Greetings Users of the New Humanities Reader:
You’ve been redirected to this page because the site newhum.com has been discontinued.
Why has the site been discontinued, you might ask, while the book persists? When the site was conceived more than a dozen years ago, the internet was in its infancy. I created the site, with the assistance of a handful of folks who shared my passion for teaching and my interest in seeing how a virtual version of the reader might be able to help students learn how to engage in connective thinking. At that time, the web was largely a read-only environment; if you wanted to write of the web, you had to be able to manipulate html code at a minimum. Now, of course, the read-write web has been up and running for so long that posting to one’s Facebook page or to one’s Tumblr site is a commonplace.
The dramatic change in technology (smart phones, tablets, web-based open software platforms, etc.) has rendered the initial conception for the NewHum site obsolete. Collaborative technology makes it possible to do peer review virtually; the omnipresence of Google makes the production of recommended links for each reading superfluous; and maintaining a site designed and built for web novices has itself grown to seem more an act of archival preservation than the provision of essential supplemental instructional support.
With the publication of the 5th edition, Cengage will maintain a page for the reader. Once that’s up and running, legacy users, seeking the old site will be redirected there.
Good luck with your research.
Richard E. Miller
Co-editor, The New Humanities Reader