IHC Research Focus Groups

Rita Lucarelli (Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley) Monday, June 5, 2017 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB In this lecture the character of the ancient Egyptian magical practices, with a special focus on the role that demons played in magical texts and images, will be thoroughly...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 / 12:30 PM Lane Room, Ellison Hall 3824 Each year the IHC's Identity Studies RFG sponsors a graduate student panel. Students present their current research - seminar papers, professional papers, dissertation chapter. Nicole Filler, Political Science;  "Different Pathways, Common Fates:Assessing the Gender Dynamics of...

Lorena Wolffer (Artist) Thursday, April 13, 2017 / 12:45 PM meet in front of the Student Resource Building Mapping Dissent is a collaborative public art project with queer feminist and Mexico-City based artist, Lorena Wolffer and part of the ongoing Queer Hemispheres Radical Performance Series. During the performance...

Comments by Giuliana Perrone (History, UCSB) Jannie Scott (Center for Black Studies Research, UCSB) Jasmine Yarish (Political Science, UCSB) Thursday, March 9, 2017 / 4:00 PM Lane Room, 3824 Ellison Hall Jannie Scott (Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Black Studies Research, UCSB) "Refashioning Black community in the Wake of Emancipation:...

Michele Valerie Ronnick (Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Wayne State University) January 19, 2017 / 6:00 PM Art Design and Architecture Museum For many years only well-born Americans had access to a classically–based liberal arts education. But after the Civil War newly freed slaves aspired to...

Cynthia Kaplan (Political Science, UCSB) Gulnar Nassimova (Political Science, Al Farabi Kazakhstan National University) Thursday, January 12, 2017 / 4:00 PM Lane Room, 3824 Ellison Hall Kazakhstan, a state in Central Asia, became independent upon the collapse of the Soviet Union. Today’s university youth were socialized in the post-Soviet...

Mhoze Chikowero  (History, UCSB) Thomas Mapfumo (Blacks Unlimited) Thursday, November 17, 2016 Book Launch: MultiCultural Center, 5:00-6:00 PM Blacks Unlimited Concert: Storke Plaza, 7:00-10:00 PM Mhoze Chikowero  is a historian of Zimbabwe and Southern Africa. His book, African Music, Power and Being in Colonial Zimbabwe, documents...

Cavan Concannon (Religion,University of Southern California) Friday, October 28, 2016/12:00 PM HSSB 4080 Modern historians map the diversity of early Christianity in a variety of ways, from declines into heresy to competition among “varieties” of early Christianities. Drawing particularly on the philosophical work of Gilles Deleuze...

Nguyễn Quốc Thành (Founding Director, QUEER FOREVER) Monday, October 17, 2016/5:00 PM 6020 HSSB, McCune Conference Room Nguyễn Quốc Thành holds a Master of Science from Warsaw University, Poland. Since 2007, he has co-organized the Five Flavor Film Festival in Warsaw. In Hà Nội, Nguyễn recently exhibited Soldiers'...

Monday, June 13, 2106/9:30 AM McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020 This multidisciplinary conference gathers together leading experts in the broad field of Japanese religious history, as well as emerging young scholars (including advanced graduate students and recent PhDs), from several countries, in what is perhaps the first...

H. Samy Alim (Education, Stanford University) Friday, June 3, 2016 / 1:30 PM McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020 H. Samy Alim is Professor of Education and (by courtesy) Anthropology and Linguistics at Stanford University, where he directs African & African American Studies (AAAS), the Center for Race,...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 / 4:00 PM Lane Room, 3824 Ellison Hall Natasha Bennett (Political Science, UCSB) Geoff Allen (Political Science, UCSB) Nicole Filler (Political Science, UCSB) Sergey Saluschev (History, UCSB) Margarita Safronova (Political Science, UCSB) The roundtable will be a discussion led by graduate students who recently conducted different types...

Lorrie Frasure-Yokley (Political Science, UCLA) Thursday, April 21, 2016 / 4:00 PM Ellison Hall 3824 This talk examines racial and ethnic politics outside traditional urban contexts and questions the standard theories we use to understand mobility and government responses to rapid demographic change and political demands. This study,...

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 / 5:00 PM IHC Research Seminar Room, 6056 HSSB The April 2016 meeting of the Architecture and Mind RFG focuses on the manifold interrelationships between architecture, aesthetics, and neurosciences, a nexus that has gained increasing importance when it comes to discussing perception and...

Anthony J. Barbieri-Low (History, UC Santa Barbara) Tuesday, April 12, 2016 / 12:00 PM HSSB 4080 Professor Barbieri-Low will lead a discussion of pre-circulated materials from his latest research. For copies of the texts, please email maclean@classics.ucsb.edu. Sponsored by the IHC's Slavery, Captivity, and the Meaning of...

Friday, April 8, 2016/ 1:30-3:30 PM Education 1205 Graduate students in the UCSB Department of Linguistics will present their recent research at the intersection of language documentation and interactional analysis. "Tea Ceremonies and Consonant Mutation: Repetition in Nivkh Discourse as a Means of Preservation" Dibella Caminski  (Linguistics, UCSB) In this...

Thursday, February 11, 2016 / 5:00 PM IHC Research Seminar Room, 6056 HSSB The topic for the February 2016 meeting of the Architecture and Mind RFG is (Gestalt) Psychology and Architecture. Readings by Geoffrey Scott and Rudolf Arnheim initiate discussions about how architecture and architectural detail determine...

