sculpture The Thinker by Auguste RodinThe “Why Humanities?” contest challenges students to defend the value of cultural studies.

Value of humanities post-recovery subject of challenge

The Humanities Research Group is asking UWindsor students one simple question: Why do the humanities matter in a post-recovery world?

The “Why Humanities?” contest offers a reward of a credit for one semester’s tuition. The humanities are defined as the study and expression of human experience and meaning via philosophy, literature, history, the arts, religion, politics, language, etc.

All full-time students are eligible to compete by submitting a text up to 500 words in any genre — an essay, rant, poem, song, audio, spoken word — or video of two minutes or less.

The submission deadline is noon Oct. 27. Entries must be submitted directly to with the email subject “Why Humanities? Entry.”

Visit the group’s website for more information.