Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 4, 2014 / 12:30 Sunday, October 5, 2014 / 7:00 Anisq'Oyo' Park, Isla Vista FREE Isla Vista Arts Presents Shakespeare in the Park: Capt'n Lear; King Lear in a 60-minute commedia romp! Bring a blanket, bring a friend....

Shane Hamilton (History, University of Georgia) Friday,October 3, 2014 / 1:00 PM 4041 HSSB  Professor Hamilton is the author of Trucking Country: the Road to America’s Wal-Mart Economy (2008), which won the Theodore Saloutos Award for the Best Book in Agricultural History. He is a leading figure among...

Saturday,Sept 6, 2014 / Sundown (approx. 8:15 PM) Anisq’Oyo’ Park FREE Bring your blankets, chairs, friends, and snacks. This is an alcohol-free event. Go back ...

Saturday, August 23, 2014 / Sundown (approx. 8:15 PM) Anisq'Oyo' Park FREE Bring your blankets, chairs, friends, and snacks. This is an alcohol-free event....

Keynote: Professor William Tronzo (UC San Diego) Saturday, May 31 / 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. AM McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020 The Medieval Studies Program at UCSB presents an interdisciplinary graduate student conference focused on the theme of "Movement and Mobility in the Middle Ages." Professor William...

Friday, May 30 / 9:30 AM-5:00 PM University Center Lobero Room This is a one-day symposium in honor of the centenary of the birth of Aimé Césaire, the great Martinican poet-statesman (1913-2008). Césaire, in both his literary and political careers, strove to be “the spokesman for those...

Thursday, May 29 / 3:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB A roundtable with UCSB Profefessors Amber González (Chican@ Studies), Ruth Hellier-Tinoco (Music), and Ninotchka Bennahum (Dance). Everyone is invited to join this discussion. For more details see: https://www.ihc.ucsb.edu/performance-and-politics/ Sponsored by  the IHC's Performance & Politics RFG....

A celebration of the life and work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez,Nobel prize Colombian writer who recently died, with readings, remembrances and film clips.  This event has been postponed.  For further information, visit: www.spanport.ucsb.edu Sponsored by the Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese, the program in Latin American...

Dr. Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart (Psychiatry, University of New Mexico) Friday, May 23, 2014 / 12:30 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Registration is required for this workshop. Please register at http://tinyurl.com/reg-histtr-2014 to receive the preparatory readings. Under colonial occupation, Native communities across the Americas endured devastating...

Thursday, May 22 / 9:00 AM-5:00 PM UCSB Centennial House The Graduate Center for Literary Research cordially invites you to participate in the GCLR Graduate Student Conference on “Disclosure,” Thursday May 22 at the Centennial House from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. Disclosure evokes hidden, withheld,...

Monday, May 19 / 9:00 AM Student Resources Building, Multipurpose Room Students from three Santa Barbara County high schools who are participating in UCSB's academic outreach program SKILLS will present the results of their original research on the role of language in their lives. Sponsored by the Crossroads...

Saturday, May 17 /4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020 The Early Modern Center is pleased to announce our thirteenth annual conference, “Transatlantic Ecologies: Utopia to Zoonomia,” featuring keynote speakers Daniel Brayton (Middlebury College) and Gordon Sayre (University of Oregon). Transatlantic Ecologies explores the complex and...

Friday, May 16 / 1:00 PM Loma Pelona 1108 Speakers: Janet Fiskio (Enviornmental Studies, Oberlin College) Adrian Parr (Sociology, University of Cincinnati) Steven Vanderheiden (Political Science, University of Colorado) Following the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's publication of the "5th Assessment Report," this Symposium will ask how the ever-increasing scientific consensus...

Friday, May 16 / 10:00 AM MultiCultural Center Lounge The American Cultures & Global Contexts Center is proud to present "Antiracism Inc./Works: The Anticonference." Please join us for the academic, artistic, and activist encounter that is sure to reinvigorate our analysis of and commitments to social...

Thursday, May 15 / 4:00 PM Koi Pond Below Storke Tower Sienna Cordoba (History, UCSB) Warren Taylor (Materials Research Lab, UCSB) We invite you to the Koi Pond below Storke Tower for a "bake sale" art installation where you may meet someone from another department;  It happened to us,...

