February 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013 / 2:00 - 5:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Casey Cooper Johnson (filmmaker, “UNMANNED: A Filmmaker's Journey”) Arthur Kroker (Canada Research Chair in Technology, Culture and Theory, Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture at the...

Thursday, February 28 / 2:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB This Center for Information Technology and Society and Interdisciplinary Humanities Center symposium brings together a philosopher, activists, and artists to speak about the growing use of unmanned aerial vehicles – or drones – in the world...

Amy Slaton (History, Drexel University) Friday, February 22  / 1:00 PM  4041 HSSB Slaton is the author of Race, Rigor and Selectivity in U.S. Engineering: The History of an Occupational Color Line (2010) and Reinforced Concrete and the Modernization of American Building, 1900-1930. Her new book project considers...

Caren Kaplan (American Studies, UC Davis) Friday,  February 22, 2013 / 1:00 PM SSMS 2135 Before the advent of aviation, industrializing nations sought to produce increasingly accurate surveys of territorial possessions, drawing on new technologies and sciences to interpret and reproduce sights and images.  Kaplan will argue that...

Call for Nominations

The Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, on behalf of the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts and the Graduate Division, is now accepting applications for the UC Graduate Fellows in the Humanities program, now in its fourth year.

The American Historical Association announces the availability of this grant to recognize the most deserving proposal relating to work in progress on a research project in American colonial history, with particular reference to the intercultural aspects of American and European relations. Preference will be given to Ph.D. candidates and junior scholars.

Richard Halpern (English, New York University) Wolf Kittler (German, Slavic, & Semitic Studies,UCSB) Joseph Roach (Theater, Yale) Friday, February 8 / 1:00 PM Saturday, February 9 / 8: 30 AM McCune Conference Room. HSSB 6020) Contemporary discussions of "risk" or "speculation" often identify these concepts as distinguishing...

Friday, February 8 / 1:00-5:30 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Keynote Speaker: Richard Halpern, (English, New York University): "The Loss of Hazard: Fugitive Risk in The Merchant of Venice" w/Shakespeare is a new multi-campus research group dedicated to the innovative study of Shakespeare. Convened by Julia...

Nan Enstad (History, University of Wisconsin-Madison) Friday, February 8 / 1:00 PM 4041 HSSB Enstad is the author of Ladies of Labor, Girls of Adventure: Working Women, Popular Culture, and Labor Politics at the Turn of the Twentieth Century. Her new book project is “The Jim...

Wednesday, February 6 / 5:00 PM IHC Research Seminar Room, 6056 HSSB This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.   A discussion of research work-in-progress on topics concerning contemporary Mexico, by faculty and students. If you would like more information please see the RFG website or contact...

The Core Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.