4Humanities Advocacy Projects

4Humanities and its local chapters are at work on a variety of projects to create advocacy for the humanities and also to develop innovative research and materials to help drive such advocacy. Current ongoing projects include:

* “Shout Out for the Humanities” Student Prize Contest

* Humanities, Plain & Simple Initiative

* Backpack Mini-Documentaries

* Humanities Infographics

* Arts & Humanities in the 21st Century Workplace

* Humanities Showcase

* WhatEvery1OneSays Research Project

Printable “The Humanities Matter!” Infographic

In 2013, the University College London (UCL) Centre for Digital Humanities–in collaboration with 4Humanities–created an award-winning The Humanities Matter! infographic with statistics and arguments for the humanities in high-impact visual form. Instead of worn out sayings and factually ungrounded criticisms, The Humanities Matter! draws on published statistics and a crowdsourced poll to give a shout out to the humanities in sections on “What the Humanities Do,” “But the Evidence Shows,” and “Culture is Important.”

…and then our pile of professionally printed banners ran out.

So we created a printable, 8.5×11 version of the banner due to popular request.

An Interview with Dr. Timothy Kircher of Humanities Watch, a new humanities advocacy site

Humanities Watch, a new humanities advocacy site, explores how the humanities influence business, healthcare, science and technology. It poses questions, seeking to explore the broad impact of the humanities in our world. I caught up with Timothy Kircher, Founder and Editor of Humanities Watch over email to ask him some questions about the site.