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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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” […]

Dr. Vladimir Hamed-Troyansky – Empire of Refugees: North Caucasian Muslims and the Late Ottoman State

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

Dr. Vladimir Hamed-Troyansky will present on his book, Empire of Refugees: North Caucasian Muslims and the Late Ottoman State (Stanford University Press, 2024), which reveals the origins of refugee resettlement in the modern Middle East. Between the 1850s and World War I, the Ottoman Empire welcomed about a million Muslim refugees from Russia.  Empire of […]

Living Writers with Former Professors Peter Gizzi & Nathaniel Mackey

Humanities Lecture Hall Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Living Writers - Winter 2024 - Return of the Beloved: An Alumni Series Peter Gizzi is the author of Now It’s Dark (Wesleyan, 2020), Sky Burial: New and Selected Poems (Carcanet, UK 2020), Archeophonics (Wesleyan, 2016), In Defense of Nothing: Selected Poems 1987-2011 (Wesleyan, 2014), Threshold Songs (Wesleyan, 2011), The Outernationale (Wesleyan, 2007), Some Values of […]