Upcoming Events

Magic Lantern Films Presents: Bridesmaids Friday, September 30 at 7&10 PM Monday,October 3 10 PM Isla Vista Theater all shows $4 "Chick flicks don't have to suck! Bridesmaids sets the bar for any R-Rated comedy this year." -Jen Yamato, Movieline "Bridesmaids is one of those films that is so categorically all-around great...

Ryoko Suzuki (Economics, Keio University) Sandra A. Thompson ( Linguistics, UCSB) Friday, September 30 / 2:30 PM 1205 Education In a reenactment, a speaker re-presents or depicts a previously occurring event, often dramatically. Our work is inspired by Goodwin (2007) and Sidnell (2006). Sidnell’s discussion focuses particularly on a...

Shawn Warner-Garcia (Dept. of Linguistics, UCSB) Friday, September 30 / 1:30 PM 1205 Education This paper explores how the concepts of identity and ideology are linked on an interactional level through stance-taking (Du Bois 2007). Specifically, I demonstrate how stance bridges identity and ideology through...

Magic Lantern Films all shows at the IV Theater all shows $4 Wednesday, July 27 Red Carpet: 5:30 PM Screenings: 7:00 PM & 10:00 PM Dress to impress Free food and drink...

Nuestra Voz 2011 Friday, July 22 at 6:00pm FREE! Don't miss it! Everyone welcome! Reception to follow Studio Theater UCSB (Go through the Pardall Tunnel. Walk for 3 minutes. It will be on your right in the Theater & Dance Building) Nuestra Voz presents new plays written, acted, and danced...

Saturday, May 28 / 9:00 AM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB This graduate student conference will feature a lecture by Tat-siong Benny Liew, author of What is Asian American Biblical Hermeneutics? Liew will discuss his interdisciplinary work in the fields of religious studies, theology, Asian American studies,...

Santa Barbara’s premiere improv group Friday nights at 8 pm Students $3 / general $5 Embarcadero Hal May 27-28: The 24 Hour Improvathon...

Friday, May 27 / 1:00-4:00 PM McCune Conference Center, HSSB 6020 “Commercial Manuscript Makers in Thirteenth-Century Paris and the Making of the ‘Santa Barbara Bible’” Richard Rouse, History, University of California, Los Angeles “Printing the Hebrew Bible in Early Modern Europe: Christian and Jewish Scholarly Collaboration in an...

An Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Conference at UCSB Thursday - Friday, May 26-27 Keynote: Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries (Web Art Group) Thursday, May 26/ 3:00 PM Multi-Cultural Center Theater Auras: The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction, an interdisciplinary undergraduate conference at UCSB, is proud to present a keynote...

Van Maximillian Carlson (Director) Monday, May 23 / 7:00 PM Pollock Theater Bhopali (2011) documents the experience of second-generation children in Bhopal, India, who have been affected by the Union Carbide gas disaster of 1984, the worst industrial disaster in history, and subsequent contamination of groundwater by Union...

Presented by I.V. LIVE Friday, May 20 / 8:00 PM I.V. Theater 2 A play based entirely on recent interviews of Isla Vista citizens. May 20th AND May 21st Sponsored by I.V. LIVE Website: islavista-arts.org...

Santa Barbara’s premiere improv group Friday nights at 8 pm Students $3 / general $5 Embarcadero Hall May 13: The Harry Potter Show!...

Phaedra Pezzulo (Rhetoric and Public Culture, Indiana University) Susan Stonich (Anthropology, Environmental Studies, Geography, and the Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Marine Science, UCSB) Friday, May 13 / 12:00 PM Wallis Annenberg Conference Room (4315 SSMS) “Toxic tours” are visits to sites polluted by poisonous chemicals operated by environmental justice...

17th Annual Conference on Language, Interaction, and Social Organization (LISO) Thursday- Saturday, May 12 - 14, 2011 McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB The LISO conference promotes interdisciplinary research and discussion in the analysis of naturally occurring human interaction. Papers will be presented by national and international scholars...

Wednesday, May 11 / 4:00 PM Lane Room, 3rd floor Ellison Hall Annual Graduate Student Presentations   Nation-State or State-Nation? Myths of Nationhood and Support for State Sovereignty in Belarus Francois Zdanowicz (Political Science , UCSB) Brawls, Armed Robbery and Kidnapping: Imperial Russia’s Adjudication in the South Caucasus until the...

Danielle Antoinette Hidalgo  (IHC Research Fellow) Wednesday, May 11 / 12:30 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Drawing upon three years of intensive ethnographic research in both atypical and typical strip clubs in California and Oregon, Hidalgo discusses how embodied labor is negotiated in these clubs.  Further, she...

