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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…)

Poster for Christine Hensler, Arts and Humanities: Don’t Leave School Without Them

New Guidebook on How Humanities & Arts Lead to Professions and Careers

A new, open-access guide book has been published online by 4Humanities.org’s co-leader, Christine Henseler. Called Arts and Humanities: Don’t Leave College Without Them! (2022), the work takes the form of a “flipbook” giving a broad overview and specific examples of the humanities and arts, and the kinds of careers they lead to: This guide provides […]

Photo of silos by Jim Witkowski on Unsplash.

Christine Henseler, “Beyond the Silo: An Education Balanced in the Humanities and Sciences is Now More Important Than Ever for the Common Good”

« A Humanities, Plain & Simple Post » By: Christine Henseler We see it so often that we barely notice it anymore. A child shows a love of music or literature and the parent frets. “Get serious”, they tell them. “It’s a nice hobby, but it’s not a career”. The message from parents and educators alike […]

The Entrepreneurial Humanities (logo)

The Entrepreneurial Humanities
(Call for Essays)

Edited by Alain-Philippe Durand and Christine Henseler Call for Essays When the general public hears the word “entrepreneurship” and reads articles and magazines that sell us on the “100 Most Entrepreneurial People in __________ (fill in the blank),” they usually think of new business models and products in technology and the sciences. “Entrepreneurship” is rarely […]

Helen Foley

My Journey to the Digital Humanities: The Story of a Double Major

By Helen Foley (reposted from the WhatEvery1Says (WE1S) project site; first published Dec. 1, 2020) Every time I tell someone I double majored in Economics and English, I receive the same reactions: “Oh wow, what an interesting pairing,” or “Huh. Wow. I wouldn’t have expected those two to go together.” In the simplest terms, the majority […]

WE1S Summer Research Camp 2020 website (screenshot)

WE1S Project Enters Home Stretch in Its Final Summer Research Camp

4Humanities.org’s WhatEvery1Says (WE1S) project is racing this summer to conclude its three-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. During an intensive July summer research camp, 38 project participants across the project’s three campuses—UC Santa Barbara; California State U., Northridge; and U. Miami—are doing sprint work to finish research on WE1S’s massive collections of journalistic […]