IHC Series Videos and Podcasts

IHC Series Videos and Podcasts

October 25, 2023

Imagining California Series

Imagining California Playlists: Videos + Podcasts

Inaugural Lecture: Imagine This: The (Re)generation of Place
Cherríe Moraga
October 12, 2023

Is Barbie Feminist? It’s Complicated
M.G. Lord
October 19, 2023

Writing Our Californias
Susan Straight
February 1, 2024

California Against the Sea: Visions for Our Vanishing Coastline
Rosanna Xia
February 8, 2024

Aesthetic Mobility and Solidarities at Self Help Graphics & Art
Karen Mary Davalos and Tatiana Reinoza
February 23, 2024

Ending Poverty in California: A Movement, A Plan, A More Equitable Future
Devon Gray and Greg Kaufmann
April 18, 2024

Reparations in California
Panelists: Daina Ramey Berry, Tiffany Caesar, and Jovan Scott Lewis
Moderator: Giuliana Perrone
May 9, 2024


Humanities Decanted Series

Humanities Decanted Playlists: Videos + Podcasts

Mollā Nasreddin: The Making of a Modern Trickster, 1906-1911
Janet Afary
February 27, 2024

Healing Grounds: Climate, Justice, and the Deep Roots of Regenerative Farming
Liz Carlisle
January 25, 2024

Daughter of the Dragon: Anna May Wong’s Rendezvous with American History
Yunte Huang
October 24, 2023

Nothing More than Freedom: The Failure of Abolition in American Law
Giuliana Perrone
May 16, 2023

The Virus Touch: Theorizing Epidemic Media
Bishnupriya Ghosh
May 2, 2023

Translating Medieval Farce
Jody Enders
January 24, 2023

Naked Shakes
Irwin Appel
October 12, 2021

Plato and the Mythic Tradition in Political Thought
Tae-Yeoun Keum
May 20, 2021

Race Characters: Ethnic Literature and the Figure of the American Dream
Swati Rana
April 29, 2021

Violentologies: Violence, Identity, and Ideology in Latina/o Literature
Ben Olguín
April 22, 2021

How Cold War Engineers and Artists Forged a New Creative Culture
W. Patrick McCray
March 4, 2021

The Musical Heritage of Al-Andalus
Dwight Reynolds
February 18, 2021

Antigone Rising: The Subversive Power of the Ancient Myths
Helen Morales
October 27, 2020

Transgenerational Remembrance: Performance and the Asia-Pacific War in Contemporary Japan
Jessica Nakamura
October 13, 2020

Kill Boxes: Facing the Legacy of US-Sponsored Torture, Indefinite Detention and Drone Warfare
Elisabeth Weber
November 9, 2017


TMI Heading

Too Much Information Playlists: Videos + Podcasts

Inaugural Lecture: Too Much or Too Little?
Wolf D. Kittler
October 6, 2022

Make a Poem Cry: Creative Writing from California’s Lancaster Prison
Kenneth E. Hartman and Luis J. Rodríguez
October 13, 2022

The Climate Infowhelm
Heather Houser
February 16, 2023

Critical Race Theory (CRT): What It Is, What It Isn’t, and What You Need to Know
Taifha Alexander
March 2, 2023

GPS for the Brain: Networks, Urbanisms, Algorithms
Laura Kurgan
April 20, 2023

Creating, Weaponizing, and Detecting Deep Fakes
Hany Farid
April 28, 2023


Research Presentations

“It Calls You Back and Draws You In”: The Personal Papers of Luis J. Rodríguez
Josephine Metcalf
May 30, 2023

New Research in the Humanities: Presentations by the IHC’s 2022-23 Faculty Fellows
Heidi Amin-Hong | Charmaine Chua | Raquel Pacheco | Elana Resnick
May 23, 2023



Regeneration Series

Regeneration Playlists: Videos + Podcasts

Inaugural Lecture: Environmental Justice as Regeneration
David Pellow
October 14, 2021

