February 2011

Deadline(s): 02/28/2011 - Campus Notice of Intent (required) 03/18/2011 - Agency Deadline URL: http://www.meetthecomposer.org/commissioning-music-usa Eligibility: An organization may submit only one application per deadline as single commissioner or lead commissioner in a consortium. Campus Procedure: Interested investigators must submit a notice of intent to Whitney Winn at funding@research.ucsb.edu by Monday,...

Designed by the Theatre Communications Group and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Global Connections program will award travel grants and project development grants to U.S.-based theaters and individual artists. The program is designed to foster new relationships by way of cultural exchange and to...

I.V. LIVE presents: Improvability UCSB's premiere improv troupe Fridays at 8:00 PM, Embarcadero Hall 935 Embarcadero Del Norte $3 students / $5 general February 25:  The Disney Show...

Julia Ott (History, The New School) Friday, February 25 / 1:00 PM HSSB 4041 Ott’s book of the same title will be published by Harvard University Press in the spring of 2011. Her next project considers the enduring influence of financial institutions and pro-investor ideology in recent...

Neil Denari (Architecture and Urban Planning, UCLA) Friday, February 25 / 12:30 PM South Hall 2635 Former Director of SCI-ARC from 1997-2001 and recipient of the Ralph Recchia award and the Samuel F. B. Morse Medal for architecture in 2002 from the National Academy of Design in New...

Friday-Saturday, February 25-26, 2011 Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UC Santa Barbara This conference will examine the intersection between Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the spatial turn in the humanities. Participants have been asked to describe their mapping projects in relation to traditional humanities methodologies, research objects, and concerns....

The Foundation supports efforts to ensure fundamental rights and opportunities for people in need. The three program areas are: Criminal and Juvenile Justice, which seeks out grantees with strategies to lower rates of incarceration and decrease prison populations; Health Reform, which seeks to ensure that...

Ana Elena Puga (Ohio State University/Stanford University) Thursday, February 24 / 5:00 PM Social Sciences and Media Studies building, 2135 (2nd Floor conference room) Ana Elena Puga trains a theater/performance studies lens on the struggle to control public perception of undocumented migrant rights activist Elvira Arellano, who was...

Bernhard Siegert (Bauhaus University of Weimar, Germany) Thursday, February 24 / 5:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Bernhard Siegert co-directs the International Research Institute for Cultural Technologies and Media Philosophy (IKKM) in Weimar. Sponsored by The National Endowment for the Humanities and the IHC’s Keeping Time RFG. Website: http://www.gss.ucsb.edu/projects/keeping_time/   Click...

The purpose of this program is to encourage and support faculty efforts to enhance the quality of undergraduate instruction. Individual faculty members or entire academic units are strongly encouraged to apply. Grants are intended to support major development or restructuring of individual undergraduate courses, course...

I.V. LIVE presents: Improvability UCSB's premiere improv troupe Fridays at 8:00 PM, Embarcadero Hall 935 Embarcadero Del Norte $3 students / $5 general February 18...

Nathaniel W. Dumas (Linguistics, UCSB) Friday, February 18 / 1:30 PM Education 1205 Dumas's research focuses on the face-to-face and computer-mediated communicative practices of members of American Stuttering English Speech Communities and how their informal and formal routines afford the social construction and reconfiguring of a particular sociolinguistic,...

The purpose of this program is to enhance the demonstration project conducted by the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) that focuses on Homeless Families by providing a vehicle for conducting a number of small research projects aimed at collecting additional/supplemental information and analyses....

Thursday, February 17, 2011 Multi-Cultural Center On February 17, New Sexualities graduate students gathered at the Multi-Cultural Center to participate in a roundtable discussion titled “Positioning Critical Research: Funding and Publishing Sexuality Studies Work in Neoliberal Times.” The discussion was led by Dr. Melissa White, who...

These NEH grants support national or regional (multistate) training programs for scholars and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities. Through these programs, NEH seeks to increase the number of humanities scholars using digital technology in their research and to...

