February 2015

Patricia Fumerton (English,UCSB) Pamela Smith (History, Columbia) Friday, February 27-Saturday, February 28 / 9:00 AM Alumni Hall and West Conference Center We seek to explore the various kinds and forms of making. From manufacturing a sheet of paper, to printing a ballad, to conducting an experiment,...

Noah Zatz (Law, UCLA) Friday, February 20, 2015 / 1:00 PM HSSB 4041 Zatz is the author of Poverty Unmodified: Critical Reflections on the Deserving/Underserving Distinction and Beyond Misclassification: Tackling the Independent Contractor Problem. Zatz’s research address how work structures both inequality and social citizenship in...

Friday, February 20th, 2015 / 9:30 AM Multipurpose Room, Student Resource Building As climate change threatens communities worldwide, how to transition to cleaner sources of energy remains a global challenge. For developing countries, the stakes are high: they must simultaneously respond to climate change impacts and strive...

Paul Edwards (History and School of Information, University of Michigan) Thursday, February 19, 2015 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Why does climate change remain controversial despite an overwhelming scientific consensus? Across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, constantly changing, poorly standardized data practices created...

This program is designed to fund the implementation of innovative digital-humanities projects that have successfully completed a start-up phase and demonstrated their value to the field. Such projects might enhance our understanding of central problems in the humanities, raise new questions in the humanities, or develop new digital applications and approaches for use in the humanities.

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. Only members of the Association are eligible.

T.A. Barron (author, the Merlin Saga) Tuesday, February 10, 2015 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room 6020 HSSB T.A. Barron, highly acclaimed author of the Merlin Saga, The Ancient One, The Hero’s Trail, and many other books, finds great inspiration in the wonders of nature and...

Paul Mendes-Flohr (Modern Jewish History and Thought, University of Chicago Divinity School) Monday, February 9 / 7:30 PM Santa Barbara Hillel, 781 Embarcadero del Mar, Isla Vista One of the most significant Jewish thinkers of the twentieth century, Martin Buber was born in Vienna (1878) and died in...

Wednesday, February 4 / 1:00-2:30 PM South Hall 2509 4Humanities@UCSB will meet Wednesday Feb. 4th, 1-2:30pm, in South Hall 2509. Continuing and new participants are invited. Please come to this meeting to offer suggestions in regard to two current 4Humanities projects. One is the WhatEvery1Says project to...

David L. Kirp (Public Policy, UC Berkeley) Wednesday, February 4, 2015 / 12:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Renowned education author David Kirp speaks about higher education and his bestselling book, Improbable Scholars; The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America's Schools....

Anne Knowles (Geography, Middlebury College) Alberto Giordano (Geography, Texas State University) Monday, February 2, 2015 / 4:00 PM UCEN Flying A Room Anne Knowles and Alberto Giordano (eds.) present Geographies of the Holocaust. This book is the result of a multi-year collective project that has explored the geographies of...