4Humanities is a platform and resource for advocacy of the humanities, drawing on the technologies, new-media expertise, and ideas of the international digital humanities community. The humanities are in trouble today, and digital methods have an important role to play in effectively showing the public why the humanities need to be part of any vision of a future society.
National Humanities Alliance
Founded in 1981, the National Humanities Alliance advances national humanities policy in the areas of research, education, preservation and public programs.
Mahindra Humanities Center @Harvard
The Mahindra Humanities Center is a crossroads for interdisciplinary discussions among Harvard faculty, faculty from other area institutions, graduate students, undergraduates, and the public. It sponsors lectures, panels, readings, conferences, workshops, and seminars on a wide range of topics. It also supports informal occasions for the exchange of ideas and the sharing of scholarly and artistic work. The Mahindra Center seeks to foster collaborations between the humanities, social sciences, and sciences in the belief that the humanities make a unique contribution in establishing — through interpretation and conversation — communities of interest and climates of opinion.
the Human Experience: Inside the Humanities at Stanford University
The humanities can be described as the study of the myriad ways in which people, from every period of history and from every corner of the globe, process and document the human experience. Since humans have been able, we have used philosophy, literature, religion, art, music, history and language to understand and record our world. These modes of expression have become some of the subjects that traditionally fall under the humanities umbrella. Knowledge of these records of human experience gives us the opportunity to feel a sense of connection to those who have come before us, as well as to our contemporaries.
Arts and Humanities in the 21st Century Workplace
The goal of this project is to demonstrate that an education in the arts and humanities, from kindergarten to higher education and beyond, has concrete benefits to individual lives and careers and on global economic competitiveness, advancements in innovation and discovery of new knowledge, and civic engagement and responsibility.
The Humanities Project @Harvard
These reports, pinpointing some clear historical trends and definitively separating facts from untested assumptions, provide a sturdy foundation on which to base our future efforts. Though varied in tack and emphasis, these efforts share a common goal: the collective assertion of the humanities as an essential foundational element in American liberal arts education. The domains they characterize are the domains of freedom and justice, of reason and goodness, of beauty and right and perhaps even of truth.
National Endowment for the Humanities
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency created in 1965. It is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States.
A future where all students have an influential voice in the decisions that impact their lives.
U.S. Department of Education
ED's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.
The Council of Independent Colleges' Liberal Arts Campaign
The national, multi-pronged initiative directs attention to the compelling evidence that smaller independent colleges produce graduates who are among the best prepared for success in their personal, career, and community lives.
The Future of the Humanities: A Think Tank
The site serves as a space for comment, dialogue, and debate about the future of the humanities. These discussions have lately reached a tipping point. Many people are shifting from doom-and-gloom handwringing to tackling key structural problems, such as how to re-articulate the value and practical utility of a humanities education, reform the graduate curriculum accordingly, reshape academic publishing, explore alternative careers for students, eliminate unfair labor practices, and mainstream the digital humanities.
American Academy of Arts and Sciences Commission on Humanities & Social Sciences
American Academy of Arts and Sciences Commission on Humanities & Social Sciences strives to create a more civil public discourse, a more adaptable and creative workforce, and a more secure nation, the humanities and social sciences are the heart of the matter, the keeper of the republic, a source of national memory and civic vigor, cultural understanding and communication, individual fulfillment and the ideals we hold in common. They are critical to a democratic society and they require our support.
Humanities Resource Center Online
This site, the result of collaboration between humanities organizations, universities, and social scientists, provides the academic community and the public at large with an online source of information, including statistical data, about the humanities in the United States. The information contained here, which is continually updated, is intended to provide the basis for decision making by educators and policymakers.
HASTAC ("haystack") is an alliance of individuals and institutions inspired by the possibilities that new technologies offer us for shaping how we learn, teach, communicate, create, and organize our local and global communities. We are motivated by the conviction that the digital era provides rich opportunities for informal and formal learning and for collaborative, networked research that extends across traditional disciplines, across the boundaries of academe and community, across the "two cultures" of humanism and technology, across the divide of thinking versus making, and across social strata and national borders.