Clint Smith
November 3, 2021

Artist Talk: Harmonia Rosales
January 27, 2022

Maintaining Life, Repairing the World: Ethics, Philosophy, and Literature
Alexandre Gefen and Sandra Laugier
February 3, 2022

Infrastructures of Collective Life: A Formalist’s Guide to the Climate Crisis
Caroline Levine
February 17, 2022

The Only True Reader Is a Re-reader
Vivian Gornick
April 11, 2022

Ensuring the Future of Historic Textiles: The Case of a Japanese Empress’s Court Gown
Monica Bethe
April 21, 2022

Afghanistan: The Forever War Ends
Dexter Filkins
April 26, 2022

The Tulsa Race Massacre: Causes, Cover Up, and the Fight for the Past
Scott Ellsworth
May 12, 2022


Living Democracy Series

Living Democracy Playlists: Videos + Podcasts

Living Democracy in Capitalism’s Shadow: Creative Labor, Black Abolitionists, and the Struggle to End Slavery
John Majewski
October 8, 2020

The 2020 Diana and Simon Raab Writer-in-Residence
Jesmyn Ward
October 20, 2020

Struggling to Save America’s Cities in the Suburban Age: Urban Renewal Revisited
Lizabeth Cohen
October 22, 2020

From the Embers of Crisis: Creating Equitable and Deliberative Democracy
Archon Fung
October 29, 2020

Making Abolition Geographies: Stories from California
Ruth Wilson Gilmore
November 19, 2020

Land Grab U: Land-Grant Universities and Indigenous Peoples
Tristan Ahtone and Robert Lee
January 22, 2021

Strongmen: From Mussolini to Trump
Ruth Ben-Ghiat
February 11, 2021

Halfway Home: Race, Punishment, and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration
Reuben Jonathan Miller
February 25, 2021

What We Can Do For Each Other
Cristina Rivera Garza
May 6, 2021

Reading: UC Santa Barbara Student Veteran Writers
David Guerrero, Robert Hickman, Michael Ramirez, and Nick Tash
May 27, 2021


Critical Mass 2019–20

Critical Mass Playlists: Videos + Podcasts

Inaugural Lecture: Plastic’s Tipping Point
Roland Geyer
October 10, 2019

Public Forum: Building a Green New Deal: Community, Coalition, and Organizing for Environmental Justice
October 24, 2019

Love and Death, Hope and Resistance
Ady Barkan
November 21, 2019

Art as Compass and Catalyst for Change
Aaron Huey
February 20, 2020


Writer in Residence Series

The Diana and Simon Raab Writer-in-Residence Series Playlists: Videos + Podcasts

Jesmyn Ward
October 20, 2020

Tyree Daye
April 24, 2019

Helen Macdonald
March 7, 2018

Yusef Komunyakaa
March 1, 2017

Mary Karr
January 10, 2016

Lydia Davis
March 3, 2015

Gary Shteyngart
April 10th, 2014


Social Securities 2018–19

Social Securities Playlists: Videos + Podcasts

Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women
Victoria Law
October 18, 2018

Money is No Object: Aesthetics, Abstraction, and the Politics of Care
Scott Ferguson
November 15, 2018

Why Can’t Feminists Change the Law? The History and Politics of Welfare Reform in the Modern U.S.
Felicia Kornbluh
January 24, 2019

Shaping Community Futures Through Policy + Architecture
Elizabeth Timme
January 31, 2019

Environmental Justice as Freedom
Julie Sze
February 28, 2019

Reading: UC Santa Barbara Student Veteran Writers
Gio Caballaro | Bradley Fry | Adrian Mejia | Andy Molina-Ochoa | Scott Rothdeutsch | Edward Rutherford | Kyle Shipe | Melissa Weidner
May 30, 2019


Crossings and Boundaries 2017–18

Crossings + Boundaries Playlists: Videos + Podcasts

Inaugural Panel: Interdisciplinary Crossings + Boundaries
Beth DePalma Digeser | Laila Shereen Sakr | Jeremy White | Brandon Whited
October 19, 2017

