March 2014

The aim of this program is to provide funding that will support collaborations between UC faculty and cultural institutions, and to highlight the contributions that the humanities make to society and public policy discussions by facilitating dialogues between faculty, students, and public figures. The University of California President’s Advisory Committee on Research in the Humanities, which oversees the UC Humanities Network, will coordinate the project, which will be administered by the UC Humanities Research Institute.

As part of the University of California (UC) California Studies Consortium (CSC), the UCCSC Graduate Research Travel Grant is designed to assist advanced graduate students at UC campuses for travel and access to archives and collections for research in California Studies.

Ned Kaufman (Historic Preservation, Columbia University) Thursday, March 13 / 1:00 PM UCSB MultiCultural Center Dr. Ned Kaufman will do a lunchtime talk about his current research around historic conservation, social justice, intangible resources, sustainability and the economics of heritage. He will also discuss his career...

Howard Brick (History, University of Michigan) Friday, March 7 /  1:00 PM 4041 HSSB Professor Brick is the author of Age of Contradiction: American Thought & Culture in the 1960s (2000) and Transcending Capitalism: Visions of a New Society in Modern America (2006). Sponsored by the Center...

NEH anticipates that awards for seminars will range between $70,000 and $140,000 for a grant period of twelve months. Seminars will take place from October 1, 2013, to September 30, 2014. Awards for institutes range from $90,000 to $200,000 for a grant period of fifteen months. Institutes will take place from October 1, 2013, to December 31, 2014.

UCHRI Working Groups awards provide financial and logistical resources for University of California faculty to support research collaboration and communication within the extended range of humanities disciplines.

Research Abstract: “Culture, Industry, Finance”

Conveners: Joshua Clover, English, UC Davis Michael Szalay, English, UC Irvine This research group seeks to understand new conjunctions between mass-produced culture and finance. We’re interested in the the changing economic logic of the culture industry in the era of finance capital, more so than the interpretable character of cultural products. Equally, we’re interested in reading the regime of finance and its political economy through the optic of industrial cultural production. That our inquiry might travel dialectically in both directions is itself an indication of mutations in the relation between culture and finance.

Engaging Humanities is a public humanities program invested in mutual engagement with publics alongside and beyond the academy–it recognizes the importance of mutually-beneficial relationships, and builds upon the strengths of these partnerships to further enhance the development of engaged humanistic scholarship. And it is engaging: original scholarship that is interested in, and interesting to, a variety of publics.

Ambassador Dennis Ross (The Washington Institute for Near East Policy) Ghaith al-Omari (Executive Director, the American Task Force on Palestine) Wednesday, March 5 / 5:00 PM UCSB Campbell Hall Veteran Middle East peace negotiators, Ambassador Dennis Ross (counselor and William Davidson Distinguished Fellow at The Washington...

Praise Zenenga (African Studies,University of Arizona) Tuesday, March 4 / 12:30 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB This presentation focuses on strategies that popular theater artists used to survive dictatorship, censorship, and lack of sponsorship within the context of a sustained political and economic crisis (1998-2008) in post-independence...

This call for proposals is to provide seed funding to teams of UC and Mexican researchers for beginning projects in basic and applied collaborative research, instructional development, and public service and education projects that apply research to public issues.

Osmundo Pinho (Federal University, Reconcavo in Bahia, Brazil) Monday, March 3 / 1:30 PM SSMS 2011 On December 9 2013, in the State of São Paulo, the richest of the Brazilian states, six thousand young people attended an unauthorized funk party, like a rolling, mobile “flash mob” or...

The grant is available to graduate students (MA or higher) and scholars who are U.S. citizens. Summer Research Scholars will be given access to a workspace and computer facilities in the Wilson Center library. Grants are for 2 months during the summer and include residency at the Wilson Center.