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October 2017

IHC Open House

October 5, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

You are invited to the IHC’s Open House on Thursday, October 5, from 4-6 pm. Cosponsored by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center and the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts. Meet new Humanities faculty, IHC fellows, and staff members. Learn about Crossings + Boundaries, our 2017-2018 public events series. Find out about our community-engagement programs and our numerous funding resources for faculty and graduate students. Explore our new lending library. Enjoy good food, drink, and conversation.

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TALK: Defeating the Forces Behind Trump

October 6, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Law’s Labor and Worklife Program, Jane McAlevey is the author of No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age (2016); and Raising Expectations and Raising Hell: My Decade Fighting for the Labor Movement (2012). Sponsored by The Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; and the Policy History Program.

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Girl’s Trip

October 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte

Magic Lantern screening of Girl's Trip at 7 pm and 10 pm.

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Improvability Superhero Show

October 6, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Embarcadero Hall, 935 Embarcadero del Norte
$3
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BOOK LAUNCH AND RECEPTION: Placing Empire: Travel and the Social Imagination in Imperial Japan

October 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Kate McDonald (History, UCSB) With commentary by: Ken Ruoff (History, Center for Japanese Studies, Portland State University), and Sabine Frühstück (Modern Japanese Cultural Studies, East Asia Center, UCSB) Please join us to celebrate the publication of Kate McDonald's new book, Placing Empire: Travel and the Social Imagination in Imperial Japan. Placing Empire examines the spatial politics of Japanese imperialism through a study of Japanese travel and tourism to Korea, Manchuria, and Taiwan between the late nineteenth century and the early 1950s. In a departure from standard histories of Japan, this book shows how debates over the role of colonized lands reshaped the social and spatial imaginary of the modern Japanese nation. In turn, this socio-spatial imaginary affected the ways in which colonial difference was conceptualized and enacted. The book thus illuminates how ideas of place became central to the production of new forms of colonial…

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Girl’s Trip

October 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte

Magic Lantern screening of Girl's Trip at 7 pm and 10 pm.

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ROUNDTABLE: Queer Resistance

October 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Dr. Pavithra Prasad is Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at California State University, Northridge. Her talk, “Alienation and Shape-Shifting in Vulgar Times,” offers a perspective on alienation and shape-shifting as an effective source of coalition building and resistance. Dr. Aimee Carrillo Rowe is Professor of Communication Studies at California State University, Northridge and the author of Power Lines: On the Subject of Feminist Alliances and Answer the Call: Virtual Migration in Indian Call Centers. Her talk, “A Queer Indigenous Manifesto: Creating Homeland, Cruising Aztlán,” tracks various decolonialized sites and creative practices to declare a queer commitment to Indigenous relations, lives and land. Sponsored by the IHC’s New Sexualities RFG, the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, the Carsey-Wolf Center, the Global Environmental Justice Project, the Dept. of Asian American Studies, the Dept. of Global Studies, the LGBTQ Studies Minor, and the Hull Chair…

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TALK: Nation’s Out of Nurseries, Empires into Bottles: The Colonial Politics of Welfare Orange Juice

October 13, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Nadja Durbach (History, University of Utah) is the author of Spectacle of Deformity: Freak Shows and Modern British Culture (2009); and Bodily Matters: The Anti-Vaccination Movement in England, 1853-1907 (2004).

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CONFERENCE: Interconnected Medieval Worlds

October 13, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - October 14, 2017 @ 4:30 pm

The conference gathers American and international medieval scholars to present papers on the global Middle Ages, with attention to the regions of East Asia, Africa, and the Americas. It includes a panel on pedagogy, oriented towards teaching a Middle Ages that is not only Eurocentric but which expansively includes networks across several continents and civilizations. Further papers explore specific instances of such connectivity and interaction, with opportunities for discussion between presenters and participants throughout the weekend. The conference is funded by the Middle Ages in the Wider World Multi-Campus Research Program and organized by the Medieval Studies Program at UC Santa Barbara

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Baby Driver

October 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte

Magic Lantern screening of Baby Driver at 7 pm and 10 pm.

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Improvability Disney Show

October 13, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Embarcadero Hall, 935 Embarcadero del Norte
$3
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Baby Driver

October 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte

Magic Lantern screening of Baby Driver at 7 pm and 10 pm.

