We present our recommendations in the form of Call-to-Action and Call-for-Communication “cards.” These are short, everyday-language recommendations or provocations like the “one-pagers” created by the American Academy of Arts & Science’s humanities Indiators project (examples) or cards made to spark public engagement with the humanities by some U.S. state Humanities Councils (examples from Humanities Montana).
WE1S recommendation cards can be combined modularly with the research cards for our “Key Findings,” “Key Collections,” “Key Methods,” and “Key Tools” to create what we call complete “Research-to-Action Toolkits.” Though we have just started creating whole kits, we think they are an important paradigm because they demonstrate the core principle of our WE1S project: that strong advocacy for the humanities in public life needs to be driven by strong research, and vice versa. We hope others will combine our research (findings, collections, methods, tools) with action and communication plans they themselves create to make their own “Research-to-Action Toolkits” for engaging combinations of audiences (such as students, educators, journalists, community leaders, or legislators) in rethinking the role of the humanities in society.
The initial “calls-to-Action” recommendations we have created fall in the following categories. There are just a few so far. Join WE1S in using our research to make recommendations in the format of 1-page “cards”!
We’re just getting started creating “Calls-for-Communication” recommend cards similar to our “action” cards. Watch this space for future work on such cards. Join WE1S in using our research to make recommendations in the format of 1-page “cards”!
We’re just getting started creating “Research-to-Action Toolkits.” Join WE1S in using our research to make toolkits for humanities advocacy that couple together cards representing our research, tools, methods, and other resources together with recommendations you create!!