Nathaniel Deutsch, Professor of History and Literature, has been appointed to the University of California Humanities Research Institute’s Advisory Committee as a representative of the UC Santa Cruz campus. The Advisory Committee assists the UCHRI Director in reviewing proposals for workshops, conferences, seminars, and residential research groups, and advises the Director on Institute matters. Advisory Committee members also serve as liaisons between UCHRI and their home campuses.
UCHRI is a multicampus research unit of the UC Office of the President, serving all ten campuses in the UC system. Recognized nationally and internationally, the Institute promotes collaborative work representing different fields and institutions both within and beyond the University of California. UCHRI addresses topics traditional to the humanities in disciplines such as literature, philosophy, classics, languages, and history, as well as the pressing human dimensions that arise in the social and natural sciences, technology, art, medicine, and the professions. Stressing interdisciplinary research, UCHRI bridges gaps between disciplines across the humanities and human sciences and seeks to overcome the intellectual and institutional barriers that can separate the humanities from other fields.