• Open House

    Join the Division of Arts and Humanities and the Center for the Humanities:
      • Friday, October 10th
      • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
      • Literature Building (310 and 410)
      • Light refreshments will be provided
      • Details will be posted soon; RSVP here

  • The Third Annual Imminent Questions Lecture/The Creativity of Undergoing

  • ThatCamp DHSoCal: Diving into the Digital Humanities

    • October 24 - 25
    • San Diego State University
    • This event is organized through a unique digital humanities-style collaboration between 4 regional institutions: San Diego State University (SDSU), University of California at San Diego (UCSD), California State University at San Marcos (CSUSM), and University of San Diego (USD).

  • Writing Great Research Statements and Writing Samples

    • Tuesday, September 9 at 1 pm, Career Services Center, Horizon Room
    • Get tips on how to write concise and intriguing research statements, and include writing samples that are appropriate and well-framed for the search committee. Though this workshop is geared toward the job market, this may also be useful for preparing research statements for postdocs and grant applications. Three to four research statements will be actively workshopped during the session.
    • This workshop will be led by Yingjin Zhang of the Department of Literature and Stefan Tanaka of the Department of Communication and Director of the Center for the Humanities.
    • Please RSVP here

  • The Third Annual Imminent Questions Lecture

    • The Creativity of Undergoing
    • Tim Ingold
      • Thursday, October 2, 2014
      • SME Building, Room 149
      • 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm, reception immediately follows
    • RSVP and additional details here.

  • Teaching Statements and Applying for Liberal Arts Faculty Positions

    • Wednesday, August 13 from 2 – 4 p.m., Career Services Center, Horizon Room
    • Join Maura Giles-Watson, Assistant Professor of English at the University of San Diego, to learn how you can best represent your teaching experience in job materials. This session will focus on liberal arts faculty positions, where teaching is a significant factor in the hiring process. We will discuss what makes a good teaching statement, what to include in a portfolio, and successful ways to integrate teaching into cover letters.  Bring a draft of your teaching statement to be workshopped.
    • Please RSVP here.
    • This is the second workshop in the Humanities PhD for Hire Graduate Professionalization Series put on by the Center for the Humanities. For details on upcoming workshops, join the listserv, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @UCSDCtrHum

  • Cover Letters: Session 1 of the Humanities PhD for Hire Professionalization Series

    • Wednesday, July 23 at 2 pm at the Communication Building, Conference Room 201
    • Join the Center for the Humanities for a presentation on writing quality cover letters. Dr. Dana Murillo and Dr. Mark Hanna from the Department of History will lead this session.
    • Please RSVP here.
    • This workshop is the first in the year-long Humanities PhD for Hire Professionalization Series. Future sessions will cover Teaching Statements (August), Research Statements (September), Interviews, Grants, and Working Outside of Academia, and more.
    • Check back for more details.

  • KnowViz Workshop

    KnowViz Workshop: ­ Visualizing Text, Analyzing Visualizations explores the potential emergence of a cross-disciplinary community of practice focusing on contemporary knowledge visualizations in digital media. Rama Hoetzlein, PhD will discusss “Visualizing of Rich Semantic Data” and Lydia Byrne will speak on “Conceptual Recurrence Plotting: Recent Development and Future Directions.” Talks will be followed by lunch and discussion. In Atkinson Hall in CAlit2 on Tuesday, June 17 from 10-2 pm. More details here.

  • Changing Faces: Diversity and the Veteran Experience

    A conversation about the changing ethnic and gender makeup of the military. Moderated by Jorge Mariscal, Ph.D, Professor of Spanish and Chicano Literature, UCSD, and Vietnam veteran. Panelists include: Justice Castaneda, Marine Corps Sergeant, Operation Iraqi Freedom; Monica Ly, USC Sea Grant Fellow, USMC veteran, Operation Enduring Freedom; and Robert D. Lewis, RN, USMC, President San Diego Chapter, Montford Point Marines.

  • U.S. Student Fulbright Program Information Session

    • May 21 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Biomedical Sciences Building (BSB) in Garren Auditorium 
    • The Fulbright program allows graduate students and recent bachelor’s graduates to go abroad to one of more than 155 foreign countries to conduct research or teach English.
    • For more information contact

  • Preparing for the Job Market Workshop

    • May 22 at 2:00 pm at the Center for the Humanities, Literature 310
    • Learn the steps to take now to be ready for the fall academic job market. This workshop will provide you with the knowledge you need to enter the job market solidly prepared. We will address everything from finding jobs, to managing your online presence, to preparing materials. You will leave this workshop knowing exactly what to do over the summer months to maximize your chances on the market.
    • RSVP here

  • Newton and Helen Mayer Harrison present "Force Majeure"

    Tuesday, May 6 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm at the Sumner Auditorium, Scripps Institute of Oceanography
    • Join eco-art pioneers Newton and Helen Mayer Harrison as they share the power of art to explore the collective forces that are rapidly changing our world into an uninhabitable place.
    • Details and flyer with map link here
    • Sponsored by the Critical Ecologies Research Forum, Center for the Humanities, Center for Marine Biodiversity & Conservation, and the Department of Literature.

  • FAQ: Feminist and Queer of Color Critique, A Graduate Student Conference

    Friday and Saturday, May 2nd - 3rd from 1:45 pm - 6:30 pm (Friday)  and 10:00 am - 11:00 pm (Saturday) at the Cross Cultural Center in the Comunidad Room
    • An interdisciplinary graduate student conference in feminist and queer of color critique. Graduate panels will be followed by a Keynote address with Professor Sharon Holland. The conference will close out with a performance at the Loft with hip-hop artist Miki Vale.


    Friday, April 25th from 5:00 to 6:00 pm at CALIT2
    • ArtTalks! with Director Tara Knight.
    • Mikumentaries is an ongoing series of short, non- commercial documentary films about the Hatsune Miku Phenomenon (the most popular vocaloid character of “singing synthesizer technology”). Bringing together interviews with fans, scholars, artists, musicians, producers and more, these films are both about the Miku community and the filmmaker’s contribution to the community.

  • Collaborative Ethnography in Social Movements: Text and Video

    Friday, April 18th from 10:30 am to noon at the Structural & Materials Engineering Building (Room 304)
    • Discussion with Dr. Lynn Stephen
    • Her scholarly work has centered on the impact of globalization, migration, nationalism and the politics of culture on indigenous communities in the Americas.
    • Suggested reading and details.

  • DH SoCal Meeting

    Friday, April 18 from 10 to 1 p.m. at the Seuss Room in Geisel Library This event is sponsored by the Geisel Library and the Center for the Humanities.

  • Opening Reception for Senses of Care Exhibition

    Thursday, April 10th from 4:30-6:30 pm at CALIT2 Gallery; curators' talk at 5:00 pm
    • Senses of Care invites us to think of caregiving in new ways that emerge from the interplay of informal caretaking and professional treatment.  How can we reimagine dynamics of care, interdependence and diversity of ability? 

