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January 2020

PhD+ Workshop – Stop #disserhating, Start Writing

January 17, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Humanities 1, Room 210, 1156 high st
Santa cruz, CA 95060 United States

Not sure how to begin your dissertation work? Having a hard time fitting writing in amidst other obligations? Stuck in the middle of your process? Huh, what process? 8th-year PhD candidate struggling to finish? In this interactive workshop, PhD students at all stages will have the opportunity to anonymously submit questions and concerns about the dissertation process, share experiences and strategies, and learn concrete practices (time management, a writing practice, accountability exercises, and self care) for success in completing the…

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March 2020

CANCELLED: PhD+ Workshop – Equity-Minded Humanities Teaching

March 13, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Humanities 1, Room 210, 1156 high st
Santa cruz, CA 95060 United States

In this interactive PhD+ session, we will explore what current research in teaching and learning can bring to the Humanities, and what Humanities values, contexts, and ways of thinking can bring to our conceptions of teaching and learning. First, we'll define what equity means to us, both within our specific disciplines and within Humanities teaching and learning more generally. Focusing in particular on structure (the "how" of our teaching), we will then explore several key "intervention" areas known in research…

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April 2020

CANCELLED: PhD+ Workshop – Feminist in the Academy

April 10, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Humanities 1, Room 210, 1156 high st
Santa cruz, CA 95060 United States

Jacqueline Wernimont is an antiracist, feminist scholar working toward greater justice in digital cultures. She writes about long histories of media and technology—particularly those that count and commemorate—and entanglements with archives and historiographic ways of knowing. Her book, Numbered Lives: Life and Death in Quantum Media, is out with MIT Press. She is a network weaver across humanities, arts, and sciences. This work includes codirecting HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) and serving as the Inaugural Chair of Digital Humanities and Social…

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VIRTUAL – PhD+ Workshop: Social Media and Scholarly Practice

April 22, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Zoom CA United States

The field of higher ed is struggling to define its relationship to social media. We have all read high profile stories of offers and tenure denied because of online posts. At the same time, there is clear motivation for scholars to engage with public audiences and grow their reputations through social media. What are the risks, rewards, and ways to begin being an extremely (or selectively) online academic? Join Rachel Deblinger to discuss the many uses of social media across the…

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May 2020

VIRTUAL – PhD+ Workshop: Coping with Social Isolation and Anxiety in a Crisis

May 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom CA United States

These are extraordinary times. In a matter of days, we have had to learn new ways of navigating our educational and occupational needs to meet our goals. This can be stressful. Our go-to coping strategy is often gathering with our social group and offering a shoulder to lean on, or accepting one. The world has been turned upside down. Spend an hour with Richard Enriquez, Ph.D. discussing ways to cope with stress and maintain social connection in this time of…

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October 2020

PhD+ Workshop – Public Speaking

October 22, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual Event Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States

Learn about warmups, crafting your talk, audience engagement, and presenting online using Zoom with the owner and coach of Activate to Captivate, Bri McWhorter. The Division of Graduate Studies' professional communication workshop on "Public Speaking" is co-sponsored by The Humanities Institute as part of our 2020-2021 PhD+ series. Workshops presented by the Division of Graduate Studies are for current UC Santa Cruz graduate students and require an active UC Santa Cruz email address. About the PhD+ Workshop Series Join us for…

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PhD+ Workshop – Grants and Fellowships

October 23, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual Event Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States

Learn about locating fellowship opportunities, framing your research for different funding organizations, and acquiring grants with Nathaniel Deutsch, Irena Polić, Saskia Nauenberg Dunkell (The Humanities Institute), Holly Unruh (Arts Research Institute), and Matthew Tedford. We’ll share advice about different types of awards and strategies for making your proposal stand out. Bring your ideas and questions for an important conversation on securing funding for humanities and arts research and projects.   About the PhD+ Workshop Series Join us for the fifth year of…

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PhD+ Workshop – Publishing Scholarly Works, Copyright

October 29, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual Event Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States

Learn how to publish scholarly work, from finding and evaluating a publisher to negotiating the publication contract and navigating copyright with Martha Stuit (Scholarly Communication Librarian, UC Santa Cruz Library). The Division of Graduate Studies' professional communication workshop on "Publishing Scholarly Works, Copyright" is co-sponsored by The Humanities Institute as part of our 2020-2021 PhD+ series. Workshops presented by the Division of Graduate Studies are for current UC Santa Cruz graduate students and require an active UC Santa Cruz email…

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November 2020

PhD+ Workshop – Using Twitter Professionally

November 12, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual Event Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States

Learn how to promote your research and create a virtual community of Tweeple in Twitter! Learn the basics, including how to set up your page, use hashtags, use best practices, and more with Kayla Isenberg (Senior Director, Digital Engagement, University Relations at UC Santa Cruz). The Division of Graduate Studies' professional communication workshop on "Using Twitter Professionally" is co-sponsored by The Humanities Institute as part of our 2020-2021 PhD+ series. Workshops presented by the Division of Graduate Studies are for…

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PhD+ Workshop – Impassioned Online Teaching: Empathy, Embodiment and Radical Pedagogy in Practice

November 13, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual Event Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States

How do we, as educators, create virtual experiences that are inclusive, engaging, and impactful for our students? How can we make remote conditions more intimate, accessibility more equitable, and our classrooms more collaborative? What do design strategies grounded in compassion and creativity look like? From decolonizing the syllabus to somatic abolitionism and interactive storytelling, this workshop will offer practical techniques for learning and liberation. Please join us as we reimagine the possibilities of a mindfulness-based approach to teaching in the…

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