April 2012

I am pleased to announce the fourth year of the Hellman Family Faculty Fellows Program. Its purpose is to provide financial support for the research of promising assistant professors. A generous gift from the Hellman Family Faculty Fund of the Hellman Family Foundation established the program. The start-up funding of most assistant professors runs out within two to three years of their appointments. The Hellman Fellowship aims to assist promising young faculty at this point in their careers.

The Open Society Foundations invite photographers to submit a body of work for consideration in the Moving Walls 20 group exhibition, scheduled to open in New York in early 2013. The Moving Walls exhibition series showcases documentary photography that highlights human rights and social issues that coincide with the Open Society Foundations’ mission. Moving Walls is exhibited at our offices in New York and Washington, D.C.

Vasudha Narayanan (Religion, University of Florida) Monday, April 30 / 4:00 pm 6020 Humanities and Social Sciences Building What can we learn about Vaisnava theology when we study the largest "Hindu" temple ever built? Using inscriptions, art, and architecture as sources, this lecture focused on the...

Alfred MacAdam (Barnard College, Columbia University) Tuesday, February 21 / 3:30 Phelps 4312 This event has been cancelled.  We apologize for any inconvenience. Prof. Alfred MacAdam, distinguished scholar and translator of Latin American literature, whose books include Dreams of Reason: Modern Latin American Narratives (Chicago UP), will...

John Stratton Hawley (Religion, Barnard College and Columbia University) Ninian Smart Memorial Lecture Thursday, April 26 / 5:00 pm 6020 Humanities and Social Sciences Building In this lecture Hawley provided a critical assessment of the “bhakti movement” trope as a bifocal, multilayered notion that draws on...

Isaiah Walker  (Brigham Young University- Hawaii ) Wednesday, April 25 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Surfing has been a significant sport and cultural practice in Hawaii for more than 1,500 years. In the last century, facing increased marginalization on land, many Native Hawaiians have found...

Bogliasco Fellowships are awarded to qualified persons doing creative or scholarly work in the various disciplines of the Arts and Humanities. To be eligible, applicants should demonstrate significant achievement in their disciplines, commensurate with their age and experience. An approved project is presumed to lead...

Administered by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the USArtists International program is committed to ensuring that the impressive range of performing arts in the United States is represented abroad, and that American artists can enhance their creative and professional development through participation at international festivals. Through USAI, grants are available to American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo performers that have been invited to perform at international festivals and/or for performance engagements that represent extraordinary career opportunities anywhere in the world outside the U.S. To be eligible, applicants must be a dance, music, or theater ensemble or solo artist, including practitioners of folk and traditional forms, working at a professional level; be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization or have a U.S.-based fiscal sponsor that has nonprofit 501(c)(3) status; if an ensemble, have the majority of its members be U.S. citizens or permanent residents (whether a U.S.-based ensemble or a collaborative project with artists in the host country); and, if a solo performer, be invited to perform as a soloist without accompaniment and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

This fund provides grants for language maintenance and linguistic field work. The work most likely to be funded is that which serves both the native community and the field of linguistics. Work which has immediate applicability to one group and more distant application to the...

Kathleen Woodward (English, University of Washington) Friday, April 20 / 3:30 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB A hyper–keyword in contemporary American culture, risk pervades the discourse of entrepreneurial culture and finance capitalism on the one hand (risk–taking to reap off–scale financial reward is applauded) as...

Application Deadline: Monday, April 16, 2018 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.

Application Deadline: Monday, April 16, 2018 Awards will be made to support collaborative projects. Eligible projects include conferences at UCSB or in the Santa Barbara area; collaborative research or instructional projects by faculty in one or more departments/programs; and initiatives to bring visiting scholars and arts practitioners to campus for collaborative research or teaching (where appropriate such scholars may be appointed Visiting Fellows of the IHC).  Award amounts up to $3000.

Keynote Speaker: Seana Coulson (University of California San Diego) Saturday, April 14 / 9:00 AM 3605 South Hall The inaugural Cognition and Language Workshop (CLaW) is a conference dedicated to the relationship between language and cognition, featuring talks approaching the cognition of language from empirical data-driven perspectives....

Annie Leonard (The Story of Stuff, Regents' Lecturer in Film and Media Studies ) Thursday, April 12, 2012 / 7:30 PM Pollock Theater When Annie Leonard released The Story of Stuff film, she had no idea that her message would resonate so widely. Since its launch in 2007, the...

Ruth Hellier-Tinoco (Music, Theater & Dance, UCSB) and UCSB students Tuesday,  April 10 / 7:00 PM TD 1703 Extracts of interdisciplinary performances (work-in-progress), engaging music, theater, film, movement, performance art, and multimedia created and performed by undergraduate students of Music and Theater, facilitated by Ruth Hellier-Tinoco, through her...

Ruth Hellier-Tinoco  (UCSB Music, Theater & Dance) and Carol Press (UCSB Theater & Dance) Monday, April 9 / 7:00 PM TD 1703 Creative processes and creativity in interdisciplinary performance-making and educational contexts provide the focus for this session. Grounded in a principle of the profound...

Richard Bauman (Communication & Culture, Indiana University) Friday, April 6 / 1:30 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Country people have stood as the domestic Other within contemporary society, providing embodied figurations of what modern people are not—or, in some inflections, are no longer. In this talk, I...

Chamber Music America, a national service organization for the chamber music profession, is accepting applications from ensembles and presenters for its Classical Commissioning Program. The program provides support to U.S.-based professional classical, contemporary, and world music ensembles and presenters for the creation and performance of new chamber works by American composers. CMA defines chamber music as music for small ensembles (two to ten musicians) whose members perform one to a part, generally without a conductor. Compositions may represent a diverse musical spectrum including contemporary art music, world music, and works that include electronics. New works created through this program must be performed a minimum of three times in the United States.

Sébastien Peyrouse (School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University) Friday, April 6 / 12:30 PM Lane Room, Ellison Hall Sébastien Peyrouse is a Senior Research Fellow with the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program, a joint center affiliated with Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced...

Winter 2011-2012 Friday, October 14 (12pm, HSSB 4041) Michele Salzman (UC Riverside) "Elite Contestations, Space and Ideology after the Sack of Rome in 410 Friday, October 14 (3pm in TBA) Emily Gowers (Cambridge) Saturday, October 15 (9:15-4 in HSSB 6020) Multi-Campus Research Group Meeting Monday, October 17 (5pm, HSSB 6020) Deborah Carlson (Texas A&M) "The...

Professor Vincent Pecora (English, University of Utah) Thursday, April 5 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Vincent P. Pecora is the author of Self and Form in Modern Narrative (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989), Households of the Soul (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997), Secularization...

Thursday, April 5 / 8:00 PM MultiCultural Center Theater Sister Spit is a rotating collection of artists spanning from film directors, poets, novelists, performance artists, comic book writes, to thespians, who have been touring annually since 1997. This event will include performances by  Michelle Tea, Kit...

This initiative supports collaborative research by UC faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and their colleagues at other institutions. This grant funds research-oriented, or research-promoting activities in the broad field of new racial studies. Launching campus-based research projects or working-groups, supporting research-oriented curriculum development, or assisting...