Thursday, May 15 / 4:00 PM Lane Room, Ellison Hall Presenters: Nicole Filler (Political Science) "In the Pursuit of Social Justice: Identities, Mobilization, and Activism." Travis Seifman (History) "Edo dachi: Performing Identity in Ryukyuan Diplomatic Processions." Magarita Safronova (Political Science) "Cultural Change and Political Behavior: Study of Ethnic Russians in Latvia and Kazakhstan" Sponsored...

Thursday, May 15 / 1:30-5:00 PM Friday, May 16 / 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Santa Barbara Harbor Room, University Center Composition: making meaning through design is an interdisciplinary symposium that asks how design features—including format, medium, lettering, and images—can alter, enhance, or otherwise affect the transmission of...

Thursday, May 8 / 9:30 AM Mosher Alumni House Friday, May 9, / 10:00 AM-1:00 PM MultiCultural Center Theater This symposium focuses on three central notions associated with the manifold transformations of the Mediterranean Sea in modern times: memory, movement, and migration. It is at the crossroads of...

Monday,  May 5 / 2:00 PM 6056 HSSB Seminar Room The IHC's Graduate Affiliate Program is pleased to host the first of two public workshops in which graduate scholars will present their work on the topic of care in conjunction with the IHC's the  Value of Care...

Thomas F. DeFrantz (African and African American Studies/Dance, Duke University) Kyle Abraham (Artistic Director, Abraham.In.Motion) Wednesday, April 23 / 3:00 - 4:30 PM HSSB Ballet Studio Duke University Professor and Artist-Scholar Tommy DeFrantz will speak publicly with Artistic Director and MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abraham. They will...

Thomas F. DeFrantz (African and African American Studies/Dance, Duke University) Tuesday, April 22 / 5:30 PM McCune Conference Room Thomas DeFrantz is Professor of African and African American Studies/Dance at Duke University and President of the Society of Dance History Scholars. The author of Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey's Embodiment of...

Heather Cassils (artist) Friday, April 18 / 6:00 PM SRB Multi-Purpose Room* *Please note the room  and time change for this event. Heather Cassils is an artist who uses the physical body as sculptural mass with which to rupture societal norms. Drawing on conceptualism, feminism, body art, gay male...

Thursdays: April 17, May 1, May 15, May 29 12:00pm-2:00pm (lunch included) Education Building Board Room, 4th floor The seminar will provide a systematic and detailed explanation of the grant writing process, including interactive workshops on best practices for generating research proposal ideas, writing strategies, and...

Deke Weaver (School of Art and Design and Department of Theater, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) Monday, April 14 / 1:30 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB WOLF is Deke Weaver’s third performance in his life-long project, The Unreliable Bestiary – a performance for each letter of the alphabet,...

Deborah Diamond (Curator, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution) Sunday, April 13 / 2:30 pm Mary Craig Auditorium, Santa Barbara Museum of Art (1130 State Street) Yoga is a global phenomenon practiced by millions of people seeking spiritual insight and better health. Debra...

Charles Bazerman (Education, UCSB) Friday, April 11 / 1:30 PM 1205 Education Bazerman proposes a new theory of writing and rhetoric which conceives writing as a form of situated social activity, typically displaced over time and space.  Because of these dislocations, understandings of genre and activity system are...

Monday April 7 2:00-4:00PM 6056 HSSB Seminar Room The IHC's Graduate Affiliate Program is pleased to host the first of two public workshops in which graduate scholars will present their work on the topic of care in conjunction with the IHC Value of Care Series. Presenters: • Lynette Arnold...

Friday, April 4-Sunday, April 6 McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020 Borderlands, broadly defined, are spaces where disparate ethnicities, cultures, religions, political systems, or linguistic traditions come into close contact and require both individuals and societies to adapt culturally, politically, economically, or technologically to encounters with other...

Sasha Abramsky (journalist) Thursday, April 3, 2014 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Sasha Abramsky is a freelance journalist and the author of six books, most recently The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives.  It was listed by the New York...

