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PhD+ Workshop – Grants and Fellowships

Humanities 1, Room 202

Grants and Fellowships for Scholars in the Humanities  Learn how to make your fellowship and grant proposals competitive to a wide range of selection committees. We’ll discuss what does and does not need to be in a research proposal, the proper tone and form, and ways to tease out the larger stakes of individual research […]

Tommy Orange – Wandering Stars

Santa Cruz Veterans Memorial Building 846 Front Street, Santa Cruz

Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes award-winning author Tommy Orange for a reading and signing of his new novel, Wandering Stars. The eagerly awaited follow-up to his Pulitzer Prize-finalist breakout bestseller There There—winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award, the John Leonard Prize, the American Book Award, and one of the New York Times's 10 Best Books of 2018—Wandering […]

Night of Ideas

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

A global event, taking place simultaneously in more than 100 countries and 22 cities in the United States, Night of Ideas invites thought leaders, activists, performers, authors, and academics to engage the public in discussions around central questions that address major, contemporary global issues. First introduced in the United States in 2015 by the French […]

Grad Slam 2024

Kuumbwa Jazz Center

Grad Slam is a communication contest hosted by the UC Santa Cruz Graduate Division that is open to all graduate students, except those who have won 1st place in a previous Grad Slam. (Currently enrolled graduate students who have won 2nd or the people’s choice in a prior Grad Slam may enter again.) Participants have […]

Humanities in the Age of AI Lunch meeting

Virtual and In Person

The Humanities Institute Research cluster, “Humanities in the Age of AI,” is pleased to invite you to their lunch meeting scheduled for Monday, March 4th at 12pm in HUM 210. This meeting will have a hybrid attendance option on Zoom. Please join at noon to attend virtually. Presenting their work on Machine Translation (MT) with […]

An Evening with Martha Mendoza and Juliet Linderman

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

In Partnership with the Humanities Institute and City on a Hill Press Kresge's Media & Society Series Presents: An Evening with Martha Mendoza and Juliet Linderman Prize-winning Associated Press coauthors Martha Mendoza and Juliet Linderman will be speaking about journalistic collaboration and their groundbreaking investigation into the US Marine who abducted an Afghan child. Martha […]

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 […]

Chris Connery – China and the Mutations of Neoliberalism: Thoughts on the Current Conjuncture

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

China’s economic and social development over the last 25 years has featured significant elements from the neoliberal playbook–ideologies of competition and human capital, market metrics, efficiency, suppression of labor rights, and more–coexisting with severe state limitations on private property, impediments to the formation of a capitalist class, and, especially in the last ten years, an […]

Humanists in Tech Alumni Panel

Merrill Provost House Provost's Residence, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

EVER WONDERED HOW YOUR HUMANITIES DEGREE CAN LEAD TO AN AWESOME CAREER IN TECH? Join us for a lively discussion with successful Humanities alumni who have paved their way in the tech industry. They'll share their stories, insights, and tips to help you navigate your own journey. This is a great opportunity to learn about […]

Moor Mother and James Gordon Williams in Concert

Music Center Recital Hall - UCSC 402 McHenry Road, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Co-sponsored by the Arts Research Institute, the Humanities Institute, and the Institute of Arts and Sciences Audiences are invited to explore Black Quantum Futurism and Ubuntu philosophy in this collaborative performance featuring Camae Ayewa (Moor Mother), an American poet and composer, and pianist and composer James Gordon Williams, an assistant professor of music at UC Santa Cruz. Join us at […]