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Futurescapes: Projects from the Coha-Gunderson Collective

The Institute of the Arts & Sciences Gallery 100 Panetta Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

The Humanities Institute presents "Futurescapes: Projects from the Coha-Gunderson Collective," a multi-media exhibition by UCSC students and alumni winners of the Coha-Gunderson Prize in Speculative Futures. 13 winners of the […]

Linguistics Undergraduate Research Conference (LURC)

Stevenson Fireside Lounge Humanites 1 University of California, Santa Cruz Cowell College, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

The Linguistics Department's annual Linguistics Undergraduate Research Conference (LURC) will be held Friday, June 2nd, from 2:00 – 5:00pm in the Stevenson Fireside Lounge & Courtyard. The Distinguished Alumnus speaker […]

Bookshop Santa Cruz Presents: Stacey Abrams, Rogue Justice

Rio Theater 1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Bookshop Santa Cruz is thrilled to welcome #1 New York Times bestselling author and political leader Stacey Abrams to discuss her new book Rogue Justice and the craft of writing. […]

Luis Alberto Urrea – Good Night, Irene

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

Bookshop Santa Cruz is delighted to welcome bestselling author Luis Alberto Urrea (The House of Broken Angels) back to the store for a reading and signing of his new novel […]

The Deep Read: Community Salon

The Seymour Marine Discovery Center 100 McAllister Way, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

On June 7, we’ll be hosting a salon—co-sponsored by The Humanities Institute and Lookout Santa Cruz—focused on actions we can all take in the face of climate change. Ecology Action, Elkhorn Slough […]

Bookshop Santa Cruz presents: An evening with Ocean Vuong

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

In this deeply intimate second poetry collection (in paperback June 6th), Ocean Vuong searches for life among the aftershocks of his mother’s death, embodying the paradox of sitting within grief […]

Ottessa Moshfegh, Lapvona

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

Presented by Bookshop Santa Cruz, Ottessa Moshfegh (My Year of Rest and Relaxation) will discuss her recent novel Lapvona, available in paperback June 20th. In a village in a medieval fiefdom buffeted by natural disasters, a motherless shepherd boy finds himself the unlikely pivot of a power struggle that puts all manner of faith to […]

Dickensland: The Curious History of Dickens’s London

Virtual Event

Please join the Santa Cruz Dickens Fellowship and the Santa Cruz Pickwick Club for our June Pickwick Club talk by author and historian Lee Jackson who will be discussing Dickens’s London. Lee Jackson, author of Dickensland (Yale, 2023) will discuss the curious history of London's Dickensian tourist destinations. Louisa May Alcott, visiting in 1866, was […]

Santa Cruz Shakespeare 2023 Season Opening Night

The Audrey Stanley Grove in Delaveaga Park 501 Upper Park Rd, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Tickets are now on sale for Santa Cruz Shakespeare's 2023 season, featuring The Book of Will and The Taming of the Shrew. Co-sponsored by the Humanities Institute. The season runs from July 13-August 27. The Book of Will, by Lauren Gunderson - Directed by Laura Gordon A love letter to William Shakespeare, this moving and joyful […]