We are immensely proud to present a newly-relaunched website for the Humanities Initiative! Built from the ground up, our new home on the Internet has been designed to help you learn about our many events, grant programs, and activities. Among the many improvements, you’ll find a completely new event registration system, high quality photos and HD videos from events from the past few years to browse, and a redesigned way to apply for our funding programs (available soon). Accessibility is key: the new website functions equally as well on a large computer monitor as it does on a small iPhone or tablet.
Our goal with this redesign has been to integrate everything that you might need to know within one website, thereby streamlining the process of applying for Initiative fellowships and signing up for events. You now no longer have to leave humanitiesinitiative.org to do either, as we’ve built in both applications and event confirmation.
Speaking of events, be sure to check out our new event calendar system! Events are now sortable into various categories (Great Books in the Humanities, Lectures in the Humanities, Digital_Humanities, and Special Events), making the browsing experience smooth and clear. Look out for guest posts ahead of our events this coming year; many of our speakers will be discussing their area of research in this space before they present, giving you an opportunity to learn more about the topic at hand, and interact with our guests before they speak at the Initiative. In addition, we hope to be able to continue the conversations online after the event is over. Don’t forget, you’ll find video of every event right here (in HD) a few weeks following, so you can refer back to the most intriguing moments, and share with friends and colleagues.
In addition, we are relaunching our Twitter and Facebook accounts to provide a more interactive link to the humanities at NYU, within New York City, and beyond. We’ve also retooled our email announcements, with a brand new design.
Take a look around and be sure to let us know what you think about the new Humanities Initiative website! We’re eager to share new content with you going forward.