Publisher Association for the Public University
Language eng
Abstract I faced a dilemma when invited to participate in this seminar. What contribution could I make? What insights could I offer? There were several dangers I wanted to avoid. One was to preach to the converted. We are all strong believers in the value of the arts, humanities, and social science disciplines. There does not seem to be much point in trotting out long-winded justifications. Similarly I wanted to avoid addressing broad issues on which I am insufficiently informed. I am not a trade unionist, even though I have been a card-carrying, dues-paying member of my union for nearly thirty years. I am not an educationalist, even though I have been teaching in tertiary institutions on three continents for thirty-five years. Who then am I and what can I say of relevance to a seminar of this kind? The best way for me to answer these questions is I think to tell my story. If nothing else my testimony can offer yet another perspective on the plight of arts and humanities in Australian universities.
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Created: Mon, 24 Oct 2011, 14:05:03 EST by Associate Professor Gary Ianziti on behalf of Centre for History of European Discourses