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Cancelled – Project Paradiso: A Gateway to Dante’s Heaven – Episode Eight – Hierarchy and Diversity (Paradiso 3; 27–29 & 32)

Virtual Event

Dante’s Paradiso is the least studied and the least understood of the three parts of the Commedia. Yet it is arguably the most important for the dynamism and originality of the literary, theological, and philosophical inquiries that take place there. It is also a singularly important interpretive guide for a full understanding of the entire […]

Ying Yang – “Grammar, Interaction, and Social Context: The Evolution Story of 那na ‘that’”

Humanities 1, Room 202

The Department of Languages and Applied Linguistics is pleased to present: “Grammar, Interaction, and Social Context: The Evolution Story of 那na ‘that’” with Ying Yang, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin - Madison Abstract Face-to-face conversation is the primordial form of human interaction and language is inherently a form of social behavior. However, spontaneous natural conversation remains […]

Linguistics Colloquia: Andrea Beltrama

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

The Department of Linguistics is pleased to present: Andrea Beltrama University of Pennsylvania speaking on The interface between pragmatic reasoning and social perception: Towards an integrative view of inferences in communication Abstract Comprehenders systematically draw two varieties of inferences in linguistic communication: pragmatic inferences, concerning the message conveyed by an utterance; and sociolinguistic inferences, concerning […]

Humanities Division Grad Slam Preliminary Round

Graduate Student Commons

Come out and support Humanities graduate students competing in their Grad Slam preliminary round for a chance to advance as a finalist to Grad Slam on March 2 at the Kuumbwa! This event is presented by UCSC's Division of Graduate Studies.

From the Roots – Favianna Rodriguez Artist Talk

Stevenson Event Center

The Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition Favianna Rodriguez: Power From The Roots opening January 9 and running through March 9, 2024. Favianna Rodriguez is an Oakland based activist and artist beloved for her work tied to social justice movements, such as her iconic image of a butterfly with the […]

Nicole Starosielski – Socializing the Network

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

Co-sponsored by Film + Digital Media This talk is a story about the ways that global digital infrastructure, especially the data centers and subsea cable networks that form the backbone of the internet, are produced out of tight-knit relationships that can weather geopolitical transitions, economic competition, and corporate tensions. I describe the process of “socializing” […]

Event Series THI Coffee Hour

THI Coffee Hour

Humanities 1, Room 515 1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

The Humanities Institute is excited to welcome students, faculty, staff, and friends for a weekly Coffee Hour on Wednesdays, 11am to noon. We invite you to visit our team, meet our new Faculty Director, Pranav Anand, and talk with us about your academic interests as well as upcoming THI events and programs. Learn about how […]

Linguistics Colloquia: Drew McLaughlin

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

The Department of Linguistics is pleased to present, Drew McLaughlin (Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language). 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:

Before Justice: Meister’s Legacies of Critique

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

The History of Consciousness Department is delighted to invite you for an upcoming celebration of Professor Robert Meister, who has been teaching at UC Santa Cruz for 50 years! Please join us on Friday, February 2nd for an afternoon of discussion reflecting on Professor Meister’s research and teaching contributions, to be followed by a reception […]

What Actually Happened in 1619: The Origins of Slavery in North America

Music Center Recital Hall

The New York Times’s The 1619 Project sparked controversy and conversation across the United States about the history and legacies of slavery. The project drew its name from a date, 1619, connected to the origins of American slavery, and its publication coincided with the four-hundredth anniversary of that event. But what actually happened in 1619? […]