Denounced variously as neither practically useful nor economically profitable, as founded on biases of race, class, gender, faith and ethnicity or Eurocentric and colonial, what use are the humanities? But they have also long been seen as essential to learning critical thinking skills, acquiring cultural literacy and historical responsibility and becoming aware, empowered citizens in a democratic society. This chapter offers a possible reimagining of the humanities in global terms, contextually in variance, to combat the erasures, distortions and misperceptions on which the traditional view is based so as to accommodate modes of perception, knowledge formation and appraisal other than the ones historically privileged.