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4Humanities Logo About 4Humanities is an advocacy initiative for the humanities focused on placing the value of the humanities before the public. We draw in particular 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. Advocacy viewpoints, projects, and research by 4Humanities and its local chapters use today’s means to shout out for the humanities. (More on our mission…)

In the classroom with Christine Henseler at Union College.

Creativity and Human-Centered Teaching is the Wave of the Future — An Interview with Christine Henseler

By Megan Brown In a world that is seemingly angled towards math and science in education, Professor Christine Henseler of Union College is making strides to rebalance that trend. Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies, and a teacher of courses in English on Social Change and the Arts and Humanities, Henseler is using her ingrained […]

Millennials and Work

The Millennial Wave and the Changing Nature of Work

By Susan Frost and Christine Henseler. It was the onset of a business revolution. Information management professionals were in high demand. Data became increasingly vital to a new-age economy. Sounds like today, right? Well, it might surprise you to learn that we’re talking about the mid-nineteenth century. In 1853, the modern office, as we know […]

Second Book in Generation Now Series: “Our Stories…Can You Hear Us?” Now Available

The second book in the Generation Now series, published by 4Humanities.org co-leader Dr. Christine Henseler and featuring a collection of narratives written by students at Union College, is now available on Amazon for only $9.50. All proceeds are donated to C.O.C.O.A House, an after-school mentoring program in Schenectady, New York. More information about Generation Now and […]

Fostering Interdisciplinary Research: A Conversation with Mary Robson

Interview by Giorgina Paiella Interdisciplinary research is a powerful, dynamic mode of research that allows researchers to integrate paradigms, methods, theories, and tools from several disciplines to innovatively approach research problems and inquiries. While interdisciplinarity can powerfully explore solutions and imagine outputs beyond the scope of a single discipline, it is not without its challenges, […]

WE1S Project Curriculum Lab Course, “How to Solve Problems with Books” Taught by WE1S Postdoctoral Scholar Abigail Droge

WE1S Project postdoctoral scholar Abigail Droge is teaching a WE1S Curriculum Lab course, “How to Solve Problems with Books,” this winter quarter at UCSB. Outlining the main goals of her course, Droge writes: Our main goal is to consider the following questions: Should literature be applied to current social issues? If so, how? If not, […]

Generation Now: Millennials Call for Social Change book cover

Generation Now: Millennials Call for Social Change — Book Published by 4Humanities.org Co-leader Christine Henseler and Her Students

In the spring of 2018, a group of Union College students took my class called “Millennials and Social Change”. They were in for a surprise. They registered for a course about the rise of the everyday changemaker. It was a class that focused on the current student generation, the Millennials (b. 1980-2000), and the changes they wished to see in their lives and in their communities.

Ten weeks later, the students in this class had become changemakers themselves. They had risen to the challenge with honesty, passion, and ambition and had written personal stories that inspire and give hope to others. Their collective calls for change became this book, Generation Now: Millennials Call for Social Change.