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RECEPTION: IHC Platform Gallery Exhibition Opening Reception

October 18, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Originating from the French word plateforme, meaning ‘ground plan’ or ‘flat shape’, the Platform Gallery is a public exhibition space at the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB, that features the work of emerging artists displayed as two-dimensional printed media. The complete Platform exhibition archive is available online. The 2017–18 Platform exhibition engages with the IHC’s public events series theme, Crossings + Boundaries, which considers diverse experiences and phenomena of boundary crossing—institutional, political, cultural, artistic, gendered, psychological, and more.  The artwork displayed in the Platform exhibition gallery brings the IHC’s academic and community guests into dialogue with Crossings + Boundaries in creative ways. Join us as we celebrate the opening of the IHC Platform Gallery Exhibition, which features artists Alexis Crashaw, Maya T. Garabedian, Brent Gibbs, Lucy Holtsnider, Elisa Ortega Montilla, Sunny Samuel, Natasha Sarkar, and F. Myles Sciotto.

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Finding Funding With COS Pivot

October 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
1301 SSMS, Social Sciences & Media Studies Building, UCSB

Learn how to use the COS Pivot funding search engine to find funding opportunities in your area of expertise.

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INAUGURAL PANEL: Interdisciplinary Crossings + Boundaries

October 19, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

In this inaugural event for the IHC's Crossings + Boundaries public events series, four UCSB faculty members will discuss their varied experiences as interdisciplinary scholars, followed by a reception.   Beth DePalma Digeser (History, UCSB) studies the intersection of religion and philosophy with Roman politics, as well as the procession of “conversion” in Late Antiquity. Her latest book, A Threat to Public Piety: Christians, Platonists, and the Great Persecution (Cornell 2012), explores the interactions of Platonist philosophers and Christian theologians in the period leading up to the Great Persecution of AD 303-11. Her new research explores the questions surrounding the emperor Constantine’s move to become sole emperor. Why was his grasp of the West and the Balkans stable enough to allow him to move east (even though the Gallic empire had been a breakaway regime)? To what extent can the material…

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TALK: Eating Vegan 101. Nutritional Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

October 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1001 Life Sciences, Life Sciences Building, UCSB

Dr. Michael Klaper graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago (1972), served a medical internship at Vancouver General Hospital in British Columbia, Canada with additional training in surgery, anesthesiology, and orthopedics at the University of British Columbia Hospitals in Vancouver and in obstetrics at the University of California Hospitals in San Francisco. As Dr. Klaper’s medical career progressed, he began to realize (true to what science is bearing out today) that many of the diseases his patients presented – clogged arteries (atherosclerosis), high blood pressure (hypertension), obesity, adult onset diabetes, and even some forms of arthritis, asthma, and other significant illnesses – were made worse or actually caused by the high sugar, high fat, high salt, overly processed Standard American Diet (S.A.D.). Accordingly, Dr. Klaper resolutely believes that proper nutrition (through a whole food, plant-based diet)…

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TALK: Cold War Crises: Foreign Medical Graduates Enter the U.S. Workforce

October 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A Postdoctoral Fellow in Penn’s Program on Race, Science, and Society, Eram Alam is completing a book, The Care of Foreigners, that explores the enduring consequences of the Cold War migration of thousands of Asian physicians to the United States. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; and the Policy History Program

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Atomic Blonde

October 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte

Magic Lantern screening of Atomic Blonde at 7 pm and 10 pm.

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Improvability Murder Mystery Show

October 20, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Embarcadero Hall, 935 Embarcadero del Norte
$3
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Atomic Blonde

October 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte

Magic Lantern screening of Atomic Blonde at 7 pm and 10 pm.

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Talk: Interstellar Crossings: The Image of Exoplanets and the Imagination of Other Worlds
Lisa Messeri

October 26, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

When seven rocky planets were discovered around the star TRAPPIST-1, claims of potentially habitable worlds animated the scientific discourse and press coverage. Beautiful animations of the surfaces of these planets and imaginative tales of planet hopping suggested that this discovery was not just about discovering more planets, but that it was also about discovering worlds. In this talk, Messeri will recount ethnographic findings from her work with exoplanet astronomers. She will explore how planets become worlds and what resources scientists draw on to execute this conceptual crossing and imaginatively leave the boundary of our world to extend human presence beyond the solar system.