Interstellar Crossings: The Image of Exoplanets and the Imagination of Other Worlds
Lisa Messeri
October 26, 2017

Opening the Gates of Heaven: Religious and Philosophical Implications of Space Exploration
Michael Waltemathe
January 11, 2018

Citizen Affects/Afectxs Ciudadanxs
Lorena Wolffer
February 8, 2018

Exodus: The Largest Movement of People Since the Second World War
Dexter Filkins
February 28, 2018

Murder and Mattering in Harambe’s House
Claire Jean Kim
March 6, 2018

Symposium: Humanities in Prison
April 26, 2018

Borderwall as Architecture
Ronald Rael
May 3, 2018

Panel: Teaching Literature and the Arts
Kevin Bott and Susan Derwin

Panel: Teaching “Foundations in the Humanities”

Panel: Supporting Transition
Sister Mary Sean Hodges | Alfredo H. Cruz | Tony Kim | Gary Thomas

The Times of Revolution in Jawad Salim’s Monument to Freedom
Sara Pursley
May 10, 2018


The Humanities in the Community 2017

The Humanities in the Community Playlists: Videos + Podcasts

The Democratic Frame of Mind
Christopher Bollas

Making the Humanities Count: The Cultural Study of Quantification
Heather Steffen

Panel: Social Memory and Community Building
“Disarming Hate: Gun Violence Prevention Efforts and the University,” Melissa Barthelemy
“Co-mingling Bodies and Collective Postmemory: Theater and Performance as Ethical Praxis in Mexico,” Ruth Hellier-Tinoco

Panel: Civic Monuments and Community
Swati Chattopadhyay
Dell Upton

Panel: Critical Reflections on Citizenship and Belonging
“Impermanent Citizens: Precarity and the Reconfiguration of Communities,” Stephen James
“Citizenship in the EU: The Erasmus+ Student Community,” Arianne M. Schulz

Panel: Imagining and Narrating Communities
“How Advertisements are Made Political and Provoke Emotion,” Matthew Alvarez
“Nursing the Spark of Social Engagement,” Michele Bury, Vivian Price, and Ellie Zenhari
“Black Migrant Women: Seeking Voice, Finding Community,” Geta LeSeur


Community Matters 2016–17

Community Matters Playlist: Podcasts

Inaugural Lecture: Insubordinate Spaces for Intemperate Times: Why Civic Engagement Matters Now
George Lipsitz and Barbara Tomlinson
October 13th, 2016

Driving Richmond: From Pop-up Public Art Exhibition to University Class—and Transit Museum
Laura Browder
October 25th, 2016

The Engaged Classroom: Learning at the Intersection of Campus and Community
Zenzile Riddick | Katie Walker | Jonathan Gomez | Jasmine Kelekay | Rick Benjamin | Margaret Klawunn
November 10th, 2016

Public Universities and the Future of Democracy
Harry Boyte
November 17th, 2016

Making Shakespeare: Theatre as Community Engagement
Katherine Brokaw
January 19th, 2017

Remixing the Civic Imagination
Henry Jenkins
February 2nd, 2017

Communities for Empowerment: Antebellum African American Literary and Debating Societies
Margaret Malamud
February 9th, 2017

Muslim American / American Muslim Community Engagements: Opportunities and Challenges in the Aftermath of the 2016 Elections
Juan E. Campo | Edina Lekovic | Yasmin Sallak | Laila Shereen Sakr | Sherene Seikaly
February 16th, 2017

The Discarded and The Dignified—The Politics of the Fear that “Only One Can Live”
Jessica Benjamin
February 23rd, 2017

My Other’s Keeper: Radical Ethics and Visions of Community
Donna Orange
March 7th, 2017

Urban Hallucinations
Julie Eizenberg and Hank Koning
April 20th, 2017

Community Basketweaving
Jennifer Bates | Lois Bohna | Linda Yamane
May 4th, 2017


The Humanities and the Brain

The Humanities and the Brain Playlist: Podcasts

Inaugural Lecture: Ecstasy: Linking the Humanities and the Brain
Ann Taves
October 15th, 2015

