Upcoming Events

Bernhard Siegert (Bauhaus University of Weimar, Germany) Thursday, February 24 / 5:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Bernhard Siegert co-directs the International Research Institute for Cultural Technologies and Media Philosophy (IKKM) in Weimar. Sponsored by The National Endowment for the Humanities and the IHC’s Keeping Time RFG. Website: http://www.gss.ucsb.edu/projects/keeping_time/   Click...

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 18...

Nathaniel W. Dumas (Linguistics, UCSB) Friday, February 18 / 1:30 PM Education 1205 Dumas's research focuses on the face-to-face and computer-mediated communicative practices of members of American Stuttering English Speech Communities and how their informal and formal routines afford the social construction and reconfiguring of a particular sociolinguistic,...

Thursday, February 17, 2011 Multi-Cultural Center On February 17, New Sexualities graduate students gathered at the Multi-Cultural Center to participate in a roundtable discussion titled “Positioning Critical Research: Funding and Publishing Sexuality Studies Work in Neoliberal Times.” The discussion was led by Dr. Melissa White, who...

Esther Bates (Executive Director, Elverhøj Museum of History and Art) Ethan Turpin (Local Filmmaker) Wednesday, February 16, 2011 / 3:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Solvang’s particular Danishness has evolved in step with the American twentieth- and twenty-first centuries.  An emphasis on tourism has both preserved and distorted the...

Monday, February 14 / 1:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB This symposium marks the first anniversary of the Translation Studies Doctoral Emphasis at UCSB. As Emily Apter observed in the recent MLA Profession 2010, “In this time of economic downturn and the humanities’ consequent vulnerability, translation...

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 11:  Anti-Valentine's Day...

Daniel Rosenberg (History, University of Oregon) Thursday, February 10, 2011 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB The convention of mapping historical chronologies in the form of straight, measured lines is ubiquitous. Yet, like the conventions of historical narrative, this graphic convention has a complex history. This...

Thursday, February 10  / 7:00 PM Corwin Pavilion Is democracy sweeping through the Arab World? Or will current unrest result in autocratic crack-downs, military coups, Islamist regimes, and chaos? How should the US react?  What are the implications for America?  A public discussion by Middle East specialists...

Aranye Fradenburg (English, UCSB) Wednesday, February 9, 2011 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB "Surround Sound" explores the affective significance of the relationship between sound and the experience of space, particularly with respect to language acquisition and its role in attachment.   The practice of making and...

Ronald Stroud (Classical Languages and Literature, UC Berkeley) Tuesday, February 8 / 5:30 PM SB Museum of Natural History Located at the narrowest part of the Greek peninsula, Corinth became famous as one of the greatest commercial centers in the ancient world.   From early times Corinth also had a...

Jessica Brantley (English, Yale University) Monday, February 7 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB More devotional books of hours remain in modern libraries than any other kind of book from late medieval England:  almost eight hundred manuscript volumes, and many thousands of printed ones.  And yet this fact...

Judy Klitsner (Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies in Jerusalem) Sunday, February 6 / 8:45 AM Congregation B'nai B'rith, 1000 San Antonio Road, Santa Barbara What do the infertile, tent-dwelling mothers of Genesis have in common with the military and spiritual leaders of the book of Judges? In...

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 4...

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB This panel uses different media expressions to explore how urban re-productions of space/place often have emotional impacts on people whose values, cultural ways and quality of life are at best secondary to economic interests of...

Dir. Tomás Gutiérrez Alea (1968) 97 min. Wednesday, January 26, 2011 / 6:00 PM Introduction by Colin Gardner (Arts, UCSB) MultiCultural Center Theater Directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea in 1968, Memories of Underdevelopment (Memorias del Subdesarrollo) tells the story of Sergio, a wealthy bourgeois aspiring writer, who decides to stay...

Edward Soja (Urban Planning, UCLA) Tuesday, January 25, 2011 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled.  We apologize for any inconvenience. In his 2010 book Seeking Spatial Justice from which this lecture will be drawn, Soja argues that justice has a geography...

John G. Younger (Classics, University of Kansas) Friday, January 21 / 4:00 PM HSSB 4041 Professor Younger's talk examines the lives of girls and women in the Minoan and Mycenaean cultures of the prehistoric Aegean (ca. 3000-1000 BCE). Testing modern assumptions and expectations against the archaeological, iconographic, and...