  • Discussion of the Ukraine Situation

    Friday, April 4 from noon to 2 pm at the De Certeau room (Literature 155)     Discussion of the Ukraine situation from the perspective of Ukrainian academics.
    • Taras Tsymbal is a Fulbright Visiting Researcher at the Global Studies Program, University of California in Santa Barbara and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Sociology, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukraine). He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the latter university in 2009.  Recently, a Mexican online project titled "Los Hijos De La Malinche" had requested Dr. Tsymbal to write a series of introductory articles about Euromaidan; the first article is already published in both English and Spanish.
    • Iaryna Tsymbal holds a Ph.D. in the History of Ukrainian Literature since 2003. She works as a researcher at Shevchenko Institute of Literature, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Her office is located in the building which served as a flank defence for the frontline barricade of Euromaidan protesters and has been changing hands several times in the course of the three-month confrontation.
    • For further reading, here is a good recent discussion of current events in Ukraine, and an op-ed by the former ambassador to the Russian Federation, Michael McFaul.
    • Email for any event inquiries.
    • Please RSVP here.
    This event is sponsored by the Department of Literature and the Center for the Humanities.

  • "The Ukraine and Russia in Europe and the World"

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm at the Social Sciences Building (SSB), Room 107 Sponsored by the IICAS European Lecture Series, with the support of the LLP Programme of the European Union.

  • Social Apps Lab: A Discussion with James Holston

    Monday, March 10 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm at the Structural and Materials Engineering Building - Room 304
    • James Holston is Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology at UC Berkeley and Co-Director of Berkeley’s new CITRIS Social Apps Lab. The project aims to harness the participatory and creative energies of gameplay to get users to explore their environments, engage local issues, promote public health, and become active citizens.

  • March 10: Productive Writing Practices

    Join us for an open discussion of tools and practices for writing. Do you use writing tools such as Scrivener or Evernote? Perhaps sites such as write-or-die keep you motivated? Are you a steady composer or a binge writer? How do you sit and maintain a healthy writing practice (or not)?
    • This lunchtime conversation will be a chance to share and learn from our fellow academic writers.

  • Science Studies Program Colloquium Series presents: Karen Barad

    • Monday, March 3, 2014 at 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    • Huerta Vera Cruz Room, Student Center, Mandeville Campus
    • Quantum Entanglements and Hauntological Relations of Inheritance: Dis/continuities, SpaceTime Enfoldings, and Justice-to-Come
    • Karen Barad is Professor of Feminist Studies, Philosophy, and History of Consciousness at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Barad’s Ph.D. is in theoretical particle physics and quantum field theory.  Her work engages feminist science studies, materialism, deconstruction, poststructuralism, posthumanism, multi-species studies, science & justice, physics, twentieth-century continental philosophy, epistemology, ontology, ethics, philosophy of physics, feminist, and queer, & trans theories.

  • March 3: Zombies on the Brain

    Join Lisa Lampert-Weissig, Professor of Literature, for a discussion of the prevalence of zombies in contemporary cultural productions. Using Monsters of the Market: Zombies, Vampires and Global Capitalism (2012) and Zombies in the Academy: Living Death in Higher Education (2013) as a springboard, we will explore the current mass fascination with these monsters and their usefulness as a metaphor for contemporary cultural issues.

  • "Race, Politics, and Neoliberalism After 9/11"

    Wednesday, March 5th at 3:30pm 
    • Qualcomm Room, Jacobs Hall (School of Engineering)
    A conversation between
    • Erica R. Edwards Associate Professor, English Department, UC-Riverside
    • Sohail Daulatzai Associate Professor, Media Studies & African American Studies, UC-Irvine

  • February 24: Finding Grants in the Humanities

    Noon at the Center for the Humanities (Literature 310)
    • Learn how to use the powerful grant-finding tool, PIVOT, at this workshop-based session. By the end of the session, attendees will create their own customized searches for grants specific to their research interests. Participants are encouraged to register for PIVOT prior to the workshop and bring their computers. Sharon Franks, Director of Research Proposal Development Service with the Office of Research Affairs, will also be on hand to answer questions about PIVOT or any other aspects of grant-finding and university resources.
    • Details for Monday Series
    • RSVP here

  • Performing Iran

    Wagner Theatre, Theatre and Dance Department, UCSD
    • Saturday, February 22, 2014
    • 9:00 am - 7:45 pm
    • Free and Open to the Public
    • Directions
    • Theatre contact information
    • Sponsored by the Iran Media Program at the Center for Global Communication Studies (University of Pennsylvania), Third World Studies, UC San Diego & Program for the Study of Religion, UC San Diego

  • February 10: How (you can help) People Learn

    Noon at the Center for the Humanities (Literature 310)
    • Join Peter Newbury of the Center for Teaching Development for a discussion of effective teaching practices. How can research into how people learn be more thoroughly integrated into teaching? What technologies be used to complement existing methods? Along with exploring these questions, we invite you to share your teaching strategies and challenges.
    • Details for Monday Series
    • RSVP here

  • "War! What Is It Good For? Violence And Civilization, From Primates To Robots"

    Ian Morris Willard Professor of Classics and Archaeology Stanford University Tuesday, February 11, 2014 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Eleanor Roosevelt College Admin. Bldg. (ERC), Room 115
    • Sponsored by IICAS, the European Studies Program, Nicholas Family Endowed Chair in Modern Greek History, The State in Transformation/Center for Humanities Group and the Department of Anthropology.
    •  Details here.

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Grants Workshop

    Save the date of Monday, February 3rd from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm!
    • Great opportunity to see the fellowship review process and ask an NEH program officer questions about funding opportunities.
    • This workshop takes place at the Geisel Library's Seuss Room.
    • RSVP and details here.

  • Hajime Mori Chair in Japanese Language and Literature Search

      The Department of Literature welcomes the following recruitment candidates for the Hajime Mori Chair in Japanese Language and Literature search; the location for all speakers is in the Literature Building at the de Certeau Room # 155:  
    • Speaker: Jennifer Robertson, Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, Time: 4:00-5:30pm, Title of Talk: Robot Rights vs Human Rights:  Forecasts from Japan
    • Speaker: Daisuke Miyao, Date: Thursday, January 30, 2014, Time: 3:30-5:00pm, Title of Talk: “Japonisme and the Birth of Female Film Actors in Japan”
    • Speaker: Koichi Iwabuchi, Date: Monday, February 3, 2014, Time: 4:00-5:30pm
    •  Speaker: Rebecca Copeland, Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2014, Time: 2:30-4:00pm, Title of Talk: Behind the Seams: Kimono as Language in the Works of Modern Japanese Women Writers.
    Contact Samantha at for details.  

  • Reading Rosa Parks and Black History's Lessons for Today

    A conversation on Thursday, January 23rd from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm between Jeanne Theoharis (Professor, Political Science, Brooklyn College) & Ericka Huggins (Activist/Poet/Teacher) at the Qualcomm Room, Jacob's Hall School of Engineering; reception to follow.  Sponsored by the African American Studies Minor.  Additional information here.

  • Studio for Ethnographic Design

    "Putting it on the wall" is a Design Workshop with Elizabeth Chin. This event takes place Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Structural and Materials Engineering Building, Room 304; details here.

