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Santa Cruz Pickwick Club

Virtual Event

Please join the Santa Cruz Dickens Fellowship and the Santa Cruz Pickwick Club for our monthly Pickwick Club meeting. New this year, we will be devoting an entire year to one novel instead of two, and will dive deeply into Great Expectations. Join Dickens enthusiasts and Pickwick Club members for a series of discussions about […]

Project Paradiso: A Gateway to Dante’s Heaven – Episode Nine – Language (Paradiso 26)

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 […]

The Peggy Downes Baskin Ethics Lecture with Maryana Iskander – Humans in the Loop: Wikipedia’s Future in the Age of AI

Virtual and In Person

What role will humans play in shaping the future of the internet, especially given the meteoric rise of generative artificial intelligence tools like ChatGPT? Wikipedia is tech-enabled, but very human-led. Each month, it receives more than 15 billion visits as people search for information online. The CEO of the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that hosts […]

Living Writers with Poets Sarah Ghazal Ali and Julian Talamantez Brolaski

Humanities Lecture Hall Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Living Writers - Winter 2024 - Return of the Beloved: An Alumni Series Sarah Ghazal Ali is a poet, teacher, and editor. She is the author of Theophanies (Alice James Books, 2024), selected as the Editors' Choice for the 2022 Alice James Award. A Stadler Fellow and recipient of The Sewanee Review poetry prize, her […]

Linguistics Colloquia: Jed Pizarro-Guevara

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

The Department of Linguistics is pleased to present, Jed Pizarro-Guevara (University of Massachusetts). 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:

Undiscovered Shakespeare: Henry VIII

Virtual Event

Join Santa Cruz Shakespeare, the UCSC Shakespeare Workshop, and The Humanities Institute, as we launch Undiscovered Shakespeare: Henry VIII, the fourth installment of our annual virtual Shakespeare program. Register for all sessions here: About Henry VIII: Early in its first run in 1613, Henry VIII (1613) set the world on fire – if by “world” […]

Kuumbwa Jazz Presents: American Patchwork Quartet

Kuumbwa Jazz Center

Kuumbwa Jazz is pleased to present American Patchwork Quartet (APQ) on Feburary 21, 2023 at 7:00PM! Join the live concert and support American Patchwork Quartet's mission to reclaim the immigrant soul of American Roots Music as APQ weaves modern immigrant dreams into songs. Tickets available for purchase here: American Patchwork Quartet - Kuumbwa Jazz American […]

Jun Borras – Land struggles and scholar-activism

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

Co-sponsored by Southeast Asian Coastal Interactions (SEACoast) The talk will argue that land struggles as framed by agrarian, food and environmental justice movements have regained academic and political importance in recent years, but that in the era of fragmented working classes and environmental/climate crisis, these require rethinking and reframing. Mapping contemporary land issues of working classes, […]

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 […]

An Evening with Joe Garcia and Kate McQueen

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

Kresge's Media & Society Series Presents, in Partnership with the Humanities Institute: An Evening with Joe Garcia and Kate McQueen Journalist Joe Garcia, whose viral essay "Listening to Taylor Swift in Prison" was published in the New Yorker last year, will be in conversation with writer, editor, and UCSC lecturer Kate McQueen. Garcia and McQueen […]