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March 2019

The Maghrib Workshop: “Sovereignty, Crisis, and Narratives of Belonging Part II”

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Humanities 1, Room 210, 1156 high st
Santa cruz, CA 95060 United States

The Maghrib Workshop: "Sovereignty, Crisis, and Narratives of Belonging Part II" Program:  8:30- Transportation from Hotel to Humanities 1 by carpool. 9:00- Coffee and Introduction 9:15- Samia Errazouki (UC Davis, History) “Morocco’s Bloody ‘Golden Age’: Race, Slavery, and Capitalism in the 16th Century African Atlantic” 10:30- Olivia C. Harrison (USC, French and Italian and Comparative Literature) “Palestine and the Migrant Question” 11:45- Thomas Serres (UCSC, Politics) “Of Democracies in Algeria: Elections and Popular Agonism (2011-2019)” 1:00- Lunch 2:00- Rachel Colwell…

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April 2019

Elizabeth Marcus: “The Arrest of Ziad Doueiri and the Laws of Cultural Critique”

April 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Humanities 1, Room 210, 1156 high st
Santa cruz, CA 95060 United States

Elizabeth Marcus is a Mellon Fellow in the Scholars in the Humanities program for 2017-2019. She received her BA from the University of Oxford in Modern History and French, and completed her PhD in French and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in 2017. Her research and teaching focus on the francophone and Arab worlds, with a particular interest in knowledge production, cultural imperialism, and the histories of religious and minority groups. In her current book project, Difference and Dissidence: Cultural Politics…

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Counterpoints Book Launch

April 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Humanities 1, Room 210, 1156 high st
Santa cruz, CA 95060 United States
anti-eviction mapping project

Counterpoints: Bay Area Data and Stories for Resisting Displacement An Atlas by the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project This event will feature members of the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project will be offering a preview of their new atlas manuscript, Counterpoints: Bay Area Data and Stories for Resisting Displacement, which will be released by PM Press in the spring of 2020. The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project (AEMP) is a data visualization, digital cartography, and multimedia collective based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The project…

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2nd Annual Grad Student Conference: “Citizenship in Flux: Migration and Exclusion in World History, 1750-2019”

April 12
Humanities 1, Room 210, 1156 high st
Santa cruz, CA 95060 United States

The rise of nativist or nationalist movements in many countries and the closing of borders to migrants seeking refuge from persecution, war, and violence calls into question the world historical context of migration, borders, and political belonging. This conference queries citizenship and borders across time and region to make sense of their implications for citizens, non-citizens , subjects, refugees, and exiles in world history. We welcome broad definitions of “border,” “citizenship,” and “migration”to include boundaries that migrate even when people…

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PhD+ Workshop – The Future of Education: Innovative Pedagogy in High Schools

April 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Humanities 1, Room 210, 1156 high st
Santa cruz, CA 95060 United States
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The Future of Education: Innovative Pedagogy in High Schools  with Adam Casdin (Horace Mann)     About the PhD+ Workshop Series Please join us for the third year of PhD+ Workshops, hosted by the Institute for Humanities Research. We meet monthly, over lunch, to discuss possible career paths for PhDs, internship possibilities, grants/fellowships, work/life balance, elements of style, online identity issues, and much, much more. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP below: Loading...

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Linguistics Colloquia: Sandy Chung

April 12 @ 1:20 pm - 3:00 pm
Humanities 1, Room 210, 1156 high st
Santa cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Sandy Chung, UC Santa Cruz, is committed to the idea that lesser-studied languages have as much to contribute to syntactic theory as do languages like English, French, and Italian. These interests have shaped her research on syntactic theory and Austronesian languages. Chung began doing fieldwork on Maori, Tongan, and Samoan (all languages of the South Pacific) as an undergraduate. As a graduate student, she did fieldwork on Indonesian. Since 1977, the main empirical focus of her research has been Chamorro,…

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Bernard Hartcourt: “The Counterrevolution Takes a New Right Turn”

April 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Humanities 1, Room 210, 1156 high st
Santa cruz, CA 95060 United States
Bernard E. Harcourt