  • Performing the Middle East

    This event will take place on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the Wagner Theater from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Topics include: Performing "the Middle East" on the Global Stage, Performing the Homeland, Politics and Performance, etc.  The schedule and additional information can be found here.

  • Dr. Marisa Brandt talk on Virtual Environments for Treating PTSD

    Dr. Marisa Brandt, Lecturer for the UCSD Department of Communication, will give a talk entitled "A Comparative Analysis of Virtual Environments as Therapeutic Technologies for Treating PTSD" on Monday, January 13 at 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.  at the Center for the Humanities (Literature Building 310).

  • John E. Sawyer Seminar CFP Information Session

    If you are interested in submitting a proposal for the John E. Sawyer Seminars on the Comparative Study of Cultures  there will be an information session on Monday, January 13th at noon at the Center for the Humanities (Literature 310) to receive additional information and ask questions. Please RSVP and a light lunch will be provided. This session is co-hosted by the Center for the Humanities, the Office of Research Affairs, and Corporate and Foundation Relations.          

  • Afterlife of the Humanities Lunch Discussion

    On Monday, November 18th at noon the Center for the Humanities will be hosting a discussion on the Afterlife of the Humanities inspired by a talk given by David Theo Goldberg, Director of the UC Humanities Research Institute. Please join us for another lively lunchtime discussion. Lunch provided with RSVP.

  • Demystifying Open Access

    Are you interested in learning more about the Open Access (OA) movement?  Do you wonder about the pros and cons of making your dissertation or thesis available via open access? Get your questions answered on Oct 22 at 3:30 in the Seuss room of the Geisel Library. Speakers will include Eric Bakovic, Kim Barrett, Maryann Martone, and Stefan Tanaka. Pizza will be served. For more information, click here.

  • Open House on November 5th

    The Center for the Humanities invites you to an Open House on Tuesday, November 5th from 3:30 to 5:30 in the Literature Building 310. Join us for refreshments and conversation. Meet the new staff at the Center--Associate Director Sarah McCullough and Program Administrator Victoria Gerginis-Mellos. Learn more about the research groups and fellows sponsored by the Center, and plans for the year. We look forward to seeing you here!

  • Digital Practices in History and Ethnography

    Experiments with Mapping with Kim Fortun and Patricia Seed hosted by the Studio for Ethnographic Design on Wednesday, October 9 10-12 p.m. at the Center for Urban Ecologies Structural and Materials Engineering Building Room 402. More info can be found here.

  • Nicole Guidotti-Hernandez talk on borderlands

    Nicole Guidotti-Hernández, Associate Professor of American Studies and Associate Director of the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, will give a talk entitled "Petra Santa Cruz Stevens and the Sexual and Racial Modalities of Property Relations in the Nineteenth Century Arizona-Sonora Borderlands" on Monday, October 14 at 4:00 - 5:30 P.M. in Thurgood Marshall College Room (Price Center West-Second Floor).  

  • Western Humanities Alliance Annual Meeting

    The Center for the Humanities will be hosting the Western Humanities Alliance Annual Meeting on October 31 and November 1. The theme of the meeting will be New Modes of Scholarly Communication. Participants will discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by the myriad new forms through which we can share and build scholarly knowledge. A full schedule and registration is available here. The event opens with a keynote presentation by Kathleen Fitzpatrick, author of Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy and co-founder of the digital scholarly network, MediaCommons. As the Imminent Questions keynote speaker, Fitzgerald will speak on "The Humanities In and For the Digital Age." The second day of the meeting kicks off with a panel discussing "New Publishing Tools, Aggregators and Presses" featuring projects that actively push the limits of digital humanities and its potential applications for publication and knowledge dissemination. The following session showcases exemplary scholarship in digital humanities in fast-paced lightening talks. More in-depth conversations with presenters can follow at lunch and during a discussion of how to foster digital scholarship. The evening draws to a close as accomplished scholars actively envision the future of humanities research in a panel titled, "Imagining Scholarship Tomorrow."   Click here for participants' Bios.  Here's a Useful Information page as well to assist those that are visiting.

  • Mobile Knowledges Symposium June 8

    The Research Group on Mobile Knowledges and Cultures of the Commons is sponsoring a symposium on Saturday, June 8.

    Time: 9:00-12:00 and 2:00-5:00
    Location: Dolores Huerta Room (Old Student Center, by Mandeville)

    Invited Speakers:
    • Oscar Romo, watershed coordinator at the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve and lecturer in the UCSD Urban Studies and Planning Program
    • Andrea Smith, feminist and anti-violence activist, instructor at UC Riverside
    • Gary Fields, Associate Professor, Department of Communication, UCSD
    • Paulina Gonzales, UCSD Literature Ph.D. candidate

    For more information see the event flyer

  • On The Hands of War and Civil Disobedience - presentation May 24

    Hands of War
    Friday, May 24
    4:00 p.m.
    Seuss Room, Geisel Library

    Civil rights activist and Holocaust survivor Marione Ingram will join with UCSD Vis Arts Professor Ricardo Dominguez in a presentation of their work and a discussion of speech and activism in the Modern West and the Global Era.

  • Prof. Benjamin Bratton to speak May 15

    Benjamin Bratton
    The Visual Arts Department Material Culture Study Group presents a talk by Benjamin Bratton:

    "Hunter-Gatherer Megastructures, Epidermal Biopower, Accelerationist Geopolitical Aesthetics"

    Wednesday, May 15, 6:00 p.m.
    SME Room 206 (Structural and Materials Engineering Building)

    Visual Arts Professor Benjamin Bratton is a sociological, media, and design theorist. He is Director of the Center for Design & Geopolitics at the California Institute of Telecommunications and Information Technology. His work sits at the intersections of contemporary social and political theory, computational media and infrastructure, and architectural and urban design problems and methodologies.

  • New Opera Cuatro Corridos opens May 8

    Cuatro Corridos
    The world premiere of Cuatro Corridos will be performed May 8, 10, and 11 at the Conrad Prebys Music Center's Experimental Theater at the University of California, San Diego. The fully-staged, one-hour production features UCSD Department of Music faculty soprano Susan Narucki, pianist Aleck Karis, percussionist Steven Schick, and guitarist Pablo Gomez.

    Post Premiere Reception - Mix, mingle, and meet the Cuatro Corridos team in the courtyard of Conrad Prebys Music Center at UCSD, immediately following the May 8th performance. Refreshments will be provided. Free for opera ticket holders.

    Thursday, May 9 will feature a panel discussion, midday reception, and public forum.
    For more information and the full schedule, visit

    Events sponsored in part by the Dean of Arts and Humanities.

  • Spring Grantwriting Workshop May 7

    Spring Grantwriting Workshop
    Tuesday, May 7
    3:00-4:30 p.m.
    Literature 310
    Bring a draft of an application you have in progress and get feedback on how to make it more effective.

  • Editor Timothy Mennel, University of Chicago Press - May 2

    Tim Mennel
    On May 2 Timothy Mennel, Acquisitions Editor at the University of Chicago Press, will be giving two presentations at UCSD.

