Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 7 / 4:00-6:00 PM McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020 Please join us for the IHC's seventh annual Open House.  Meet new faculty, fellows and staff.  Learn about the IHC's two programming series for this academic year: Geographies of Place and Faculty Forums.  Find out about...

Wednesday, October 6 / 3:30 PM South Hall 1623 This seminar will focus on this emergence of the New Right in the U.S. and its hysteria over immigration as evidenced by recent events in Arizona.  Participants will focus on different aspects of the immigration debate.  Mario Garcia...

Saturday, October 2 / 1:00 PM Plaza de Vera Cruz across the street from the Saturday Farmers Market Please join the IHC’s Food Studies Research Focus Group for a field trip to the Sol Food Festival, a one-day community-created festival to raise awareness of the Sustainable,...

UCSB's Premiere Comedy Troupe Friday, October 1 / 8:00 PM- Opening Night Embarcadero Hall 935 Embarcadero Del Norte $3 Students / $5 General...

Magic Lantern presents An Outdoor Movie Event Psycho Beach Party in Little Acorn Park Saturday July 31st at 9pm Cookiewiches on site, don't forget to BYOB(lanket)! Saturday July 31st at 9pm. An Outdoor Movie Event! Psycho Beach Party in Little Acorn Park. Cookiewiches on site, don't forget to BYOB(lanket)! Follow Magic Lantern Films on...

GHOST WRITER Thursday, July 1 at 10PM Friday, July 2 at 7PM & 10PM Monday, July 5 at 10PM I.V Theater, only $4 Thursday, July 1 at 10PM Friday, July 2 at 7PM & 10PM Monday, July 5 at 10PM I.V Theater, only $4 Follow Magic Lantern Films on Facebook...

THE CRAZIES Thursday, June 24 at 10PM Friday, June 25 at 7PM & 10PM Monday, June 28 at 10PM I.V Theater, only $4 Thursday, June 24 at 10PM Friday, June 25 at 7PM & 10PM Monday, June 28 at 10PM I.V Theater, only $4 Follow Magic Lantern Films on Facebook...

With live soundtrack by the Choir Boys (Jeff Kaiser & Andrew Pask) Tuesday, June 8 / 7:00 PM College of Creative Studies, Old Little Theater A special night of music film and poetry.  A screening Len Lye's 1929 modernist classic, Tusalava, will be accompanied with live music by...

Friday, June 4  / 6:00 PM & 9:00 PM IV Theater, $4.00 Come Enjoy Our Imaginarium Carnival! Doors Open at 6 Snow Cones Hot Dogs Kettle Corn Henna Carnival Games FANTASTIC PRIZES Surprises! Make a Mask Contest - Prizes! IV Circus DJ Robbie Shaw and MidiCulture LIV Snow Cones • Hot Dogs • Kettle...

UCSB's Premiere Comedy Troupe back for their 6th season Friday, May 28 / 8:00 PM - "Improvathon" Embarcadero Hall 935 Embarcadero Del Norte $3 Students / $5 General...

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 Mosher Alumni House On May 25, 2010, New Sexualities and Conversations for Change paired up to present “Race and Desire: Black Actors in Adult Film” at the Mosher Alumni House. Panelists Vanessa Blue, Sinnamon Love, and Tyler Knight discussed the politics of race,...

Salman Bakht (Media Arts & Technology, UCSB) Christopher Jette (Music, UCSB) Alejandro Casazi (Art, UCSB) May 24-27 Elings Hall, 2nd Floor (exact location to be determined) www.lovelyweather.com is a work originally designed for viewing on the internet but presented here as an interactive audiovisual installation. This work, part of a...

Monday, May 24 / 3:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Presentations: Mexican Immigrant Farmers and Collaborate Networks in Santa Barbara County Teresa Figueroa (Chicano/a Studies, UCSB) Organizing MILPA’s (Mexican Immigrant Labor and Producers’ Association) Association in Santa Maria Global studies and chicano/a studies undergraduates Erika Herrera, Julio Vera, Jocelyn Gutierrez,...

Amy Richlin (Classics, UCLA) Friday, May 21 / 3:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB For the last 20 years Amy Richlin has been one of the leading figures in classics and feminism. She is the author of Garden of Priapus, Pornography and Representation In Greece and Rome,...

Henry Drewal (Art History, University of Wisconsin-Madison) Thursday, May 20, 2010 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Arts for sacred waters in Africa are ancient and widespread. They express deeply-held beliefs and practices about the sanctity and power of water. Mami Wata, Pidgin English for "Mother...

Eden Medina (Informatics, Indiana University) Tuesday, May 18 / 4:30 PM Seminar Room, 6046 HSSB From 1971 to 1973 Chilean and British engineers, working under the direction of the pioneering British cybernetician Stafford Beer, built a computer network to help make Chile's socialist revolution a reality. The team...

UCSB's Premiere Comedy Troupe back for their 6th season Friday, May 14 / 8:00 PM - "War on Christmas" Embarcadero Hall 935 Embarcadero Del Norte $3 Students / $5 General...

Christopher Newfield (English, UCSB) Wednesday, May 12, 2010 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB History is replete with nations that declined because their leaders gradually undermined their own best institutions.  The U.S. now appears to be doing this to its exemplary higher education system, with the University...

UCSB's Premiere Comedy Troupe back for their 6th season Friday, May 7 / 8:00 PM - "War on Christmas" Embarcadero Hall 935 Embarcadero Del Norte $3 Students / $5 General...

Stefan Helmreich (Anthropology, MIT) Tuesday, May 4, 2010 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB A new generation of marine biologists, employing the science of DNA sequencing, is coming to see the ocean as animated by its smallest inhabitants: marine microbes. Thriving in extreme conditions – from...

Monday, May 3 / 12:00 PM MultiCultural Center The mainstream media largely frame the topic of migration by utilizing terms such as illegal and undocumented, which have an immediate impact in shaping public perceptions of criminal behavior.  The media also focus much attention to the arrival of...

UCSB's Premiere Comedy Troupe back for their 6th season Friday, April 30 / 8:00 PM - "Oregon Trail Theme Show" Embarcadero Hall 935 Embarcadero Del Norte $3 Students / $5 General...

Unpredictable Commedia del 'Arte meets Shakespeare in their tragically tragic play, "McBeth" Friday, April 30  / 7:00 PM Saturday, May 1 / 7:00 PM Anisqoyo Park, Isla Vista Free...

Theda Skocpol (Harvard, Sociology) Friday, April 30 / 1:00 PM HSSB 4041 Skocpol is the author, most recently, of Inequality and American Democracy: What We Know and What We Need to Learn; and The Transformation of American Politics: Activist Government and the Rise of Conservatism. Sponsored by the Center...

Grigor Hovhannissian (Consul-General of the Republic of Armenia) Thursday, April 29 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 Grigor Hovhannissian. Born in 1971 in Yerevan, Mr. Hovhannissian has an extended academic and professional experience in international affairs. He graduated from the department of Arab Studies of the Yerevan...

Wednesday, April 28 / 2:00 PM Shepherd's Farm, Santa Barbara Join the Community Sustainable Food Group for a visit to Shepherd's Farm here in Santa Barbara.  Transportation will be provided.  Location of departure to be announced.  Please contact Megan Carney at megcarney@gmail.com for more details. Sponsored by Community...

Tuesday, April 2, 2010 / 3:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB In every corner of the globe, we are polluting, diverting, pumping, and wasting our limited supply of fresh water at an expediential level as population and technology grows. The rampant overdevelopment of agriculture, housing and...

Saturday, April 24 / 9:30 AM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB During the 2009 American Academy of Religion annual conference the North American Religions Section hosted a roundtable discussion entitled “‘New’ Evangelical History?” It explored the meaning of evangelical history in a plural North American context, suggesting...

UCSB's Premiere Comedy Troupe back for their 6th season Friday, April 23 / 8:00 PM - "Free Show" Embarcadero Hall 935 Embarcadero Del Norte FREE...

Alumni Weekend  and 40th Anniversary of the Isla Vista Riots Special Event: Isla Vista Film Festival Friday, April 23 / 7:00 PM Saturday, April 24 / 7:00 PM IV Theater, $4.00 Follow Magic Lantern Films on Facebook...

Hester Blum (English, Penn State University) Thursday, April 22, 2010 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB In 2007 a Russian submarine planted a titanium flag on the Arctic seabed under the North Pole, laying the groundwork for Russia's claim to Arctic oil resources.  "Arctic and Antarctic...

Rogers Brubaker (Sociology, UCLA) Monday, April 19 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Brubaker will return to his influential book, Nationalism Reframed: Nationhood and the National Question in the New Europe, to reflect upon changes since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the re-emergence of...

Thomas Andrews (History, University of Colorado) Friday, April 16 / 1:00 PM HSSB 4041 Andrews, an environmental historian of the American West, won the 2009 Bancroft Prize for his book of the same title, which reconsiders the social and environmental meaning of the 1914 Ludlow Massacre. Sponsored by the...

Stephanie Batiste (English, UCSB) Thursday, April 15 / 7:30 PM MCC Theater Stephanie L. Batiste’s one-woman show is a rhythmic perfomative contemplation of the street murders of young people of color in Los Angeles. Batiste processes the obituaries, contained in a young woman’s scrapbook, of...

Ruth Hellier-Tinoco (University of Winchester) Thursday, April 15, 2010 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Lake Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico, was singled out for special attention in the idealistic postrevolutionary years of the 1930s, promoted as a site/sight of authentic Mexicanness, useful for nationalistic and touristic agendas,...

Seetha Raghupathy (IHC Visiting Scholar) Wednesday, April 14 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB "Participatory Planning Towards Place Making" continues a multi-year, public art research initiative to expand university investment within a local community context.  Through the support of the UCSB Isla Vista Commission and the...

Introduction by Nicole Starosielski (Film & Media Studies, UCSB) Tuesday, April 13, 2010 / 3:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Louis Malle’s Academy Award winning documentary The Silent World is noted as one of the first films to use underwater cinematography to show the...

Monday, April 12 / 7:00 PM Arts 1340 ---AND--- Tuesday, April 13 / 7:00 PM Broida 1610 Cloud Eye Control is a collaborative performance group from Los Angeles comprised of three members: Chi-wang Yang, Miwa Matreyek, and Anna Oxygen. They create original works that uniquely combine interactive media with live...

UCSB's Premiere Comedy Troupe back for their 6th season Friday, April 9 / 8:00 PM Embarcadero Hall 935 Embarcadero Del Norte $3 Students / $5 General...

Double Feature! Friday, April 9 / 7:00 PM & 10:00 PM Monday, April 12 / 10:00 PM IV Theater, $4.00 8 1/2 screens in IV Theater 2 Nine screens in IV Theater 1 Follow Magic Lantern Films on Facebook...

Introduction by Michael Albright (Film & Media Studies, UCSB) Tuesday, April 6, 2010 / 3:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB In End of the Line we see firsthand the effects of our global love affair with fish as food.  It examines the imminent extinction of bluefin tuna,...

Monday, April 5 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Sam Hamill – a noted poet, translator, and editor – will be reading his poetry. Students, faculty, staff, and the public are all welcome to attend. Sam Hamill was the editor of Spectrum magazine at UC Santa...

UCSB's Premiere Comedy Troupe back for their 6th season Friday, April 2 / 8:00 PM - "April Fools Theme Show" Embarcadero Hall 935 Embarcadero Del Norte $3 Students / $5 General...

Peter Roland Bush Tuesday, March 30 / 12:30 PM Girvetz 2119 Peter Bush is an award-winning literary translator born in Spalding, Lincolnshire, and now living in Barcelona. He read French and Spanish at Cambridge, and researched Spanish fiction and history in Oxford. After teaching in London schools...

Nandini Iyer (Religious Studies, UCSB) Monday, March 8, 2010 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB “Just as the sacred river's roaring voice echoes all nature's sounds, just so, if the devotee wishes to be cleansed by its waters, his heart must respond to the cries of...

UCSB's Premiere Comedy Troupe back for their 6th season Friday, March 5 / 8:00 PM - "Nice Show" Friday, March 5 / 10:00 PM - "Naughty Show" Embarcadero Hall 
935 Embarcadero Del Norte $3 Students / $5 General...

Sven Beckert (History, Harvard) Friday, March 5 / 1:00 PM 4041 HSSB Beckert is the author of The Monied Metropolis: New York City and the Consolidation of the American Bourgeoisie (2001). Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Work, Labor and Democracy, and the Policy History Program....

Bruce Smith and Richard Nash (USC and Indiana University) Friday, March 5 / 2010 McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Cloning, organ farms, the completion of the Human Genome Project, recombinant DNA, cyborgs, artificial intelligence, and other manufactured life forms, all suggest that, depending on one’s point of view,...

Michael Fishbane (Jewish Studies, University of Chicago) Tuesday, March 2 / 7:30 PM Santa Barbara Hillel, 781 Embarcadero Del Mar, Isla Vista Michael Fishbane will discuss the role of spiritual practices in Judaism -- through ritual and meditation -- which cultivate different types of consciousness and awareness. He...

UCSB's Premiere Comedy Troupe back for their 6th season Friday, February 26 / 8:00 PM Embarcadero Hall 
935 Embarcadero Del Norte $3 Students / $5 General...

Jill Casid (Art History, University of Wisconsin) Tuesday, February 23, 2010 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB In the rapt attention to digital transformation and the consideration of global cultural flows and liquid images, we may run the risk of losing sight of the material consequences...

Anne-Marie Legaré (Histoire de l’Art, Université de Lille-III) Olga Karaskova (Histoire de l’Art, Université de Lille-III) Monday, February 22 / 4:00 PM IHC Seminar Room, HSSB 6056 This event will feature two talks by visiting scholars from Université de Lille-III, Professor Anne-Marie Legaré (Histoire de l’Art) will discuss “Refashioning...

Bonnie Crouse (Dining Services, UCSB) David Cleveland (Environmental Studies, UCSB) Monday, February 22 / 1:00 PM IHC Seminar Room, HSSB 6056 Bonnie Crouse with be present a talk entitled, "UCSB Dining Services' Sustainability Initiative." A representative from Dining Services will discuss their sustainability initiative and will address issues such...

UCSB's Premiere Comedy Troupe back for their 6th season Friday, February 19 / 8:00 PM Embarcadero Hall 
935 Embarcadero Del Norte $3 Students / $5 General...