November 2011

Three prizes of $1M each are annually awarded for achievements having an outstanding scientific, technological, cultural or social impact on our world. Selected fields for 2012 are history/biography, plastic arts, and genome research. Nominees for the Dan David Prize may be individuals or organizations. Specific...

Mireille Miller-Young (Feminist Studies, UCSB) Monday, Nov 21, 2011 / 12:00 PM Crowell Reading Room (6028 HSSB) This talk explores how discourses of sexualization–and particularly pornification or pornetration–obscure critical differences in the ways that “women’s” sexuality emerges in modern popular cultures and social relations. Women of color...

Rob Nixon (English, University of Wisconsin-Madison) Friday, November 18, 2011 / 2:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB The violence wrought by climate change, toxic drift, deforestation, oil spills, and the environmental aftermath of war takes place gradually and often invisibly. Using the innovative concept of "slow violence"...

The Residency Partnership Program supports ensembles and presenters in reaching audiences for classical or contemporary, jazz, and world chamber music through residency projects. Funding is specifically aimed at activities that take place in community settings. U.S.-based ensembles and not-for-profit presenters may submit an application for...

Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Awards will be given to ladder rank faculty to release them from teaching one quarter to concentrate on research projects. Recipients must be in residence during the fellowship term; while the award releases the recipient from teaching responsibilities, it does not exempt him or her from service and advising responsibilities. Award recipients will be designated IHC Fellows and may be asked to deliver a public lecture or hold a seminar on a topic related to their research during their tenure as fellows. The award does not provide for release from summer teaching, nor does it provide a salary supplement. It will be calculated as a replacement cost of up to $5,000 for one course, and awarded funds must be expended within twelve months of the announcement of the award. Faculty may receive this award once every five years, and must not teach during the award quarter.

UCHRI is inviting proposals to promote public programming involving vigorous partnerships between any field or organization with significant humanities focus or content and off-campus community organizations with considerable record of public service commitments. Funding would be available for programming that involves community outreach partnerships with...

UCIRA invites applications to the Open Classroom Challenge. Courses must be taught in Spring 2012, Fall 2012, or Winter 2013. Selection criteria include originality, significance, innovative potential, interdisciplinary scope, and cogency of project design. Of particular interest are projects that do some of the following:...

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 this round of the California Story Fund, applicants are strongly encouraged (but not required) to submit proposals that will examine the meaning of democracy in alignment with the Searching for Democracy initiative. Applicants may request up to $10K, which must be matched by at least an equivalent contribution of non-federal funds or in-kind services and materials or any combination thereof. Eligibility: UCSB may only submit one application.

Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants of $6K fund women college and university faculty and independent researchers to prepare research for publication. The grants are intended for tenure-track, part-time, or temporary faculty or new or established scholars and researchers at universities. Deadline: 11/15/2011 Agency Contact: 319/337-1716,...

Conferences held at UCSB and examining any aspect of Chicana/o studies are eligible for funding. The Institute is especially committed to seeding innovative interdisciplinary projects with policy implications. Funding priority will be given to proposals that form part of (or initiate) a long-term research...

The Chicano Studies Institute is pleased to issue a call for proposals from graduate students engaged in research on topics pertaining to Chicana/o or Latina/o populations in the United States. Projects grounded in all academic fields are welcome with priority given to interdisciplinary research projects...

Projects examining any aspect of Chicano studies are eligible. The Institute is especially committed to seeding innovative interdisciplinary projects with policy implications. Funding priority will be given to proposals that demonstrate a strong potential for subsequent extramural funding. Applicants are also encouraged to incorporate graduate...

This prize program honors individuals under the age of 40 from anywhere in the world who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change. Up to three awards of $100K will be presented, with...

THE FOURTH BIANNUAL ANCIENT BORDERLANDS INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE Innovation in Borderland Regions   BORDERLANDS, broadly defined, are spaces where disparate ethnicities, cultures, religions, political systems, or linguistic traditions come into close contact and require both individuals and societies to adapt culturally, politically, economically, or technologically to encounters with other...

UCHRI funds a regular program of conference support to promote innovative, collaborative, and interdisciplinary research, being particularly responsive to those intellectual activities that cannot readily occur within existing departmental and programmatic structures. A UCHRI conference should bring recognition to scholarly work being done by...

Introduction by Clayton Eshleman (Regents Lecturer, UCLA) Thursday, November 10 / 4:00 PM MultiCultural Center Theater Imbued with an African and Vodun spirituality, Aime Cesaire's poetry became increasingly politically-focused in the 1950's. Eshleman's translations of Cesaire have been published by Wesleyan University Press in a bilingual format, with...