Warren Taylor (Materials Research Lab, UCSB) Tuesday, April 1 / 8:00 AM Northern edge of the Campus Lagoon (Spot #1 on the Walking Tour of UCSB Campus Lagoon Area) In this event, the of three first symposia, we will begin by having a discussion about material science and...

Ned Kaufman (Historic Preservation, Columbia University) Thursday, March 13 / 1:00 PM UCSB MultiCultural Center Dr. Ned Kaufman will do a lunchtime talk about his current research around historic conservation, social justice, intangible resources, sustainability and the economics of heritage. He will also discuss his career...

Howard Brick (History, University of Michigan) Friday, March 7 /  1:00 PM 4041 HSSB Professor Brick is the author of Age of Contradiction: American Thought & Culture in the 1960s (2000) and Transcending Capitalism: Visions of a New Society in Modern America (2006). Sponsored by the Center...

Ambassador Dennis Ross (The Washington Institute for Near East Policy) Ghaith al-Omari (Executive Director, the American Task Force on Palestine) Wednesday, March 5 / 5:00 PM UCSB Campbell Hall Veteran Middle East peace negotiators, Ambassador Dennis Ross (counselor and William Davidson Distinguished Fellow at The Washington...

Praise Zenenga (African Studies,University of Arizona) Tuesday, March 4 / 12:30 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB This presentation focuses on strategies that popular theater artists used to survive dictatorship, censorship, and lack of sponsorship within the context of a sustained political and economic crisis (1998-2008) in post-independence...

Osmundo Pinho (Federal University, Reconcavo in Bahia, Brazil) Monday, March 3 / 1:30 PM SSMS 2011 On December 9 2013, in the State of São Paulo, the richest of the Brazilian states, six thousand young people attended an unauthorized funk party, like a rolling, mobile “flash mob” or...

Paul Erickson  (American Antiquarian Society) Marie-Eve Thérenty (Université Montpellier III, France) February 26-28  & March 1, 2014 Old Little Theatre, College of Creative Studies and McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Starting with one of the first literary mass-successes, Eugène Sue’s serialized novel Les Mystères de Paris (1842-43, The Mysteries...

Jean-Christian Vinel (History, University of Paris-Diderot) Friday, February 21 /1:00 PM HSSB 4041 Jean-Christian Vinel is a visiting scholar at UC-Santa Barbara in the Winter 2013. He is the editor of La grève en exil : le déclin du syndicalisme et du militantisme aux USA, en...

Thursday-Friday, February 20-21 Pollock Theater Dirty Sexy Policy will bring together prominent scholars, attorneys, activists, regulators, and journalists to explore current challenges facing media policy and the broader stakes that citizens and policy critics share. Participants on three panels will engage in a lively discussion and debate...

Francis Dunn (Classics, UCSB) Thursday, February 20, 2014 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB What is at stake in our interest -- even obsession -- with narrative forms of care?  We have become familiar, in recent years, with narrative medicine, narrative social work, and narrative forensics,...

Thursday, February 20 /1:00-3:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB In honor of UNESCO's International Mother Language Day 2014, Caraol Chaski (Institute for Linguistic Evidence) will be speaking on "Forensic Linguistics and Models of Language" at 1:00 PM and Maria Carreira (Spanish, Cal State Long Beach)...

Friday, February 14- Sunday, February 16 McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB UCSB is hosting a three-day international symposium featuring interdisciplinary research on the complexity of naturally occurring human interaction.  This symposium will bring together diverse researchers — linguists, sociologists, anthropologists, conversation analysts, child development and communication scholars,...

Friday, February 7 / 9:30 AM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Fifty years after Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a landmark bill that added sex to anti-discrimination law, this conference looks to feminism during a decade that began with liberal reform and exploded...

Chris Newfield (English, UCSB) Tuesday, February 4, 2014 / 5:00 PM* McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB *Note new time. Chris Newfield has been directly involved in current controversies about the future of universities. In this talk, he’ll first describe one of his best university experiences, which was directing...

