Programme for the CHI conference to be held on July 7 and 8, 2014 is now available from the conference page.
In the last 40 years, the number of students majoring in the humanities in the US has declined by more than half, according to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. As the figures below indicate, the popularity of the following subjects among undergraduates has significantly decreased from 1970/71–2003/04 :
English: from 7.6 per cent of the majors to 3.9 per cent
Foreign languages and literatures: from 2.5 per cent to 1.3 per cent
History: from 18.5 per cent to 10.7 per cent