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How the Digital Humanities Can Help

The digital humanities provide a powerful resource for assisting in the creation, presentation, and circulation of advocacy for the humanities. They are themselves one of the premier examples today of how the humanities share interests across disciplines and around the world with scientists, engineers, business people, professionals in all fields, and others who use digital […]

Call for Ideas & Suggestions

4Humanities solicits ideas and suggestions for effective advocacy of the humanities from the humanities community and the public.  Both specific ideas for projects or resources, and broader ideas for the best approach to the problem, are welcome. Please add your ideas by leaving a comment here.  (You may also be interested in the task sheet […]

Student Voices

4Humanities is also a forum for the voices of students and young people who have a conviction about what the humanities mean to society or to their lives. 4Humanities welcomes student contributions in any form or medium, including letters, photos, videos, audio, poems, drawings, paintings, etc.

Ryan Jude Novelline Is A Fearless Fashion Designer Who Transforms Trash Into Treasure

This is the fifth of a series of interviews with extraordinary people who are working in partnership with or using their skills and training as artists and humanists to improve their communities, challenge assumptions, and advance our understanding of the human condition.

Ryan Jude Novelline is a Boston-based contemporary artist whose experience includes work for Amazon, Sony, Universal, Diane Von Furstenberg, GAP, & Walt Disney Imagineering, amongst others. His work has been recognized domestically and internationally by the Huffington Post, New York Magazine, Fashion Police, Yahoo News, Asian Geographic, and a host of others. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design.

One Example of a Shout Out for the Humanities Creativity Workshop

Knowing the Shout Out for the Humanities student contest deadline is fast approaching—March 1, 2016—I led a Creativity Workshop for the UCSB Catalyst literary magazine. The Catalyst is a collective of undergraduate students who produce an incredibly artistic quarterly publication. They are led and organized by one professor and graduate student each year; Brian Donnelly and Jeremy Chow are the respective leaders this year who generously allowed me to lead the workshop during one of their regular meetings.

The following is an example of what a Creativity Workshop can look like, which any workshop hosts are welcome to freely adapt.