4Humanities was founded in November 2010 by a collective of digital humanities scholars and practitioners in the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Australia. (See Original 4 Humanities Collective). 4Humanities is growing through the recruitment of members from the digital humanities community, the general humanities community, and others in society.
- Christine Henseler, Union College
- Alan Liu, University of California, Santa Barbara
- Geoffrey Rockwell, University of Alberta
- Stéfan Sinclair, McGill University
- Melissa Terras, University College London
- Lead Research Assistant: Ashley Champagne, University of California, Santa Barbara
- Designer: Rudolf Ammann, founder of Arkstack media design & consultancy
- Humanities Advocacy Affliliates
StuHum (Student Advocates for the Future of the Humanities)
- Digital Humanities Affiliates
4Humanities International Correspondents
While 4Humanities began with contributors from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States, it seeks to extend its scope and audience to other nations. To that end, the 4Humanities International Correspondents are humanities researchers from outside of these countries that report on events, policies, statements, and issues relating to the state of the humanities or advocacy for the humanities in the correspondent’s country. Sponsorship for these international correspondent positions during 2011-13 was from the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH), the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC), and the Canadian Institute for Research Computing in the Arts (CIRCA).
Current and past international correspondents include:
- Eva Kekou. Eva Kekou has a multidisciplinary background in literature, the history of art and political theory. Her research interests and publications focus on public space, urban studies, locative media, interactive media, psychogeography and audience theories. She has worked as a research fellow in Austria, the United Kingdom and Greece and has taught at the University of the Aegean in Greece for a number of years. She has also participated in a large number of international conferences and has presented her work at ISEA, re:media live, and the Amber conference, among others; she has also given lectures at museums and academic departments across Greece. She is now based in Greece where she works as a curator for media art events and as a researcher and scientific advisor for European research projects.
- Oeendrila Lahiri. Oeendrila’s doctoral work is on the flow, intersections and mutations of liberal ideas in the literary sphere of 19th century Calcutta, which developed in conversation with the influx of French and British print imports. She is interested in contemporary ideas and ideologies of development in India and the world, and concomitant issues of democracy and nationalism. She is especially interested in the growth of India as a potential global power and the politics thereof. Oeendrila has Master’s and MPhil degrees in English and Cultural Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and also has a diploma in the social sciences from the Centre for Studies in the Social Sciences, Calcutta.
- Ernesto Priego. Ernesto studied and taught English literature and critical theory at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and more recently has a Ph.D. in Information Studies from University College London. He is a writer, translator, freelance journalist and curator, as well as an avid blogger and Twitter enthusiast. Ernesto is co-founder and editor of The Comics Grid, an international collaboratory of comics scholars.