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Crossing Borders – An Evening of Philosophical Discussion

Institute of the Arts and Sciences 100 Panetta Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Large and small, visible and hidden, borders weave in and out of our lives along varied dimensions. Some we can see, many we cannot. Some we celebrate, others confine us. Some we are aware of, many remain undiscovered. There are political borders and national borders; psychological, social, scientific, and biological borders. What are borders? Can […]

Santa Cruz County History Fair

Felton Community Hall 6191 Highway 9, Felton, CA, United States

Celebrate Santa Cruz County's diverse history by connecting with local historical and cultural organizations and groups. Enjoy hands-on activities, artifacts, photographs, publications, and more. Between 20 and 30 local museums, historians, historical societies, and other groups will have displays and activities.  Presented by the San Lorenzo Valley History Museum. Co-sponsored by the Felton Community Hall […]

Linguistics Colloquia: Argyro Katsika

Humanities 1, Room 202

Argyro Katsika, UC Santa Barbara Over the course of each year, the Linguistics department hosts colloquia by distinguished faculty from around the world. For full speaker and event information, please visit:

Transnational Turns and the Future of China Studies

Virtual and In Person

What does it mean to do China studies at this global conjuncture? What has “transnational” got to do with it, why now, and why again? What future promises and possibilities can it still bring? This two-day workshop featuring multi-disciplinary scholars of China and Chinese studies, as well as a conversation with Rey Chow, Duke University, […]

Future Ancestral Technologies Exhibition Opening

Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

Future Ancestral Technologies is an exhibition by Cannupa Hanska Luger with mixed-media sculpture, regalia, and video, all based in myth, science fiction, and Indigenous futurism. Science fiction has the power to shape collective thinking and serves as a vehicle to imagine the future on a global scale. Cannupa Hanska Luger’s Future Ancestral Technologies is Indigenous […]

Creating Art in/with Community: A Conversation with Josúe Rojas and Professor John Jota Leaños

The Institute of the Arts & Sciences Gallery 100 Panetta Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Join us for a public conversation at the Institute of the Arts and Sciences between artist Josúe Rojas and Professor John Jota Leaños (Executive Committee of the Dolores Huerta Research Center for the Americas). Josué Rojas is a Salvadoran-American artist from the Bay Area who has done murals throughout the country. Exploring subjects such as […]

Living Writers – Ryan Eckes

Humanities Lecture Hall Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Ryan Eckes is a poet from Philadelphia. He recently finished writing a book called General Motors about labor and the influence of public and private transportation on city life. Other books include Valu-Plus and Old News (Furniture Press 2014, 2011). His poetry can be found in Tripwire, Slow Poetry in America Newsletter, Public Pool, and […]

Anna Barry-Jester Reading Group – Mellon Sawyer Seminar on “Race, Empire, and the Environments of Biomedicine”

Humanities 1, Room 210 1156 high st, Santa cruz, CA, United States

The Mellon Sawyer Seminar on “Race, Empire, and the Environments of Biomedicine” will welcome Anna Barry-Jester, who will lead a reading group exploring explanations of the causes of drug-resistant tuberculosis and the subsequent policy implications. One article looks at the history of TB control policy, and how "cost-effective" strategies bred drug resistance. Two recent commentaries […]

From Symptom to Story: Understanding an Epidemic of Kidney Disease in Central America

Humanities 1, Room 210 1156 high st, Santa cruz, CA, United States

What does it mean to construct a “cause” of disease? What is the primary source material we consult as we write the narrative of a new disease? When it comes to public health, how do we fairly and accurately reflect scientific evidence, personal experience, and community knowledge? In this talk, journalist Anna Maria Barry-Jester will […]

Kathleen Cruz Guttierrez – Vernaculars of Plant Knowing: Woven Transformations in the Early 20th-Century Davao Gulf

Humanities 1, Room 210 1156 high st, Santa cruz, CA, United States

In this talk, Gutierrez will share from her first book project on the history of colonial botany in the Philippines. The book argues that vernaculars of plant knowing made and unmade botany at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, when imperial Anglo-European botanists banded together to steady the philosophical and practical tenets of the […]