October 2012

(Heather Courtney, 2011, 90 min.) Tuesday, October 30, 2012 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Emmy award-winning documentary Where Soldiers Come From follows the four-year journey of childhood friends who, after graduating from high school in rural Michigan, join the National Guard, enticed by a $20,000...

Paul Pierson (Political Science, UC Berkeley) Friday, October 26/ 1:00 PM 4041 HSSB Pierson is the author, with Jacob Hacker, of Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer – and Turned its Back on the Middle Class. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of...

Nguyen Tan Hoang (English / Film Studies at Bryn Mawr College) Friday, October 19 / 11:00 AM UCSB Women's Center Conference Room Nguyen Tan Hoang is a video artist and academic whose work interrogates forms of desire in queer Asian male identities, Vietnamese diasporic cultural production, and trans-Asian...

Thursday, October 18 / 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Please join us for the IHC’s eighth annual Open House.  Meet new faculty, fellows and staff.  Learn about the IHC’s  programming series for this academic year: Fallout: In the Aftermath of War.  Find...

MAP supports artists, ensembles, producers and presenters whose work in the disciplines of contemporary performance embodies this spirit of exploration and deep inquiry.

Tuesday, October 16 / 4:00 PM Crowell Reading Room, 6028 HSSB Please come to the first meeting of the Modern Mexican Studies Research Focus Group of the IHC. We'll meet to share interests and plan events for the forthcoming year. Co-conveners: Ruth Hellier-Tinoco, Music (rhellier-tinoco@music.ucsb.edu) Gabriela Soto Laveaga, History (gsotolaveaga@history.ucsb.edu) Sarah...

Through its Grant Programs, the Kress Foundation supports scholarly projects that promote the appreciation, interpretation, preservation, study and teaching of European art from antiquity to the early 19th century.

Peggy Szymanski (Xerox PARC) Friday, October 12 / 1:30 PM Education 1205 Peggy Szymanski, an interaction analyst grounded in the methods of conversation analysis and ethnography, is currently exploring practices around mobile telepresence – how people stay connected to their close friends and family as they go about...

David D. Hall (Harvard Divinity School) Thursday, October 11 / 3:30 PM McCune Room, 6020 HSSB A central question for historians of religion and culture in early modern Europe and early America is how, given the complexities of mapping “popular religion,” the authority of theological paradigms and religious...

Steven Friesen (Religious Studies, University of Texas Austin) Thursday, October 11 / 6:00 PM McCune Conference Center, 6020 HSSB The recent work of Slovenian Marxist philosopher Slavoj Žižek on the New Testament suggests that Žižek may have more in common with the author of the Book of Revelation. Žižek’s work may...

Monday, October 8 / 3:00 PM South Hall 2509 The 4Humanities@UCSB IHC Research Focus Group, led by Claudio Fogu (French & Italian), Linda Adler-Kassner (Writing Program), and Alan Liu (English), is calling for faculty and graduate students to participate in the second year of the group's activities. The...