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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” […]

Mohamed Abdelaziz: Photogrammetry and Computer Graphics in Archaeology

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

Photogrammetry and Computer Graphics in archaeology: application on some terrestrial and underwater archaeological sites in the city of Alexandria, Egypt In Alexandria-Egypt, CEAlex (Centre d’etudes Alexandrines) conducted the first scientific underwater excavations in 1994 on the submerged site of the remains of the ancient lighthouse of Alexandria near Qaitbey fort. In 2014, for the first […]

Kailani Polzak – Voyage Visuality: European Representations of Oceania at the Intersection of Eighteenth-Century Racial Theory and Artistic Practice

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

Amid discussions about universal rights, contestations over land, and debates over the morality of chattel slavery, eighteenth-century Europeans increasingly sought to codify social hierarchy in observable physical differences. This project depended upon and spurred the production of circulatable pictures of bodies in the form of prints. At the same time, recent encounters between European and […]

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 […]

Charles Duhigg – Supercommunicators

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

Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes bestselling author Charles Duhigg (The Power of Habit) for a reading and signing of his new book, Supercommunicators: How to Unlock the Secret Language of Connection, a fascinating exploration of what makes conversations work—and how we can all learn to be supercommunicators at work and in life. Charles Duhigg is a […]

Linguistics Colloquia: Dustin Chacón

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

The Department of Linguistics is pleased to present, Dustin Chacón (University of Georgia). 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:

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 […]