It's hard to believe it's been a week already since we witnessed the official opening of the 4Humanities
Local Chapter at University College London.
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. You can read its mission statment here
The 4Humanities @ UCL symposium offered a glimpse of the variety of strategies and measures that academics in the arts and humanities can take as we face unprecedented challenges. Hopefully in the future we will see more involvement from scholars and practitioners in the arts (an overwhelming majority came from humanities and digital humanities).
There is, indeed, strength in numbers (in all the senses of the phrase). There is still much work to be done to make arts and humanities advocacy more effective, but important steps have already been -and continue to be- taken.
For information on 4Humanities Local Chapters and how you can start your own, click here.