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Nina Simon: Mother – Daughter Murder Night

Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes local author Nina Simon for a launch event to celebrate her captivating new novel, Mother-Daughter Murder Night—a fun, fresh, and twisty debut whodunnit about a grandmother-mother-daughter trio who come together as amateur sleuths to solve a murder in their coastal California town. This event is cosponsored by The Humanities Institute at […]

Public Philosophy Network Conference

UC Santa Cruz

The 7th Public Philosophy Network Conference, on the theme of "Facing Technology: The Role of Public Philosophy," will be hosted by the Center for Public Philosophy at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in partnership with the Baskin School of Engineering and the UC Santa Cruz Humanities Division. The conference is co-sponsored by the Humanities […]

Slugs and Steins with Professor Sharon Kinoshita – Rediscovering Marco Polo

Virtual Event

Few medieval figures enjoy greater name recognition than Marco Polo. Today, he is a brand whose name connotes exoticism, adventure, and East-West travel; academic critics sometime see him as the precursor to European explorers who cast a colonizing gaze over non-Western parts of the world. The source of all these images is the book usually […]

Jane Hirshfield – The Asking: New & Selected Poems

Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes acclaimed poet Jane Hirshfield for a reading and signing of her collection, The Asking: New & Selected Poems. This event is cosponsored by The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz. The Asking is the long-awaited new and selected collection by the author of "some of the most important poetry in the […]

James Ellroy – The Enchanters

Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes bestselling author James Ellroy (American Tabloid, LA Confidential, My Dark Places) for a reading and signing of his new book The Enchanters, "A descent into the conspiracy hellhole of Hollywood in the early 1960s." —Kirkus Reviews. This event is cosponsored by The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz. "Ellroy masterfully orchestrates […]

Frequency: A Festival of Light, Sound, & Digital Culture

Museum of Art & History 705 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Frequency is a biennial festival of light, sound, and digital culture hosted in and around the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH). The 4-night event showcases local and global artists and integrates a variety of media-based art into the downtown landscape through illuminated artworks, interactive technologies, and immersive experiences. From kinetic sculptures and […]

C Pam Zhang – Land of Milk and Honey

Bookshop Santa Cruz 1520 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes award-winning author C Pam Zhang (How Much of These Hills Is Gold) for a reading and signing of Land of Milk and Honey, her rapturous and revelatory novel about a young chef whose discovery of pleasure alters her life and, indirectly, the world. Zhang will be in conversation with writer Angie […]

Sahana Ghosh – Searching for the “Illegal Migrant”: Notes from the India-Bangladesh Borderlands

Virtual Event

Sahana Ghosh is a social anthropologist whose research focuses on the experiences of inequality and injustice at the intersection of mobility, policing, labor, and gender. Her book, A Thousand Tiny Cuts: Mobility and Security Across the Bangladesh-India Borderlands (University of California Press, 2023) is forthcoming. She is currently researching the gendered labors of soldiering in […]

Humanities in the Age of AI Lunch meeting

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

The Humanities Institute Research cluster, "Humanities in the Age of AI," is pleased to invite you to it's inaugural lunch meeting scheduled for October 2 (Monday) at noon in HUM 210. The research cluster boasts a diverse group of core participants. This includes six esteemed faculty members from various disciplines, graduate students representing politics, history, […]

Climate Justice Leaders: Voices from the Pajaro Valley

Quarry Amphitheater

Dive into the heart of climate justice at the Center for Reimagining Leadership's inaugural event. Join us for an enlightening panel discussion on October 3rd, 2023, as we illuminate the untold stories of the Pajaro Valley Levee Breach. Explore leadership in emergencies, environmental equity, and community resilience through the eyes of local climate justice leaders. […]