Who We Are

4Humanities was founded in November 2010 by a collective of digital humanities scholars and practitioners in the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Australia. (See Original 4 Humanities Collective).  4Humanities is growing through the recruitment of members from the digital humanities community, the general humanities community, and others in society.

 4Humanities Co-Leaders

Contact: ayliu@english.ucsb.edu

Affiliate Organizations

4Humanities is proud to count the following organizations as its affiliates:
    • Humanities Advocacy Affliliates
      • StuHum (Student Advocates for the Future of the Humanities)
  • Digital Humanities Affiliates
    • ADHO (Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations)
    • centerNet (International network of Digital Humanities Centers)
    • HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory)
    • CSDH/SCHN (Canadian Society for Digital Humanities / Société canadienne des humanités numériques)

4Humanities International Correspondents

While 4Humanities began with contributors from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States, it seeks to extend its scope and audience to other nations. To that end, the 4Humanities International Correspondents are humanities researchers from outside of these countries that report on events, policies, statements, and issues relating to the state of the humanities or advocacy for the humanities in the correspondent’s country. Sponsorship for these international correspondent positions during 2011-13 was from the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH), the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC), and the Canadian Institute for Research Computing in the Arts (CIRCA).

Current and past international correspondents include:

    • Eva Kekou. Eva Kekou has a multidisciplinary background in literature, the history of art and political theory. Her research interests and publications focus on public space, urban studies, locative media, interactive media, psychogeography and audience theories. She has worked as a research fellow in Austria, the United Kingdom and Greece and has taught at the University of the Aegean in Greece for a number of years. She has also participated in a large number of international conferences and has presented her work at ISEA, re:media live, and the Amber conference, among others; she has also given lectures at museums and academic departments across Greece. She is now based in Greece where she works as a curator for media art events and as a researcher and scientific advisor for European research projects.
    • Oeendrila Lahiri. Oeendrila’s doctoral work is on the flow, intersections and mutations of liberal ideas in the literary sphere of 19th century Calcutta, which developed in conversation with the influx of French and British print imports. She is interested in contemporary ideas and ideologies of development in India and the world, and concomitant issues of democracy and nationalism. She is especially interested in the growth of India as a potential global power and the politics thereof. Oeendrila has Master’s and MPhil degrees in English and Cultural Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and also has a diploma in the social sciences from the Centre for Studies in the Social Sciences, Calcutta.
  • Ernesto Priego. Ernesto studied and taught English literature and critical theory at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and more recently has a Ph.D. in Information Studies from University College London.  He is a writer, translator, freelance journalist and curator, as well as an avid blogger and Twitter enthusiast. Ernesto is co-founder and editor of The Comics Grid, an international collaboratory of comics scholars.

38 thoughts on “Who We Are

  1. Hi,
    My Dean has an infographic that originated with you called : The Humanities Matter. Could we order 5 copies of this and how much would that cost?
    Best regards,

    Executive Officer
    Humanities Research and Graduate Studies
    Curtin University

    1. Hi Isabella, I think we have a couple of posters left. I’ll contact Melissa–I think she has a hand full of them.


  2. Hello, my name is Sara Mosier and my academic Adviser at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln let me know, while perusing your website, that my poem was published on here it is titled Conduit Of The Human Soul. I was so excited to see it was on your website and wanted to look at any comments left behind but it says it requires a password. Is there anyway I could access this and view the comments?
    -Sara M

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