Enter the Big Contest
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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Check out our New Tiny Talks!
We talk to successful professionals  who 
launched their careers out of
undergraduate programs in the Humanities!
What can you do with a Humanities Degree?
Let us show you!
View the trailer here and then visit our TinyTalks tab.
 

 

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2019 was Huge!

 

2019 Year in Review

 

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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.

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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:

  • 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.
 

HUGEmanities Initiatives: Completed in 2019 Looking forward to 2020!

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.