Apr 17 Thu
The Value of Care Series TALK: Inhabiting the Space of Empathy Jennifer Luce (architect, Luce et Studio)
Apr 17 Thu
IHC's History of Books and Material Texts RFG TALK: Evangelical Absolutism: Breaking the Mind’s Images in the English Reformation James Simpson (English, Harvard University)
Apr 18 Fri
Events TALK: Artist Lecture by Heather Cassils Heather Cassils (artist)
Apr 18 Fri
IHC's Archeaology RFG TALK: Stonehenge: Exploring a Prehistoric Mystery Mike Parker Pearson (Institute of Archaeology, Univeristy College London)
Apr 22 Tue
IHC's Performance and Politics RFG TALK: Dancing Fugitive Futures: Black Dance After Race Thomas F. DeFrantz (Dance, Duke University)
Apr 23 Wed
The Value of Care Series TALK: Anthropology Meets Psychiatry: The Cultural Epidemiology of Ritual Healing William S. Sax (Anthropology, South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University)
Apr 23 Wed
IHC's Performance and Politics RFG DISCUSSION: A Public Discourse on Race, Dance and Sexuality Tommy DeFrantz (Dance, Duke University)Kyle Abraham (Artistic Director, Abraham.In.Motion)
Apr 24 Thu
The Value of Care Series TALK: Procuratores: On the Limits of Caring for Another John Hamilton (Comparative Literature, Harvard, author of Security: Politics, Humanity, and the Philology of Care)
Apr 28 Mon
Events SCREENING: Aftermath
May 1 Thu
IHC's Machines People and Politics RFG TALK: Multimedia and the Politics of Attention in Cold War America Fred Turner (Communication, Stanford University)

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The Value of CARE


IHC Funding Opportunities: Due May 15

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New series at the IHC: The Diana and Simon Raab Writer-in-Residence Series


Gary Shteyngart Reads at UCSB on Thursday, April 10

Gary Shteyngart (author, Super Sad True Love Story, Little Failure)
Thursday, April 10 / 8:00 PM
Campbell Hall, UCSB

UC Santa Barbara is pleased to welcome Gary Shteyngart as the inaugural Diana and Simon Raab Writer-in-Residence.  He will read selections (more…)

2014 Faculty Grant and Fellowship Writing Seminars

Thursdays: April 17, May 1, May 15, May 29
12:00pm-2:00pm (lunch included)
Education Building Board Room, 4th floor

You must submit your application to attend this seminar series by Friday, March 28 at 5:00 PM.


IHC Winter Events Featured in Noozhawk

Click here to read about upcoming IHC Winter events in the Santa Barbara Noozhawk.

Call for Papers: First Responders: Care in Literature, Art and Psychoanalysis

Thursday-Friday, May 8-9, 2014
Abstract deadline: Monday, March 3, 2014

Arriving on the scene of accidents and emergencies, first responders provide assistance to the wounded, initiating a continuum of care that was first systematized by French military surgeons during the Napoleonic Wars.  This conference seeks to explore literature, art and psychoanalysis as critical (in both the urgent and analytic sense of the term), even lifesaving, forms of first response. It will examine how discursive practices and interactions – (more…)

Call for Papers: Value of Care Graduate Research Workshops

Deadline: January 31, 2014

In 2014 the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center’s Graduate Affiliates Program is offering a unique opportunity for graduate students who focus on care as a central concern of their research. This program is presented in conjunction with the IHC’s Value of Care series. Over the course of the Winter and Spring terms, we will hold three workshops in which scholars will present their work and receive focused feedback about papers, articles, or essays in progress that address the topic of care. Presenters will receive a $50 certificate to the UCSB bookstore.

Announcing the 2013-14 Interdisciplinary Humanities Center events series: The Value of Care

Responding to the needs of others and relying upon others are twin conditions of human interconnectedness. The Interdisciplinary Humanities Center’s 2013-14 series “The Value (more…)

National Book Award recipient Tim O’Brien visits UCSB

Tuesday, October 22 / 4:00 PM
Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UCSB Music Building
(please note venue change)

Congratulations to the UCSB recipients of the UC President’s Faculty Fellows award

Stephanie Batiste (English and Black Studies) and Veronica Castillo-Munoz (History) have received 2013-14 fellowships from the UC Humanities Network.  Details here.

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