Recognizing that human interdependence is both enlivening and precarious, the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center’s 2013-14 series The Value of Care seeks to explore the normative values and emotional investments of care. The series will address the many ways that cultures have organized themselves around this constant of human life, how they have fostered the bonds of care that enable individuals and groups to survive and thrive.
On view through June 17
First Floor Gallery
Wednesday, May 15 / 8:00 PM
Campbell Hall – FREE
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Thursday-Friday, April 25-26, 2013
Click here for a schedule and registration information.
Please click on the links below to listen to recordings from previous events in the IHC’s year-long series, Fallout: In The Aftermath of War. (more…)
CFP Deadline: March 25, 2013
Please join the IHC’s Platform Gallery at the closing reception for our latest exhibit, “Collective Intelligence: Early Human Narratives“, as we prepare for our upcoming “Post-human Nature” exhibit. (more…)
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 fourth year. (more…)
The Refusal of Work: Scarcity, Affect, Laziness
April 25-26, 2013
CFP Deadline: February 1, 2013
As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan draw to a close, the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center will consider, from the perspective of the humanities, the impact of war upon individuals, cultures, institutions and societies. (more…)
The recipients of this year’s UC Graduate Fellows in Humanities awards are:
Pavneet Aulakh, English, “Beyond Words: The Visual Turn in Jacobean England”
Anastasia Yumeko Hill, Film and Media Studies, “Psychonautic Media”
Dexter Filkins visit to UCSB has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 16, 2013. For more details, click here.
The Interdisciplinary Humanities Center is now accepting applications for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) 2014 Summer Stipend program. To be considered for a Summer Stipend, faculty members must submit all application materials by Wednesday, August 21, 2013. (more…)
The IHC is pleased to announce the recipients of its spring 2012 Faculty Release Time Awards, Faculty Collaborative Research Grants, and Pre-Doctoral Fellowships.
Audio Now Available
Please join us Tuesday, May 22 at 3:00 PM in 6020 HSSB for a report on “The Uses of the University in 2050″ faculty charrette, which took place February 23-26 at UCSB. Click here for more information.
The IHC is pleased to announce the winners of its winter 2012 Graduate Collaborative Awards, and Visual, Performing and Media Arts Awards. (more…)
The IHC congratulates Professor Maurizia Boscagli (English, UCSB), recipient of one of the 2012-13 grants for Graduate Seminars on the Humanities and Changing Conceptions of Work.
Public Goods will be a year-long program at the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center that will explore the past history and present condition of the civic commons. (more…)
the IHC’s Performance Studies RFG
University of California, Santa Barbara
June 1, 2012
Space is limited to 12 participants.
Purpose: This 3-day seminar series is for faculty members who are ready to prepare an extramural proposal (or who have a draft proposal) that they plan to submit to a funding agency in 2012-2013.
Deadline March 8, 2012
Annie Leonard (The Story of Stuff )
Regents’ Lecturer in Film and Media Studies
Thursday, April 12 / 7:30 PM
Professor Steven Friesen’s talk, “Violence, Holy War, and the Book of Revelation: Zižek and John, Together at Last”, originally scheduled for February 10, has been canceled until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Professor Alfred MacAdam’s seminar “The ‘Closelaborations’ of Borges and Bioy Casares”, originally scheduled for February 21, has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Congratulations to the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center’s Fall 2011 Faculty Fellows:
Friday, April 20th / 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Crowell Reading Room, 6028 HSSB (more…)
Deadline: 5:00 PST on Thursday, January 19, 2012 (FastApps opens on November 21, 2011)
On behalf of the University of California Humanities Network, UCHRI invites proposals for Working Groups on the Humanities and Changing Conceptions of Work, to be held during the 2012-13 academic year.
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Deadline November 15, 2011. For more information, visit this page.
The IHC congratulates Elizabeth DePalma Digeser (Religious Studies) and her collaborators in the Ancient Mediterranean Borderlands Multicampus Research Group. (more…)
Application deadline: Monday, October 10
instructor: Rick Perlstein (journalist, author of Nixonland)
Saturday, November 5 / 9:30 AM – 4 PM (more…)
Deadline extended to Thursday, October 27, 2011
On behalf of the University of California Humanities Network, UCHRI invites proposals for Working Groups on the Humanities and Changing Conceptions of Work, to be held during the 2012 calendar year (January-December 2012).
On behalf of the University of California Humanities Network, UC Irvine has received a grant of $800,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a three-year research program to explore and assess the critical historical and contemporary transformations in the meaning and experience of work. The project will also address how humanities practitioners can prepare students for the work that awaits them in 21st-century global society. (more…)
The IHC is now accepting applications for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) 2012 Summer Stipend program. To be considered for a Summer Stipend, faculty members must submit all application materials by Wednesday, August 31, 2011. (more…)
As part of the UC Humanities Network initiative “The Humanities and Changing Conceptions of Work,” the Townsend Center for the Humanities at UC Berkeley will hold a “Workshop on Work,” (more…)
The IHC is pleased to congratulate the 2011-2012 UC Graduate Fellows in the Humanities: Jenna Gray-Hildenbrand of the Department of Religious Studies and Julia Panko of the Department of English. For further details about this fellowship, which is sponsored by the UC Humanities Network, please visit this page.
TALK: Home as Elsewhere
Wednesday, March 9 / 4:00 PM
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB
For further details, click here.
The online application process for UC Multi-Campus Research Groups in the Humanities will open February 1 and close March 21. (more…)
Friday-Saturday, February 25-26, 2011
For more information, please visit: http://www.ihc.ucsb.edu/neh/
On behalf of the UC Humanities Network, UCHRI is pleased to announce the
selections for the first round of working groups on “The Humanities and
Changing Conceptions of Work”:
Stanley Fish & Cary Nelson
Thursday, February 3 / 8:00 PM
UCSB Campbell Hall – Free
The IHC is pleased to announce the winners of the Isla Vista Research and Teaching Awards for 2010. (more…)
Click here to view current fellows and award recipients.
The Productive Geographies Graduate Student Conference Committee is accepting abstracts for their April 29, 2011 event. Click here for the call for papers.
Visit www.uchumanitiesnetwork.org for system-wide humanities information.
Professor Edward Soja’s lecture “Seeking Spatial Justice,” originally scheduled for Tuesday January 25, has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience, and will attempt to reschedule the event.
For the 2010-11 academic year, the IHC’s year-long theme will be “Geographies of Place.” For more information please visit the Geographies of Place web page.
Extended deadline: January 14, 2011
Twilight: Eclipse & Rocky Horror Picture Show with Improvability performing live between shows
Friday, October 29 beginning at 7 PM
For more information about the Isla Vista Research and Teaching Initiative Grants, please visit http://www.ihc.ucsb.edu/ivrti
Please join us for the IHC’s seventh annual Open House. Click here for more information.
Click here to view the 2010-2011 Research Focus Groups.
The IHC is pleased to welcome Jude Mikal as its new Research Development Coordinator. With the addition of Jude, the IHC’s grants division is now available to accept new grant proposals from faculty in the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts. Barbara Walker, Director of Research Development for the Social Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts, will be assisting faculty with research design and proposal development. Jude will be available to work with faculty on proposal submission and locating sources of funding.
The IHC is now accepting applications for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) 2010 Summer Stipend program. To be considered for a summer stipend, faculty members must submit all application materials to the IHC by Wednesday, September 1, 2010.
The IHC welcomes applications from UCSB humanities graduate students for the UC Humanities Research Institute’s new California Humanities Scholars Program. The purpose of the California Humanities Scholars Program is to recognize graduate students working across the broad range of humanities at the University of California and to use their collective expertise, interests and collaborative energy to create a dynamic and interactive virtual network. California Humanities Scholars will be “Citizen Journalists,” reporting on the work happening on their campuses and in their various communities by blogging, tweeting, vlogging, podcasting and other forms of online networking. The California Humanities Scholars will orchestrate a regular discussion forum on the UC Humanities Network website (currently under development). Open to all, these forums will offer insights and exchanges on a broad range of issues related to the humanities. (more…)
The IHC thanks the many members of the UCSB and Santa Barbara communities who helped to make our Oil + Water series for 2009-2010 a success. Click here for details about events in this series, which explored the impact of these two vital resources on the history, economy, and culture of California and the broader world.
Visit this page to learn about individual, collaborative and release time awards for UCSB faculty.
Visit this page to hear recordings of past IHC events.
As part of the IHC’s year-long Oil+Water series, activist, author and UCSB Regent’s Lecturer Maude Barlow will present her talk, The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water. Please join us at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, May 11 at UCSB’s Corwin Pavilion for this free public event.
The IHC is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Barbara Walker as Director of Research Development for the Social Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts. We feel very fortunate to have someone with Barbara’s knowledge and experience in grants development as a member of the grants division at the IHC. (more…)
For the 2010-11 academic year, the IHC’s year-long theme will be “Geographies of Place.” The theme grew out of a proposal submitted several years ago for a cluster hire in “spatial studies,” as well as a number of recent meetings and conversations with faculty and graduate students about their research interests. We hope that this theme is broad enough to include faculty and graduate students working in multiple and diverse areas such as global studies, ancient borderlands, area studies, cognitive studies, visual studies, digital studies, linguistics, geography, literary studies, film and media studies, and the visual and performing arts.
The audio version of the Future of the University series’ Future of Publishing in the Humanities event is now available on the event webpage.
Our May 17 deadline for research focus groups and research fellowships is quickly approaching. For application details and other information, please visit:
The University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA) and the University of California, San Diego are pleased to announce the 4th annual UCIRA State of the Arts conference, to take place at UCSD November 18-21, 2010. Proposals are currently being accepted which address the theme Future Tense: Alternative Arts and Economies in the University.
For the first time, Isla Vista Arts is asking for undergraduate support for a $2.00 per quarter lock-in fee initiative.
Vote YES on Isla Vista Arts
Keep the Magic Lantern lit!
Keep I.V. LIVE!
Keep WORD Magazine on the street
The IHC’s Spring Conference, Oil+Water: The Case of Santa Barbara and Southern California will be taking place shortly. Please join us for this free, public event on Thursday, April 8 through Saturday, April 10. For more information, a full schedule and list of participants, please visit http://www.ihc.ucsb.edu/oil-water-socal/
The Consortium of Humanities Center Directors, under the rubric of the UC Humanities Network, is pleased to announce funding for three new multicampus research groups in the humanities for 2010-11. They are:
The audio recording of the IHC’s Future of the University: Current and Emerging Trends in Scholarly Publishing event is now available for steaming on the event webpage.
Though our printed calendar and 93106 have published that the event will start at 12:00 PM, the event has been changed to begin at 1:00 PM.
The audio recording of the IHC’s Future of the University : Equity and Access event is now available for listening on the event webpage.