Infographic: The Humanities Matter!

Alan Liu has written an informative post at 4Humanities about “The Humanities Matter!” infographic that was launched on Thursday 18 July during the Digital Humanities 2013 conference in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Fragment from the Infographic produced by Melissa Terras, Ernesto Priego, Lindsay Thomas, and the other co-leaders of 4Humanities: Christine Henseler, Alan Liu, Geoffrey Rockwell, and Stéfan Sinclair.
I had the honour to participate in the data collection for this infographic along the 4Humanities team under the guidance and leadership of Melissa Terras.
Please download the print-resolution PDF file of The Humanities Matter! and help us circulate it;  please do feel free to print in small or large formats and distribute amongst your colleagues, friends and family!
The Humanities Matter! is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

At 4Humanities: Bringing Diversity of Experience Together: An Interview with Daniel O’Donnell


At 4Humanities, my interview with Daniel O’Donnell, Professor of English at the University of Lethbridge, on the Global Outlook :: Digital Humanities project.

At/En 4Humanities: My Interview with Alex Gil – Mi entrevista con Alex Gil


Also today at 4Humanities, the conversation I had in both English and Español with Alex Gil, who is currently amongst many other things Digital Scholarship Coordinator at Columbia University.

Please update your bookmarks, 4Humanities is now at

At 4Humanities: Storifying #4Hum @ UCL


The “Showing the Arts and Humanities Matter” symposium that inaugurated the 4Humanities UCL chapter yesterday was a complete success.

As part of my duties as 4Humanities international correspondent I live-tweeted the event and created three rough Storify archives of each session as they happened in real time. This means that by the end of each session, as we broke for coffee or lunch, the tweets of the session that had just happened were already published and available as one easy-to-access collection.

As the symposium drew to an end I published this post on 4Humanities, “Storifying #4Hum @ UCL: Showing the Arts and Humanities Matter”, so the documenting and sharing of this collection of what had been tweeted live (excluding retweets) was as close to the time it all happened as possible.

I’d like to thank Dr Melissa Terras and Professor Alan Liu once again for inviting me to be an international correspondent and to participate actively in yesterday’s fascinating event with my live-tweeting of the proceedings.

4Humanities @ UCL: Showing the Arts and Humanities Matter

4Humanities at UCL

Tomorrow Tuesday 18th September I will be live blogging from “Showing the Arts and Humanities Matter”, a one day symposium at UCL in conjunction with 4Humanities, Arts Emergency, UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, and UCL Department of Information Studies, organised by Dr Melissa Terras.

Eva Kekou, a fellow international correspondent of 4Humanities, will be live blogging too and Dr Lucy Lyons will be the conference artist in residence.

A full program is available here. [PDF].

Speakers include:

  • Professor Alan Liu, University of California Santa Barbara, and 4Humanities founder: “Creating a Humanities Advocacy Media Plan”
  • Dr Rüdiger Klein, European Alliance for the Social Sciences and Humanities: “Making the Humanities Count – the dawn of a new era thanks to globalising Digital Humanities?”
  • Amy Westwell and Oliver Milne, The Free Hetherington Campaign: ““Occupy, Organise & Origami” The Free Hetherington, Student Radicalism and the Democratic Intellect”
  • Neil Griffiths, Arts Emergency: “The Arts Emergency we all face…”
  • Dr Anna Upchurch, University of Leeds, and Dr Eleonora Belfiore, University of Warwick: “Redefining ‘value’: the arts, humanities and the challenges of contemporary life”
  • Professor Andrew Prescott, King’s College London: “How the Humanities can Help Transform Science”

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#libroelectrónico: Visualising an Archive of the eBook Symposium in Mexico


I wrote about the “Second International Symposium The eBook in Spanish” for 4Humanities, here.

I also translated my own post into Spanish/también hice una versión en español, here/aquí.

The event took place in Mexico City 11-14 September 2012. It was live streamed and the backchannel was active with the #libroelectronico or #libroelectrónico hashtags.