by Apr 5, 2011 News
A post in the Harvard Business Review about the importance of hiring people from Humanities. The author argues that people trained in the humanities are more apt to deal with complexity and ambiguity. Innovation, Communication and presentation, and Customer and employee satisfaction are other areas where people from Humanities have an advantage.
“If you want another good reason to hire from the humanities, consider this: consulting firms like McKinsey and Bain like to hire them for all the reasons I’ve described above. You can hire liberal arts graduates yourself, or you can pay through the nose for a big consulting firms to hire them to do the thinking for you.”
“A second series of case studies to provide a detailed analysis of how humanities’ researchers discover, use, create and manage their information resources.”
Dan Cohen released a database of over a million syllabi gathered from 2002 to 2009.
From Fall 2010: v4 n2 issue of Digital Humanities Quaterly
Abstratct: “While the purpose and direction of tools and tool development for the Digital Humanities have been debated in various forums, the value of tool development as a scholarly activity has seen little discussion. As a way of filling this gap, the authors conducted an online survey of developers of digital humanities tools in March 2008. The survey focused on their perceptions of their work, how they felt their tool development fit into a structure of academic rewards, and the value of tool development as a scholarly pursuit. Survey results indicate that tool development is indeed considered a scholarly activity by developers, but recognition of this work and rewards for it lag behind rewards for traditional scholarly pursuits (such as journal articles and book publication). This paper presents a summary of the results of the survey, ending with some suggestions for further research.”
First issue of Google’s short books, this one about data.
“Connected Histories brings together a range of digital resources related to early
modern and nineteenth century Britain with a single federated search that allows
sophisticated searching of names, places and dates, as well as the ability to save,
connect and share resources within a personal workspace.“