ACH lobbies US Senate for increased humanities funding

On Tuesday, the United States Senate Appropriations Committee will hold a full-committee hearing on the subject of “Driving Innovation through Federal Investments.” Testifying at the hearing will be the directors of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and other research-oriented agencies.

The Association for Computers and the Humanities joins over 100 institutions and organizations in expressing to Chairwoman Mikulski and the Committee the great value of federal investment in research and development. What is special about ACH’s response is that it comes from a strong humanities perspective. Humanities investments are investments in innovation.

Read ACH President Bethany Nowviskie’s submitted testimony (PDF link), and seek ways to strengthen humanities voices in conversations about federal funding and policy through the National Humanities Alliance.

Other examples of ACH’s advocacy work on behalf of digital humanities scholars and practitioners are available here.

By Stéfan Sinclair

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