May 2014

Keynote: Professor William Tronzo (UC San Diego) Saturday, May 31 / 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. AM McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020 The Medieval Studies Program at UCSB presents an interdisciplinary graduate student conference focused on the theme of "Movement and Mobility in the Middle Ages." Professor William...

Friday, May 30 / 9:30 AM-5:00 PM University Center Lobero Room This is a one-day symposium in honor of the centenary of the birth of Aimé Césaire, the great Martinican poet-statesman (1913-2008). Césaire, in both his literary and political careers, strove to be “the spokesman for those...

Thursday, May 29 / 3:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB A roundtable with UCSB Profefessors Amber González (Chican@ Studies), Ruth Hellier-Tinoco (Music), and Ninotchka Bennahum (Dance). Everyone is invited to join this discussion. For more details see: http://www.ihc.ucsb.edu/performance-and-politics/ Sponsored by  the IHC's Performance & Politics RFG....

A celebration of the life and work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez,Nobel prize Colombian writer who recently died, with readings, remembrances and film clips.  This event has been postponed.  For further information, visit: www.spanport.ucsb.edu Sponsored by the Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese, the program in Latin American...

Dr. Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart (Psychiatry, University of New Mexico) Friday, May 23, 2014 / 12:30 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Registration is required for this workshop. Please register at http://tinyurl.com/reg-histtr-2014 to receive the preparatory readings. Under colonial occupation, Native communities across the Americas endured devastating...

Thursday, May 22 / 9:00 AM-5:00 PM UCSB Centennial House The Graduate Center for Literary Research cordially invites you to participate in the GCLR Graduate Student Conference on “Disclosure,” Thursday May 22 at the Centennial House from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. Disclosure evokes hidden, withheld,...

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 fifth year. Part of the system-wide University of California Humanities Network, this program is designed to support advanced doctoral students in the final stages of completing their dissertations, and to encourage the collaboration, interdisciplinary dialogue, and innovation that are fundamental to research in the humanities in the University of California. Along with Faculty Research Fellows, Graduate Fellows will be members of the UC Society of Fellows in the Humanities, sponsored by the UC Humanities Network.

Monday, May 19 / 9:00 AM Student Resources Building, Multipurpose Room Students from three Santa Barbara County high schools who are participating in UCSB's academic outreach program SKILLS will present the results of their original research on the role of language in their lives. Sponsored by the Crossroads...

Saturday, May 17 /4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020 The Early Modern Center is pleased to announce our thirteenth annual conference, “Transatlantic Ecologies: Utopia to Zoonomia,” featuring keynote speakers Daniel Brayton (Middlebury College) and Gordon Sayre (University of Oregon). Transatlantic Ecologies explores the complex and...

Friday, May 16 / 1:00 PM Loma Pelona 1108 Speakers: Janet Fiskio (Enviornmental Studies, Oberlin College) Adrian Parr (Sociology, University of Cincinnati) Steven Vanderheiden (Political Science, University of Colorado) Following the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's publication of the "5th Assessment Report," this Symposium will ask how the ever-increasing scientific consensus...

Friday, May 16 / 10:00 AM MultiCultural Center Lounge The American Cultures & Global Contexts Center is proud to present "Antiracism Inc./Works: The Anticonference." Please join us for the academic, artistic, and activist encounter that is sure to reinvigorate our analysis of and commitments to social...

Thursday, May 15 / 4:00 PM Koi Pond Below Storke Tower Sienna Cordoba (History, UCSB) Warren Taylor (Materials Research Lab, UCSB) We invite you to the Koi Pond below Storke Tower for a "bake sale" art installation where you may meet someone from another department;  It happened to us,...

Thursday, May 15 / 4:00 PM Lane Room, Ellison Hall Presenters: Nicole Filler (Political Science) "In the Pursuit of Social Justice: Identities, Mobilization, and Activism." Travis Seifman (History) "Edo dachi: Performing Identity in Ryukyuan Diplomatic Processions." Magarita Safronova (Political Science) "Cultural Change and Political Behavior: Study of Ethnic Russians in Latvia and Kazakhstan" Sponsored...

Thursday, May 15 / 1:30-5:00 PM Friday, May 16 / 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Santa Barbara Harbor Room, University Center Composition: making meaning through design is an interdisciplinary symposium that asks how design features—including format, medium, lettering, and images—can alter, enhance, or otherwise affect the transmission of...

Thursday, May 8 / 9:30 AM Mosher Alumni House Friday, May 9, / 10:00 AM-1:00 PM MultiCultural Center Theater This symposium focuses on three central notions associated with the manifold transformations of the Mediterranean Sea in modern times: memory, movement, and migration. It is at the crossroads of...

Monday,  May 5 / 2:00 PM 6056 HSSB Seminar Room The IHC's Graduate Affiliate Program is pleased to host the first of two public workshops in which graduate scholars will present their work on the topic of care in conjunction with the IHC's the  Value of Care...