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How the Digital Humanities Can Help

The digital humanities provide a powerful resource for assisting in the creation, presentation, and circulation of advocacy for the humanities. They are themselves one of the premier examples today of how the humanities share interests across disciplines and around the world with scientists, engineers, business people, professionals in all fields, and others who use digital […]

Call for Ideas & Suggestions

4Humanities solicits ideas and suggestions for effective advocacy of the humanities from the humanities community and the public.  Both specific ideas for projects or resources, and broader ideas for the best approach to the problem, are welcome. Please add your ideas by leaving a comment here.  (You may also be interested in the task sheet […]

Student Voices

4Humanities is also a forum for the voices of students and young people who have a conviction about what the humanities mean to society or to their lives. 4Humanities welcomes student contributions in any form or medium, including letters, photos, videos, audio, poems, drawings, paintings, etc.

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 […]