Conditions of the Brain: Meaning, Metaphor, and Mechanism in Illness and Healing
Rebecca Seligman
October 22nd, 2015

Nature Spends the Past Few Million Years Experimenting with a Prosocial Brain
Kenneth Kosik
November 12th, 2015

The Neuroscience of Aesthetics and Art
Anjan Chatterjee
November 19th, 2015

Listening and the Semiosphere: How Our Individual Brains Build Shared Worlds
Seth Horowitz
January 14th, 2016

Blurring Boundaries: Interlacing Evolution, Epigenetics, Creativity and Diversity in Understanding the Human
Agustin Fuentes
January 21st, 2016

Interdisciplinary Dialogues: The Humanities and the Neurosciences
John Hajda | Julie Carlson| Scott Grafton | Kenneth Kosik
January 28th, 2016

Brains, Brawn and Bravery: The Power of Professional Networks among late Nineteenth Century Women Physicians
Gesa Kirsch
February 4th, 2016

Embodying Mind: The Case of the Sigh
Aranye Fradenburg
February 11th, 2016

The Natural and the Supernatural in the Scientific Study of Meditation and the Cognitive Science of Religion
John Dunne
February 18th, 2016

Your Brain, My Mind: Memory, Language and Perception in Artists’ Video
Laurel Beckman and Maya Gurantz
February 25th, 2016

Creativity in Dementia
Bruce Miller
March 3rd, 2016

Reading the Brain: Neuro/Science/Fiction
Pierre Cassou-Noguès
April 5th, 2016

“Representations in the Brain”: Neuroscientific Discourse and the Humanities
Deborah Jenson
April 21st, 2016

Can Neuroscience Help Us Understand Art?
Alva Noë
May 5th, 2016

Considering Oliver Sacks
Julie Carlson | Cole Cohen | Aranye Fradenburg | Dominique Jullien | Mark Leffert | Jonathan Schooler | Ann Taves
May 10th, 2016

Conference: The Humanities, the Neurosciences and the Brain
May 12th, 2016

Sight and Sound
Sociality, Intersubjectivity, Empathy
Theories of Mind, Machines and Mechanical Metaphors
Altered States and Technology’s Unconscious
Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Historical Influences
Memory and the Creation of Consciousness


The Anthropocene 2014–15

The Anthropocene: View from the Humanities Playlists: Videos + Podcasts

Should We Welcome the Anthropocene?
Ken Hiltner
October 30, 2014

The Anthropocene: A New Epoch of Thought?
Kathryn Yusoff
November 4, 2014

Charting a ‘Good’ Path in a Turbulent Age
Andrew Revkin
November 13, 2014

Balancing on a Planet: Can Local Food Improve Health, Increase Equity, and Slow Global Warming?
David A. Cleveland
November 18, 2014

Into the Bowels of the Anthropocene: Excrement and the Current Ecological Crisis
Nicholas C. Kawa
November 20, 2014

Problems with the Anthropocene: A View from Rural Amazonia
Nicholas C. Kawa
November 21, 2014

High and Dry: On Deserts and “Crisis”
Dick Hebdige
December 4, 2014

Roundtable: Natural Capital
Peter Alagona | Sarah Anderson | Ken Hiltner | Sharyn Main | Richard Widick | Elizabeth Heckendorn Cook
January 22, 2015

Reading: On Streaming
Allison Adelle Hedge Coke
January 29, 2015

Dialogue With Water
Wang Shu
February 3, 2015

Drawing the End of our World: Comics, Climate Change and Pizzly Bears
Andy Warner
February 5, 2015

The Penumbra Falls: Thinking about the Potential Near-future of the Anthropocene
Erik M. Conway
February 12, 2015

Conservation, De-extinction, and the Future of Life
Oliver A. Ryder
April 2, 2015

