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Volume 151,
Issue 4
Fall 2022

2021 Impact Factor: 1.340
2022 Google Scholar h5-index: 29 
ISSN: 0011-5266 E-ISSN: 1548-6192

Managing Editor: Phyllis S. Bendell

Drawing on the nation’s most prominent thinkers in the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences, as well as the professions and public life, Dædalus, the open access Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, explores the frontiers of knowledge and issues of public importance. Recent issues have examined Access to Justice; Inequality as a Multidimensional Process; Science and the Legal System; Why Jazz Still Matters; Political Leadership; Ethics, Technology, and War; Russia Beyond Putin; and The Prospects and Limits of Deliberative Democracy.

Current Issue

The Humanities in American Life: Transforming the Relationship with the Public

Depending on how you look at it, the humanities in America are either racing down a steep decline or entering a state of renewal and vitality. The challenges facing the academic humanities are well documented: university humanities departments closing their doors, students increasingly turning to other fields of study, and humanities PhD recipients competing for fewer academic jobs, with decreasing pay and benefits. At the same time, there is a deep hunger for engagement with the humanities – from the major institutions that celebrate elite culture to the confrontations in the street over how to understand the country’s history. This volume looks at the public faces of the humanities, exploring the state of the humanities today, where the academic humanities are (and should be) heading, how to build bridges to new audiences and historically marginalized communities, and in what ways the humanities help us understand urgent public concerns, such as climate change, racial justice, and public health.

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