    12:00-1:30 p.m. “Getting it Published”,, Galbraith room, HSS 4025 Timothy Mennel will talk about the process of publishing book manuscripts, focusing on practical how-to tips and suggestions for transforming a dissertation into a book. Lunch provided with RSVP — please RSVP to by 4/29.

    2:30-4:00 p.m. “The State of Academic Publishing”, Literature 310

    Cosponsored by the UCSD Department of History, the Dean of Arts and Humanities, and the Center for the Humanities

  • Vis Arts - Martha Rosler speaking Monday, Apr. 22

    We'd love your company -- ART IN PUBLIC, a talk by Martha Rosler 4pm, University Art Gallery

    Artist Martha Rosler will present past and recent projects, focused on the role of the "visitor," including the most recent iteration of Meta Monumental Garage Sale at the Museum of Modern Art (New York, 2012) and its historical origin at UCSD in 1973.

    For more information click here.

  • UC Society of Fellows at UCLA -- April 18-19

    Humanities In Circulation
    The Annual Meeting of the University of California Society of Fellows, held this year at UCLA, will kick off with a reception this Thursday evening and then feature events on Friday throughout the day and evening. The events will include presentations by the faculty and graduate Fellows from each UC campus. UCSD Fellows are

    -Prof. Frank Biess, History
    -Maiya Murphy, Theater & Dance
    -Charles Nick Saenz, History

    For complete details on these events, see


    Butterflies Without Borders
    Friday, Apr. 12
    3:00-5:00 -- Opening Reception
    6:00-9:00 -- Presentation Program (Doors open at 5:30)
    CalIT2 Auditorium, Atkinson Hall

    UCSD’s Sixth College is hosting a public event at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) to showcase how researchers, artists, activists and entrepreneurs make “something from nothing” – transforming AUDACIOUS SPECULATIONS into reality. The presenters include engineers who think like artists; scientists who think like poets; physicists who think like dancers; and artists who think like scientists, hypnotists, or foxes. The evening will include presentations on movies for monkeys; a gestural language of physics; tracking trash in Tijuana; hypnosis; butterflies without borders; beautiful brains; biomimicry; smart underwear; finding your bliss; new silhouettes; and a fashionable approach to science education.

    For more information see

  • Visual Arts Series: Wicking Discussions, April 5

    Stepped Garden

    April 5th, 1:00-3:00 pm
    Structural & Materials Engineering 204 + 206

    The Los Laureles Gardening project and Wicking exhibit will serve as as a jumping off point for open discussion and critique concerning field-based and collaborative practice in the UCSD Vis Arts Department.

    1:00 SME 204 - Walkthrough & refreshments
    1:20 SME 206 - Presentations - Introduction by Prof. Lesley Stern; discussion to follow
    - Sara Solaimani: "Meanings of Collaborative Practice in the Tijuana-San Diego Borderlands Region"
    - Alex Kershaw: "Mud, Dust, and Orange Pirates"

  • Sasha Senderovich on the Soviet comic novel The Zelmenyaners - April 5

    Friday, April 5
    Literature 310

    Sasha Senderovich will present a talk on Soviet writer Moyshe Kulbak's novel The Zelmenyaners, originally published as a serial 1929-1935 and now available 2013 in an English translation from Yale University Press. The novel chronicles the profound changes brought on by the demands of the Soviet regime with resultant intergenerational showdowns, including disputes over the introduction of electricity, radio, and electric trolley, all rendered with humor, pathos, and a finely controlled satiric pen.

    Dr. Senderovich, who wrote the critical introduction and notes to the Yale UP English edition, is the Aresty Visiting Scholar in Jewish Studies at Rutgers University. He received his Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Harvard University.

    Presented by the UCSD Judaic Studies Program and the Center for the Humanities Research Group on Socialism in Contexts.

  • Artist Talk with Park Ranger Kim Duclo - Apr 2

    Experimental Drawing Studio is proud to announce:
    PLAQUE:Recent Work by UCSD Visual Arts graduate student Kate Clark
    In conversation with Kate Clark and Park Ranger Kim Duclo

    Tuesday, April 2
    4:00 p.m.
    UCSD Structural & Materials Engineering Building Room #202

    As part of PLAQUE, an on-going project in collaboration with Park Ranger Kim Duclo, Kate Clark has been collecting graphite rubbings from historic plaques extending form San Diego's urban core to it's southern border limits. After each rubbing is collected, all text is erased save key verbs, nouns, and dates. By lifting any extraneous content, the grammar of a land's development and erasure emerges. The question remains: how does our plaque relate to us as living actors in a shared landscape?

    This event is free and open to the public.

  • Albert Russell Ascoli from UC Berkeley to speak on Machiavelli, Apr. 3

    “’Vox populi’: Machiavelli, Opinione, and the Popolo from The Prince to the Florentine Histories

    Albert Russell Ascoli
    Department Chair, Terrill Distinguished Professor of Italian Studies
    University of California, Berkeley

    Wednesday, April 3, 2013
    Eleanor Roosevelt College (ERC) Admin Building, Room 115

    This year 2013 marks the 500th anniversary of the composition of Machiavelli’s Il principe, written over the spring and summer of 1513 after his release from prison and torture. The problem at the center of Machiavelli’s political thought in the present crisis of war and foreign intervention that had wracked Italy from the French invasions of 1494 to the Spanish victory at the Battle of Pavia in 1525 is who should rule and how they should do it. Ascoli examines the question of who rules and who is ruled by analyzing Machiavelli’s multivalent concepts of “opinion” and “the people” as it developed over the decade after 1513 in The Prince, The Discourses on the First Ten Books of Livy, and the Florentine Histories.

    This event is sponsored by the Institute for International, Comparative and Area Studies and by the Department of History. Register at:

  • FRIDAY: Tara McPherson, Editor of Vectors

    Tara McPherson will be speaking as part of the Digital Humanities Brown Bag Lunch Series. We invite all to join us for the event.

    TOPIC: "A Feminist in A Software Lab"
    Friday Mar. 15, 12:00-1:30
    Geisel Library, S & E Events Room (on the 1st floor, lower level, in the east wing; to the right as you enter Geisel).

    Tara McPherson (Associate Professor of Critical Studies and Gender Studies, School of Cinematic Arts, USC) is founding editor of the multimodal journal Vectors: Journal of Culture and Technology in a New Vernacular and is a core member of HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory). She teaches courses in digital media, television, and popular culture and is author of Reconstructing Dixie: Race, Gender and Nostalgia in the Imagined South, co-editor of the anthology Hop on Pop: The Politics and Pleasures of Popular Culture, and has published numerous articles in journals and anthologies, including Camera Obscura, Race in Cyberspace, 24, The New Media Handbook, and The Visual Culture Reader 2.0.

