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Humanities Indicators Project

May 28, 2020
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In this episode of Communication Matters, hear from Robert B. Townsend, Director of the Humanities Indicators Project and Director of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences Washington Office, about the latest Indicators and some of the trends in the humanities.


About Communication Matters: The NCA Podcast

NCA's podcast, Communication Matters, features episodes on topics that are relevant to Communication scholars, teachers, and practitioners.

Communication Matters is one means through which NCA works toward accomplishing its mission of advancing Communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry.

Communication Matters episodes will be released every other week on Thursdays and the podcast is free for all. Communication Matters is available on many platforms! You can find it by searching “Communication Matters” in the search bar of your favorite podcast app, or by clicking the listed platforms below.


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All Episodes


Episode 10: Conversation with American Council of Learned Societies President Joy Connolly

Episode 9: Communicating in the Battlegrounds: Politics in the Purple States
(NCA Spring Public Program recorded as a podcast episode)

Episode 8: Conversation with NCA Distinguished Scholar Tom Nakayama

Episode 7: Hope for Democracy - Book Highlight with John Gastil & Katherine Knobloch

BONUS Episode: COVID-19 Pandemic

Episode 6: Conversation with NCA Research Council Chair Chuck Morris

Episode 5: The Humanities Episode

BONUS Episode: 2020 Iowa Caucus, Reflection from Campaigns & Elections Field Research Project

Episode 4: The Op-Ed Episode

Episode 3: Conversation with Orlando L. Taylor Award Winner Joëlle M. Cruz

Episode 2: Conversation with Free Speech Activist Mary Beth Tinker

BONUS Episode: Conversation with NCA President Kent Ono

Episode 1: 2019 NCA Convention Highlights

Episode 0: Welcome to Communication Matters: The NCA Podcast!