Event Recaps | 3 November 2019

Against Orthodoxies – Working with Hayden White


On November 1-2, 2019, scholars from across the world gathered to celebrate the work and legacy of Hayden White. The event was conceived as an invitation to extend Hayden White’s thinking in new directions. Inspired by his rigorous, daring, iconoclastic spirit, this was a time for experiment and dialogue. Confirmed participants were innovative scholars from a wide variety of disciplines. The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz was delighted to support and sponsor this important conference.

Scott Rappaport wrote about the Hayden White Conference for UC Santa Cruz.

Event photos by Jessica Guild:

11.1-2.19 Hayden White

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Keynote speakers: 

Judith Butler (UC Berkeley)
Carol Mavor (University of Manchester)
Susan Stewart (Princeton University)


  • Karyn Ball (University of Alberta)
  • Amy Elias (University of Tennessee)
  • Amir Eshel (Stanford)
  • Robert Harrison (Stanford)
  • Ethan Kleinberg (Wesleyan)
  • Paul Kottman (New School for Social Research)
  • María Inés la Greca (Universidad de Buenos Aires)
  • David Palumbo-Liu (Stanford)
  • Todd Presner (UC Los Angeles)
  • Jose Rabasa (UC Berkeley)
  • Veronica Tozzi (Universidad de Buenos Aires)

Organizing committee:

Paul Roth, Professor of Philosophy, UCSC
James Clifford, Professor Emeritus, History of Consciousness, UCSC
Karen Bassi, Professor of Literature and Classics, UCSC

Sponsored by:

The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz. With support from UCSC’s Cowell College, Stanford University’s Division of Literatures, Cultures and Languages, and the Neufeld-Levin Chair of Holocaust Studies.