The Humanities Rally unites students and staff in their resistance to the cuts being made to the Faculty of the Humanities at the UvA. The humanities, in the Netherlands and abroad, have been under pressure for a long time: there is a steady decrease of government spending, and corporate industry usually has little interest in these disciplines. The University executive board strives almost exclusively for fin
Meanwhile, we are developing an alternative vision on what needs to happen in the humanities, not using financial norms, but academic values as the/our starting point. As we believe that a durable solution will prove impossible without structural changes in university culture, we have been cooperating with other protest movements, at the UvA, in the Netherlands, and throughout Europe.