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Jarrod Shanahan – Skyscraper Jails

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

How did a campaign to end the humanitarian catastrophe of New York City's Rikers Island penal colony culminate in the planned creation of skyscraper jails across the city, with no […]

Tarek El-Ariss – The Fallen Note: A Journey to the Birthplace of the Image

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

The Fallen Note: A Journey to the Birthplace of the Image - As I was moving to a new office in October 2020, a note fell off from one of my theory books— Derrida’s Specter of Marx. The note was an old photocopy with the ink somewhat faded. A ghostly shadow is captured in the […]

PhD+ Workshop – David Perry, “Going Public: A Workshop on Public Writing for Academics”

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

There’s no such thing as the Ivory Tower. Colleges and universities are not isolated enclaves, and they probably never were. Public engagement is an essential part of the core mission of higher education. But how do we reach the public? This age of constant media babble and a vast explosion of online and print publications […]

Zac Zimmer – An Internet Built of Books

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

On the Internet, the book is a drag: a literal metaphor that pulls us back to the material world. This talk focuses on three examples of the book-object’s material drag […]

Jessica Marglin – The Shamama Case: Contesting Citizenship across the Modern Mediterranean

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

*This event has been cancelled, but will be rescheduled for a future date.  In the winter of 1873, Nissim Shamama, a wealthy Jew from Tunisia, died suddenly in his palazzo in Livorno, Italy. His passing initiated a fierce lawsuit over his large estate. Before Shamama's riches could be disbursed among his aspiring heirs, Italian courts had […]

Mohamed Hamed – Arabic Language Resources in the UC System and Beyond

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

The Center for the Middle East and North Africa (CMNEA) is hosting a talk by Mohamed Hamed geared to help students and faculty in the UC system advance their Arabic language research and locate sources. He will be offering an overview of online resources, and covering issues such as interlibrary loan as well as transliteration. […]