Saturday, May 7 / 9:00 AM McCune Conference Room, HSSB This one-day interdisciplinary conference will explore the senses, sensibilities, and the dynamic relationship between the two, in the middle ages.  We will explore the problems of the senses, sentience, emotion and knowledge production in a period before...

Santa Barbara’s premiere improv group Friday nights at 8 pm Students $3 / general $5 Embarcadero Hall May 6: Improvability....

Friday, May 6 / 9:00 AM MultiCultural Center Graduate Student Lounge This conference, organized by graduate students in Spanish and Portuguese, will feature thirty to forty presenters from universities across the nation. Selected papers will be published in the Fall issue of the graduate academic journal...

Tom Juravich (Sociology and Labor Studies, University of Massachusetts at Amherst) Friday, May 6 / 1:00 PM HSSB 4041 Juravich is a labor educator and musician. He is the author of Chaos on the Shop Floor: A Worker's View of Quality, Productivity and Management (1985); an ethnography of...

Maher Hathout (Senior Advisor, Muslim Public Affairs Council, Los Angeles) Nuha Khoury (History of Art and Architecture, UCSB) Edward Linenthal (History, University of Indiana) Thursday, May 5, 2011 / 7:30 PM MultiCultural Center Theater The battle over plans to build a Muslim religious center near ground zero has thrown...

Rula Jebreal (Screenwriter, Miral, 2011) Monday, May 2 / 6:00 PM Pollock Theater A free screening of the recently-released film Miral based on the novel and screenplay by Rula Jebreal, and directed by Julian Schnabel.  The film paints a stunning portrait of personal conflict, humanitarian courage, and...

Rula Jebreal  (Author & Journalist) Monday, May 2 / 4:00 PM Multicultural Center Theatre A discussion with Rula Jebreal on the transformations Italy has undergone under the impact of immigration over the past two decades, and how they influence the role that Italy could play vis-a-vis the current...

Galina Bolden (School of Communication, Rutgers University) Friday, April 29 / 1:30 PM Education 1205 This presentation examines the interactional construction of language competence in bilingual immigrant communities. The focus is on how participants in social interaction resolve problems of understanding that are demonstrably rooted in their divergent...

Friday, April 29 / 4:00 PM Theater and Dance 1701 and Life Sciences Building 1001 This symposium will examine the role of morality in the visual arts from multiple perspectives, including those of practicing artists, art historians, and museum curators. Operating under the assumption that there are...

Najib Bounahai (Professor of Higher Education, Ibn Tofail University, Morocco) Friday, April 29th / 1:00 PM *please note new time and location* 2017 SSMS The talk is about the interplay between cinema and politics in Morocco over the last ten years. Morocco has initiated several ambitious and...

Ellen Anderson (playwright) Melinda Palacio (poet and novelist) D.J. Palladino (novelist and journalist) Sojourner Kincaid Rolle (poet and playwright) Thursday, April 21, 2011 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Four local creative writers will discuss the ways in which notions of place have shaped their work. In “Loving Detroit Like...

Farai "Fafi" Bere (a.k.a 3 Percent) Thursday, April 21 / 5:00 PM MultiCultural Center Lounge A Zimbabwean born academic and musician, Dr. Farai Bere focuses on what he calls Black performativity, the performance of Blackness as a political force and how Black performance can be said to embody...

Bhaskar Sarkar (Film and Media Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara) Thursday, April 21 / 4:00 pm 2135 Social Sciences and Media Studies Building This lecture focused on a certain trajectory in recent works by documentary filmmaker Madhusree Dutta: her preoccupation with the triad city-cinema-publics to...

Tuesday, April 19 / 12:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB We invite interested faculty and graduate students to join us for a brainstorming meeting for the 2011-2012 IHC series Public Goods. Public Goods will be a year-long program at the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center that will explore...

Monday, April 18 - Friday, April 22 Old Gym Gallery 479 Artist Desiree D'Alessandro, in collaboration with Raymond Douglas, embraces Old Gym Gallery 479's sports and recreation history in this exhibition that focuses on hybridizing the fields of art and athleticism. Ten student boxers from the local...

Friday - Saturday, April 15 - 16 McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB This conference is an interdisciplinary exploration of how form arises from practice. Grammatical, literary, and cultural structures become entrenched over time and with repetition. Ideas and behaviors become increasingly routine, ritualized, automatic, opaque to self-reflection,...

Alessandro Barchiesi (Latin Literature, University of Siena, Arezzo) Friday, April 15, 2011 / 4:00 PM ** PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE** HSSB 4041 This lecture will examine representations of Italic landscapes in the Aeneid, especially wilderness, as seen in mountains and woods, and (super)natural phenomena, volcanic and sulphurous. Professor...

