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4Humanities is a platform for advocacy of the humanities that draws on the expertise of the international digital humanities community. Digital methods now play a key role in showing why the humanities must be part of any vision of a future society. Viewpoints and projects presented by 4Humanities and its local chapters—statements, videos, infographics, resources, etc.—use today’s means to shout out for the humanities. (More on our mission…)

4Humanities “Shout Out For the Humanities” Student Prize Contest: submission deadline March 1, 2016. Undergraduate (1st: US $1,000 – 2nd: $700 – 3rd: $300) and best graduate student (1st: US $1,000 – 2nd: $700 – 3rd: $300). Submission GuidelinesContest KitJudgesHost a Workshop

Christopher Watts, What does it mean to be alive in the digital age?: “The Zombies Are Already Among Us”

Christopher Watts, from St. Lawrence University, created the following video for a New York Six event. The premise of the talk creatively explores how the obsession with quantifying information without qualitative considerations can lower the bar for what it means to be alive. If we increasingly value data points as the primary form of knowledge, but lose our ability to understand the implications of that quantified data on society at large, then we become zombies who rely on technology without internal awareness and critical thought

“Downstream from the Digital Humanities” Working Meeting at University of Zadar, Croatia

Eva Kekou and Christina Kamposiori report on the May 2014 “Downstream from the Digital Humanities” working meeting hosted at the University of Zadar in Croatia. The workshop was an event of the Network for Digital Methods in the Arts and Humanities (NeDiMAH) and it was led by Trinity College Dublin. Its purpose was to gather researchers and other professionals interested in the different aspects of scholarly communication in Digital Humanities. Thus, the group of participants represented the various perspectives of the topic under investigation; these ranged from institutional (e.g. libraries, funding institutions) to scholarly (Humanities & Computer Science) and industry related (publishing). […]

Scott Newstok, “The Crafts of Freedom”

« A Humanities, Plain & Simple Post » by Scott Newstok and Chapter16.org

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Mountaintop speech was more than brilliant rhetorical art; it was also the culmination of a lifetime spent in intense and extensive reading.

On April 3, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was summoned to the Bishop Mason Temple in Memphis to address the striking sanitation workers and their supporters. King wasn’t scheduled to speak at the rally, but Reverend Ralph Abernathy, sensing the crowd’s disappointment, had persuaded King to come from the Lorraine Hotel to make a few remarks […]

4Humanities “Shout Out For the Humanities” Student Prize Contest

4Humanities.org announces its “Shout Out For the Humanities” student prize contest. Prizes are offered for best undergraduate (1st prize: US $1,000 – 2nd: $700 – 3rd: $300) and best graduate student (1st prize: US $1,000 – 2nd: $700 – 3rd: $300) submissions from any nation that speak up for the value of the humanities in today’s society. 4Humanities wants to showcase student ideas and voices on such questions as: Why is studying the humanities–e.g., history, literature, languages, philosophy, art history, media history, and culture–important to you? To society? How would you convince your parents, an employer, a politician, or others that there is value in learning the humanities? Submissions will be judged by an international panel of distinguished judges for message, quality, and impact no matter the medium or format. Possible submissions include: essay (less than 2,000 words), video, digital work, poster, cartoon, song, art, short story, interview. Submissions are due March 1, 2016. Submission GuidelinesContest KitJudges (Faculty: host a student “creativity workshop” for the contest at your institution!)