The HUGEmanities Project completed two exciting initiatives in 2019. 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. The HUGEmanities Project also also offered a valuable apprenticeship opportunity called The Digital Projects Institute, where students developed and extended their writing, thinking and digital production skills through in a unique digital apprenticeship.
The next HUGEmanities initiative is TinyTalks! The TinyTalk initiative is a series of interviews that are being 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 her or his current profession.
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:
*Terras, M., Priego, E., Liu, A., Rockwell, G., Sinclair, S., Hensler, C., and Thomas, L. (2013). “The Humanities Matter!” Infographic, 4humanities.org/infographic.