Friday, January 31 / 1:00-5:30 PM Student Resource Building Fifty years ago this month, President Lyndon B. Johnson used his State of the Union Address to ask Congress to join him in fighting an “unconditional war on poverty” through full employment growth, an all-out “assault” on discrimination...

Three great artists from Japan, each representing a cultural tradition and its living practices, present a week of performances, demonstrations, and exhibits. Join one event or all with these master artists and their masterful offerings. RSVP required for all events, please RSVP here: http://masterartistsfromjapan.weebly.com/ Schedule of Events MONDAY...

Barbara Mann (The Jewish Theological Seminary) Thursday, January 23 / 7:30 PM Santa Barbara Hillel, 781 Embarcadero Del Mar, Isla Vista This event has been cancelled due to illness. Jews have historically been considered “the people of the book,” a rootless, diasporic collection of communities whose true “place” is...

Monday, November 25 / 10:00 PM IV Theater $4 Magic Lantern Films screens critically acclaimed films as well as cult classics. The diverse selection of films will appeal to a variety of audience tastes. According to the film distributors Swank and Criterion who specialize in college markets, Magic...

Monday, November 25 / 7:00 PM IV Theater $4 Magic Lantern Films screens critically acclaimed films as well as cult classics. The diverse selection of films will appeal to a variety of audience tastes. According to the film distributors Swank and Criterion who specialize in college markets, Magic...

Friday, November 22 / 8:00 PM Embarcadero Hall, Isla Vista UCSB's premier improvisational comedy troupe performs every Friday evening at Embarcadero Hall. Delighting audiences for over seven years with themed shows, a dynamic cast, and the funniest skits anywhere, IMPROVABILITY is the way to get your weekend...

Thursday, November 21 / 12:00 PM SH 2509 4Humanities@UCSB will hold its second meeting of the 2013-14 academic year on Thursday, November 21 (noon – 1:30, South Hall 2509). Following up on its previous meeting, which focused on the “Heart of the Matter” report produced by...

Patricia MacCormack (English, Communication, Film and Media, Anglia Ruskin University) Wednesday, November 20th / 3:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Please join us for a talk from Platform Guest Speaker Patricia MacCormack and to celebrate Platform's latest exhibit, Post-Human Nature, with a small reception.   EXHIBITION: August...

Monday, November 18 / 7:00 & 10:00 PM I.V. Theater $4 Magic Lantern Films screens critically acclaimed films as well as cult classics. The diverse selection of films will appeal to a variety of audience tastes. According to the film distributors Swank and Criterion who specialize in college...

Friday, November 15 / 7:00 & 10:00 PM I.V. Theater $4 Magic Lantern Films screens critically acclaimed films as well as cult classics. The diverse selection of films will appeal to a variety of audience tastes. According to the film distributors Swank and Criterion who specialize in college...

Friday, November 15 / 8:00 PM Embarcadero Hall, Isla Vista UCSB's premier improvisational comedy troupe performs every Friday evening at Embarcadero Hall. Delighting audiences for over seven years with themed shows, a dynamic cast, and the funniest skits anywhere, IMPROVABILITY is the way to get your weekend...

Thursday, November 14 / 4:30 PM Phelps Hall 6320 The GCLR invites graduate students engaged in literary, interdisciplinary research to participate in our Fall roundtable. Roundtable participants will provide a paper-in-progress for questions and comments; participants that subsequently present the workshopped paper at a conference are...

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 / 7:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Ratatat Theater Group is proud to present Happy Few, a new play based on the first-person accounts of Santa Barbara veterans and Shakespeare's Henry V.  It mixes the stories of veterans about the wars in...

Friday, November 8 / 7:00 & 10:00 PM IV Theater $4 Magic Lantern Films screens critically acclaimed films as well as cult classics. The diverse selection of films will appeal to a variety of audience tastes. According to the film distributors Swank and Criterion who specialize in...

Friday, November 8 / 8:00 PM Embarcadero Hall, Isla Vista UCSB's premier improvisational comedy troupe performs every Friday evening at Embarcadero Hall. Delighting audiences for over seven years with themed shows, a dynamic cast, and the funniest skits anywhere, IMPROVABILITY is the way to get your weekend...