Bernard E. Harcourt is a contemporary critical theorist and social justice advocate. Harcourt is the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science at Columbia University. He is the founding director of the Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought at Columbia University. He is also a Directeur d’études (chaired professor) at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Socialesin Paris. Bernard Harcourt’s writings examine modes of governing in our digital age, especially in the post 9/11…

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Vanessa Ogle: “‘Funk Money’: Decolonization and the Expansion of Tax Havens, 1950s-1960”

April 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Humanities 1, Room 210, 1156 high st
Santa cruz, CA 95060 United States

This talk explores the emergence of modern offshore tax havens as a way to reopen the history of the decades ca. 1920s-1980s. During these decades an archipelago of distinct legal spaces appeared in a world otherwise increasingly dominated by more sizable nation-states. Tax havens were particularly important among these spaces, reaching from the Channel Islands, Monaco, and Luxembourg to the Bahamas, Panama, and Singapore, among many others. The talk asks why tax havens in particular expanded significantly between ca. 1945…

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Ahmed Kanna: “De-Exceptionalizing the Arab Gulf: Bringing back Class Struggle & Social Reproduction”

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Humanities 1, Room 210, 1156 high st
Santa cruz, CA 95060 United States

Discourses of urban knowledge professionals (architects, PR professionals, etc.) on the Arab Gulf city have framed this city as an “laboratory,” a “sci-fi” space, and generally have disconnected the space from its social and historical contexts. In this paper I argue that a Marxist or class struggle perspective can best highlight how such discourses promote imperial and capitalist class power in the Gulf. Through combining this framework with a postcolonial discursive critique and feminist scholarship on social reproduction, a class…

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Susanah Shaw Romney, “Unfree Intimacies: Gender and the Taking of Terraqueous Space at Batavia in the Seventeenth Century”

April 25 @ 4:00 pm
Humanities 1, Room 210, 1156 high st
Santa cruz, CA 95060 United States
Unfree Intimacies: Gender and the Taking of Terraqueous

Colonization is not a one-time land grab, but rather an ongoing process of claiming space. Batavia, as the Dutch urban port city on Java in the seventeenth century was known, provides an opportunity to explore the role of gender in this unfolding process. There, the appropriation of local and regional terraqueous space relied on a simultaneous colonization of intimate space. Women of Batavia, as wives, concubines, and slaves, played an often unwilling role in the construction of empire at the…

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May 2019

Nidhi Mahajan: “Moorings: Trade Networks and States in the Western Indian Ocean”

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Humanities 1, Room 210, 1156 high st
Santa cruz, CA 95060 United States

Sailing vessels or dhows have long connected different parts of the western Indian Ocean, transporting goods, and people across South Asia, the Middle East and East Africa. These dhows now function as an economy of arbitrage, servicing minor ports in times of conflict. This talk focuses on the contemporary dhow trade, centered in port cities such as Dubai and Sharjah that have “free trade” policies. I argue that these notions of free trade are entangled with war, conflict, and broader…

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Paolo Gerbaudo, The Digital Party: Political Organisation and Online Democracy

May 2 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Humanities 1, Room 210, 1156 high st
Santa cruz, CA 95060 United States
Paolo Gerbaudo, The Digital Party: Political Organisation and Online Democracy

From the Pirate Parties in Northern Europe to Podemos in Spain and the 5-Star Movement in Italy, from the movements behind Bernie Sanders in the US and Jeremy Corbyn in UK, to Jean-Luc Melenchon's presidential bid in France, the last decade has witnessed the rise of a new blueprint for political organisation: the 'digital party'. These new political formations tap into the potential of social media, and use online participatory platforms to include the rank-and-file. Paolo Gerbaudo looks at the…

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SPOT Research Cluster Workshop

May 4
Humanities 1, Room 210, 1156 high st
Santa cruz, CA 95060 United States

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Banu Bargu: “Catching a Moving Train: Decolonizing Aleatory Materialism”

May 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Humanities 1, Room 210, 1156 high st
Santa cruz, CA 95060 United States

This paper analyzes Althusser's proposal for an aleatory materialism through his engagement with historical materialism, and particularly with Marx on "primitive accumulation." It identifies two different legacies of Marx's reflections on the origins of capitalism and discusses how Althusser attempted to rework Marx to reach a non-teleological conception of history. At the same time, taking both thinkers to task on their approach to colonialism, and especially settler colonialism, the paper moves toward decolonizing the aleatory materialist imaginary. Banu Bargu is…

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Deirdre de la Cruz: “Psychic Surgery and Other Philippine Phenomena of the Global Occult”

May 9 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Humanities 1, Room 210, 1156 high st
Santa cruz, CA 95060 United States
Famous psychic surgeon Antonio (Tony) Agpaoa operating on a patient.

