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February 2016

Allan Langdale: “Palermo: Travels in the City of Happiness”

February 19, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Please join us for a lecture and reading by Allan Langdale (History of Art and Visual Culture, UCSC), author of Palermo: Travels in the City of Happiness (2015). Dr. Langdale will read from his new book, show images of Palermo's art and architecture, and talk about the project and the city's history.   This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Languages & Applied Linguistics, Italian Studies, and History of Art and Visual Culture.

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Book Talks – Gil Anidjar: “Blood: A Critique of Christianity”

February 24, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Blood, according to Gil Anidjar, maps the singular history of Christianity. As a category for historical analysis, blood can be seen through its literal and metaphorical uses as determining, sometimes even defining Western Culture, politics, and social practice and their wide-ranging incarnations in nationalism, capitalism, and the law. Flowing across multiple boundaries, infusing them with violent precepts that we must address, blood undoes the presumed oppositions between religion and politics, economy and theology, and kinship and race. Dr. Anidjar is…

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May 2016

A Book Reading and Conversation with Anubha Bhonsle

May 5, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

The Feminist Studies Department, along with the South Asia Studies Initiative and the Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, invite you join us for to a Book Reading & Conversation with Anubha Bhonsle!   Anubha Bhonsle, author of Mother, Where's My Country? Journalist, Executive Editor, CNN-IBN Fulbright Humphrey Fellow, 2015-16   Mother, Where's My country? arc the life of Manipular, a state located in India's north east, a diverse, picturesque, and strategically-vial state. It is also home to multiple insurgencies,…

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March 2017

The Center for Emerging Worlds presents Subversive Sounds: Music and Politics of the Global South

March 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Subversive Sounds

The Center for Emerging Worlds presents Subversive Sounds: Music and Politics of the Global South Friday March 3, 2017 Humanities 2, Room 359 UC Santa Cruz The event is free and open to the public During the final decades of the major European empires and at the beginning of a century of American hegemony, the advent of electrical sound recording, and the spread of the radio broadcasting gramophone records generated new spaces and modalities of cultural circulation and political discourse.…

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May 2017

Digital Pedagogy Showcase

May 2, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Get some syllabus inspiration! The inaugural cohort of the Digital Instruction Project lead this Brown Bag Session about developing and implementing new digital assignments in their classes. Join us as we discuss the benefits and challenges of adding digital tools into your syllabus and pushing your students to try new forms of scholarly writing. The panel includes Philip Longo (Writing Program), Kyle Parry (HAVC), Cat Ramirez (LALS), Amanda Smith (Literature), and Dustin Wright (History) The Digital Instruction Project was launched in Fall 2016…

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November 2017

Before and After: How We Redesigned Courses for Educational Equity and Active Learning

November 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

Teaching and Learning in the Humanities Now Workshop Series Before and After: How We Redesigned Courses for Educational Equity and Active Learning with Alan Christy and Jody Greene The Institute for Humanities Research cluster “Teaching and Learning in the Humanities Now” is hosting a new workshop series that features educators in humanities fields at UC Santa Cruz sharing changes they have made to their teaching—ranging from changes to in-class policies and styles, to assignment re-design, to whole course transformations. The…

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January 2018

Steven Haug: “Community in Heidegger’s Philosophy of Art”

January 26, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

In order for a work of art to be great, according to Heidegger, at least one of the conditions it must meet is the community condition. While this condition is discussed much less in the literature than the relation of art to truth in Heidegger, it is of more consequence. It is art’s inability to meet the community condition which led Heidegger to conclude that art since the Middle Ages is not great art. The aim of this paper is…

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“Intentional Design: Making Assignments that Work”