Urban Ecology and the Imagination of the Future
Ursula Heise
April 23, 2015

Tim Morton
May 7, 2015

Lithorature and Other Anthropocenic Mutations
Jason Groves
May 21, 2015

Taking Stock of the Anthropocene: An Interdisciplinary Roundtable with UCSB Scholars
Peter Alagona | Elizabeth Heckendorn Cook | John Foran | Ken Hiltner | Jeff Hoelle | David Lea | Christopher Walker
May 28, 2015

Music of the Anthropocene
John Luther Adams
June 4, 2015


The Value of Care 2013–14

The Value of Care Playlist: Podcasts

Inaugural Lecture: Care of the Wild: Sense, Sentience and the ‘Primitive State’
Aranye Fradenburg
October 17th, 2013

Relational Selves and Narrative Communities in the Aftermath of Trauma
Susan Brison
October 29th, 2013

Ethics, Animality and Ahuman Theory
Patricia MacCormack
November 5th, 2013

The Po-ethics of Mediterranean Melancholia
Laura Sarnelli
January 21st, 2014

Deborah Nelson
January 23rd, 2014

Who Cares About Those Who Care? An Argument and Interaction
Eileen Boris
January 30th, 2014

Life as a Terrorist: The FBI and Me
William T. Vollmann
November 6, 2013

Soul Service: The Politics and Ethics of Practicing Michel Foucault’s Care of the Self
Jane Flax
November 14th, 2013

Robot Caregivers and Robo-therapy in Japan: Treating the “Trauma” of Aging
Jennifer Robertson
November 26th, 2013

Hull Lecture on Women and Social Justice: Caring Democracy: The Paradigm Changes
Joan Tronto
January 9th, 2014

The Good Funeral: Death, Grief and the Community of Care
Thomas Lynch
February 6th, 2014

New Aging: Designing Architecture for All Ages
Matthias Hollwich
February 13th, 2014

To Grow or Not to Grow: Post-Recession Challenges Facing UC
John Aubrey Douglass
February 18th, 2014

Narrative Care, Ancient and Modern
Francis Dunn
February 20th, 2014

Much Ado About Liberal Education: What It is and How to Get One, Clio’s Mischief Notwithstanding
Sheldon Rothblatt
March 4th, 2014

Inhabiting the Space of Empathy
Jennifer Luce
April 17th, 2014

Nature of Care: The Racial Politics of American Philanthropy
Karen Ferguson
May 1st, 2014

Conference: First Responders: Care in Literature, Art and Psychoanalysis
May 9th, 2014

Panel 1:
Brett Collins, Classics, UCSB, “’Terrible and Unable to be Spoken’: Sophocles’ Philoctetes and the Poetics of Pain”
Rebecca M. Groves, Drama, Stanford University, “Performance Philosophy, Dramaturgy, and the Ethics of Care”
Ming Holden, Theater and Dance, UCSB, “Jeanine”
Jessica Stankis, Music, UCSB, “Survival with Sight and Sound: Experiencing the Okinawan Uta-Sanshin Tradition”

Panel 2:
Ljiljana Coklin, Writing Program, UCSB, “Self-Care and ‘Defamilialized’ Writing in Gary Shteyngart’s Little Failure
Shannon Forbes, English, University of St. Thomas “Creating Art from Crisis: Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse as an Experiment in Psychoanalysis”
Michaela Wunsch, UCLA, “Television as First Responder”

Cole Cohen, UCSB
“Care and Writing About the Body”

Artist talks:
Alejandro Casazi, Department of Art, UCSB
“Empathic Art Installation”
Jennifer Vanderpool, Artist, Los Angeles
“Hotel Santa Barbara: Living in Plain Sight.”


