4Humanities.org announces its “Shout Out For the Humanities” student prize contest. Prizes are offered for best undergraduate (1st prize: US $1,000 – 2nd: $700 – 3rd: $300) and best graduate student (1st prize: US $1,000 – 2nd: $700 – 3rd: $300) submissions from any nation that speak up for the value of the humanities in today’s society.
4Humanities wants to showcase student ideas and voices on such questions as:
"Why is studying the humanities — e.g., history, literature, languages, philosophy, art history, media history, and culture — important to you? To society? How would you convince your parents, an employer, a politician, or others that there is value in learning the humanities?"
Submissions will be judged by an international panel of distinguished judges for message, quality, and impact no matter the medium or format. Possible submissions include: essay (less than 2,000 words), video, digital work, poster, cartoon, song, art, short story, interview.
Submissions are due March 1, 2016.
Submission Guidelines • Contest Kit • Judges
See more at: http://4humanities.org/category/4humanities-advocacy-projects/shout-out-for-humanities-student-contest/#sthash.5GACr9kX.dpuf
Why is studying the humanities important? - A workshop
Date/time: Thursday Feb 4, 6-7 pm
Where: Main Library, Room 314
At this workshop, Sayan Bhattacharyya, Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, will show interested students how the HathiTrust+Bookworm tool (partly developed here at UIUC), and a Word Similarity Tool (built at Cornell University) can help students interested in participating in the contest to construct philological arguments using text-mining of the digitized contents of the world's great research libraries, supporting their entries.
Students will be encouraged to form student teams from among other interested attendees at the workshop. Open to all undergraduate and graduate students.
Details of the contest are at: