Upcoming Events

Johanna Drucker Friday, February 19 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Our understanding of the way the graphical organization of codex books supports functionality has increased dramatically in the era of digital design activity. The analysis of format features and design elements in print, once approached...

Silvia Maglioni & Graeme Thomson Wednesday, February 17 / 6:00 PM Isla Vista Theater II Click here for more info about Facs of Life Silvia Maglioni and Graeme Thomson are the co-directors of Facs of Life, a feature documentary on Deleuze.  Inspired by, and making creative use of, the...

Dick Hebdige (Art Studio, UCSB) Tuesday, February 16, 2010 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB “In a landscape where nothing officially exists (otherwise it would not be ‘desert’), absolutely anything becomes thinkable, and may consequently happen…” Reyner Banham, Scenes from America Deserta In January 2009 the UC Institute...

UCSB's Premiere Comedy Troupe back for their 6th season Friday, February 12 / 8:00 PM Embarcadero Hall 
935 Embarcadero Del Norte $3 Students / $5 General...

Introduction by Nicole Starosielski (Film and Media Studies, UCSB) Tuesday, February 9, 2010 / 3:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Feature, this astonishingly powerful film is at once horrifying and exhilarating. Kimberly Rivers Roberts, an aspiring rap artist, turns her new...

Megan Carney (Anthropology, UCSB) Stefanie Stauffer (Sociology, UCSB) Monday, February 8 / 2:00 PM SSMS 3122 Megan Carney’s “Food Sovereignty Movements: Implications for Gender Inequality, Citizenship and the Human Right to Food” examines repercussions of food insecurity in the United States, in particular, the experience of households in...

Ethan Bronner (Jerusalem Bureau Chief, New York Times) Monday, February 8 / 8:00 PM UCSB Campbell Hall - Free Ethan Bronner, Jerusalem Bureau Chief for The New York Times will combine diplomatic and political analysis with behind-the-scenes stories from his reporting to explore the challenges faced by a...

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

Michael Soldatenko (Chicano Studies, Cal State Los Angeles) Wednesday, February 3 / 12:00 PM South Hall 1623 Professor Michael Soldatenko will talk on his newly published book Chicano Studies: The Genesis of a Discipline.  Professor Soldatenko is Professor and Chair of the Department of Chicano Studies at Cal...

Susan Keller (IHC Senior Fellow) Wednesday, February 3 / 12:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB The figure of a woman applying makeup in public was one of the quintessential images of modernity in the early twentieth century, and also highly scandalous. This talk explores the ways...

Wade Clark Roof (Religious Studies, UCSB) Tuesday, February 2 / 2:00 PM IHC Seminar Room, HSSB 6056 Professor Roof is a leading sociologist of American religion. He will be speaking about his current project on the “new progressive religious movement,” particularly in southern California. Using a multi-dimensional methodology...

UCSB's Premiere Comedy Troupe back for their 6th season January 29 / 8:00 PM Embarcadero Hall 935 Embarcadero Del Norte $3 Students / $5 General...

David White (Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara) Wednesday, January 27 / 3:00 pm 3041 Humanities and Social Sciences Building David White discussed his 2009 book Sinister Yogis, a historical reconstruction of the history of yoga through the lens of its agents, the yogis of...

UCSB's Premiere Comedy Troupe back for their 6th season January 15 / 8:00 PM Embarcadero Hall 935 Embarcadero Del Norte $3 Students / $5 General...

Introduction by Ronald Egan (East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies, UCSB) Tuesday, January 12, 2010 / 3:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB A luxury cruise boat motors up the Yangtze, navigating the mythic waterway known in China simply as "The River." The Yangtze is about to be...

Greg Levine (Art History, UC Berkeley) Monday, January 11 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB “Everyone’s looking for something.” Some of us have found it, or part of it, in Zen Art, though the types of things we look at, the way we talk about them,...

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

Mary Hancock (Anthropology and History, University of California, Santa Barbara) Wednesday, November 18 / 4:00 pm 3024 Humanities and Social Sciences Building This presentation focused on the history of visual anthropology and its current theoretical and methodological agendas. Particular attention was paid to visual anthropology in/of...

Catherine Gautier (Geography, UCSB) Tuesday, November 17, 2009 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB This talk is the keynote address for the IHC’s Oil + Water series.  Unsustainable use of oil and water by a rapidly growing global population is creating a serious environmental security challenge....

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 / 7:30 PM Campbell Hall $6 general / $5 students Visually stunning and vastly entertaining, Earth Days looks back to the dawn of the modern environmental movement – from its post-war rustlings in the 1950s to the first wildly successful 1970 Earth Day celebration...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 / 4:00 PM SCREENING: There Will be Blood Thursday, November 12 / 7:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB This interdisciplinary panel introduces a screening of Paul Thomas Anderson's Academy Award winning film There Will Be Blood. Panelists question what role oil has played and...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 / 7:30 PM Campbell Hall $6 general / $5 students In research for his next book, newly self-proclaimed environmentalist and author Colin Beavan vows to make as little environmental impact as possible for one year: no more automated transportation, no more electricity, no more...