Peder Anker (Associate Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study / The Environmental Studies Program, New York University) Thursday, January 20 / 5:00 PM Buchanan 1930 Why did scientists and laypeople alike in the 1970s talk about the Earth in terms of a Spaceship? And in what way did...

Thursday-Friday, January 20-21, 2011 McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB The event will build on contemporary retheorizations of the Global South by exploring the rapid transformation of many relationships, communities, and alliances within the Western hemisphere. While the concept of the Hemispheric South suggests a move away from...

Ruth Hellier-Tinoco (University of Winchester, UK  and Music, Theater & Dance, UCSB) Thursday, December 2 / 4:00 PM Theater Dance West 2517 Applied drama, theater, and other arts (music, dance, film) valuably form the core of undergraduate and graduate courses, engaging student, faculty, and community collaboration...

Friday, November 19 / 1:30 PM Education 1205 This panel discussion includes Bracha Nir (Communication Disorders, Haifa University) and Yael Maschler (Communication/Hebrew Language, Haifa University). Bracha Nir’s research interests include inter- and intra-genre differentiation, usage based approaches to discourse analysis and to language acquisition, and corpus linguistics. Between...

UCSB's premiere improv troupe Fridays at 8:00 PM, Embarcadero Hall 935 Embarcadero Del Norte $3 students $5 general November 19: The Naughty and Nice Show...

Charmaine Nelson (Art History and Communication Studies, McGill Univeristy, Montreal) Thursday, November 18, 2010 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Charmaine Nelson is an Associate Professor of Art History, in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University, Montreal. Her research and teaching...

Saturday, November 13, 2010 / 6:00 PM 479 Gallery in Old Gym on UCSB campus "Spatium Sets" is a group art exhibition of contemporary art practitioners in collaboration with a solo exhibition of UCSB MFA candidate, Daniela Campins.  Venezuelan-born Campins' artwork articulates the idea of space and...

Sue Fishkoff, National Correspondent for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency Thursday, November 11 / 7:30 PM Santa Barbara Hillel, 781 Embarcadero Del Mar, Isla Vista In this captivating account of a Bible-based practice that has grown into a multibillion- dollar industry, journalist Sue Fishkoff travels throughout America and to...

Wednesday, November 10 / 3:30 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB William David Estrada from the Los Angeles Natural History Museum will speak on his latest book, e. Copies of his book will be available for sale and signing. Sponsored by the Chicano/Latino Research Group and the Public History...

Emily Engel (IHC Research Fellow) Wednesday, November 10 / 12:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB In this analysis of collecting practice in eighteenth-century South America, Engel suggests that viewing and sponsoring works of art, in particular portraits, provided the Bourbon South American viceroys with ways to contemplate...

Marjorie Agosin (Spanish Language and Latin American Literature, Wellesley College) Wednesday, November 10 / 4:00 PM CCS Old Little Theatre Marjorie Agosin is an award-winning poet and Human Rights activist. She has authored almost twenty books of poetry and memoir and has also edited numerous anthologies dedicated to...

Stanley Katz (Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University) Monday, November 8, 2010 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB The financial crisis of the past two years looks like its becoming structural, especially in the public universities.  Is privatization the answer, at least for the "elite" state sector in higher education?  If so, what are the implications both for the elites and "the rest"?  A related question is what can/will replace the traditional, if nervous, balance between research and instruction in universities?  How do we balance the growing pressures for greater inclusion of the college age cohort, and the growing  cost of increasingly specialized research?  The post-World War II history of higher education, with the emergence of the multiversity, has been one of more or less successful adaptation of traditional organizational structures.  But haven't we reached the point at which we can no longer add epicycles without destroying the basic structure of higher education? Click here to listen to a recording of Stanley Katz's talk for the IHC's Faculty Forums series. Sponsored by the IHC's Faculty Forums series and the UCSB Faculty Association.

Jane Taylor (Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University of Durham) Friday, November 5 / 2:00 PM HSSB 3041 In her lecture, Dr. Jane Taylor will discuss the question of ré-écriture and changing literary tastes through an analysis of two late Tristan versions, the Tristan of Pierre Sala's...

UCSB's premiere improv troupe Fridays at 8:00 PM, Embarcadero Hall 935 Embarcadero Del Norte $3 students $5 general November 5: Christmas Spooktacular Show...

Robert Gottlieb (Urban & Environmental Policy Institute, Occidental College) Thursday, November 4 / 11:30 AM HSSB 1233 In today’s food system, farm workers face hazardous conditions, low-income neighborhoods lack supermarkets but abound in fast food franchises, and food products are developed to be convenient rather than wholesome. Opposing...