  • UC Graduate Fellow Talk by Charles Nick Saenz - Mar. 5

    "National Reform and Municipal Revolt in a Revolutionary Spain: Seville and Western Andalusia, 1766-1823"
    Charles Nick Saenz

    Tuesday, Mar. 5, 4:00-5:30
    Literature 310
    Nick Saenz will be discussing the role of political culture in the changing relationship between local autonomy and royal absolutism.
    More information about the topic

    The UC Graduate Fellows in the Humanities, sponsored by the UC Humanities Network, are advanced doctoral students selected annually through departmental nomination and a competitive process.
    More information about the UC Graduate Fellows Program

  • Electronic Literature at UC San Diego - Friday, March 1

    Noted e-literature authors Eric Loyer, Amaranth Borsuk, Samantha Gorman, and Danny Canizzaro will be reading their work at the new SME Building Performance Space, Friday, Mar. 1, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Light refreshments provided.

    Click flyer for details:
    New Literature On and Between Screens

    See map

  • Eric Lassiter and Engaged Ethnography

    Eric Lassiter, author of The Chicago Guide to Collaborative Ethnography, will be featured in two upcoming events: a workshop on Feb. 28 examining the principles in his book, and a symposium on Mar. 1 featuring a dialogue with UCSD Linguistics Professor Gabriela Caballero and her community partners Matilde Castillo, Otilio Osorio, and Valentina Torres. Click links below for details.

    Workshop on Engaged Ethnography Symposium on Engaged Ethnography in Local Communities

  • UC Grad Fellow Lecture on Theatrical Performance and Cognitive Science

    "In Corporation: Lecoq-Based Pedagogy’s Body-Bound Theory and Cognitive Science"
    Maiya Murphy, UCSD Theatre & Dance Dept.

    3:00-4:30 p.m., Structural & Materials Engineering 406 (Discursive and Curatorial Production Room)

    Maiya Murphy, a University of California System Graduate Fellow for 2012-13, will discuss her research on the relation between neuroscience and theatrical performance based on a diverse group of systems for physical training derived from the work of actor Jacques Lecoq.

    SEE for further description.

  • Digital Humanities - Tracy Fullerton, Fri. Feb 15

    Tracy Fullerton, Director of the Game Innovation Lab at USC, will be speaking as part of our Digital Humanities Lunch Series.

    12:00-1:30 p.m.
    NEW LOCATION: Seuss Room, Geisel Library.

    More information

  • Faculty Grantwriting Forum

    Tuesday, Feb. 12, 1:00-2:30
    Dolores Huerta Room, next to Mandeville Center (south side)

    Location of Dolores Huerta Room

    This forum will offer a discussion specifically for UCSD faculty of today's grant application landscape, how to strategize, and how to succeed.

  • UC Graduate Fellow Talk - Charles Nick Saenz- RESCHEDULED

    "National Reform and Municipal Revolt in a Revolutionary Spain: Seville and Western Andalusia, 1766-1823"
    Charles Nick Saenz

    Tuesday, Mar. 5, 4:00-5:30
    Literature 310
    Nick Saenz will be discussing the role of political culture in the changing relationship between local autonomy and royal absolutism.
    More information about the topic

    The UC Graduate Fellows in the Humanities, sponsored by the UC Humanities Network, are advanced doctoral students selected annually through departmental nomination and a competitive process.
    More information about the UC Graduate Fellows Program

  • Faculty Panel on Success in the Job Interview

    The Center for the Humanities presents a Professional Preparation panel and Graduate Student Social

    January 24
    2:00-3:30, with social 3:30-4:30

    This panel will discuss what you need to know and do in order to be as successful as possible in academic job interviews: how to prepare your material, how to present yourself in professional ways, how to manage the demands of a campus visit. Come and learn from the insights of our faculty guests:

    * Patrick Anderson, Communication and Ethnic Studies
    * Nancy Caciola, History
    * Clinton Tolley, Philosophy
    * Lesley Stern, Visual Arts

    Graduate students in all departments are welcome; feel free to come later and socialize even if you are unable to make it at 2:00.

    For more information, contact us at

  • Anthropologist Jared Diamond to speak Jan. 23

    Jared Diamond

    Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
    7:00-8:30 p.m.
    UCSD Price Center Ballroom

    Jared Diamond, bestselling author of Collapse and Guns, Germs and Steel, will be giving the Helen Edison Lecture on the topic "The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?"

    The event is free and open to the public, with no reservations required.

    This event is organized by UCSD Extension. For more information, see the UCSD calendar or contact Juanita LaHaye (; 822-2026).

  • DIGITAL HUMANITIES: Larry Smarr, Jan. 18

    Larry Smarr
    January 18, 12:00-1:30 p.m., Literature 310

    Our 2012-13 Digital Humanities Lunch Speaker Series presents Larry Smarr, founding Director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) and professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the Jacobs School. He has been instrumental in promoting advancing scientific visualization, virtual reality, and global telepresence, as well as pioneering techniques in quantified health. He previously served for 15 years as founding Director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA).

    Bring your lunch and join us for a discussion of how computing technology is presenting new opportunities for humanities at UCSD.

  • Digital Humanities: Dr. Elizabeth Losh

    Losh Friday, Dec. 14, 12:00-1:30
    Literature Building suite 310
    Digital rhetoric, gaming, libraries in the digital age, and digital pedagogy are just some of the topics Dr. Losh has studied. Bring your lunch and join us for our digital humanities discussion. Learn More

  • Living Museums and Collaborative Fictions: The Story of Elsewhere

    Join education curator Christopher Kennedy for a discussion of Elsewhere, a living museum, creative residency and collaborative laboratory set inside a former thrift store in Greensboro, NC. Learn how you can participate in transforming a living museum through a residency, fellowship or internship in 2013, and find out how to make your own "pocket collection" with a hands-on curatorial workshop. Sponsored by the Living Archives Research Group.

    Friday, December 7th, 1:00-2:00 pm at the Discursive and Curatorial Production Initiative (DCP) room # 406, Structural and Materials Engineering Building

    For more information about Elsewhere Living Museum, visit

  • Immanuel Wallerstein

    Immanuel Wallerstein
    Immanuel Wallerstein
    Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Binghamton University (SUNY), Emeritus
    and Senior Research Scholar, Yale University

    "The Social Sciences as Concept: Wherefrom and Whereto?"

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (reception to follow)
    Seuss Room, Geisel Library, UC San Diego
    Registration is required: go to to register.
    See flyer for more details

  • Sound Off! Performance Evening at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla -- Nov. 15

    Sound Off

  • Poetics of Democracy -- Josiah Ober, Stanford University, Nov. 16


    The Center for the Humanities Research Group on The Poetics of Democracy is pleased to sponsor a visiting lecture by
    Josiah Ober, Stanford University

    "An Aristotelian Middle Way for Epistemic Democracy"

    Friday, November 16
    2:00-4:00 p.m.
    Michel de Certeau Room, Literature Bldg., 1st floor

  • Digital Humanities Lunch Speaker Series

    Digital Humanities Fall 2012
    Lev Manovich - Friday, Nov. 16
    12:00-1:30 p.m.
    Center for the Humanities, Suite 310, Literature Bldg.

    Lev Manovich is the author of The Language of New Media; Soft Cinema: Navigating the Database; and the forthcoming Software Takes Command. He is a Professor at CUNY Graduate Center, a Visiting Professor at European Graduate School (EGS), and a Director of the Software Studies Initiative, where he has been developing the "cultural analytics" approach to computational analysis and visualization of visual datasets in the humanities. All are invited; bring your lunch and your questions.

