UCLA’s local 4Humanities chapter showcases humanities scholarship using a “backpack documentary” system where students engage in the videos making process (filming, interviewing, editing, disseminating) to share humanities research in short, 5-7 minute films. Students opting to create these documentaries undergo a mandatory training session on equipment use and basic editing, organizing the project’s timeline (including scheduling equipment use), and implementing the project. Mini-documentary projects can range from current student research to community projects to the making of the documentary itself.
The NY6Think Tank Leaders—Katherine Walker (Hobart and William Smith), Michael Arnush and Janet Sorensen (Skidmore), Georgia Frank (Colgate), Mary Jane Smith (St. Lawrence), Brent Plate and Barbara Gold (Hamilton) and Christine Henseler (Union)–will be gathering for a 3-hour meeting on Friday, October 17th, at the beautiful, Union College owned Adirondack Center. Their goal is to […]
Members of the local chapters of 4Humanities at UCSB and UCLA will join the chapter at CSUN (California State University, Northridge) for Southern California’s annual, day-long 4Humanities DHSoCal research workshop. (Last year, 4Humanities@UCSB hosted the meeting at UC Santa Barbara.) The workshop’s agenda this year focuses on the 4Humanities “WhatEvery1Says” project, but will also include […]
4Humanities@UCSB will hold its initial meeting of the 2013-14 academic year on Thursday, November 7th (noon – 1:30, South Hall 2509). Continuing and new participants in the group are invited to come discuss the important recent report titled “The Heart of the Matter” (summary [PDF]) (full report [PDF]) which the American Academy of Arts & […]
Here you can find all of the links you need to get started working on one of 4Humanities@UCSB’s advocacy projects.
Following up on 4Humanities@UCSB’s previous meetings, when we started humanities advocacy projects and strategized humanities values and media strategies, we invite anyone interested in helping to a “charrette” (a roll-up-your sleeves workshop) on Friday, April 26th, noon-5pm (or any part of that time you can make it) in South Hall 2509. We’re pleased to say […]
There’s strength in numbers and much to be gained in pooling energy and resources for promoting humanities scholarship and teaching. At the same time, there can be local circumstances that may benefit from a more local and customized approach, especially when physical proximity allows for face-to-face meetings. The local chapters of 4Humanities are intended to […]