Ronald Mellor (History, UCLA) Monday, April 11 / 12:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Ronald J. Mellor is Distinguished Professor of History at UCLA, where he has been teaching Greek and Roman history since 1976. Prof. Mellor’s research centers on ancient religion and Roman historiography. ...

Ido Haar (editor of I Am Carolyn Parker, dir. Jonathan Demme) Friday, April 8, 2011/12:00 PM 2135 Social Sciences and Media Studies Building (SSMS) Reclaiming home in the wake of disaster is the theme of this month’s meeting of the Environmental Media Initiative Research Group (EMIRG). The discussion...

Ido Haar (Documentary Filmmaker) Friday, April 1, 2011 / 2:00 PM MultiCultural Center Theater Just as Mexicans cross U.S. borders illegally to find work as day laborers, thousands of Palestinians do likewise, into neighboring Israel, seeking jobs in construction. For 9 Star Hotel, Israeli filmmaker Ido Haar gained...

Filip DeBoeck (Anthropology, University of Leuven) Thursday, March 31 / 5:00 PM Pollock Theater In Cemetery State, Filip DeBoeck invites us on a bewildering tour of the cemetery of Kintambo, one of the oldest and largest cemeteries in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. ...

Charles Acland (Communication Studies, Concordia University, Montréal) Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1 McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB The Media Fields research collective is excited to announce Contested Territories, its third conference exploring the relationship between media and space. As a theme, ”contested territories” encompasses a...

The Early Modern Center's Tenth annual Winter Conference Friday – Saturday, March 11 – 12 McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB In recent decades, scholars working in the early modern period have been at the vanguard of literary studies. To cite just one example, some of the earliest practitioners...

Ken Mouré Department of History and Classics University of Alberta Thursday, March 10/ 11:00 AM HSSB 3001E Food shortages in Occupied Europe offer a marked contrast to the experience with food rationing in the United States and Britain during World War II.  Adding the French experience with rationing to comparative...

March 8, 2011 Mosher Alumni House On March 8, 2011 the New Sexualities RFG hosted a Sexuality Studies Brainstorming Session titled, “Rethinking the Funding and Form of Sexuality Studies.” This full-day event was held at the Mosher Alumni House. Paul Amar, Lisa Duggan, Macarena Gomez-Barris, J. Jack...

Monday, March 7, 2011 Multi-Cultural Center Queer theorists Lisa Duggan, Macarena Gomez-Barris, J. Jack Halberstam, and Dean Spade presented queer critiques of same-sex marriage and the fight for “marriage equality.” Instead of attempting to merely transform existing, oppressive institutions, panelists insisted on the necessity of moving...

Barry Eichengreen (Economics and Political Science, UC Berkeley) Friday, March 4 / 1:00 PM HSSB 4041 A former advisor to the International Monetary Fund, Eichengreen is the author of Globalizing Capital: A History of the International Monetary System (2008) and Global Imbalances and the Lessons of Bretton Woods...

Colin Gardner (Art, UCSB) Wednesday, March 2, 2011 / 5:00 PM IHC’s Platform Gallery, 6th Floor HSSB Where Platform's last exhibition, Snarled Megalopolis, visualized the organic shapes generated by cities out of control, Suburbia will highlight landscapes and architectures characterized by regulation, uniformity, and standardization. These landscapes are...

I.V. LIVE presents: Improvability UCSB's premiere improv troupe Fridays at 8:00 PM, Embarcadero Hall 935 Embarcadero Del Norte $3 students / $5 general February 25:  The Disney Show...

Julia Ott (History, The New School) Friday, February 25 / 1:00 PM HSSB 4041 Ott’s book of the same title will be published by Harvard University Press in the spring of 2011. Her next project considers the enduring influence of financial institutions and pro-investor ideology in recent...

Neil Denari (Architecture and Urban Planning, UCLA) Friday, February 25 / 12:30 PM South Hall 2635 Former Director of SCI-ARC from 1997-2001 and recipient of the Ralph Recchia award and the Samuel F. B. Morse Medal for architecture in 2002 from the National Academy of Design in New...

Friday-Saturday, February 25-26, 2011 Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UC Santa Barbara This conference will examine the intersection between Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the spatial turn in the humanities. Participants have been asked to describe their mapping projects in relation to traditional humanities methodologies, research objects, and concerns....

Ana Elena Puga (Ohio State University/Stanford University) Thursday, February 24 / 5:00 PM Social Sciences and Media Studies building, 2135 (2nd Floor conference room) Ana Elena Puga trains a theater/performance studies lens on the struggle to control public perception of undocumented migrant rights activist Elvira Arellano, who was...