  • Digital Tools Workshop with MIRIAM POSNER, Mon. Nov 5

    A workshop on digital tools with
    Miriam Posner, UCLA Digital Humanities
    Monday, Nov. 5, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
    Center for the Humanities - Suite 310, Literature Building

    How can sharing your research and collaborating online benefit your academic career? What does it take to present a truly professional persona in the online world? What tools are available? This workshop will address how interaction with the digital humanities can make you a more effective scholar.

    Dr. Miriam Posner coordinates and teaches in the Digital Humanities program at UCLA. She holds a Ph.D. in Film Studies and American Studies from Yale University. Her online writings are available at

  • IMMINENT QUESTIONS: Stuart Shieber

    Stuart Shieber
    CAMPUS LECTURE & RECEPTION: "Two Problems In Scholarly Communication, And How To Solve Them"
    Stuart Shieber, Director of the Office of Scholarly Communication, Harvard University
    Thursday, November 1, 2012
    3:30 p.m.
    Seuss Room, UCSD Geisel Library
    Reception to follow at 5:00

    Scholarly publication systems in both the sciences and humanities are experiencing severe distress. Dr. Shieber will discuss the underlying problems in the worlds of both journal and monograph publishing, and he will propose a set of possible solutions to these problems.

  • Center for the Humanities Open House

    Open House 1

    Thursday, Oct. 11, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

    Literature 310

    This event will showcase research groups, grantwriting resources, and potential campus collaborations.

  • Ford Fellowship Applications - Oct. 2 Information Session

    Ford panel
    Tuesday, October 2
    2:00-3:30 p.m.
    Chancellor's Complex, Room 111A

    In 2013, the Ford Foundation will award 60 doctoral fellowships to early-stage graduate students in historically underrepresented ethnic groups. Applications for these fellowships are due November 14.

    Our panel, including UCSD faculty who have served as application reviewers for the Ford Foundation and a UCSD Ph.D. student who has been a Ford Foundation award recipient, will discuss the application process and how you can make your application competitive. Grad students in all departments are invited to attend.

    Natalia Molina, History/Associate Dean, Arts & Humanities
    Danny Widener, History
    Levi Lewis, SIO -- past Ford Fellowship recipient

  • Forum -- In and With: How UCSD and San Diego Can Engage With Each Other

    Thursday, May 31, 4 p.m.
    Upper deck (concrete patio) of the Geisel Library.

    - Kyong Park, Vis Arts
    - Jay Lemke, Communication / Laboratory for Comparative Human Cognition
    - Ivan Rosero, Communication
    - Cristina Trecha, Reuben H. Fleet Science Museum
    - Charles G. Miller, The Periscope Project
    - Sam Ollinger, transportation activist-City Heights

  • Grantwriting Workshop

    Wednesday, May 30, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
    Center for the Humanities, Literature Building, Suite 310

    This hands-on workshop will discuss specific examples of successful grant/fellowship proposals and provide feedback on your work in progress. To RSVP and reserve a space, email

  • Designing Geopolitics 2

    An intimate interdisciplinary symposium on policy and projects visualizing a recomposed global landscape of sovereignties, infrastructures and identities.

    June 2, 2012 at CalIT2

    More info

  • CONFERENCE -- Time, Physics, & Philosophy

    May 18-19, 2012, La Jolla, CA
    Conference on Time and Causality
    Friday: La Jolla Shores Hotel
    Saturday: HSS 7077
    More info

  • Grantwriting: How To Write Grant Proposals Reviewers Will Love

    Wednesday, May 9, 2:00 p.m.
    Thurgood Marshall College Room (Price Center West)
    This panel session will discuss the grant/fellowship review process from the reviewer’s perspective and how you can increase the chances that your proposal will be accepted. Grad students and faculty in all departments are invited to attend.
    Featured panelists: Martha Lampland, Sociology; Robert Cancel, Literature; Grant Kester, Visual Arts

  • UC Fellow Lecture: From the Gates of Vienna to the Gates at Heathrow: Christian Soldiers and the Islamic 'Invasions' of the New Europe"

    Patrick Hyder Patterson, Associate Professor, Department of History

    Tuesday, May 8, 12:00 noon
    Eleanor Roosevelt College Room, Price Center West

    Over the past few decades there has emerged a new and crucial concern over whether Islam can "fit" in Europe -- whether this religion can be harmonized with European culture, European law, and European ideas about democracy and human rights. Prof. Patrick Patterson's research in Eastern Europe seeks to determine how and why those Europeans who base their politics in Christian commitments have welcomed or rejected the new presence of Muslims, and how they have used "history" in doing so -- in other words, how they have mobilized for political purposes a potent collection of centuries-old images, fears, remembrances, stereotypes, and history-laden received traditions concerning the nature of Islam and its followers.

  • 4/4 Ray Monk lecture on Wittgenstein

    Wittgenstein event
    Ray Monk of the University of Southampton will give the lecture ‘How can I be a logician before I'm a human being?' The Life and Work of Ludwig Wittgenstein"
    April 4, 2012, 4:00 -- Seuss Room, Geisel Library, UCSD
    Cosponsored by the Center for the Humanities, the Department of Philosophy, the Dean of Arts and Humanities, UCSD German Studies, and the UCSD Library.

    Ray Monk, the author of an award-winning biography of the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, will describe the life and work of this most enigmatic philosopher. To understand Wittgenstein's rather difficult work, it helps to know what kind of man he was.
    Ray Monk took up his position in Southampton in 1992. He has published biographies of Wittgenstein and Russell. His biography of Wittgenstein has been described as "exceptional", "wholly admirable", "definitive", and "an incisive portrait." His research interests include the history of analytic philosophy, the philosophy of mathematics, and philosophical issues arising from the practice of biography.

  • 3/8 The Values-Driven Professional

    A lunch talk by Dr. Mark Jesinoski, UCSD CAPS Post-Doctoral Fellow
    Thursday, March 8 - 1:00 p.m
    Center for the Humanities, Literature 310
    We will discuss what it means to be a values-driven professional, and what types of skills you may have to develop to support you in this journey. Members of all departments are welcome; those in the arts are especially encouraged to attend. A pizza and salad lunch will be provided.

  • 3/7 Digital Toolkit: Mendeley and Zotero

    Workshop on how to take the hassle out of managing large numbers of bibliographic sources.  Librarian Gayatri Singh will demonstrate the use of two widely used free software tools, Mendeley and Zotero, and answer your questions about how they might apply to your project. Faculty and graduate students are welcome to this presentation. However, SPACE IS LIMITED so reserve a seat today with an email to to Kedar Kulkarni ( Wednesday, March 7 4:00-5:30 p.m. Geisel Library Room 276 

  • 3/7 UC Irvine: The Technological University We Could Be For

        Featured Panelists: Geof Bowker_Informatics, UC Irvine; Beth Coleman,_Comparative Media Studies, MIT; Johanna Drucker, Information Studies, UCLA; and Nishant Shah, Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore. This distinguished panel will lead a discussion of "the university we are for," focusing especially on the impacts new technologies are having on pedagogy and institutional structure, on research and engagement in and across the academy. Wednesday, March 7, 2012 | 3:30-5:30 PM,  135 Humanities Instructional Building, UC Irvine click here  

  • 2/3 "Envisioning Humanities Scholarship @UCSD" Workshop

    Faculty are invited to this workshop/lunch with Dr. Jennifer Langdon of the University of California Humanities Research Institute to discuss the potential for the UCSD Center for the Humanities, faculty funding sources, and our relation to the 9 other UC humanities centers. Friday Feb. 3rd, 12-1pm, Green table room at Price Center West. RSVP:, 858-822-4973.    

