Recognize and defend freedom of inquiry as a right and protect academic freedom and freedom of speech.
Defend language as a unique window into human understanding, connectivity, and experience. Identify at-risk indigenous languages and implement strategies to ensure their preservation. Support multilingualism and invest in translation of texts and web-based media to ensure that languages remain viable and local knowledge circulates globally.
Archives are essential resources for understanding human experience past, present, and future. Ensure the creation and protection of accessible archives, including libraries, museums, and collections, both physical and virtual. Develop strategies to ensure that digital archives remain accessible and up to date.
Develop and support institutional strategies for advancing research in the humanities including fellowships, institutes and centers, scholarly networks, journals, and university presses.
Recognize interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary collaboration is a condition of improving our understanding of the human condition and addressing grand challenges and SDGs. Strive to integrate the humanities into higher education and research across fields and disciplines.
Invest in the design and implementation of equitable digital infrastructure for research and teaching; support open access and freely available scholarly resources; ensure freedom from political, algorithmic, and corporate media censorship of information.
Ensure that critical and interpretive inquiry, literature, philosophy, and the arts are supported in colleges and universities and ensure that they remain available and accessible to all students, from early education through high-level research. Test excerpt.
Acknowledge that the humanities are part of the public good and advance both the scholarly and the applied (public) humanities.
Ensure that heterogenous voices are heard in all areas of research and teaching in the humanities; question gaps in knowledge, limits to access, ongoing racism and gender exclusions, and inequalities in value in order to establish and sustain inclusive practices.
Value a global approach to the humanities, one that recognizes global entanglements over national interests and that exposes the multiple histories and origins of the humanities including, but not determined by Europe. Emphasize global interconnectedness and support local and regional research in order to provide a fuller and more inclusive understanding of human experience.