In the variegated landscape of the Filipino paranormal, one phenomenon garnered worldwide attention in the last quarter of the twentieth century: psychic surgery. A form of spiritual healing in which the practitioner, or espiritista, usually male, operates on the body of the patient without anaesthesia and using only his hands, psychic surgery achieved particular renown in the United States in the 1980s when celebrity practitioners of New Age spirituality like Shirley MacLaine spoke publicly about their experience with Filipino psychic…

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David Kazanjian: “‘I am he:’ Revising the Theory of Dispossession from Colonial Yucatán”

May 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Humanities 1, Room 210, 1156 high st
Santa cruz, CA 95060 United States

In this paper, “‘I am he:' Revising the Theory of Dispossession from Colonial Yucatán,” I examine a legal case involving an enslaved Afro-diasporan named Juan Patricio and a Mayan woman named Fabiana Pech from turn-of-the-eighteenth-century Yucatán. The case challenges a fundamental presupposition of many contemporary theories of dispossession: namely, that the dispossessed had prior possession over that which was stolen from them by their dispossessors. Like a number of other such cases I have been examining from the 17th and 18th…

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PhD+ Graduate Student Workshop Series – Writing for Graduate School and Beyond

May 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Humanities 1, Room 210, 1156 high st
Santa cruz, CA 95060 United States
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About the PhD+ Workshop Series Please join us for the third year of PhD+ Workshops, hosted by the Institute for Humanities Research. We meet monthly, over lunch, to discuss possible career paths for PhDs, internship possibilities, grants/fellowships, work/life balance, elements of style, online identity issues, and much, much more. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP below: Loading...

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Shadi Rohana: “Cervantes and the Arabs: Don Quixote in translation”

May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Humanities 1, Room 210, 1156 high st
Santa cruz, CA 95060 United States

The modern Arab reader cannot be indifferent when reading a novel like Don Quixote. Through its geography, historical context, characters and language, the novel evokes to the modern reader one of the Arabs’ most splendorous historical episodes: Al Andalus. This talk traces the Arab and Andalusian presence in Cervantes’ Don Quixote from 1605, and how this presence was later translated into modern Arabic during the 20th century. The talk will also discuss the reception of Don Quixote in varios Arabic…

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Ashwini Tambe: “Tropical Exceptions: Racial Logics in Twentieth Century Intergovernmental Age of Consent Debates”

May 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Humanities 1, Room 210, 1156 high st
Santa cruz, CA 95060 United States

Legal age standards for sexual maturity are challenging enough to devise at the state or national level, but they are especially contentious at the intergovernmental level. Efforts at setting common standards have often been marked by imperial logics on the part of those proposing common standards and misgivings on the part of those most affected. My talk traces how intergovernmental efforts at setting common age standards for sexual consent and marriage occasioned elaborate posturing and coding of racial difference. In…

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June 2019

Center for Cultural Studies Colloquium

June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Humanities 1, Room 210, 1156 high st
Santa cruz, CA 95060 United States

Please stay tuned for more info. The Center for Cultural Studies hosts a weekly Wednesday colloquium featuring work by faculty and visitors. The sessions consist of a 40-45 minute presentation followed by discussion. We gather at noon, with presentations beginning at 12:15 PM. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunches; the Center provides coffee, tea, and cookies.   All Center for Cultural Studies events are free and open to the public. Staff assistance is provided by the Humanities Institute.

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PhD+ Graduate Student Workshop Series – Research Development

June 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Humanities 1, Room 210, 1156 high st
Santa cruz, CA 95060 United States
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About the PhD+ Workshop Series Please join us for the third year of PhD+ Workshops, hosted by the Institute for Humanities Research. We meet monthly, over lunch, to discuss possible career paths for PhDs, internship possibilities, grants/fellowships, work/life balance, elements of style, online identity issues, and much, much more. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP below: Loading...

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