  • 2/23 Grant Writing Workshop for Graduate Students in the Humanities

    How to find funding sources, grant writing tips, and other ideas** (**PLEASE SUBMIT WORKSHOP CONTENT REQUESTS TO: Any requests for workshop content?) With Zoe Michel, Graduate Fellowship Advisor, UCSD OGS. Thursday, February 23rd, 1:30-3pm, 3rd floor literature building contact: 858-822-4973,    

  • Graduate students invited to MLA Dinner with Dean Lerer

    GRADUATE STUDENTS: IF YOU WILL BE ATTENDING THE MLA CONVENTION IN SEATTLE THIS JANUARY, PLEASE JOIN DEAN LERER FOR SUSHI. Sushi in Seattle with Dean Seth Lerer Date: January 06, 2012 Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM Location at: Jasmine Seattle 1102 4th Avenue Seattle, WA 98101 Map and directions Contact:

  • Call for Papers - Due Oct. 15

    • Objects of Devotion/Objectos de Devoción: Latin American Material Religious Cultures
    • December 12-14, 2014
    • This multidisciplinary conference engages historic and contemporary Latin American and Latino visual, material, and ritual cultural practice, coinciding with an exhibit of the work of Mexican-British artist, Alinka Echeverria, at the California Museum of Photography (November 1, 2014–January 24, 2015). Echeverria’s photographs explore the relationship of visual, religious, and material culture in Mexico, considering in particular the power of the Guadalupe icon.
    • Details here.

  • The UC San Diego Center for the Humanities Announces the 2014 – 2015 Graduate Award Recipients

    Recipients of the UC Humanities Research Institute Graduate Fellowship are:
    • Matthieu Chapman,Theatre
    • William McGovern, History
    Recipients of the Center for the Humanities Dissertation Writing Workshop are:
    • Chanda Carey, Art History
    • Monica Hoffman, Communication
    • David Pinzur, Sociology
    • Amy Rothschild, Anthropology
    • Jomo Smith, History
    • Ben Van Overmeire, Literature

  • NEH Summer Stipends

    • Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources.
    • Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months. Summer Stipends support projects at any stage of development.
    • Campus Deadline - July 28
    • More details  here

  • The ACLS has announced the call for 2014 - 2015 Fellowships

  • 2014-15 Center for the Humanities Faculty Fellows

    We are happy to announce the 2014-2015 Faculty Fellow Awards:
    • John Blanco, Comparative Literature/Cultural Studies
    • Mary Blair-Loy, Sociology
    • Craig Callender, Philosophy
    • Kristie Dorr, Ethnic Studies
    • Hasan Kayali, History
    • Daphne Taylor-Garcia, Ethnic Studies
    • Daniel Vitkus, Literature

  • CFPs for Research Groups - Due May 1

    The UCSD Center for the Humanities supports annual research groups that bring together faculty and graduate students participating in interdisciplinary conversations and research agendas on humanities-related topics. Research groups should clearly address topics that cannot be covered in an existing department or program. We invite applications for new research groups and for the renewal of existing groups at two levels of support, explained here.

  • (Deadline Date Extended) CFPs Faculty Fellows - Due March 31

    The Faculty Fellows opportunity provides support to UC San Diego ladder-rank, Senate faculty engaged in humanities-based work (broadly defined) in the completion of a major research project necessary for advancement, such as a book manuscript. Funding for this program comes from the Academic Senate Committee on Research Grants-General Campus, the Division of Social Sciences Dean’s Office, and the Center for the Humanities. The fellowship includes one course release up to $7,500 during the 2014-2015 academic year and $1,000 in S & E support to assist the research project. The award does not provide release from summer teaching, nor does it provide a salary supplement.

  • Dissertation Writing Workshop Fellows Call for Applications - Due April 14

    • The Dissertation Writing Workshop opportunity provides support to UC San Diego PhD candidates engaged in humanities-based work (broadly defined) in the completion of the dissertation. Funding for this program comes from the Division of Social Sciences Dean’s Office and the Center for the Humanities.

  • UCIRA Major Grants - Due April 15

    • Funding is offered for projects commencing July 1, 2014 or later. Proposals will be accepted for work relating to the following disciplinary categories: Performance Practice and Research and Writing.
    • It is encouraged that you familiarize yourself with previously supported projects and consult with the UCIRA staff before submitting a proposal.

  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Digital Media & Learning Research Hub - Job Opportunity

    UCHRI announces a Postdoctoral Scholar position for the Digital Media & Learning Research Hub, Connected Learning Research Network.
    • One postdoctoral position is available in the Digital Media & Learning Research Hub, at the UC Humanities Research Institute, based on the Irvine campus.
    • The postdoctoral scholar will collaborate in a MacArthur Foundation-funded research network on Connected Learning, investigating how new digital and networked media can support interest-driven and socially connected forms of learning.

  • NEH Grants for Fellowships

    • Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities. Projects may be at any stage of development. 

  • *Making the MA/PhD Work PostGraduation: A Career Workshop (*Workshop is now Full)

    • The University of California Humanities Network will sponsor up to three graduate students per UC Campus for travel to this event.
    • Day two of this event is open to the public, and will feature the culminating efforts of our three-year research initiative on The Humanities and Changing Conceptions of Work.
      • Workshop takes place on May 8, 2014 at the David Brower Center in Berkeley, CA. More details at
      • * Workshop is now full

  • UCHRI Funding Opportunities

    The UC Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) announced  funding opportunities: Engaging Humanities: Public Humanities Project Grants,Working GroupsCommunity PartnershipsVital Dialogues, and Medicine & Humanities Dissertation Scholarship. Deadlines vary in March.

  • Call for Proposals: "Culture, Industry, Finance"

    Residential Research Group Fellowships, Spring 2015This research group seeks to understand new conjunctions between mass-produced culture and finance. Their interest is in the changing economic logic of the culture industry in the era of finance capital as well as in reading the regime of finance and its political economy through the optic of industrial cultural production.   UCHRI is accepting proposals from: UC Faculty, Post-Docs, Graduate Students and non-UC faculty; deadline is March 5, 2014.     More details here.  

  • Seminar in Experimental Critical Theory IX

    2014 Joint Session of Seminar in Experimental Critical Theory IX / The Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism; the theme is "Archives of the Non-Racial: A Mobile Workshop." The 2014 Session will take place across South Africa, starting in Johannesburg and ending in Cape Town (South Africa) from June 29 through July 11, 2014More details here.