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TALK: Jackals and Arabs (Once More: The German-Jewish Dialogue)

October 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mosher Alumni Hall, Mosher Alumni House, UC Santa Barbara

The lecture takes its point of departure in Maurice Blanchot’s claim that Kafka initiates a new form of dialogue. By reinserting Kafka in the debates (or dialogues) on the German-Jewish dialogue and the way in which that dialogue was always already framing, rehearsing and announcing the Arab-Jewish dialogue, Anidjar argues for the significance of form — and what it entails — in and toward the Arab-Jewish dialogue. Gil Anidjar teaches in the departments of Religion and of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University. He is the author, among other books, ofThe Jew, the Arab: A History of the Enemy (2003), Blood: A Critique of Christianity (2014), and most recently, Qu’appelle-t-on destruction? Heidegger, Derrida (2017). We gratefully acknowledge co-sponsorship by the Comparative Literature Program, the Departments of History and Religious Studies, the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, Jewish Studies and the Center for Middle East Studies.

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TALK: Embodying the Present Moment/ Master Class Open Practice

October 27, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us for a public discussion of this performance workshop that brings together students, staff, faculty, community artists and activists who work towards social justice in their social and political spheres. The program brings to UCSB the potentialities of Theatrical Jazz for better knowing the people with whom one works, for realizing common goals, imagining programs and outreach, and for personal and community healing in a one-day session geared towards strengthened inter- and intra-university community collaboration.

Sharon Bridgforth is a 2016 Doris Duke Performing Artist, 2016 Creative Capital Artist, New Dramatists alumnae and recipient of funding from The Whitman Institute, MAP Fund and the National Performance Network Commissioning Fund. Her imagined “dat Black Mermaid Man Lady/Home” performance is published in Imagined Theatres: Writing for a Theoretical Stage and her play delta dandi is in solo/black/woman.

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War for the Planet of the Apes + Rocky Horror Picture Show

October 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - October 28, 2017 @ 2:00 am
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte

Magic Lantern screening of War for the Planet of the Apes at 7 pm and 10 pm, with a bonus showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight.

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Improvability Halloween Show

October 27, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Embarcadero Hall, 935 Embarcadero del Norte
$3
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War for the Planet of the Apes

October 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte

Magic Lantern screening of War for the Planet of the Apes at 7 pm and 10 pm.

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November 2017

TALK: Discoveries in Japanese Literature: The Beginnings of a Translation History

November 1, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
4080 HSSB, HSSB UCSB

Michael Emmerich (Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA) is the author of The Tale of Genji: Translation, Canonization, and World Literature (Columbia University Press, 2013), as well as more than a dozen book-length translations of works by Japanese writers including Kawabata Yasunari, Yoshimoto Banana, Takahashi Gen’ichirō, Akasaka Mari, Yamada Taichi, Matsuura Rieko, Kawakami Hiromi, Furukawa Hideo, and Inoue Yasushi. Sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, the East Asia Center, the Dept. of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies, the Dept. of History, and the IHC’s Reinventing Japan RFG.

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CONFERENCE: The Humanities in the Community: 2017 Convening of the Western Humanities Alliance

November 2, 2017 @ 10:30 am - November 3, 2017 @ 3:30 pm

What is the significance and power of community in the 21st century? How has community been conceptualized and created by different cultures throughout history? How are relationships between specific communities and the broader social milieu constructed and maintained? In today’s global society, what provides the impetus for a life of civic engagement, built upon democratic values, goals, and aspirations? Is the “network” the latest form of community, now disconnected from the preconditions of shared physical or social space? These and other questions will be explored in the 2017 convening of the Western Humanities Alliance.

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TALK: How Did We Get Into This Mess?: Reclaiming Our Economy and Our Democracy

November 2, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Campbell Hall, Building 538, University of California, Santa Barbara, Mesa Rd,

Robert Reich (Chancellor's Professor and Carmel P. Friesen Chair in Public Policy, UC Berkeley) was Secretary of Labor in the Administration of Bill Clinton. He is the author of Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few (2016) and Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future (2013). Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy; UCSB Arts and Lectures; and the Blum Center for Global Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development.

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Dunkirk

November 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte

Magic Lantern screening of Dunkirk at 7 pm and 10 pm.