Tara McPherson (USC, School of Cinematic Arts) Wednesday, November 9, 2011 / 3:30 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB In a belated recognition of Open Access Week (October 24-30), Tara McPherson, strong  advocate and practitioner of open access publishing and explorer of innovative interdisciplinary digital scholarship, will share...

Rick Perlstein (journalist, author of Nixonland) Saturday, November 5, 2011 / 9:30 AM – 4 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Application deadline: Monday, October 10 As part of its yearlong “Public Goods” series, the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center at UCSB invites interested faculty and other members...

The Association of Performing Arts Presenters recognizes that promoting global exchanges of artists and their work and cross-cultural programs is essential to fully engage audiences and communities in the breadth and diversity of performing arts experiences and provides an opportunity for presenting professionals to expand and deepen their knowledge of artists, traditions, and cultures from around the world. The Cultural Exchange Fund is a travel subsidy program supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to assist U.S.-based presenting professionals and their organizations and companies in building partnerships and collaborations with international touring artists, companies, and their collaborators and to experience the work of artists from around the world in its cultural context.

Stuart Tyson Smith (Anthropology, UCSB) Thursday, November 3 / 4:00 PM Lane Room, Ellison Hall Professor Smith's research centers on the civilizations of ancient Egypt and Nubia. He is particularly interested in the identification of ethnicity in the archaeological record and the ethnic dynamics of colonial...

Table of Contents Meeting 1: Introduction Meeting 2: Core Issues in the Humanities and Public Advocacy Meeting 3: Framing/Strategies for Action Meeting 4: New Media and Humanities Advocacy: A Planning Workshop Meeting 1: Introduction (10/27/11) Meeting 1 Notes Meeting 2: Core Issues in the Humanities and Public Advocacy (11/14/11) Meeting 2 Notes 1) The...

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Core Issues in Public Discourse on the Humanities (Monday, November 14, 2011, 1-3 pm, South Hall 2509) We have divided the readings according to four broad categories that might help frame our discussion on Thursday. We propose that we do as many readings as we can, and...

John Stratton Hawley (Religion, Barnard College and Columbia University) Wednesday, November 16 / 3:30 pm 1910 Buchanan Hall It is no secret that religion is a very serious thing—de la vie sérieuse, Durkheim says somewhere. Yet in the lives of the bhakti saints, as told in...

The Foundation encourages projects that focus on cultivating a renewed, healthier, and more vigorous sense of citizenship among the American people, and among peoples of other nations, as well. Applicants must submit a letter of inquiry prior to submitting a full proposal. Before applying to foundation...

The main objective of this grant is to support research proposals in EU studies that meet the highest standards of academic excellence as defined by the involved disciplines. Preference will be given to research on policy issues of special relevance and timeliness that address EU...

The Asian Cultural Council (ACC) supports international dialogue, understanding and respect through cultural exchange and nurtures the individual talents of the artists and scholars in Asia and the United States. Americans seeking support to undertake activities in Asia are eligible to apply. Arts organizations and...

Recipients will reside at the Getty Research Institute, where they pursue their own projects free from academic obligations, make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to an annual theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty....

In order to promote Japanese Studies overseas, this program provides support to outstanding scholars in the field by providing the opportunity to conduct research in Japan. Scholars and researchers must be in the humanities or social sciences. The Scholars and Researchers (Long-Term) fellowship lasts...

The Howard Foundation awards a limited number of fellowships each year for independent projects in selected fields. The Foundation targets its support specifically to early mid-career individuals, those who have achieved recognition for at least one major project. Approximately ten fellowships will be awarded in...

Museums for America (MFA) is the largest grant program for museums at IMLS. The goal of MFA is to strengthen the ability of a museum to serve the public more effectively by supporting high-priority activities that advance the institution’s mission and strategic goals. Applicants can apply for projects in one of the following three categories: Engaging Communities (Education, Exhibitions, and Interpretation); Building Institutional Capacity (Management, Policy, and Training); Collections Stewardship (Management of Collections). Fiscal year (FY) 2012 MFA funding will support projects and activities that strengthen museums as active resources for lifelong learning and as important institutions in the establishment of livable communities.

This program will provide up to $2M in research support for empirical, conceptual, and interpretive work exploring interconnections between religion and innovation as history and human affairs. The program encourages applications from investigators interested in undertaking conceptually-oriented research on the role religion(s) may or may...

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...