4Humanities@UCSB functions both independently as a Research Focus Group of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center (IHC) at UC Santa Barbara and as a local chapter of the international 4Humanities initiative. As a local IHC Research Focus Group, 4Humanities@UCSB meets periodically during the year around a few topics and readings–e.g., core issues in public discourse on the humanities, current media technologies for advocacy, etc. Beyond discussion-style activity, 4Humanities@UCSB also has a practical production-shop dimension. The group conducts research and creates content for 4Humanities by studying public discourse about the humanities, writing posts related to humanities advocacy, working on collaborative humanities advocacy projects, etc. The group also link ups with local chapters of 4Humanities at other universities.

4Humanities@UCSB co-convenors: Linda Adler-Kassner (Writing Program), and Alan Liu (English, UCSB)

Research Assistant & Graduate-Student Coordinator: Lindsay Thomas (English, UCSB)

Research Assistant & Graduate-Student Coordinator: Ashley Champagne (English, UCSB)

Resources and Information: 4Humanities@UCSB Planning Board · Participant List 2013-4 · 4Humanities@UCSB Private Library

4Hum@UCSB Meeting – “What Every1Says” Project (continued) (Feb. 18, 2014)

4Humanities@UCSB’s activities for Winter quarter 2014 start with a meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18th, 3:30-5:00 (South Hall 2509) focused on starting work on the 4Humanities@UCSB “WhatEvery1Says” text-harvesting and topic modeling project. The mission of the project is corpora-scale digital text analysis of public discourse about the humanities. We want to look for things we don’t […]

4Humanities@UCSB Meeting – Topic Modeling “WhatEvery1Says” (Nov. 21, 2013)

4Humanities@UCSB will hold its second meeting of the 2013-14 academic year on Thursday, November 21 (noon – 1:30, South Hall 2509).  Following up on its previous meeting, which focused on the “Heart of the Matter” report produced by the American Academy of Arts & Science’s Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences, this meeting will […]

4Humanities@UCSB Meeting (Nov. 7, 2013)

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 & […]

4Humanities@UCSB Spring Charrette: Friday, April 26, 2013, 12-5 pm, SH 2509

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 […]

4Humanities@UCSB Meeting 8

4Humanities Values and Definitions Monday, November 26th, 5-7 pm, South Hall 2509 Agenda and meeting notes As we discussed at our previous meeting, this year we are following up on last year’s conceptual and early project-oriented work by identifying the core values of the humanities we want our projects to communicate, the best “frames” to […]

4Humanities@UCSB Meeting 7

Year 2 Introductory Meeting Monday, October 8, 2012, 3:00 pm (South Hall 2509) Following on our first year of work and progress on projects during the summer, in this meeting we will meet and introduce ourselves to new participants, update everyone on the status of projects, and look forward to activities during the rest of […]