Click here to see the 2021 big contest award winners!

 

 

hype the humanities happening now may 10-14

 

 

 

Why the humanities?
THE HUGEMANTIES PROJECT IS A UNIQUE GROUP OF INITIATIVES DESIGNED TO INCREASE THE VISIBILITY OF THE HUMANTIES IN THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. TOGETHER WITH UNH COLA, THE NEW HAMPSHIRE HUMANITIES COLLABORATIVE, CCSNH, AND FUNDED BY THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION, HUGEMANITIES CELEBRATES AND REVEALS HOW THE HUMANITIES CONTRIBUTE TO RESEARCH, INNOVATION, SOCIETY, AND INDUSTRY. OUR SUITE OF INITIATIVES PROVIDE THE OPPORTUNITY TO RECOGNIZE DIGITAL HUMANITIES WORK BY STUDENTS ACROSS THE STATE, WHILE AMPLIFYING THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE HUMANITIES TO OUR GREATER COMMUNITY AND INDUSTRY.

 

There are two live Initiatives right now, Hype the Humanities and The Big Contest!

 

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The Call (submit by May 7 5pm):

 

America is a country in turmoil. The coronavirus pandemic, racial and social injustice, economic insecurity, political polarization, misinformation and general daily uncertainty dominate our lives to the point that many people struggle to cope.

 

There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear.

We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.

                                                                                Toni Morrison. The Nation, 2015

The act of composition creates understanding for the composer, and for the audience. Do you have a creative vision for a world without injustice? Do you have a digital project that explores an issue of racial or social equity? If it were up to you, what would the road to justice look like?

 

Any digital work completed in the 2020-21 Academic year is eligble for entry!

Trouble with your entry? Email hugemanities.project@unh.edu

 

2020 Winners of the Big contest

Small grants 2021 Winter Academy

Transfer to UNH!

 

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Still not sure what the Humanities are or how they fit into the world today?  Here's a brief introduction:

Humanities based knowledge provides a backdrop for exploring and understanding the human experience.  Consider these points from this amazing infographic from 4Humanities.org:

  • The humanities help us understand others through their languages, histories and cultures.
  • The humanties foster social justice and equality.
  • They reveal how people have tried to make moral, spiritual and intellectual sense of the world.
  • And they teach empathy.
  • The Humanities teach us to deal critically and logically with subjective, complex, imperfect information.
  • They teach us to weigh evidence skeptically and consider more than one side of every question.
  • Humanities students build skills in writing and critical reading and are getting hired in the fastest growing sectors of the economy.
  • The humanities encourage us to think creatively and teach us how to reason about being human and asking questions about our world.
  • The humanities develop informed and critical citizens. Without the humanities, democracy could not flourish.

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NHHC Mellon foundation University of NH COLA Hugemanities

 

 

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Past HUGEmanities Initiatives: Looking forward to 2021!

The Big Contest recognizes and showcase the incredible work of students in humanities courses, through awards, and also by showcasing winning digital projects on The New Hampshire Humanities Collaborative website. Check out the winners from 2019 & 2020, entries are now open for 2021 (can be any work from a liberal arts class during 2020-21 academic year)

HELM, offered during the summer of 2020, was a straightfoward, highly flexible online educational resource that works to support UNH and CCSNH faculty as they navigate creating curriculum for digital humanities work

The HUGEmanities Project also also offered a valuable apprenticeship opportunity called The Digital Projects Institute, in 2019 where students developed and extended their writing, thinking and digital production skills through in a unique digital apprenticeship

The next HUGEmanities initiative was TinyTalks! The TinyTalk initiative is a series of interviews conducted by Molly Campbell and Krista Jackman. Tiny Talks are designed to explore the BIG question every college students faces early in their education, namely, What can I do with this degree?! Molly and Krista have been interviewing a variety of professionals who started with a degree in the humanities. They will explore the paths these professionals have traveled, starting with their liberal arts degree, and then focusing on the decision making, professional development, and the specific jobs that led each person to their current profession

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Hype the Humanities, 2020 all digital all awesome, celebrating the work of Humanities majors at UNH

 

*Terras, M., Priego, E., Liu, A., Rockwell, G., Sinclair, S., Hensler, C., and Thomas, L. (2013). “The Humanities Matter!” Infographic, 4humanities.org/infographic.