IHC Research Seminar Room, 6056 HSSB Thursday, January 7, 2016 / 5:00 PM The January 2016 meeting of the Architecture and Mind RFG focuses on spatial orientation and wayfinding strategies humans employ when encountering or traversing different types of spaces. We will discuss issues and problems...

Thursday, December 03, 2015 / 5:00 PM IHC Research Seminar Room, 6036 HSSB The December 2015 meeting of the Architecture and Mind RFG focuses on the perception of different environments throughout the twentieth century. Participants will read (in advance) and discuss texts by Gestalt psychologist Kurt Lewin...

Anrea Acri (Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore) Wednesday, November 18, 2015 / 5:00 PM IHC Research Seminar Room, 6056 Humanities and Social Sciences Building This lecture will survey the Indic traditions of ṣaḍaṅga-yoga (“six-limbed yoga”) and aṣṭāṅga-yoga (“eight-limbed yoga”) in the Indonesian Archipelago, as illuminated...

Thursday, October 15, 2105 / 7:00 PM Century 10 Downtown, Ventura Field trip! Come with us to see National Theatre's simulcast of Hamlet, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, live from London You may purchase tickets here. Sponsored by the IHC's W/Shakespeare RFG....

Narayani Lasala-Blanco (Political Science, UCSB) Thursday, October 15, 2015/4:00 PM Lane Room, 3824 Ellison Hall Debates about immigration policies in the United States have been present during electoral campaigns since the 1700s. Zolberg argues that the sustained presence of these debates in political campaigns is related...

Thursday, October 1 / 5:00 PM IHC Research Seminar Room, 6056 HSSB The new Research Focus Group is dedicated to readings about and discussions of the various ways in which the humanities, cognitive psychology, and behavioral/cognitive geography examine and think about human comprehension of space and place,...

Thursday, October 1, 2015 / 4:00 PM Crowell Reading Room, 6028 HSSB This interdisciplinary Health, Medicine and Care Working Group invites new members! Join other faculty, postdocs, graduate students, advanced undergraduate researchers, and community members at the UCSB campus to give and receive feedback on research...

Asif Siddiqi (History, Fordham University) Wednesday, May 13, 2015 / 4:00 PM HSSB 4020 Secrecy was endemic in Soviet society and culture. Information that we might consider benign in the Western context was off-limits to most of the general populace throughout the existence of the Soviet Union. Controls...

G. Reginald Daniel ( Sociology, UCSB) Adrienne Edgar (History, UCSB) Paul Spickard (History, UCSB) Lily Anne Y. Welty Tamai (Japanese American National Museum) Ingrid Dineen Wimberly (History,University of La Verne) Monday, May 4 / 4:00 PM Lane Room, Ellison Hall 3rd floor This roundtable will focus...

Martin Ehala (Tartu University, Estonia) Thursday, April 23 / 4:00 PM Lane Room, 3824 Ellison Hall Professor Ehala is a Visiting Fulbright Scholar in the Department of Communications at UCSB.  He received his doctorate in linguistics from Cambridge University and is a Professor at the University...

Monica Heller (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Anthropology, University of Toronto) Friday, April 17, 2015 / 1:30 PM Education 1205 Professor Heller’s LISO talk is a special tribute to John Gumperz whose work focused, in large part, on the relationship between the making of social difference and...

Abdallah Helmy Shehata (Political Science, American University in Cairo) Thursday, April 9, 2015 / 4:00 PM Lane Room, 3824 Ellison Hall Helmy Shehata was an activist during the events and involved in organizing social protest. He is Vice Chairman, Programs Director, of the Sadat Association for...

Friday, February 20th, 2015 / 9:30 AM Multipurpose Room, Student Resource Building As climate change threatens communities worldwide, how to transition to cleaner sources of energy remains a global challenge. For developing countries, the stakes are high: they must simultaneously respond to climate change impacts and strive...

Paul Edwards (History and School of Information, University of Michigan) Thursday, February 19, 2015 / 4:00 PM McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Why does climate change remain controversial despite an overwhelming scientific consensus? Across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, constantly changing, poorly standardized data practices created...

Wednesday, February 4 / 1:00-2:30 PM South Hall 2509 4Humanities@UCSB will meet Wednesday Feb. 4th, 1-2:30pm, in South Hall 2509. Continuing and new participants are invited. Please come to this meeting to offer suggestions in regard to two current 4Humanities projects. One is the WhatEvery1Says project to...

Claire Robison (Religious Studies, UCSB) Wednesday, December 10, 2014 / 5:00 pm IHC Research Seminar Room, 6056 HSSB The Indian International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is assuming an increasingly central role in India’s Hindu public sphere, wielding vast economic assets, political influence, and, more recently, a posh...

Thursday, November 13, 2014 / 4:00 PM 2824 Ellison Hall The three graduate student speakers in Political Science (Natasha Bennett, Nicole Filler, and Yanira Rivas Pineda) will comment on a selection of readings on citizenship and civic identity, then open the floor to a broader discussion....

Friday, October 3 / 3:00-4:30 PM South Hall 2509 4Humanities@UCSB will hold its initial meeting of the 2014-15 academic year on Monday, November 3, 3-4:30 pm, in South Hall 2509.   Continuing and new participants are invited.  A surprise, high-visibility new 4Humanities project will be announced at this...

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: http://www.ihc.ucsb.edu/performance-and-politics/ Sponsored by  the IHC's Performance & Politics RFG....

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...