Historical Perspectives on Philanthropy and the Humanities in the United States and Australia

Jan 01, 2010 | by
  • Description

This morning I will explore historical links between philanthropy and the humanities, in part by looking at the Rockefeller Foundation's humanities program and certain aspects of the history of the humanities in Australia in the 20th century. I also will refer substantially to my own discipline -- the history of technology, science, and medicine -- and to my personal experiences. Further, I will make some recommendations regarding how humanists and philanthropoids might be more effective collaborators.