January 29, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

"Intentional Design: Making Assignments that Work," with Jessie Dubreuil, Kimberly Helmer, Philip Longo, Tonya Ritola, and Heather Shearer This is the second teaching workshop of The Humanities Institute research cluster “Teaching and Learning in the Humanities Now”, designed to promote collective conversations about how we teach in the humanities now. Whether you teach a large lecture course or a small seminar, join us to explore and discuss best practices for assignment design that go beyond the traditional essay. Writing Program faculty…

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February 2018

Friday Forum: Stephen David Engel

February 9, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
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Stephen David Engel is a PhD student in the History of Consciousness Department. Friday Forum is a weekly interdisciplinary colloquium series for sharing graduate research across the humanities. Join us for light refreshments and weekly presentations by your fellow graduate students. Friday Forum is supported by the Graduate Student Association, the Humanities Institute, and the following departments: HAVC, Literature, and History of Consciousness. For questions, email fridayforum.ucsc@gmail.com

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May 2018

Friday Forum: LuLing Osofsky

May 4, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Friday Forum Spring 2018 Poster

"Based on a (Mostly) True Story: Conflicting Cinematic Portrayals of Jewish Champions Boxing at Auschwitz " In 2011, I traveled to Tel Aviv to interview eighty-seven year old Noah Klieger, the last remaining Holocaust survivor to have boxed for Nazi officials at Auschwitz. That amateur and champion Jewish boxers boxed at the camps to entertain SS is largely unknown, and the few accounts are contested and contradictory. The “based on a true story” 1989 film Triumph of the Spirit shows…

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Engaging and Including Student Veterans in the Classroom

May 10, 2018 @ 3:20 pm - 5:00 pm
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Writing Program Pedagogy Workshop The number of student veterans is rapidly growing, with more than a million currently enrolled in US colleges. Many institutions support veterans by promoting access to student services but overlook what actually happens in the classroom. What do we need to know as instructors about student veterans' learning practices, literacies, and instructional needs? This workshop will enhance your cultural competence and provide new pedagogical tools to engage and include student veterans in our classrooms. Dr. Brenda…

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Friday Forum: Sam Hughes

May 11, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Friday Forum Spring 2018 Poster

The Origins of Kink-Oriented Desires: Perspectives from an Online Community of Kinky People Friday Forum is a weekly interdisciplinary colloquium series for sharing graduate research across the humanities. Join us for light refreshments and weekly presentations by your fellow graduate students. Friday Forum is supported by the Graduate Student Association, the Humanities Institute, and the following departments: HAVC, Literature, and History of Consciousness.

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Friday Forum: Rebekkah Gross

May 18, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Friday Forum Spring 2018 Poster

Situational Features Influences College Students' Evaluations About Helping Friday Forum is a weekly interdisciplinary colloquium series for sharing graduate research across the humanities. Join us for light refreshments and weekly presentations by your fellow graduate students. Friday Forum is supported by the Graduate Student Association, the Humanities Institute, and the following departments: HAVC, Literature, and History of Consciousness. For questions, email fridayforum.ucsc@gmail.com

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Friday Forum: Madison Treece

May 25, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Friday Forum Spring 2018 Poster

Maya Textile Arts Influence Contemporary Politics in Zapatista Embroidery Friday Forum is a weekly interdisciplinary colloquium series for sharing graduate research across the humanities. Join us for light refreshments and weekly presentations by your fellow graduate students. Friday Forum is supported by the Graduate Student Association, the Humanities Institute, and the following departments: HAVC, Literature, and History of Consciousness. For questions, email fridayforum.ucsc@gmail.com

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June 2018

Friday Forum: Sheeva Sabati

June 1, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Friday Forum Spring 2018 Poster

Coloniality of the West: The Formation of the UC System Friday Forum is a weekly interdisciplinary colloquium series for sharing graduate research across the humanities. Join us for light refreshments and weekly presentations by your fellow graduate students. Friday Forum is supported by the Graduate Student Association, the Humanities Institute, and the following departments: HAVC, Literature, and History of Consciousness. For questions, email fridayforum.ucsc@gmail.com

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