Introducing the Humanities for All Blog

In building and promoting Humanities for All, we've had a unique opportunity to reflect on public engagement. We have learned from all who are involved in publicly engaged humanities work, and shared their voices in profiles of their work and in essays that consider trends in the field. Expanding upon this work, we are delighted to announce the launch of the Humanities for All blog, which invites others to reflect in their own words on their work and promising models and trends in the field.

We are excited to share our first three posts. 

Coping with COVID-19 and Creating Community 
Jennifer Ho of the University of Colorado Boulder Center for Humanities & the Arts explores how the Center she directs is responding to the challenges of the current moment. 

Teaching with Humanities for All (Even Online!)
Matthew Pavesich of Georgetown University discusses an innovative way of integrating Humanities for All into classroom learning in order to explore the power and range of the publicly engaged humanities. 

The Pandemic Journaling Project
Sarah Willen of the University of Connecticut introduces the Pandemic Journal Project and its effort to capture the full range of experiences of the current moment. 

Looking forward, we would like to hear from you about your work. 

While the Humanities for All blog publishes on all aspects of the publicly engaged humanities in U.S. higher education, we are particularly interested in the following:

  • Discussions of ways that humanities scholars and students can engage wide-ranging communities during times of crisis;
  • Case studies featuring publicly engaged initiatives and projects involving faculty and students of U.S. universities and colleges;
  • Considerations of publicly engaged practices in undergraduate and graduate instruction;
  • Analysis of trends in publicly engaged work at U.S. higher education;
  • Discussions of how the Humanities for All database and essays have been used in publicly engaged research, teaching, preservation, programming, and infrastructure;
  • How the Humanities for All database and essays have been used in the classroom; and
  • Posts that foreground the voices of community partners.

Learn more about how to contribute on the Humanities for All website.

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