April 2015

The Arthur N. Rupe Great Debate Series explores contemporary societal issues of national and international significance through the presentation of eminent figures who hold divergent viewpoints. “Let us bring the greatest minds of our time together at UCSB,” explains Arthur N. Rupe, “and provide a...

Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities. Projects may be at any stage of development.

Andrew Kalaidjian (English) Jacqueline Viskup (Theater & Dance) Tuesday, April 28 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB This panel will feature presentations by the two recipients of the UC Graduate Fellows in Humanities award for 2014-15. Kalaidjian’s dissertation is entitled “Places of Rest: Modernism and Environmental Recovery.”  His...

Martin Ehala (Tartu University, Estonia) Thursday, April 23 / 4:00 PM Lane Room, 3824 Ellison Hall Professor Ehala is a Visiting Fulbright Scholar in the Department of Communications at UCSB.  He received his doctorate in linguistics from Cambridge University and is a Professor at the University...

Akira Mizuta Lippit (Film, USC) Wednesday, April 22, 2015 / 4:00 PM SSMS 3145 Among the most enduring effects of the Great East Japan Earthquake (Higashi nihon daishinsai) that struck Japan on March 11, 2011 is the total disruption of spatial order it produced. The earthquake struck the Tohoku region...

Philip Schultz (poet, winner of the Pulitzer Prize) Tuesday, April 21, 2015 / 6:00 PM UCSB Corwin Pavilion A public reading by Pulitzer Prize winning poet and writer Philip Schultz from his recently published novel-in-verse The Wherewithal. After reading the manuscript of The Wherewithal before its publication,...

Monica Heller (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Anthropology, University of Toronto) Friday, April 17, 2015 / 1:30 PM Education 1205 Professor Heller’s LISO talk is a special tribute to John Gumperz whose work focused, in large part, on the relationship between the making of social difference and...

Monica Heller (Education & Anthropology, University of Toronto) Friday, April 17 / 1:30 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Monica Heller’s LISO talk is a special tribute to John Gumperz ,whose work focused in large part on the relationship between the making of social difference and the making...

This program supports individual faculty or staff members at Hispanic-Serving Institutions pursuing research of value to humanities scholars, students, or general audiences. Awards are designed to be flexible, allowing applicants to define the audience, type of research, award periods, and administrative arrangements that best fit their projects.

Gavin Wright (History, Stanford University) Friday, April 10, 2015 / 1:00 PM HSSB 4041 Wright is the author of Sharing the Prize: the Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution in the American South (2012); Slavery and American Economic Development (2006); Old South, New South: Revolutions in the Southern...

Abdallah Helmy Shehata (Political Science, American University in Cairo) Thursday, April 9, 2015 / 4:00 PM Lane Room, 3824 Ellison Hall Helmy Shehata was an activist during the events and involved in organizing social protest. He is Vice Chairman, Programs Director, of the Sadat Association for...

Bliss Lim (Film and Media Studies, UC Irvine) Thursday, April 2, 2015 / 4:30 PM "Queer Aswang Transmedia: Camp Temporality and Philippine Folklore" In recent years, the aswang – a supernatural creature of Philippine folklore that is often associated with female monstrosity  and patriarchal misogyny – is...

The Media Fields Collective at UC Santa Barbara is excited to announce its fifth biennial conference exploring the intersections of media and space. We propose “encounters” as a framework through which these intricate relationships may be addressed. This term has been strategically deployed to think...