COVID-19 may have derailed our face-to-face community, but the spirit of industry and creativity will forge ahead!
Of course, right! And to bring this boast to life, Krista Jackman and Molly Campbell, co-directors of the HUGEmanitiesTM Project at UNH, proudly announce the coming of Hype-the- Humanities Week May 4-8, 2020.
“The end of the semester in the College of Liberal Arts usually brings widespread departmental celebrations,” says Jackman. “Our artists exhibit, and our writers read. Our musicians play, our dancers perform and the list goes on with each department’s celebration of its students and their work. This year, however, these face-to-face celebrations will be impossible, and some of the most hard-hit Wildcats are our seniors.”
Not to be deterred, Jackman and Campbell are moving the celebrations online by leveraging their HUGEmanities web platform to host the weeklong, digital event.
“This event gives students a chance to show off their talents, while creating some portfolio pieces they can use as they pursue their careers after graduating,” Campbell says. “In this way, COLA students are showcasing not only a project but also the research, collaboration, creative and analytical skills valued by future employers.”
Jackman and Campbell hope students will submit a broad representation of work, including but not limited to: a dance, a song, a poem, a play, a painting, a photograph, a story, a piece of ceramics, a sculpture, a graphic design project, a paper, a speech, a debate, a map, an artifact from an archaeological dig, a sociological survey, a psychology experiment, a translation of Sophocles or another worthy ancient, a thesis or a senior capstone project, an undergraduate research project.
You get the picture.
Submit Project by May 1
Jackman and Campbell have made it easy to submit projects using a submission page that takes students step-by-step through the process of posting their work. Participants must submit their work by May 1. They also have the option of linking to current work that’s been posted elsewhere, such as a departmental web page or UNH Undergraduate Research Conference page.
During Hype-the-Humanities Week, the projects will be promoted heavily on social media, so the co-directors have asked that each participant create and post a short (< 5min.) video or photo of their project that can be shared.
Hype-the-Humanities is a part of The HUGEmanitiesTM Project, a Mellon funded initiative that partners with the UNH College of Liberal Arts to promote the value of the humanities through a series of student-centered program and events.