“The humanities and social sciences teach us how people have created their world, and how they in turn are created by it.”
The humanities are academic disciplines that study human culture. The humanities use methods that are primarily critical, or speculative, and have a significant historical element—as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural sciences. The humanities include ancient and modern languages, literature, philosophy, religion, and visual and performing arts such as music and theatre.
Areas that are sometimes regarded as social sciences and humanities include history, archaeology, anthropology, area studies, communication studies, classical studies, law and linguistics….
“Research stemming from a detailed understanding of human behavior, economies, cultures and societies can dramatically redefine the crucial decisions we need to make. These decisions may involve the future direction of our economy, ways of broadening and strengthening education provision at all levels, or how we deal with the effects of climate or constitutional change… The humanities and social sciences teach us how people have created their world, and how they in turn are created by it.” –The British Academy for Humanities & Social Sciences, “Press Pack”. You may click on the subpages below: