2021 Here we come!


Small grants 2021 Winter Academy


The NHHC Fellows are pleased to invite you all to the 2021 Winter Academy, which will take place on January 29, 2021. 


The Academy will be Zoom/digital, and you will have your choice of sessions, either morning (9-10:30am) or afternoon (1-2:30pm). We are also planning an optional workshop on teaching racial and social justice issues between the two sessions (11am-12:15pm).


Attached is the formal call for small grant proposals. The agenda of the Winter Academy will be to brief you all on grant activities in 2020 and plans for 2021, and then spend most of our time on faculty workshopping ideas for small grant proposals with one another. We offer stipends for faculty and student research, collaborations, and internships in Spring and Summer 2021. The NHHC Faculty Fellows will be present in small groups to provide feedback, guide 



2020 Winners of the Big contest

The BIG Contest is on for 2021! We will have details out soon for how to prepare and enter! You can check out last year's winners in the meantime!


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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 The New Hampshire Humanities Collaborative 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.


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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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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

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

The Big Contest Flyer       Digital Project Institute Flyer  


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

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