As the beginning of the semester rapidly approaches, the ProfHacker crew is busy polishing syllabi, hurriedly wrapping up summer research, and perhaps even taking some time to mentally recharge in preparation for students’ arrival. Here are some links selected with the new academic year in mind.

  • If you teach in the humanities (or perhaps even if you dont!) this “The Humanities Matter!” infographic from 4Humanities and the University College London Centre for Digital Humanities could make a lovely addition to your wall or office door. It’s big—I had it printed at full size and it spans most of the hallway wall just astride my office door‐and is sure to grab the attention of students and colleagues.

    One only needs to turn on the news to see that we need the skills and knowledge of the humanities in: understanding other cultures, being able to communicate effectively, realising the ramifications of history, and analysing human behaviour. The Humanities are more important to global society than ever.