May 2015

Peter Alagona (History and Environmental Studies, UCSB) Elizabeth Heckendorn Cook (English and Comparative Literature, UCSB) John Foran (Sociology, UCSB) Ken Hiltner (English and Environmental Studies, UCSB) Jeff Hoelle (Anthropology, UCSB) David Lea (Geology, USCB) Christopher Walker (English, UCSB) Thursday May 28, 2015 / 4:00 PM McCune...

Written by Brian Granger (Lecturer, Theatre, Vanderbilt University) Directed by Risa Brainin (Theater and Dance, UCSB) Tuesday, May 26 / 5:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Eden Falls is a darkly comic allegory about two neighboring families, divided by a huge privacy fence and different values, whose lives...

Adam Krug (Religious Studies, UCSB) Friday, May 22 / 4:00 PM 6056 Humanities and Social Sciences Building The Seven Texts on Siddhi  (ca. ninth to tenth centuries) were influential in both the development of Vajrayāna Buddhism in India and the later emergence of the mahāmudrā meditation traditions of...

Emily C. Thomas (Art, UCSB) Friday, May 22, 2015 / 5:30 PM Art, Design & Architecture Museum Part One of 'Infinite Human Night Light,' a sculpture and performance project by Emily C. Thomas, will be installed within the exhibition "Mystical Absolutes" held at the Art, Design & Architecture...

Thursday, May 21, 2015 / 9:00 AM-12:30 PM Multipurpose Room, Student Resource Building SKILLS Day is the capstone event of the School Kids Investigating Language in Life and Society (SKILLS) academic outreach program, a university/community partnership between UCSB and Santa Barbara County schools and youth organizations. SKILLS...

Thursday, May 21, 2015 / 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Pollock Theater Don’t Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll tracks the twists and turns of Cambodian music as it morphs into rock and roll, blossoms, and is nearly destroyed along with the rest of the...

Participants: Dr. Angelika Hilbeck (Institute of Integrative Biology, ETH Zurich) Dr. Pamela C. Ronald (Plant Pathology, UC-Davis Moderator: Paul Voosen Wednesday, May 20, 2015 / 8:00 PM UCSB Campbell Hall FREE A key factor in discussions about how best to feed the world’s growing population and...

Asif Siddiqi (History, Fordham University) Wednesday, May 13, 2015 / 4:00 PM HSSB 4020 Secrecy was endemic in Soviet society and culture. Information that we might consider benign in the Western context was off-limits to most of the general populace throughout the existence of the Soviet Union. Controls...

Enda Duffy (English, UCSB) James Kearney (English, UCSB) Ross Melnick (Film & Media Studies, UCSB) Tuesday, May 12 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB The recipients of the 2014-15 IHC Faculty Release Time awards will present their work. Enda Duffy is a Professor in the English...

May 8, 2015 Flying A Studios Room, University Center An interdisciplinary group of scholars of medieval and early modern Japanese literature, history, religion, and performing arts examine topics related to “War and Remembrance” during Japan’s years of military rule (late 12th to late 19th centuries). Exploring a...

The Digging into Data Challenge aims to address how "big data" changes the research landscape for the humanities and social sciences. Now that we have massive databases of materials available for research in the humanities and the social sciences -- ranging from digitized books, newspapers, and music to information generated by Internet-based activities and mobile communications, administrative data from public agencies, and customer databases from private sector organizations -- what new, computationally-based research methods might we apply?

NEH challenge grants are capacity-building grants, intended to help institutions and organizations secure long-term improvements in and support for their humanities programs and resources. Through these awards, many organizations and institutions have been able to increase their humanities capacity and secure the permanent support of an endowment. Grants may be used to establish or enhance endowments or spend-down funds that generate expendable earnings to support and enhance ongoing program activities.

G. Reginald Daniel ( Sociology, UCSB) Adrienne Edgar (History, UCSB) Paul Spickard (History, UCSB) Lily Anne Y. Welty Tamai (Japanese American National Museum) Ingrid Dineen Wimberly (History,University of La Verne) Monday, May 4 / 4:00 PM Lane Room, Ellison Hall 3rd floor This roundtable will focus...