June 2011

The funding activities of the Gerda Henkel Stiftung concentrate on German and foreign academics in the fields of historical humanities. Research projects in the following fields are supported in particular: History Prehistory and Early History Archaeology Art History Historic Islamic Studies Legal History Special Programs in Islam, the modern nation state...

These grants support the staff of cultural institutions obtain the knowledge and skills needed to serve as effective stewards of humanities collections. Grants also support educational programs that prepare the next generation of conservators and preservation professionals, as well as projects that introduce the staff...

Conveners Ali Hendley, Sociology, ahendley@umail.ucsb.edu Lisa Jacobson, History, jacobson@history.ucsb.edu Erika Rappaport, History, rappaport@history.ucsb.edu The Food Studies Research Focus Group brings together faculty and graduate students to discuss ongoing research on a variety of food-related topics. These include: the cultural, social and political meanings of food in diverse settings and...

CONVENERS Barbara Holdrege, Religious Studies (holdrege@religion.ucsb.edu) Bhaskar Sarkar, Film and Media Studies (sarkar@filmandmedia.ucsb.edu) RESEARCH INTERESTS The IHC South Asian Religions and Cultures Research Focus Group is an interdisciplinary group of faculty and graduate students from twelve departments across campus whose research interests center on South Asia. The South Asian...

Conveners:  Ruth Hellier-Tinoco, Music, Theater & Dance               (rhellier-tinoco@music.ucsb.edu) Nina Bennahum,Theater & Dance                                    (bennahum@theaterdance.ucsb.edu) Dorota Dutsch, Classics                  ...

The "Digging into Data Challenge" competition promotes large-scale, international and interdisciplinary analysis of large data sets. Teams comprised of researchers in the humanities, social sciences, computer sciences, information sciences and other fields may participate. The competition asks interested scholars to design methods and tools to...

The Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), The UK Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), The UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), The UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), The US Institute of Museum...

Instituted in 2007 with seed monies from SAGE Sara Miller McCune Dean of Social Sciences Melvin Oliver, the New Sexualities Research Focus Group (RFG) aims to create a network of critical sexualities studies scholars at UCSB, provide opportunities for scholars at UCSB to network and...

Conveners: Cynthia Kaplan | Adrienne Edgar Email: kaplan@polsci.ucsb.edu | edgar@history.ucsb.edu The Identity Research Focus Group explores the diverse dimensions of identity, how it is studied and its implications. The group brings together scholars and graduate students from a wide array of disciplines in order to share their...

Statement of Purpose The Interdisciplinary Archaeology Research Focus Group draws together faculty and graduate students across eight departments in the Divisions of Social Sciences and Humanities within the College of Letters and Sciences.  Lectures and discussions address current approaches to archaeological method, theory, and material analysis....

Convener: Sylvester Okwunodu Ogbechie (History of Art and Architecture), ogbechie@arthistory.ucsb.edu The IHC African Studies Research Focus is an interdisciplinary group of faculty and graduate students with diverse research interests in African studies. Established in 1998, the group meets approximately two to three times a quarter to...

Convenors: Linda Adler-Kassler | Alan Liu E-mail: adler-kassner@writing.ucsb.edu  ayliu@english.ucsb.edu The general 4Humanities initiative (http://humanistica.ualberta.ca/) includes scholars, students, and others engaged in advocacy for the humanities in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, Italy, Greece, Mexico, and India (current locations).  It provides an online platform for humanities advocacy that...

People • Past Events • Ph.D. Emphasis Program • Contact us For information about the Ancient Mediterranean Studies program please visit www.ams.ucsb.edu *Map of HSSB Registering for the Core Seminar for Credit Interested graduate students can receive 2 credits per quarter for attending the meetings by registering for the...

The CCH seeks proposals for story-based projects that are informed by humanities perspectives, methods, and content; that reveal the realities of California and its cultures, peoples, and histories; and that will be of interest to local, statewide, and potentially even national and global audiences. For...

Express Grants, formerly known as “mini-grants,” are awards up to $5,000 to support nonprofit organizations serving Santa Barbara County. These grants are meant to support organizations by funding projects that improve organizational efficiencies and effectiveness and that support the broad objectives of the Foundation as outlined on their website. The...

The California Story Fund (CSF) is a competitive grant program that supports community-centered, story-based public humanities projects that uncover and share the stories of California’s communities. These projects contribute to our evolving understanding of our California—past and present. For this round of the CSF program, applicants...

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals to publish historical records of national significance. Projects may focus on the papers of major figures from American life or cover broad historical movements in politics, military, business, social reform, the arts, and other aspects of...

NARA seeks proposals that use cost-effective methods to digitize nationally significant historical record collections and make the digital versions freely available online. Projects must make use of existing holdings of historical repositories and consist of entire collections or series. The materials should already be available...

National Archives and Records Administration NARA seeks proposals that will increase the capacity of archival repositories to create electronic records archives that preserve records of enduring historical value. The NHPRC supports efforts by archivists and records managers to meet the challenges of electronic records. Projects must...

Small grants support travel, short-term research, initial planning, or other special one-time needs related to the seed phase of projects or programs conducted by UC researchers or research teams in the areas of: Mexico-Related Studies; Latino Studies; United States-Mexican Relations; Critical U.S.-Mexico Issues; Latino and...

MacArthur Foundation Accepting Proposals for Documentary Film Grants The Media, Culture, and Special Initiatives program at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is accepting proposals for its 2011 documentary film grants program. The program seeks to fund documentary film projects that address the significant social...

Programs supported by the Foundation inform and educate their viewers about important and under-reported topics, provide balance and accurate information, encourage global conversations, and use technology to tell stories in engaging and interactive ways. MacArthur supports U.S.-based independent documentary filmmakers for the production and distribution...

Cinereach is a not-for-profit film production company and foundation that supports fiction and nonfiction filmmakers from all over the world through grants and awards, the Reach Film Fellowship, an internal productions department, and partnerships with the Sundance Institute and other organizations. Through its grants program, Cinereach...