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…)
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. (more…)
The IHC fosters interdisciplinary research in the humanities, fine arts and humanistic social sciences. Its grants support scholarship that makes original contributions to established areas of humanistic study, traverses disciplinary boundaries and advances emerging fields of inquiry. The IHC is also committed to developing projects that engage humanistic practices in addressing issues of social consequence. A cornerstone of the Center’s activities is its year-long public events series, which explores topics and issues of far-reaching concern. As a member of the UC Consortium of Humanities Centers, the IHC serves as a link between the campus community and the University of California system.