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Project Paradiso: A Gateway to Dante’s Heaven – Episode Seven – Justice for All (Paradiso 19–21)

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 […]

Reza Aslan – An American Martyr in Persia

Cowell Ranch Hay Barn Ranch View Rd, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

In 1907, educator and American missionary Howard Baskerville traveled to Iran in the midst of a democratic revolution led by a group of brilliant young firebrands committed to transforming their country. The Persian students Baskerville educated inspired him to join them in their fight. Reza Aslan speaks with Jennifer Derr about Baskerville’s story and what […]

Living Writers with Undergraduate Alumna Sina Grace

Humanities Lecture Hall Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Living Writers - Winter 2024 - Return of the Beloved: An Alumni Series Sina Grace is the author and illustrator of the autobiographical Self-Obsessed, and Not My Bag, which recounts a story of retail hell. He acts as the artist for Shaun Steven Struble's cult hit, The Li'l Depressed Boy, and handles art chores along […]

January 24 – Mengyang (Zoe) Zhao – Verify You Are Human: How Video Game Automation Intensifies Extraction of Platform Game Work

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

Part of a broader book project on the rise of platform video game work in China, this study examines the impact of automation fears on escalating labor extraction from gaming service workers. It reveals that platform workers are compelled to demonstrate their “pure manual” services, amidst concerns over automated tools infiltrating the industry. Such pressures […]

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 […]

Benjamin Breen – Tripping on Utopia

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

Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes Benjamin Breen, associate professor of history at UC Santa Cruz, for a discussion and signing of his new book, Tripping on Utopia: Margaret Mead, the Cold War, and the Troubled Birth of Psychedelic Science. Benjamin Breen is the author of The Age of Intoxication: Origins of the Global Drug Trade, winner […]

Stefan Tanaka: What Do Pasts Do? Toward Potential History

Humanities 1, Room 420 Humanites 1 University of California, Santa Cruz Cowell College, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

The History of Consciousness department is delighted to present: What Do Pasts Do? Toward Potential History with Stefan Tanaka. This talk is a part of the HISC Winter 2024 Speaker Series. It builds from recent work on time and history that question whether the history understood and practiced over the past two centuries is still […]

CruzHacks 2024 Hackathon

Stevenson Event Center

CruzHacks is the largest hackathon in Santa Cruz! Each year, hundreds of students are invited to develop solutions to real-world problems, pursue inclusion in tech, and kindle the spirit of innovation. CruzHacks was founded in 2013 as Hack UCSC by Mark Adams, Brent Haddad, and Doug Erickson. In 2018, Hack UCSC was rebranded as CruzHacks, […]

Living Writers with Graduate Alumni: Emma Wood, Jared Harvey, Eric Sneathen, Connor Bassett, Jose Antonio Villará

Humanities Lecture Hall Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Living Writers - Winter 2024 - Return of the Beloved: An Alumni Series C Dylan Bassett's first novel, Gad's Book, was published in 2023. His writing has appeared in Chicago Review, Quarterly West, Denver Quarterly, and elsewhere. He is an assistant professor of English at Xavier University in Cincinnati.       Jared Joseph’s most […]

Dr. D. B. Maroon – Black Lives, American Love: Essays on Race and Resilience

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

Our own UCSC alumna, Dr. D. B. Maroon (PhD Anthropology, 2006) will talk about her newly released book, Black Lives, American Love: Essays on Race and Resilience. This talk will take place in the Humanities Building, Room 210 on January 17th from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm. D. B. Maroon is an author, anthropologist, and […]