4Humanities@UCSB Meeting #2 (2014-15)

4Humanities@UCSB will hold its second general meeting of the 2014-15 academic year on Wednesday, February 4, 1-2:30 pm, in South Hall 2509. Continuing and new participants are invited. (Other meetings of research sub-groups have also prepared for this general meeting.)

Now in its fourth year, 4Humanities@UCSB is the UCSB chapter of the international initiative (founded at UCSB) named “4Humanities: Advocating for the Humanities” (http://4humanities.org/). The international initiative includes scholars, students, and others working on advocacy for the humanities. The initiative is supported by the international digital humanities community on the premise that digital new media today have a special role to play in effective humanities advocacy.

As an IHC Research Focus Group on our campus, 4Humanities@UCSB meets during the year around a few topics and readings. Beyond being a discussion forum, however, 4Humanities@UCSB is also a production shop. Ongoing concrete projects underway based at UCSB include the WhatEvery1Says project to analyze public discourse about the humanities using data-mining methods. 4Humanities@UCSB also holds some joint meetings and workshops with other Southern California chapters of 4Humanities at California State U., Northridge (4Hum@CSUN) and at UCLA (4Hum#UCLA).

Contact Info: 4Humanities@UCSB faculty leaders: Alan Liu (ayliu@english.ucsb.edu) and Linda Adler-Kassner (adler-kassner@writing.ucsb.edu). 4Humanities Lead Research Assistant: Ashley Champagne (ashleychampagne@gmail.com).

Agenda for Meeting

Introductions (and sign-up sheet)

  • UCSB participants
  • Possible Skype participants:
    • CSUN: Stephanie Harper, Scott Kleinman
    • UCLA: Kristen Cornelius Way
    • Occidental C.: David Kim, David Chamberlain
    • Whittier C.: Anne Cong-Huyen, Andrea Rehn

Progress Report on Current Projects:


  • Upcoming Meetings/Events:

    • Project workshop/planning meetings
    • 4Humanities “Creativity Day” workshop at UCSB for student contest?
    • End-of-year Research Slam DHSoCal and other SoCal 4Humanities local chapters?

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