May 2011

Up to five awards will be funded to outstanding researchers in all fields of the humanities, social science, cultural science, law, and economics to promote research collaboration with specialist colleagues in Germany, contributing towards the further internationalism of the humanities and social sciences in...

The Foundation is focused on making grants to support environmental, education, human services, and other causes. The Foundation makes both program and operating grants and does not have any geographic restrictions on our grants. Before applying to foundation opportunities, please contact Janice Hartoch Taylor, Director...

Saturday, May 28 / 9:00 AM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB This graduate student conference will feature a lecture by Tat-siong Benny Liew, author of What is Asian American Biblical Hermeneutics? Liew will discuss his interdisciplinary work in the fields of religious studies, theology, Asian American studies,...

Santa Barbara’s premiere improv group Friday nights at 8 pm Students $3 / general $5 Embarcadero Hal May 27-28: The 24 Hour Improvathon...

Friday, May 27 / 1:00-4:00 PM McCune Conference Center, HSSB 6020 “Commercial Manuscript Makers in Thirteenth-Century Paris and the Making of the ‘Santa Barbara Bible’” Richard Rouse, History, University of California, Los Angeles “Printing the Hebrew Bible in Early Modern Europe: Christian and Jewish Scholarly Collaboration in an...

An Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Conference at UCSB Thursday - Friday, May 26-27 Keynote: Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries (Web Art Group) Thursday, May 26/ 3:00 PM Multi-Cultural Center Theater Auras: The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction, an interdisciplinary undergraduate conference at UCSB, is proud to present a keynote...

Van Maximillian Carlson (Director) Monday, May 23 / 7:00 PM Pollock Theater Bhopali (2011) documents the experience of second-generation children in Bhopal, India, who have been affected by the Union Carbide gas disaster of 1984, the worst industrial disaster in history, and subsequent contamination of groundwater by Union...

Presented by I.V. LIVE Friday, May 20 / 8:00 PM I.V. Theater 2 A play based entirely on recent interviews of Isla Vista citizens. May 20th AND May 21st Sponsored by I.V. LIVE Website: islavista-arts.org...

National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Preservation and Access PARD grants support projects that address major challenges in preserving or providing access to humanities collections and resources. These challenges include the need to find better ways to preserve materials of critical importance to the nation’s...

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation This program is to encourage and facilitate the hiring of professional stage directors and choreographers as Guest Artists. SDCF will furnish the chosen school with a grant of up to $5K to match the fee budgeted for the Guest Artist and...

Application Deadline: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 The Interdisciplinary Humanities Center supports on an annual basis Research Focus Groups that aim to bring together faculty and graduate students with shared research interests from different fields and departments or programs in order to foster the development of interdisciplinary research agendas in the humanities and fine arts.

DAAD offers grants for one to three months in all academic disciplines to scholars at US and Canadian institutions of higher education to pursue research at universities, libraries, archives, institutes, or laboratories in Germany. Grants are awarded for specific research projects and cannot be...

Santa Barbara’s premiere improv group Friday nights at 8 pm Students $3 / general $5 Embarcadero Hall May 13: The Harry Potter Show!...

Phaedra Pezzulo (Rhetoric and Public Culture, Indiana University) Susan Stonich (Anthropology, Environmental Studies, Geography, and the Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Marine Science, UCSB) Friday, May 13 / 12:00 PM Wallis Annenberg Conference Room (4315 SSMS) “Toxic tours” are visits to sites polluted by poisonous chemicals operated by environmental justice...

TThis grant supports photographers to take an existing body of work on a social justice or human rights issue and devise an innovative way of using that work as a catalyst for social change. The foundation is interested in well-designed projects that inspire audiences visually...

17th Annual Conference on Language, Interaction, and Social Organization (LISO) Thursday- Saturday, May 12 - 14, 2011 McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB The LISO conference promotes interdisciplinary research and discussion in the analysis of naturally occurring human interaction. Papers will be presented by national and international scholars...

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) This fellowship allows researchers employed at designated Japanese research institutions and laboratories to invite fellow researchers from other countries to Japan for short periods of time to participate in discussions, attend seminars, give lectures, or perform similar duties...

Wednesday, May 11 / 4:00 PM Lane Room, 3rd floor Ellison Hall Annual Graduate Student Presentations   Nation-State or State-Nation? Myths of Nationhood and Support for State Sovereignty in Belarus Francois Zdanowicz (Political Science , UCSB) Brawls, Armed Robbery and Kidnapping: Imperial Russia’s Adjudication in the South Caucasus until the...

Danielle Antoinette Hidalgo  (IHC Research Fellow) Wednesday, May 11 / 12:30 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Drawing upon three years of intensive ethnographic research in both atypical and typical strip clubs in California and Oregon, Hidalgo discusses how embodied labor is negotiated in these clubs.  Further, she...

Saturday, May 7 / 9:00 AM McCune Conference Room, HSSB This one-day interdisciplinary conference will explore the senses, sensibilities, and the dynamic relationship between the two, in the middle ages.  We will explore the problems of the senses, sentience, emotion and knowledge production in a period before...

Santa Barbara’s premiere improv group Friday nights at 8 pm Students $3 / general $5 Embarcadero Hall May 6: Improvability....

Friday, May 6 / 9:00 AM MultiCultural Center Graduate Student Lounge This conference, organized by graduate students in Spanish and Portuguese, will feature thirty to forty presenters from universities across the nation. Selected papers will be published in the Fall issue of the graduate academic journal...

Tom Juravich (Sociology and Labor Studies, University of Massachusetts at Amherst) Friday, May 6 / 1:00 PM HSSB 4041 Juravich is a labor educator and musician. He is the author of Chaos on the Shop Floor: A Worker's View of Quality, Productivity and Management (1985); an ethnography of...

Maher Hathout (Senior Advisor, Muslim Public Affairs Council, Los Angeles) Nuha Khoury (History of Art and Architecture, UCSB) Edward Linenthal (History, University of Indiana) Thursday, May 5, 2011 / 7:30 PM MultiCultural Center Theater The battle over plans to build a Muslim religious center near ground zero has thrown...

National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Challenge Grants NEH challenge grants are capacity‐building grants, intended to help institutions and organizations secure long‐term improvements in and support for their humanities programs and resources. These funds must provide long‐term benefits to the humanities and should reflect careful...

National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Research Programs Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities....

National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Research Programs Awards support research on modern Japanese society and political economy, Japan's international relations, and U.S.‐Japan relations. The program encourages innovative research that puts these subjects in wider regional and global contexts and is comparative and contemporary in...

Rula Jebreal (Screenwriter, Miral, 2011) Monday, May 2 / 6:00 PM Pollock Theater A free screening of the recently-released film Miral based on the novel and screenplay by Rula Jebreal, and directed by Julian Schnabel.  The film paints a stunning portrait of personal conflict, humanitarian courage, and...

Rula Jebreal  (Author & Journalist) Monday, May 2 / 4:00 PM Multicultural Center Theatre A discussion with Rula Jebreal on the transformations Italy has undergone under the impact of immigration over the past two decades, and how they influence the role that Italy could play vis-a-vis the current...