Fallout 2012–13

Fallout: In the Aftermath of War Playlist: Podcasts

Inaugural Lecture: War in History and Memory
John E. Talbott
October 25th, 2012

Screening: Where Soldiers Come From
Heather Courtney and Dominic Fredianelli
October 30th, 2012

Combat Trauma and Moral Injury
Jonathan Shay
February 12th, 2013

Symposium: The Legacy of Abu Ghraib
Lisa Hajjar and Joshua Phillips
April 9th, 2013

Seeing War: Identity, Purpose and Play
Nina Berman
April 16th, 2013

The Last Guardian of the Earth
Wolf Kittler
May 2nd, 2013

Remembering War, Looking Forward
John Lee
May 9th, 2013


Public Goods 2011–12

Public Goods PlaylistPodcasts

Inaugural Lecture: Public Goods and Those Who Create Them: From Respect to Disdain in Modern America
Nelson Lichtenstein
October 20th, 2011

Articulating The Public Good: Protocols of Liberty and the American Revolution
William Warner
October 25th, 2011

The Fog of Freedom: Liberation and Lock-in in the Age of the Internet
Christopher Kelty
October 27th, 2011

Reclaiming Fair Use: The Best Practices Approach
Peter Jaszi
November 3rd, 2011

Maps as a Public Good: Crowdsourcing in Fire Emergencies
Michael Goodchild
November 10th, 2011

Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor
Rob Nixon
November 18th, 2011

Republic Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress–and a Plan to Stop It
Lawrence Lessig
January 18th, 2012

Intellectual Property and Molecular Biology: Biomedicine, Commerce, and the CCR5 Gene
Myles Jackson
February 9th, 2012

Using the Ancient Greeks to Think About Public Goods: a Dialogue
Greg Anderson | Josiah Ober | Glenn Patten
February 16th, 2012

Globalization, the Commons, and the Limits of Democracy
Boatema Boateng
March 8th, 2012

Digitize, Democratize: Libraries and the Future of Books
Robert Darnton
May 3rd, 2012

Symposium: Renaissance Publics, Material Goods
Patricia Fumerton | Ann Rosalind Jones | Julia Reinhard Lupton | Peter Stallybrass
May 4th, 2012

Collaborative Public Goods: Wikipedia’s Engagement with Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM)
Andrew Lih
May 8th, 2012

Panel: Public Art as a Public Good
Laurel Beckmen | Rita Ferri | Colin Gray | Harry Reese
May 10th, 2012

Defending the Communications Commons: Hackers, Spies, and Internet Freedom in an Era of Twenty-first Century Statecraft
Sascha Meinrath
May 15th, 2012


Geographies of Place 2010

Geographies of Place Playlist: Podcasts

From 1973 Photo Documentary to 2010 Cyber-Infrastructure Cultural Atlas
George Legrady
October 21st, 2010


The Future of the University 2010

The Future of the University Playlist: Podcasts

The Future of Publishing in the Humanities
April 21st, 2010

Brad Eden’s panel: The Future of Publishing in the Humanities

Lynne Withey’s panel: The Future of Publishing in the Humanities

Laura Cerruti’s panel: The Future of Publishing in the Humanities


Oil and Water 2010

Oil + Water Playlist: Podcasts

Conference: Oil + Water: The Case of Santa Barbara and Southern California
April 8-10, 2010

Oil Runs Through It: Power, Publics, and the Role of Place
Harvey Molotch

The Environmental Politics of Off Shore Drilling
Linda Krop

What the California Public Thinks About Off Shore Oil Development
Eric Smith

Whales, Noisemakers, and Noise
Jim Nollman

Farming the Salton Sea
Lola Sheppard

Ocotillo Wells: California Oil History Encapsulated
Andrew Fitzpatrick

Slow Activism, Dialogical Practice and Environmental Remediation at the Inglewood Oil Fields
Kenneth Rogers

Celluloid and Oil: Early Hollywood and the Oil Industry in Upton Sinclair’s Oil!
Vanessa Osborne

Owens Lake: California’s Albatross
Karen Piper

Making Rain, Creating Floods: Expertise and the Manufacturing of Disaster in San Diego’s Flood of 1916
Eliza Martin

Joseph Jensen and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
David Zetland

Oil Booms and Boosterism: Local Elites, Outside Companies, and the Growth of Ventura California
Michael R. Adamson