Humanities are academic disciplines that study aspects of human society and culture. In the Renaissance, the term contrasted with divinity and referred to what is now called classics, the main area of secular study in universities at the time. Today, the humanities are more frequently defined as any fields of study outside of professional training, mathematics, and the natural and social sciences. The humanities use methods that are primarily critical, or speculative, and have a significant historical element—as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural sciences, yet, unlike the sciences, it has no central discipline. The humanities include the study of ancient and modern languages, literature, philosophy, history, archaeology, anthropology, human geography, law, religion, and art.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humanities
I have been reading more or less every day since the 1st or 2nd of August 2016, I know this rough date because I bought my first serious book on Amazon on the 31st of July 2016. However, to my complete surprise, it only dawned on me on the 12th of November 2021 that I have read 170 books (give or take) over 5 years on the humanities. I had no real or certain idea what the humanities were for over 5 years until that date, and I had no idea I that was studying the humanities. Because I am an independent researcher and writer, that is, I am not officially affiliated with any university or educational establishment, the only way that I used to (improperly) describe my occupation is with general reading or informational reading. I read mostly history, religion and philosophy, however I also study language, literature, music, art, anthropology and politics. Although I have read about 15 scientific books (of the 169 read to date), my reading is overwhelmingly non-scientific. I read, study and write about the humanities. I have also completed two independent theses, both being over 80,000 words. The first thesis was terrible and I simply consider it a practice thesis, however, I have much more confidence in my second thesis regarding the ismlessism, which is the main content of my website. The answer to the solution of the Holocaust – which is the main subject or goal of the ismlessism – does not lie in the sciences, with the sciences we are spiritually doomed and eternally damned. Therefore, the solution to the Holocaust is to be found in the humanities.
You can see all the books that I have read organised into 11 genres (or fields) and 54 subjects with personal notes on each book here: https://cloud.collectorz.com/cammock/books
Visit my Goodreads profile here: https://goodreads.com/ismlessism