Oct 30 Thu
The Anthropocene: Views from the Humanities Series INAUGURAL TALK: Ken Hiltner Ken Hiltner (English, UCSB)
Nov 13 Thu
The Anthropocene: Views from the Humanities Series TALK: Charting a ‘Good’ Path in a Turbulent Age Andrew Revkin (The New York Times)
Nov 20 Thu
The Anthropocene: Views from the Humanities Series TALK: Nicholas C. Kawa Nicholas C. Kawa (Anthropology, Ball State University)

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The Anthropocene:


Announcing the IHC public events series for 2014-15

The Anthropocene: Views from the Humanities

IHC Graduate Affiliates Program: Due July 15

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IHC congratulates the 2014-15 UC Graduate Fellows in the Humanities

Congratulations to Andrew Kalaidjian (English) and Jacqueline Viskup (Theater & Dance).

For more information and a list of previous UCSB UC Graduate Fellows in the Humanities click here.

NEH Summer Stipends for 2015

Applications due August 20, 2014.  For more details, click here.

Gary Shteyngart’s Talk Now Available for Viewing

Gary Shteyngart from IHC UCSB on Vimeo.

TALK: An Evening with Gary Shteyngart

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


IHC Funding Opportunities: Due May 15

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UC Graduate Fellows in Humanities 2014-15: Due May 22

Call for Nominations

The Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, on behalf of the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts and the Graduate Division, is now accepting applications for the UC Graduate Fellows in the Humanities program, now in its fifth year.

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…)

Inhabiting the Space of Empathy

Jennifer Luce  (architect, Luce et Studio)
Thursday, April 17 / 5:00 PM
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB

To design an object, to envision a city, or to build architecture: each endeavor shares the common thread of assuming animation through human interaction. While observing her own process of design, Jennifer Luce of Luce et Studio Architects noted that empathy plays a key role in design that touches us deeply. Luce took her study of empathy in design to the critical context of care: design for healthcare. She choreographed a series of “design thinking” workshops for the product designers at GE Healthcare worldwide. The simple act of discussing empathy conjured intense response and often emotionally charged interchanges. In the end, whether making a building or crafting an MRI machine, empathy drives more thoughtful design. LUCE will explore how the psychological state of being compassionate towards the feelings of others can affect how we experience the buildings we live, work and meet in. The term empathy has become a buzzword in contemporary culture. What does it mean for the world of design? As we connect, and yet distance ourselves from each other through technology, is it not a cultural imperative to remain empathic?

Jennifer Luce is the principal and founder of Luce et Studio Architects in La Jolla, California. Luce has innovated creative space for the likes of a Salk Institute scientist, Nissan automotive designers, Disney imagineers and most recently the blind community of Los Angeles. She grew up in Canada and received her bachelor’s degree in architecture at Carleton University (1984). At Harvard University Graduate School of Design, she received her Master of Design Studies degree (1994). She has lectured at universities and AIA and AIGA symposia in the United States and Canada.

Click here to listen to a recording of Jennifer Luce’s talk for the IHC’s Value of Care series.

Sponsored by the IHC’s Value of Care series, the American Institute of Architects Santa Barbara and BEGA Lighting.

AIA Continuing Ed: Qualifies for 1CEU/HSW

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