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community orgs for arts and technology?

Which organisations, companies, community groups, etc support and encourage embracing both arts/humanities AND STEM (especially technology)? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Aug 1, 2014 - 12 answers

What are inter-disciplinary and atypical uses for math MSc?

I have just completed my MSc in mathematics in Europe. I do enjoy math, but I spent my uni years feeling like a autodidact hippie marooned on an island full of Mr and Mrs I-Want-A-Good-Job. My main interests revolve around humanities (literature/history/anthropology) and economics (but not finance), and instead of starting a "stable" well-paying career I dream about something inter-disciplinary. I am very open to earning little money and relocating just to do kind of work that engages those skills. What are some random uses of my degree? [more inside]
posted by desultory_banyan on Jul 28, 2014 - 12 answers

What to expect at a university comms/marketing position?

I've been hired to be the Director of Marketing for a humanities faculty at a small but prestigious North American university. I've spent the last nine years at a mid-sized national ad agency. I start in two weeks. What should I expect in my new position? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Jun 16, 2014 - 22 answers

Looking without seeing: art appreciation edition

I make an effort to visit art museums very regularly. I love art! How can I make the most out of my visit? I would also welcome suggestions for how to get more out of the books I read and films I watch. [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit on May 22, 2014 - 9 answers

About State Grants

Do I need to be a resident non profit of a state to be eligible for a grant from that state to do a project about or for that state? Are there general guidelines regarding residency or eligibility requirements all states tend to follow or do I need to dig into each state humanities organization to find out. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Oct 22, 2013 - 4 answers

Why the arts matter.

I would like to read all of the best things about why the arts -- and in particular literature -- Matter(s). [more inside]
posted by davidjmcgee on Jul 15, 2013 - 15 answers

Yet another "Should I stay in grad school?" question...

...but this time there is a newborn baby! This fall I will begin my 5th year in an English PhD program. I have been ambivalent about staying in my program pretty much since the first year, but have always come down on the side of staying in, even though I long ago decided I don't want to even try to become an English professor. Three weeks ago my husband and I had a baby, and that is making me less confident I want to continue. I need some help sorting this out. [more inside]
posted by apricot on Jun 9, 2013 - 7 answers

another PhD drop out thread

Considering dropping out of 1st year humanities PhD program. Terrified of starving on the streets. Help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 12, 2013 - 21 answers

Archival Digital Texts

I have inherited my grandmother's writings. I'm scanning them, doing OCR and in some cases retyping them so that I can have them digitized. I'd like to know, is there a format for text that is best for archival purposes? I was thinking of .rtf, since so many applications can open it. Is it considered "archival quality"?
posted by dylan_k on May 6, 2013 - 15 answers

Humanities PhD in Australia - advice and suggestions!

In March I will be starting my PhD (humanities - gender, fan culture and writing) but I have been out of academia for a long time. I finished my Honours in 2002, completed a Masters but since it was coursework (librarian coursework at that) it doesn't really count as far as the rigours or the demands of a PhD goes. I've started trawling Jstor and a couple of other databases I can access through the State library while I ease into it all and I was wondering: what are some of the crucial humanities texts that I've probably forgotten/missed in the past ten years?. The ones that are expected to be referred to in any thesis about gender, writing and identity, or humanities in general. I'm building my reading list/book list but don't have uni library privileges yet so I'm stuck with online/non-academic library access - unless it's something I should buy (aka Strunk and White, Judith Butler etc).
posted by geek anachronism on Jan 11, 2013 - 10 answers

Help me figure out what in the world I should do with my life.

Should I change my major? Drop out of school to become a plumber or electrician? I need some advice. [more inside]
posted by bookman117 on Oct 14, 2012 - 31 answers

Oh the Humanities!

What qualifications do I need to teach humanities, beyond the normal education teachery qualifications? Victoria, Australia, to be specific. I am a Spanish/English methods teacher, but would love some more advice on applying for all those English/Humanities jobs out there. [more inside]
posted by titanium_geek on Oct 4, 2012 - 4 answers

"Nature" for humanities?

Is there an equivalent of "Nature" for the humanities and social sciences? I'm looking for a magazine or blog that curates notable scholarly papers from non-STEM disciplines (philosophy/sociology/psychology/cultural studies/etc) for a wider audience. [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on Sep 17, 2012 - 13 answers

What can I do with myself?

I'm about to begin a job search. Help me think of as many different jobs/fields/careers I could do. Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by Partario on Aug 13, 2012 - 3 answers

There may be no golden fleece, but human riches I'll release.

In my last year of college I took a seminar course at my school's "humanities center," a small interdisciplinary program that mostly focused on continental philosophy. Some of my fondest memories of college are from that course. Where and how can I recapture something of that fantastic mindstorm? [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Jul 1, 2012 - 9 answers

What to charge as a communications consultant

What to charge as a communications consultant working with scientists?... [more inside]
posted by Verdant on May 25, 2012 - 8 answers

Blank-librarians

Has anyone come across a Really Big List of [Author-/Poet-/Filmmaker-/Artist-/Musician-] Librarians? [more inside]
posted by activitystory on Mar 27, 2012 - 4 answers

Community for humanities-major-turned-engineers?

Is there an online community or forum for engineers (or engineering grad students) who majored in humanities in college? [more inside]
posted by elucydate on Jan 23, 2012 - 0 answers

Will my love for art and literature force me to starve?

