July 20, 2013

Excellent Infographic/Poster: Why the Humanities Matter (Free PDF). Post & Distribute in your institution!

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The University College London (UCL) Centre for Digital Humanities–in collaboration with 4Humanities–has created the new The Humanities Matter! infographic with statistics and arguments for the humanities in high-impact visual form. 

Countering clichéd, factually ungrounded criticisms, The Humanities Matter! draws on published statistics and a crowdsourced poll to give a shout out to the humanities in sections on “What the Humanities Do,” “But the Evidence Shows,” and “Culture is Important.”

A limited number of printed posters made from the infographic is being mailed to newspapers and magazines, national councils and commissions, public and private funding agencies, humanities centres and programs, and digital-humanities associations and programs around the world.

The Humanities Matter! is part of the 4Humanities Humanities Infographics initiative, including Infographics Friday online posts.4Humanities invites additional statistics (including from more parts of the world) so that it can expand the infographics initiative and, funds allowing, produce future versions.

Please download The Humanities Matter! and help 4Humanities circulate it ; feel free to print in small or large format and distribute. The Humanities Matter! is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
- See more at: http://4humanities.org/2013/07/the-humanities-matter-infographic/#sthash.6JtHr9KS.dpuf

*Download the full size poster here 

The Humanities Matter! was created by the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities under the supervision of its director Melissa Terras. Terras collected data for the infographic with assistance from Ernesto Priego (international correspondent, 4Humanities), Lindsay Thomas (lead research assistant), Victoria Smith (research assistant, Humanities Computing, U. Alberta), and the other co-leaders of 4Humanities: Christine Henseler, Alan Liu, Geoffrey Rockwell, and Stéfan Sinclair.

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