March 2011

Filip DeBoeck (Anthropology, University of Leuven) Thursday, March 31 / 5:00 PM Pollock Theater In Cemetery State, Filip DeBoeck invites us on a bewildering tour of the cemetery of Kintambo, one of the oldest and largest cemeteries in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. ...

Charles Acland (Communication Studies, Concordia University, Montréal) Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1 McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB The Media Fields research collective is excited to announce Contested Territories, its third conference exploring the relationship between media and space. As a theme, ”contested territories” encompasses a...

Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) This program provides grants to strengthen and improve undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign languages. Of particular interest are applications that propose programs or activities primarily focused on language instruction or applications that propose the development of...

The IHC is pleased to congratulate the 2011-2012 UC Graduate Fellows in the Humanities: Jenna Gray-Hildenbrand of the Department of Religious Studies and Julia Panko of the Department of English.  For further details about this fellowship, which is sponsored by the UC Humanities Network, please...

The Early Modern Center's Tenth annual Winter Conference Friday – Saturday, March 11 – 12 McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB In recent decades, scholars working in the early modern period have been at the vanguard of literary studies. To cite just one example, some of the earliest practitioners...

Ken Mouré Department of History and Classics University of Alberta Thursday, March 10/ 11:00 AM HSSB 3001E Food shortages in Occupied Europe offer a marked contrast to the experience with food rationing in the United States and Britain during World War II.  Adding the French experience with rationing to comparative...

Deadline(s): 03/10/2011 - 1st Art Works Application Deadline 05/26/2011 - Challenge America Fast-Track Application 08/11/2011 - 2nd Art Works Application Deadline Grants for Arts supports projects in two categories: 1. Art Works projects support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse...

March 8, 2011 Mosher Alumni House On March 8, 2011 the New Sexualities RFG hosted a Sexuality Studies Brainstorming Session titled, “Rethinking the Funding and Form of Sexuality Studies.” This full-day event was held at the Mosher Alumni House. Paul Amar, Lisa Duggan, Macarena Gomez-Barris, J. Jack...

Monday, March 7, 2011 Multi-Cultural Center Queer theorists Lisa Duggan, Macarena Gomez-Barris, J. Jack Halberstam, and Dean Spade presented queer critiques of same-sex marriage and the fight for “marriage equality.” Instead of attempting to merely transform existing, oppressive institutions, panelists insisted on the necessity of moving...

Barry Eichengreen (Economics and Political Science, UC Berkeley) Friday, March 4 / 1:00 PM HSSB 4041 A former advisor to the International Monetary Fund, Eichengreen is the author of Globalizing Capital: A History of the International Monetary System (2008) and Global Imbalances and the Lessons of Bretton Woods...

This program offers $25K grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. For the year 2012, only fellowships in prose are available. News reporting...

Colin Gardner (Art, UCSB) Wednesday, March 2, 2011 / 5:00 PM IHC’s Platform Gallery, 6th Floor HSSB Where Platform's last exhibition, Snarled Megalopolis, visualized the organic shapes generated by cities out of control, Suburbia will highlight landscapes and architectures characterized by regulation, uniformity, and standardization. These landscapes are...

Grants are made for scholarly exhibitions at museums; curatorial research; visual arts programming at artist‐centered organizations; artist residencies and commissions; arts writing; and efforts to promote the health, welfare and first amendment rights of artists. http://www.warholfoundation.org/grant/overview.html Contact: info@warholfoundation.org...

These grants are for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada. Grants are not made for projects in archaeology, ethnography, psycholinguistics, or for the preparation of pedagogical materials. The committee distinguishes...

Creative Capital is interested in artists who demonstrate bold, inventive, and singular ideas in project form and content, are deeply engaged with and rigorously committed to their art form, have potential for significant artistic and cultural impact, and understand the professional landscape of their field....

These grants encourage research to increase the general public's understanding of homosexuality and sexual orientation, and to alleviate the stress that lesbian women, gay men, bisexual men and women, and transgendered people experience in this and future civilizations. Research is encouraged that addresses: heterosexuals' attitudes...

These grants are for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada. Grants are not made for projects in archaeology, ethnography, psycholinguistics, or for the preparation of pedagogical materials. The committee distinguishes...

These grants support faculty development programs in the humanities for school teachers and for college and university teachers. NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes may be as short as two weeks or as long as five weeks. The duration of a program should allow for a...