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Improv: The Musical

November 3, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Embarcadero Hall, 935 Embarcadero del Norte
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TALK: The Best Possible Immigrants: International Adoption and the American Family

November 6, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Prior to World War II, international adoption was virtually unknown, but in the twenty-first century, it has become a common practice, touching almost every American. How did the adoption of foreign children by U.S. families become an essential part of American culture in such a short period of time? Rachel Rains Winslow investigates this question, following the trail from Europe to South Korea and then to Vietnam. The Best Possible Immigrants shows how a combination of domestic trends, foreign policies, and international instabilities created an environment in which adoption flourished. Winslow’s talk will bring this historical conversation up to the present. Rachel Rains Winslow is Assistant Professor of History at Westmont College, Director of Westmont’s Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and Co-Director of Westmont’s Initiative for Public Dialogue. She is the author of The Best Possible Immigrants: International Adoption and the…

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Dunkirk

November 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte

Magic Lantern screening of Dunkirk at 7 pm and 10 pm.

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Research Focus Group TALK: The Chinese Typewriter: A History

November 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Chinese writing is character-based, the one major world script that is neither alphabetic nor syllabic. Over the past two centuries, Chinese script has encountered presumed alphabetic universalism at every turn, whether in the form of Morse Code, Braille, stenography, Linotype, punch cards, word processing, or other systems developed with the Latin alphabet in mind. Today, however, after more than a century of resistance against the alphabetic, not only have Chinese characters prevailed, they form the linguistic substrate of the vibrant world of Chinese information technology. In this talk, Stanford historian Tom Mullaney shows how this unlikely transformation happened, by charting out a fascinating series of experiments, prototypes, failures, and successes in the century-long struggle between Chinese characters and the QWERTY keyboard. Thomas S. Mullaney is Associate Professor of Chinese History at Stanford University, and Curator of the international exhibition, “Radical…

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AWARD: Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature

November 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Corwin Pavilion, 494 UCEN Rd

Norma Cantu (Trinity University) will receive this year's Luis Leal Award.  She is best known for her-coming of age memoir Canicula. Sponsored by the Chicano/Latino Research Group.

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Research Focus Group Talk: The Highway, Automobility, and New Promises in 1960s Bombay Cinema

November 8, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A fascination for color in the 1960s led to Bombay cinema’s mobilization of the hinterland as the site for a new future. With the development of Indian highways and an increase in automobility, a new map of India now occupied the cinematic imagination. This talk will explore the links between the infrastructure of automobile culture, the highway, industrial development outside the city, and 1960s Bombay Cinema. Ranjani Mazumdar is Professor of Cinema Studies at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her publications focus on urban cultures, popular cinema, gender, and the cinematic city. She is the author of Bombay Cinema: An Archive of the City (2007) and co-author with Nitin Govil of The Indian Film Industry (forthcoming). Her current research focuses on globalization and film culture, the visual culture of film posters, and the intersection of technology,…

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HUMANITIES DECANTED: Elisabeth Weber, Kill Boxes: Facing the Legacy of US-Sponsored Torture, Indefinite Detention and Drone Warfare

November 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us for a discussion of Elisabeth Weber's new work. Refreshments will be served. Kill Boxes addresses the legacy of US-sponsored torture, indefinite detention and drone warfare by deciphering the shocks of recognition that humanistic and artistic responses to violence bring to consciousness if readers and viewers have eyes to face them. The book provides intensive readings of philosophical texts by Jean Améry, Jacques Derrida, and Christian Thomasius, with poetic texts by Franz Kafka, Paul Muldoon, and the poet-detainees of Guantánamo Bay Prison Camp, and with artistic creations by Sallah Edine Sallat, the American artist collective Forkscrew and an international artist collective from Pakistan, France and the US. Kill Boxes demonstrates the complexity of humanistic responses to crimes committed in the name of national security.Elisabeth Weber’s publications include Speaking about Torture (Fordham, 2012), co-edited with Julie Carlson, and the edited collection Living…

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CONFERENCE: The XXI Colloquium on Mexican Literature, “Nepantla, Between Comala and California, and Other Crossroads”

November 9, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - November 11, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Centennial House, UCSB, Centennial House

Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Santa Barbara & UC-Mexicanistas (Intercampus Research Program) Just as we were in the middle of organizing this colloquium, creatively and excitedly, we suddenly learned of the devastation in Texas, México (Oaxaca, Chiapas, Morelos), Florida, Cuba, Puerto Rico.  We remained strong through this hardship.  On September 19, ironically on the 32nd anniversary of the tragic 1985 Mexico City earthquake, another earthquake struck again.   And yet, in the midst of crisis, we also witnessed people from all over the world coming together, saving lives, giving hope: solidarity.  Our countries are slowly rising, again, our spirits can only grow stronger in times of need.  Therefore, we dedicate our colloquium to the victims and the people rebuilding their communities, healing together. Because during times like these, we must remind ourselves that only united can we endure anything. We…

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Research Focus Group Talk: The Ritual Music Culture of Bangladesh

November 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
3001E HSSB, HSSB UCSB

Saymon Zakaria will reflect on the rich array of musical forms and cultural performances that have developed around religious rituals in Bangladesh. He will explore the intersecting networks of religious sentiments evoked by Bangladeshi musical performers from diverse religious communities, including Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, and Christian performers. Dr. Saymon Zakaria is Assistant Director of the Folklore Department in the Bangla Academy in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A scholar of Bangladeshi folklore, his publications include Pronomohi Bongomata: Indigenous Cultural Forms of Bangladesh (2011), an ethnographic study of the aesthetics and sociocultural formation of popular dramatic performances in Bangladesh. Most recently, he has brought to fruition the groundbreaking work of Carol Salomon following her untimely death in 2009 by serving as editor, along with UCSB doctoral student Keith Cantú, of City of Mirrors: Songs of Lalan Sai (2017), a compilation of songs by the…

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Magic Lantern Films Screening: Logan Lucky

November 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte

Magic Lantern screening of Logan Lucky at 7 pm and 10 pm.

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IV Live: Improvability Western Show

November 10, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Embarcadero Hall, 935 Embarcadero del Norte
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Magic Lantern Films Screening: Logan Lucky

November 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte

Magic Lantern screening of Logan Lucky at 7 pm and 10 pm.

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IHC Fellow TALK: Plastic China, Plastic Chain: An Inconvenient Truth about Recycling

November 14, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Until the Chinese government's new trade policy on waste importation this year, the environmental and practical impact of the global waste trade has been largely absent from US scientific and theoretical studies on waste. These new policies, however, are predicted to have a catastrophic impact on the American scrap recycling industry and have therefore ignited a conversation. This talk uses the lens of the critically acclaimed yet domestically banned documentary Plastic China (2016) by Jiuliang Wang to investigate both industrial statistics and out-of-sight practices of plastic scrap recycling. It is only when the "foreign" part of the story is told that we can rethink "recycling," which is itself a controversial packaging concept of consumer culture. The global fluidity of waste engages and enriches theories about plasticity, plastic-organism contact, environmental justice, political economy, and documentary intervention, as well as intimately connects…

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Research Support Workshop: Human Subjects

November 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
4108 Education, Education Building, UCSB

A research integrity specialist from the Office of Research will explain the Institutional Review Board process and discuss ethical issues for researches who work with human subjects.

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Research Focus Group Talk: Buddhism and Sexuality: A Primer

November 15, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3041 HSSB, HSSB, UCSB

Although an ascetic religion that touts celibacy as the norm (at least for the clergy), Buddhism has a lot to say about sexuality. José Cabezón’s talk will focus on ancient South Asian sources and will present an overview of what classical Buddhist authors have had to say about sex. Based on his recently published book, Sexuality in Classical South Asian Buddhism (Wisdom Publications, 2017), the talk will explore the themes of sexuality in Buddhist cosmological writings, the Buddhist theory of sexual desire, the interventions that monks and nuns have used to counteract desire, Buddhist ideas of sexual deviance, and Buddhist sexual ethics. José Cabezón is Professor of Religious Studies and the XIVth Dalai Lama Professor of Tibetan Buddhism and Cultural Studies at UCSB. His wide-ranging research interests in various aspects of Tibetan religious traditions and religious studies include Madhyamaka philosophy,…

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FILM SCREENING: “Latino: The Changing Face of America”

November 17, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for a film screening of "Latino: the Changing Face of America". A discussion and reception with the director, Roxanne Frias (UCSB EAP alumna) will follow. Sponsored by the Education Abroad Program; the Multicultural Center; the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs; the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center; and the Chicana/o Studies Department.

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Magic Lantern Films Screening: Kingsman

November 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte

Magic Lantern screening of Kinsgman at 7 pm and 10 pm.

