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Against Orthodoxies: Working with Hayden White

November 1, 2019 - November 2, 2019  |  Cultural Center at Merrill


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11.1-2.19 Hayden White

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On Friday and Saturday, November 1 and 2, 2019, UC Santa Cruz will hold a conference to honor the late Hayden White.

The event is conceived as an invitation to extend Hayden White’s thinking in new directions. Inspired by his rigorous, daring, iconoclastic spirit, this will be a time for experiment and dialogue. Confirmed participants are innovative scholars from a wide variety of disciplines.

Program timeline – Full Schedule Here

  • Pre-Conference Gathering: November 1st @ 10:30am, Hayden White Archive Exhibition at McHenry Library
  • Day 1: November 1st @ 1pm-5:30pm in the Merrill College Cultural Center, dinner to follow
  • Day 2: November 2nd @ 9am-5:30pm in the Merrill College Cultural Center, reception to follow

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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.


November 1, 2019
November 2, 2019


Cultural Center at Merrill
Merrill Cultural Center, UC Santa Cruz, Merrill College
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States