How the heck can I get a cool job in New York with (almost) a graduate degree and (almost) no professional experience? [more inside]
posted by Mooseli on Nov 20, 2011 - 27 answers

Spacing Out

What nonfiction book or paper must I read to write a convincing story about an interstellar journey on a generation ship? [more inside]
posted by Forbidden Equine Dentistry on Nov 12, 2011 - 6 answers

so long suckers?

What did you do the summer before you went on the academic job market? What do you wish you had done? [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on Apr 21, 2011 - 10 answers

Ivory Tower to Silver Screen

Who are some film directors, screenwriters, and TV showrunners who went to grad school in the humanities, or taught in humanities departments before going into show business? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Apr 7, 2011 - 16 answers

iPad apps for academics

What are the best iPad apps for scholars, particularly in the humanities? [more inside]
posted by dizziest on Dec 28, 2010 - 8 answers

An Educated Mind

I want a liberal arts education without going back to school. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Dec 18, 2010 - 37 answers

How much will it stain me?

I have a good job as an academic that benefits my career each day that I am there. I am hooked into a pretty cool network of scholars. Yay... but my commute is a nightmare. I am interviewing for a full-time faculty position that I will like and that will make my commute enjoyable and that will allow me to do the kind of scholarship I want to do.... but it may stain my resume. Yes, it is a for-profit school, but I get the sense that it is "one of the good ones," to the degree that that is possible. (It's not a chain, it has been around for many decades, they are moving in the right direction in terms of best practices.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 25, 2010 - 9 answers

Chance and the Humanities

I'm looking for historic or documented examples of significant research discoveries that occurred as a product of serendipity–specifically in the humanities. Wikipedia's listing on serendipity primarily lists scientific examples. Surely serendipitous discovery occurs in the humanities. What are the best examples?
posted by Toekneesan on Aug 17, 2010 - 4 answers

YANMT, but I can't afford a therapist so you'll have to do.

QuarterLifeCrisisFilter: I've been thinking about my future career and considering going to grad school. I only have a vague idea of what I might like to study, but I know I want an advanced degree (preferably sooner rather than later). Is this a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by funfetti on Jul 13, 2010 - 25 answers

Do dudes still kill their own food?

So I'm trying my hand at an extra credit paper for a humanities class. It's about hunter-gatherer tribes that are in existence today. I've tried searching for them everywhere and all I've found are the Spinefex People of Australia, in which there is absolutely no information on. I also tried the freeganism movement until realizing that isn't what I'm supposed to be doing at all. So, the question is: do you know of any hunter-gatherer tribes that are in existence today?
posted by amiableamy on Jul 9, 2010 - 24 answers

What are the top academic journals in various fields?

What are the best academic journals in each field? [more inside]
posted by ollyollyoxenfree on Jan 30, 2010 - 49 answers

Should I have been applying to scholarships instead of spending my summer at the beach?

How common is it for competitive liberal arts applicants to enter graduate school with outside scholarships? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 6, 2010 - 11 answers

isn't it supposed to be the scientist huddled under some mountain with his misunderstood work?

Do people in humanities classes talk to each other? [more inside]
posted by d. z. wang on Dec 9, 2009 - 42 answers

What did you do with your degree?

Have you managed to turn an undergrad degree in the humanities/liberal arts into a satisfying and intellectually challenging career? Please tell me about it. [more inside]
posted by mellifluous on Nov 25, 2009 - 29 answers

Academic careers in the humanities.

Tell me why you decided NOT to pursue a PhD. [more inside]
posted by ms.codex on Oct 13, 2009 - 67 answers

What is an extended abstract?

What should an extended abstract (in the humanities) look like? This is for philosophy in particular, though I assume it might be a similar style for other disciplines. [more inside]
posted by JoshSmith on Sep 20, 2009 - 2 answers

"I am interested in your ideas and wish to subscribe to your newsletter"

Suggestions for English department newsletter? [more inside]
posted by exlotuseater on Aug 8, 2009 - 5 answers

Help me be a teacher

Help me make a career move. Do I want to be a high school or college teacher? [more inside]
posted by mikelly on Jun 10, 2009 - 18 answers

What new academic texts are strange and challenging?

What's the new, strange and exciting writing in the humanities? [more inside]
posted by Kattullus on Apr 19, 2009 - 16 answers

Why am I getting a PhD?

Why am I getting a PhD? [more inside]
posted by Weng on Oct 6, 2008 - 11 answers

Number of Ph.D.s in humanities vs. hard sciences?

Do American institutions of higher education collectively grant more doctorates annually in the arts and humanities than in the "hard" sciences (that is, biology, chemistry, physics, and for this discussion, mathematics)? [more inside]
posted by Prospero on Apr 28, 2008 - 6 answers

Unlock the secrets of citations!

What's all this fuss about bibliography software? [more inside]
posted by boubelium on Apr 16, 2008 - 15 answers

Need some advice about reading philosophy

Need some advice about reading philosophy [more inside]
posted by gregb1007 on Dec 20, 2007 - 8 answers

How to getting motivated for my required humanities class?

How can I do well in my required college humanities class, despite serious motivational challenges? [more inside]
posted by lunchbox on Oct 23, 2006 - 25 answers

Should I get a lit degree early?

I can graduate in a year with a BA in literature. That would make it 2.5 years start-to-finish. Should I double major and stick around longer, or can I move onto grad school with just this? [more inside]
posted by rfordh on Mar 8, 2005 - 27 answers

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