4Humanities@NY6 is a chapter at the New York Six, a consortium of liberal arts schools consisting of Colgate University, Hamilton College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Skidmore College, St. Lawrence University and Union College.

NY6Think Tank Leaders to Meet on Friday, Oct. 17th, 2014

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 […]

Katherine Walker / NY6Think Tank, On Being a “Growing-Up,” or Why We Need the Humanities

« A Humanities, Plain & Simple Post » In the beginning, we are all very small. But we grow—-perpetually, imperceptibly—-and as we grow, our world grows with us. Little by little it grows to include grandma, dirt, chocolate, playgrounds, friends, two-wheelers, books and movies, and on and on until we reach adulthood. Should it stop […]

Reshaping Public Conversations on the Arts & Humanities ~ NY6 Summer Think Tank

  On July 18th and the morning of the 19th, 2014, 4Humanities@NY6 is hosting a Summer Fun Think Tank titled “Reshaping Public Conversations on the Arts & Humanities” in Ithaca, NY. The goal of the event is to reshape—rethink and rewrite—public conversations on the state of the arts and humanities in a relaxing and participatory […]

4Humanities@NY6 – Union College hosts “Defining and Framing the Humanities Today”

Union College to host “Defining and Framing the Humanities Today” public forum  Union College will host a half-day public forum on the arts and humanities on Monday, Feb. 10.  Titled    “Defining and Framing the Humanities Today,” the forum is sponsored by 4humanities@NY6, an initiative of the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium. The forum kicks off […]

Digital Humanities Newsletter from DHi at Hamilton College

Ever been curious about what actually happens as part of The Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi) @ Hamilton College? Want to hear what students have to say about it? The first video newsletter, written and produced entirely by DHi student interns and researchers, is finally done and uploaded to YouTube! The video link is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBRfORuziag We […]

4Humanities@NY6 Chapter

Dear Colleagues:

It is with great pleasure that we announce the 4Humanities@NY6 chapter. The New York 6 is a consortium of liberal arts schools consisting of Colgate University, Hamilton College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Skidmore College, St. Lawrence University and Union College. At a recent NY6 symposium co-hosted by Hamilton College’s Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi) in October 2012, representatives from all six institutions discussed new ways to support digital scholarship and digital humanities initiatives. One of the many exciting results of these conversations has led to the creation of a 4Humanities@NY6 regional chapter. As a 4Humanities regional chapter, we believe we can play a significant role in advocating for the Digital Humanities at large, collaborating across institutions, and showcasing our work internationally.

In accordance with the mission of 4Humanities, the NY6 chapter will function as a, “traditional reading/study/discussion group devoted to scholarly research on topics related to advocating for the [digital] humanities.” We are also supporting and promoting the following activities, which are open to faculty and students of all six schools:

• Invite speakers and hold reading/study/discussion meetings devoted to scholarly research around the current state of the (digital) humanities.
• Develop working writing groups to create pieces on the state and value of the (digital) humanities for a variety of academic and general audiences.
• Hold an annual colloquium with relevant keynote speakers (budget allowing).
• Develop longer written pieces or blogs by faculty and students that talk about the process of creating digital material and why this is important.
• Create faculty/student groups inside and outside our classrooms to develop advocacy material for the 4Humanities site (in writing and through digital media)
• Create special scholarship awards or contests.
• Support a 4Humanities undergraduate working group to include our students as directly as possible in these activities

To support these activities, the NY6 consortium has generously given us a starting budget for Spring and Summer 2013. Please email Christine Henseler with ideas, proposals, or questions!