ACLS is coordinating the North American node of the World Humanities Report (conducted under the aegis of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) and The International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences (CIPSH)).

As part of our effort in supporting this project, ACLS is compiling a database of brief descriptions of individual humanistic projects that can be categorized as relevant to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  These goals address shared pressing issues around the world, such as “Zero Hunger,” “Gender Equality,” or “Sustainable Cities and Communities.”  

“Relevance to grand challenges cannot be the only reason to study history, literature, or culture; but having a rich reservoir of meaningful ways that humanistic learning responds to the complex challenges of today can only help the friends of these field,” said James Shulman, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ACLS.

To participate, please take a few minutes to provide brief descriptions of projects that are relevant to these goals. These projects may be individual scholarly books or articles, resources co-created with wide community participation, digital humanities projects, student-faculty collaborations, or other activities in which humanistic teaching, scholarship, or resource-building aims to enrich understanding of issues such as those outlined in the SDGs.

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For questions about this effort, please contact Jeanell Allen ([email protected]).