Mario Biagioli (History of Science, Harvard) Rüdiger Campe (German, Yale) Thursday, November 4 / 5:00 PM McCune Conference Room This second event in the "Keeping Time" series features two talks on the construction of temporal categories in literature and science, from the 17th through the early 19th century. Mario...

Thursday, October 28 / 5:30 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB This topic will be discussed by  Ann-elise Lewallen (East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies) and Mhoze Chikowero (History, UCSB) The presenters will circulate individual papers beforehand (please email Mhoze Chikowero: chikowero@history.ucsb.edu or Peter Bloom: pbloom@mediandfilm.ucsb.edu for the...

Winner of the Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature Thursday, October 28 / 4:00 PM Corwin Pavilion The annual Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature will be awarded this year to Jimmy Santiago Baca of New Mexico,  a leading poet, essayist, and novelist.  Baca...

Serena Giordano Wednesday, October 27 / 4:30 PM HSSB 3001 What are the borders of the country of Art? Are ex-votos included within these borders? If not, how would calling them “art” place into question the ritual value of the artwork (Benjamin) in the era before mechanical reproduction?...

Tuesday, October 26 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB The UC Institute for Research in the Arts, the UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center and the UCSB Arts Research Initiative are pleased to announce a competition for research and educational projects that engage Isla Vista as a...

UCSB's Premiere Comedy Troupe back for their 6th season Friday, October 22 / 8:00 PM - "A Very Brady Improv Show: Free Admission for Parents" 935 Embarcadero Del Norte $3 Students / $5 General...

Cynthia Kaplan (Political Science, UCSB) and Adrienne Edgar (History, UCSB) Thursday, October 21 / 4:00 PM Lane Rm, 3rd fl. Ellison Hall Welcome to all those interested in identity issues!  Please join us for the first meeting of the year at which we will preview our planned activities. The...

Wednesday, October 20 / 3:30-4:30 Harbor Room, UCEN Please join the Library for a program on the future of scholarly publishing.  Chuck Bazerman (Education) and James Frew (Bren School) will discuss some of the challenges facing traditional journal and monograph publishing, including how to maintain control of...

David Ayón (Senior Fellow, Loyola Marymount) Wednesday, October 20 / 3:30 PM South Hall 1623 David Ayon, a specialist in Latino politics in the U.S., will discuss the role that Latino voters may play in the midterm elections especially with the effects of the immigration debate fueled by...

Debut of IHC’s PLATFORM Gallery Tuesday, October 19, 2010 / 6:00 PM 6th Floor, HSSB SNARLED MEGALOPOLIS Visions of the Emerging Face of Megacities This exhibition collects artists’ visualizations of vertiginously growing megacities, with their impulsive structures and grids.  Featuring the work of fourteen individual artists from around the world,...

Moshe Halbertal & Raghida Dergham Sunday, October 17, 2010 / 3:00 PM UCSB Corwin Pavilion A dialogue between Moshe Halbertal, noted Israeli pholosopher, award-winning author, and Professor of Jewish Thought and Philosophy at Hebrew University and Raghida Dergham, columnist and senior diplomatic correspondent for the London-based newspaper, Al-Hayat,...

Friday, October 15 / 1:30 PM Education 1205 A discussion of "An overview of the question-response system in American English conversation" by Tanya Stivers (UCLA). To receive a PDF copy of the paper under discussion, contact Melissa Curtin (mlcurtin@linguistics.ucsb.edu). Moderator: Mary Bucholtz (UCSB). Discussant: Geoffrey...

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

Anna Sapir Abulafia (Vice-President of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge University) Thursday, October 14 / 3:30 PM IHC Research Seminar Room, 6056 HSSB Anna Sapir Abulafia's books include Christians and Jews in the Twelfth-Century Renaissance (1995),  Christians and Jews in Dispute. Disputational Literature and the Rise of Anti-Judaism in...

Russell Steinberg, composer/pianist Mitchell Newman, LA Philharmonic violinist Monday, October 11 / 8:00 PM Geiringer Hall Featuring music by Russell Steinberg and text by Daniel Pearl, performed by LA Philharmonic violinist Mitchell Newman and composer/pianist Russel Steinberg. Limited seating, reservation required: please call (805) 893‐2317. Presented in conjunction with...

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