  Sunday, November 8, 2009 On November 8, 2009, New Sexualities hosted a transdisciplinary, international workshop and panel on Sexuality and Islam in Europe and the Middle East. Panelists  Paul Amar (Global Studies, UCSB) Janet Afary (Religious Studies, UCSB), and Fatima El-Tayeb (African American Literature and Culture,...

November 6, 2009 / 9am - 5pm Interdisciplinary Humanities Center 6020 Humanities Social Science Building University of California Santa Barbara This event is free, and open to the public. ABOUT What does the future hold for design after oil? This study day will explore new materials, ideas, policies and design solutions...

Thursday, November 5, 2010 / 3:00-5:30 PM 3:00 PM Jennifer Washburn (author of University Inc.), "University Inc.: Why Public Knowledge and Public Education Are At Risk" 4:00 PM David Marshall (Executive Dean, College of Letters and Science, and Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts, UCSB), "The Plight...

(dir. Louie Psihoyos, 2009) Tuesday, November 3, 2009 / 4:00 PM IV Theater I Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, including renowned former dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry, filmmaker Louie Psihoyos, and expedition director Simon Hutchins infiltrate a cove near Taiji, Japan to expose both a shocking instance...

Ned Sublette Tuesday, October 27, 2009 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Author and musician Ned Sublette will present a talk based on his new book,The Year Before the Flood.   Written a year before Hurricane Katrina, Sublette's memoir is a companion volume to his acclaimed history...

(Irena Salina, 2009, 93 min.) Tuesday, October 20, 2009 / 9:30 PM Campbell Hall Admission $6 general / students $5 This award-winning documentary builds a case against the growing privatization of the world’s dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution and human rights. Interviews with...

(Joe Berlinger, 2009, 104 min.) Tuesday, October 20 , 2009 / 7:30 PM Campbell Hall Admission $6 general / students $5 This cinéma-vérité feature is the epic story of one of the largest and most controversial legal cases on the planet, the infamous $27 billion “Amazon Chernobyl” case in...

Sylvia Earle Monday, October 19, 2009 / 8:00 PM Campbell Hall UCSB Admission $10 general / $8 student Oceanographer and 2009 TED Prize-winner Sylvia Earle has led more than 50 expeditions worldwide involving more than 6,000 hours underwater. She has served as the chief scientist of the National...

Mark McLaughlin (Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara) Friday, May 15 / 4:00 pm 3024 Humanities and Social Sciences Building In Hindu liturgical texts and architectural treatises a temple space is understood as the embodied presence of the deity who is housed within, and the deity is...

Rabbi David Saperstein Director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, Washington, DC Sunday, March 22, 2009 / 3:00 p.m. / Free Victoria Hall, 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara Co-presented with the Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion and Public Life at UCSB as part of its...

Suman Mukhopadhyay (Director) Friday, December 5 / 7:00 pm 1701 Theater Dance Chaturanga, based on the novel by Rabindranath Tagore, is Suman Mukhopadhyay's second feature film. It is being screened at this year’s Montreal World Film Festival and Sao Paolo International Film Festival. Suman Mukhopadhyay has worked...

Pankaj Rishi Kumar (Director) Monday, November 3 / 7:00 pm 1004 Girvetz  Pankaj Rishi Kumar’s film is a journey into the sweet science of boxing as practiced by two Indian women. The film unfolds as they wrestle with their day-to-day existence as boxers and the conflicts...

Suman Mukhopadhyay (Director) Tuesday, April 24 / 6:00 pm 1701 Theater Dance Suman Mukhopadhyay’s debut feature film Herbert is based on Nabarun Bhattacharya’s novel of the same name, which won the highest literary prize in India. The film has received numerous awards, including the Dhaka International...

Will Glover (Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan) Wednesday, February 14 / 12:30 pm 1414 Bren Hall The lecture sought to illumine the distinctive nature of Sikh architecture. After surveying the repertoire of forms, colors, and bulding elements that are shared by Sikh buildings, Hindu...

Olle Qvarnström (History of Religions, Lund University, Sweden) Tuesday, February 28 / 6:00 pm 2252 Humanities and Social Science Building The lecture examined contending constructions of omniscience in Jain and Purva-Mimamsa philosophical traditions. Olle Qvarnström is Professor of the History of Religions at Lund University, Sweden. One...

Friday, December 2 / 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Multicultural Center Theater This conference served to inaugurate our newly established IHC Research Focus Group in South Asian Religions and Cultures. The conference featured nine eminent scholars from around the country reflecting on significant developments in South...