Live your values. Transform the academy.


HuMetricsHSS is an initiative that creates and supports values-enacted frameworks for understanding and evaluating all aspects of the scholarly life well-lived and for promoting the nurturing of these values in scholarly practice. Comprised of individuals working in academic and nonprofit academic–adjacent sectors, the HuMetricsHSS team is committed to establishing humane indicators of excellence in academia, focused particularly on the humanities and social sciences (HSS).

You can find more about what we do under Our Work and an example framework and explanation of our values process in Values. History gives an overview of our initiative from its birth at the TriangleSCI workshop in 2016 through to the present. If you are interested in running your own values framework workshop, see our Workshop Kit.

The HuMetricsHSS Initiative is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


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Just been spending some time this morning w/ "Data Feminism," @kanarinka and @laurenfklein's excellent new #openaccess (!) book from @mitpress.

Really loving their approach of values determining metrics, which is so important as well to @HuMetricsHSS.

Higher ed needs people who strive to enact the values they purport to hold, who check themselves and their work for biases, whatever they’re creating / writing / teaching / doing.


There are no women dramatists in the new Routledge Anthology of Early Modern Drama.

During a global pandemic that has killed more than 120,000 people and counting in the United States alone, what is the responsibility of higher education institutions?

Transparency, truth and equity for the public good.

“ a scholar on the intersections of race, class, gender and other dimensions of inequality, I know that these wounds fester and reopen in every generation throughout U.S. history”: statement on justice for black lives + inclusive action #UMDSolidarity

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