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Undiscovered Shakespeare: Henry VIII

Virtual Event

Join Santa Cruz Shakespeare, the UCSC Shakespeare Workshop, and The Humanities Institute, as we launch Undiscovered Shakespeare: Henry VIII, the fourth installment of our annual virtual Shakespeare program. Register for all sessions here: About Henry VIII: Early in its first run in 1613, Henry VIII (1613) set the world on fire – if by “world” […]

Project Paradiso: A Gateway to Dante’s Heaven – Episode Ten – A Drama of Choice at the Extremity of the Universe (Paradiso 27–30)

Virtual Event

Dante’s Paradiso is the least studied and the least understood of the three parts of the Commedia. Yet it is arguably the most important for the dynamism and originality of the literary, theological, and philosophical inquiries that take place there. It is also a singularly important interpretive guide for a full understanding of the entire […]

Queer Religiously & Other Companion Stories

Virtual Event

Omar Kasmani is a guest-lecturer at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at Freie Universitaet, Berlin. He is the author of Queer Companions: Religion, Public Intimacy and Saintly Affects in Pakistan (Duke UP, 2022) and the editor of Pakistan Desires: Queer Futures Elsewhere (Duke UP, 2023). More info on this event here. This event […]

Slugs and Steins with Pranav Anand

Virtual Event

Pranav Anand joins Slugs and Steins to deliver his talk titled "Language Models: A selective History and Notes on the Future." Drawing on the Humanities Division's Humanizing Technology curriculum, will highlight some of the history of language models now ascendant in systems like ChatGPT. We will wend our way from early cryptography through the beginnings […]

Santa Cruz Pickwick Club

Virtual Event

Please join the Santa Cruz Dickens Fellowship and the Santa Cruz Pickwick Club for our monthly Pickwick Club meeting. New this year, we will be devoting an entire year to one novel instead of two, and will dive deeply into Great Expectations. Join Dickens enthusiasts and Pickwick Club members for a series of discussions about […]

Project Paradiso: A Gateway to Dante’s Heaven – Episode Twelve – Flower of Humanity: The Vergin Mary in Paradiso

Virtual Event

Dante’s Paradiso is the least studied and the least understood of the three parts of the Commedia. Yet it is arguably the most important for the dynamism and originality of the literary, theological, and philosophical inquiries that take place there. It is also a singularly important interpretive guide for a full understanding of the entire […]

Project Paradiso: A Gateway to Dante’s Heaven – Episode Thirteen – Early Receptions

Virtual Event

Dante’s Paradiso is the least studied and the least understood of the three parts of the Commedia. Yet it is arguably the most important for the dynamism and originality of the literary, theological, and philosophical inquiries that take place there. It is also a singularly important interpretive guide for a full understanding of the entire […]

Santa Cruz Pickwick Club

Virtual Event

Please join the Santa Cruz Dickens Fellowship and the Santa Cruz Pickwick Club for our monthly Pickwick Club meeting. New this year, we will be devoting an entire year to one novel instead of two, and will dive deeply into Great Expectations. Join Dickens enthusiasts and Pickwick Club members for a series of discussions about […]

Project Paradiso: A Gateway to Dante’s Heaven – Episode Fourteen – Global Perspectives, Part 1: Paradiso in World Literature & Culture

Virtual Event

Dante’s Paradiso is the least studied and the least understood of the three parts of the Commedia. Yet it is arguably the most important for the dynamism and originality of the literary, theological, and philosophical inquiries that take place there. It is also a singularly important interpretive guide for a full understanding of the entire […]