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IV Live: Improvability: UCSB vs. CalPoly

November 17, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Embarcadero Hall, 935 Embarcadero del Norte
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Magic Lantern Films Screening: Kingsman

November 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte

Magic Lantern screening of Kingsman at 7 pm and 10 pm.

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RESEARCH FOCUS GROUP TALK: BEYOND BOKO HARAM: WRITING THE HISTORY OF BORNO
Vincent Hirribaren

November 29, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
6056 HSSB, 6056 HSSB. UC Santa Barbara

Hiribarren addresses the issue of presentism in historical writing in an African context. The region of Borno in Nigeria is well known for being the cradle of Boko Haram and many analysts have tried to understand the reasons behind the numerous terrorist attacks since 2009, the kidnapping of the Chibok girls in 2014, or the renewed jihad in West Africa. Writing the history of the northeastern corner of Nigeria remains difficult because of the security situation - of course - but also because of the pressure exerted by the current events on academic writing. Can we write the history of Borno beyond Boko Haram?' Vincent Hiribarren is a Senior Lecturer in Modern African History at King’s College London and Co-founder of Africa4, a Libération blog. He received his MA from Sorbonne University and his PhD from University of Leeds. Dr.…

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Research Focus Group Talk: One and Indivisible? Slavery, Federalism and Secessionism in the French-Haitian Revolution
Manuel Covo (History, UCSB)

November 30, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
2252 HSSB, HSSB, UCSB

“The Republic is one and indivisible”: this principle was the founding dogma of the regime that emerged during the French Revolution. The Republic, however, still “owned” colonies and the plantation societies in the French West Indies could not be more at odds with the principle of universal equality. Was the regeneration effected by the Revolution compatible with the maintenance of a colonial empire? This paper will explore the heated colonial debates on French federalism, secessionism, and slavery in the age of Atlantic revolutions. Professor Covo is a historian of the transition from early modern to modern European colonialism in the long eighteenth century. He specializes in French imperialism, political economy and Atlantic revolutions, with a special focus on the impact of the Haitian Revolution on France and the United States. Sponsored by IHC’s Slavery, Captivity, and the Meaning of Freedom…

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December 2017

Magic Lantern Films Screening: IT

December 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte

Magic Lantern screening of IT at 7 pm and 10 pm.

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IV Live: Improv Goes Camping

December 1, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Embarcadero Hall, 935 Embarcadero del Norte
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Magic Lantern Films Screening: IT

December 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte

Magic Lantern screening of IT at 7 pm and 10 pm.

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Magic Lantern Films Screening: Elf and The Nightmare Before Christmas

December 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
IV Theater, 960 Embarcadero del Norte

Magic Lantern screening of holiday films. See Elf at 7:00PM, complete with hot chocolate and an Ugly Sweater Contest! At 9:00PM, there will be a screening of Don Hertzfedlt's short, World of Tomorrow. And at 10:00PM, enjoy candy while watching The Nightmare Before Christmas.

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IV Live: Improvability Naughty & Nice Show

December 8, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - December 9, 2017 @ 12:00 am
Embarcadero Hall, 935 Embarcadero del Norte
$3

8:00 pm Nice Show 10:00 Naughty Show

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January 2018

Crossings+Boundaries TALK: Opening the Gates of Heaven: Religious and Philosophical Implications of Space Exploration
Michael Waltemathe

January 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Religion and philosophy have always been present in human space exploration, in the form of religious rituals practiced during space missions, placement of sacred objects in space, and astronauts’ descriptions of transcendental changes in perspective when looking back on Earth. Space exploration also poses ethical, religious, and philosophical challenges. How, for example, do we protect other celestial bodies from contamination by human space exploration? How do we protect the Earth from contamination by extraterrestrial samples brought back on spaceships? How will human society be represented to extraterrestrial beings? What are the wide-ranging implications of finding life in the universe? In his talk, Waltemathe will discuss these issues, exploring questions that seem to belong to the realm of science fiction while focusing on scientifically plausible exploration scenarios. Michael Waltemathe is senior lecturer in the Department of Protestant Theology at Ruhr-University Bochum…

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IV Live Presents Improvability: Winter Wonderland

January 19, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Embarcadero Hall, 935 Embarcadero del Norte
$3

Improvability Winter Wonderland show.

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