Esther Bates (Executive Director, Elverhøj Museum of History and Art) Ethan Turpin (Local Filmmaker) Wednesday, February 16, 2011 / 3:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Solvang’s particular Danishness has evolved in step with the American twentieth- and twenty-first centuries.  An emphasis on tourism has both preserved and distorted the...

These NEH grants support national or regional (multistate) training programs for scholars and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities. Through these programs, NEH seeks to increase the number of humanities scholars using digital technology in their research and to...

Monday, February 14 / 1:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB This symposium marks the first anniversary of the Translation Studies Doctoral Emphasis at UCSB. As Emily Apter observed in the recent MLA Profession 2010, “In this time of economic downturn and the humanities’ consequent vulnerability, translation...

I.V. LIVE presents: Improvability UCSB's premiere improv troupe Fridays at 8:00 PM, Embarcadero Hall 935 Embarcadero Del Norte $3 students / $5 general February 11:  Anti-Valentine's Day...

Daniel Rosenberg (History, University of Oregon) Thursday, February 10, 2011 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB The convention of mapping historical chronologies in the form of straight, measured lines is ubiquitous. Yet, like the conventions of historical narrative, this graphic convention has a complex history. This...

Thursday, February 10  / 7:00 PM Corwin Pavilion Is democracy sweeping through the Arab World? Or will current unrest result in autocratic crack-downs, military coups, Islamist regimes, and chaos? How should the US react?  What are the implications for America?  A public discussion by Middle East specialists...

Aranye Fradenburg (English, UCSB) Wednesday, February 9, 2011 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB "Surround Sound" explores the affective significance of the relationship between sound and the experience of space, particularly with respect to language acquisition and its role in attachment.   The practice of making and...

Call for Nominations UC Graduate Fellows in the Humanities 2011-2012 UC Humanities Network – UC Santa Barbara 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...

Ronald Stroud (Classical Languages and Literature, UC Berkeley) Tuesday, February 8 / 5:30 PM SB Museum of Natural History Located at the narrowest part of the Greek peninsula, Corinth became famous as one of the greatest commercial centers in the ancient world.   From early times Corinth also had a...

Jessica Brantley (English, Yale University) Monday, February 7 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB More devotional books of hours remain in modern libraries than any other kind of book from late medieval England:  almost eight hundred manuscript volumes, and many thousands of printed ones.  And yet this fact...

Judy Klitsner (Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies in Jerusalem) Sunday, February 6 / 8:45 AM Congregation B'nai B'rith, 1000 San Antonio Road, Santa Barbara What do the infertile, tent-dwelling mothers of Genesis have in common with the military and spiritual leaders of the book of Judges? In...

I.V. LIVE presents: Improvability UCSB's premiere improv troupe Fridays at 8:00 PM, Embarcadero Hall 935 Embarcadero Del Norte $3 students / $5 general February 4...

Mentoring graduate students is a vital component of UCSB's mission as a research university; it includes training graduate students for careers in research and teaching and preparing them to meet the highest professional and ethical standards as scholars and educators. This award will recognize the...

The CNRS invites proposals that address the annual theme of Race/Gender/Class Intersectionality. The center invites proposals on the relationships among antiracist, women's, anticolonial/anti‐imperial, and labor‐based/anti‐poverty movements. Faculty Research Seed‐Grants fund projects of varying sizes, up to a maximum of $20K, with preference given to collaborative...

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB This panel uses different media expressions to explore how urban re-productions of space/place often have emotional impacts on people whose values, cultural ways and quality of life are at best secondary to economic interests of...

These grants support projects that have the potential to elevate museum, archival, and library practice within the context of national strategic initiatives. Two types of funding will be supported: Project Grants for $50K to $1M for up to three years for projects with thorough needs assessments, completely...

The UC Center for New Racial Studies is funding research grants for UC faculty and graduate/professional students during the 2011-2012 academic year. This year's theme is Race/Gender/Class Intersectionality The RFP can be found here: http://www.uccnrs.ucsb.edu/files/RFP-Intersectionality%202011-12%20%2812-9-10%29.pdf For more information about the UCCNRS, please see: http://www.uccnrs.ucsb.edu/ "Intersectionality" is the name that...