February 2012

These grants are offered to organizations to assist with the production-related expenses that are necessary to take projects such as publications, exhibitions, installations, conferences/lectures, films, new media projects, and other public programs, from conceptualization to realization and public presentation. The Foundation is most interested in...

Ruth Hellier-Tinoco (UCSB, Department of Music) Friday, February 24 / 5:00 PM 6056 HSSB, IHC Research Seminar Room In this informal gathering we continue to debate issues concerning the notion of “performance studies” and its efficacy in enabling provocations, understandings, and actions. Picking up themes and...

Thursday-Friday, February 23-24 McCune Conferenc Room, 6020 HSSB Alumni Hall, Mosher Alumni Center Every year UNESCO observes the International Mother Language Day on February 21st, in remembrance of the students that died in Dhaka (Bangladesh) during the Bengali Language Movement protests in 1952. UCSB's Spanish and Portuguese...

Bradley Simpson (History, Princeton University) Thursday, February 23 / 4:00 PM HSSB 4020 During the Cold War countless peoples and movements in both the decolonizing world and the advanced industrial states mobilized under the banner of self-determination, and sought to institutionalize its status as a human...

Tuesday-Wednesday, February 21-22 McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB This conference explores the interactions and points of contact between the different cultural and linguistic zones that make up the Caribbean region, in support of a less insular, more archipelagic sense of Caribbean culture. Contemporary Caribbean cultures are, as...

Donald Molosi  (Theater and Dance, UCSB) Saturday, February 18 / 7:00 PM Theater and Dance, Studio Theater "Blue, Black and White," written and performed by Donald Molosi, is an enchanting humanist story about Seretse Khama. He married a white British woman in 1949 and their interracial marriage saw...

Richard White (History, Stanford University) Friday, February 17 / 1:00 PM 4041 HSSB White is the author of The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815, "It's Your Misfortune and None of my Own": A History of the American West, Remembering...

Yaba Badoe  (director) Thursday, February 16 / 5:00 PM 1701 Theater & Dance West The Witches of  Gambaga is the extraordinary story of a community of women condemned to live as witches in Northern Ghana. Made over the course of five  years, this disturbing expose is the product...

Keiji Sato (Hokkaido University, Japan and Davis Center, Harvard University) Thursday, February 16 / 4:00 PM Lane Room, Ellison Hall Social mobilization of ethnic groups represents an issue of widespread interest for historians and political scientists.  The presentation examines the social movements of Russian speakers in Estonia and Moldova,...

Mark Rosheim (author, Leonardo's Lost Robots) Carlo Pedretti (Art History, UCLA) Sara Taglialagamba (Art History, UCLA) Thursday, February 16 / 11:00 AM Embarcadero Hall  A discussion among three outstanding experts on the work of Leonardo da Vinci. Mark Rosheim is a mechanical engineer and author of...

UCCSC supports collaborative research by UC faculty, graduate students, and their colleagues at other institutions. The goal of this initiative is to bring together the many interesting projects and discussions afoot on most of the UC campuses, and to facilitate their development and elaboration in...

This competition provides funds for both collaborative and individual research projects in the humanities and social sciences in or on any country of Eurasia or East-Central Europe. The primary scholar on either a collaborative or individual project must be a US citizen and hold a...

For the 2012-2013 grant-making cycle, the UCCNRS invites proposals that address the theme of Race-Making, Race-Neutrality and Race-Consciousness. While the claim is often made that race is less salient today than it was in the past, for example in determining "life-chances" and (in)equality, that argument...

Funding will be offered to proposals in disciplinary clusters, with Performance Practice and Research and Literature funded in the 2012 cycle. UCIRA funding is intended to support projects, both individual and collaborative that represent the most innovative and relevant arts research taking place within the...

(Michael Moore, 2009, 127 min.) Tuesday, February 14, 2012 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB The IHC celebrates Valentine’s Day with a screening of Moore’s scathing film, which examines the impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Americans and asks the question:...

Thursday-Saturday, February 9-11 McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB This conference examines the past, present, and future of feminist studies as a field of academic inquiry that is interdisciplinary, transnational, and intersectional. Drawing together former holders of the UCSB Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Women's Studies with current faculty,...

These grants support research and graduate education partnerships between French and American Universities with emphasis placed on novel, innovative and, interdisciplinary projects when relevant. Applicants are expected to develop new or more thorough partnerships through the collaboration. Each partnership must be led by a program...

Christine Echeverria Bender (author) Monday, February 6 / 10:00 AM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Christine Echeverria Bender, a Basque-American writer of historical fiction is coming to UCSB to talk about the artistry and the research that she mixes in her novels. These are tales of...

Keynote Speakers: Michael Kazin (History, Georgetown University) Tom Hayden (principal author of the Port Huron Statement, political activist) Thursday-Friday, February 2-3, 2012 Corwin Pavilion and McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB The 1962 Port Huron Statement was the most important manifesto of the early New Left. This conference brings together...

The Andrew Vincent White and Florence Wales White Scholarship will be awarded to one or more regularly enrolled full-time UC graduate students working in appropriate fields. To be eligible for the Andrew Vincent White and Florence Wales White Scholarship, candidates must be current full-time UC...

National Leadership Grants support projects that address challenges faced by the museum, library, and/or archive fields and that have the potential to advance practice in those fields. Successful proposals will seek innovative responses to the challenge(s) identified in the proposals, and will have national impact. The National Leadership Grant program accepts applications under four main categories: Advancing Digital Resources—Support the creation, use, presentation, and preservation of significant digital resources as well as the development of tools to enhance access, use, and management of digital assets. Research—Support research that investigates key questions that are important to museum, library, and archival practice. Demonstration—Support projects that produce a replicable model or practice that is usable, adaptable, or scalable by other institutions for improving services and performance.

The Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries and Museums are a special funding opportunity within the IMLS National Leadership Grants program. These small grants encourage libraries, museums, and archives to test and evaluate specific innovations in the ways they operate and the services they provide. Sparks Grants support the deployment, testing, and evaluation of promising and groundbreaking new tools, products, services, or organizational practices. You may propose activities or approaches that involve risk, as long as the risk is balanced by significant potential for improvement in the ways libraries and museums serve their communities.