  • New Funding Opportunities

    The UC Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) announced five new funding opportunities: Dissertation Workshop Proposals, Working Groups, Community Partnerships, Vital Dialogues, and Medicine & Humanities Dissertation Scholarship. Deadlines vary. 
    The Mellon Foundation invited UCSD to submit a proposal for the John E. Sawyer Seminars on the Comparative Study of Cultures. The Sawyer Seminar provides humanities scholars with the opportunity to study a comparative topic in depth for a year. Faculty proposals (limited submission funding opportunity) are due January 27th. Learn more about the Sawyer Seminar grant process. 

  • Chinese Studies Lecture Series

    Searching for Roots: Discovery of American Ginseng in the 18th century Global History Context with Professor Hsuing Ping-chen and Looking for the Beyond and Searching for Happiness: Afterlife in Ancient China and Egypt with Professor Poo Mu-chou, on Tuesday, November 19 from 2-4 p.m. in Humanities and Social Sciences Room 6008. For full details, look here.

  • Politics Here and There: A Discussion with Albie Sachs

    Hear the chief architect of South Africa's post-apartheid Constitution, Albie Sachs reflect on his life and work. This event occurs on Tuesday, November 19 from 2-3:30 pm at UC Irvine. Full details here.

  • New Modes of Scholarly Communication Conference

    Join us for a two-day conference on New Modes of Scholarly Communication, hosted by the Western Humanities Alliance and the Center for the Humanities. The event will take place on October 31 at the Faculty Club and November 1 at Calit2. More details can be found here. Feel encouraged to RSVP here.

  • 2013-14 Center for the Humanities Faculty Fellows announced

    Congratulations to the winners of the 2013-14 Faculty Fellows Awards, sponsored jointly by the Center for the Humanities, the Academic Senate, and the Deans of Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences. This was a very competitive award program, and we wish to offer our thanks and best wishes to all faculty who applied. The winners are:

    • Saba Bazargan, Philosophy
    • Gary Fields, Communication
    • Nancy Kwak, History
    • Martha Lampland, Sociology
    • Babak Rahimi, Literature
    • Yingjin Zhang, Literature
    For more information about the Fellows and their research, see our Center Fellows page.

  • Johanna Drucker to speak Friday, May 17

    Johanna Drucker
    Prof. Johanna Drucker, Department of Information Studies at UCLA, will be the final speaker for the 2012-13 Digital Humanities Lunch Series. Her topic will be "What is the Humanistic Method in Digital Humanities?"

    Friday, May 17, 12:00 -1:30 p.m.
    Seuss Room, Geisel Library

  • UC Educational Evaluation Center Institute for Training in Educational Evaluation - DUE May 31

    The UCEC offers intensive training in educational evaluation to UC graduate students. Over a period of three days participants will attend method, theory, and skill-based workshops in educational evaluation conducted by nationally recognized UC scholars. Additionally, graduate students will have the opportunity to share their individual research interests and receive feedback from UC professors and other graduate students. For more information see

  • Istanbul Residential Fellowship Awarded to Adam Schneider

    Adam Schneider
    Adam Schneider, Ph.D. Candidate in the UCSD Department of Anthropology, has been awarded a Junior Residential Fellowship at Koç University for 2013-14. This nine-month residency, given to candidates for dissertation work in archaeology, history, art history, or other related fields, will enable him to advance his research on Early Bronze Age climate change and its potential impacts upon the ancient peoples of what is today southeastern Turkey.

  • FemTechNet conference Begins (April 18)

    FemTechNet stands for Feminist Infrastructures and Technocultures (IT): Cross-Disciplinary Legacies and Future, which is an assembly of UC scholars working across science and technology studies, film and media studies, sci-art, digital humanities, informatics, and critical media practice. This conference begins with two sessions tonight, April 18, and will continue over Friday and Saturday in the Structural and Materials Engineering building (SME).

    For more information see

  • Oliver Pooley, Oxford Univ., on The Passage of Time - Apr. 19

    The UCSD Department of Philosophy will host Oliver Pooley, University of Oxford, speaking on "Relativity, the Open Future, and the Passage of Time."

    His colloquium will take place from 4:00 -­ 6:00 p.m. in the Seminar Room, H&SS 7077. Reception to follow.

    Abstract: Is the passage of time compatible with relativistic physics? According to one view, the answer is yes, because (i) time's passage is simply the successive occurrence of events and (ii) relativistic spacetimes contain events occurring in succession. This view (perhaps rightly) does not take objective passage seriously. What if time's passage is taken to consist in future events becoming momentarily present before moving ever further into the past? On a second view, this notion of passage is compatible with relativity because relativity is compatible with a global Now and a metaphysically preferred foliation of spacetime. This view does not take relativity seriously.

    I will explore the prospects for views that seek to take both passage and relativity seriously. In particular, I will consider whether Belnap's machinery of Branching Spacetimes allows for a relativistic generalisation of views that understand temporal passage in terms of an objectively open future. On the way, I will review recent work by Brad Skow (on a relativistic version of the Moving Spotlight theory) and John Earman (on relativistic versions of Growing Block views of time).

  • Donna Haraway to speak at UCSD - Tues. Apr. 16

    Donna Haraway
    Donna Haraway, Distinguished Professor Emerita in the Departments of History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies at UC Santa Cruz, will deliver the 2011-12 UCSD Science Studies Program Student's Choice Lecture on Tuesday, January 14. The lecture will be held at 4 p.m. in the San Diego Supercomputer Center Auditorium. (

    Lecture Topic: "Cosmopolitical Critters: Companion Species, SF, and Staying with the Trouble"

    Doing STS through SF (string figures, science fact, speculative fabulation, speculative feminism, science fiction, so far), "Cosmopolitical Critters" asks how and why the Anthropocene and Multispecies Becoming-with emerge as foci of attention at the same time and for many different knowledge communities. Working in close contact with artists, scholars, and biologists, the lecture argues for sympoesis and multispecies cosmopolitics as critical approaches to staying with the trouble of rampant extinctions and exterminations and to working toward modest recuperation and flourishing on terra.

    Donna Haraway is the author of numerous works including the classic essay “A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century”. A leading theorist of the relationships between people, other organisms, and machines, her work having incited debate in fields as varied as primatology, philosophy, developmental biology, art history, cognitive science, and feminist studies.

    Contact: Wendy Salazar,, 534-0491

  • UCOP Research Opportunity Funds Review Date: May 1

    Research Opportunity Funds are available to help pilot or seed new projects that can demonstrate a strong systemwide benefit to UC research and enhance UC’s ability to compete for funding, advance research discoveries, support innovative graduate student research, inform public policy or otherwise impact the lives of Californians. Projects must have strong campus support and a clear path for development into long-term, self-sustaining programs. Funding is open to all fields, and may be used for workshops or meetings, proposal development, public or industry outreach, or other projects that can demonstrate system-wide benefit to UC research.

    For more information, see

  • Vis Arts Professor Lesley Stern has e-book released by University of Chicago Press

    Each month the University of Chicago Press is releasing one book as a featured e-book which can be downloaded for free. Now through the end of March 2013 the monthly book is The Smoking Book by Professor Lesley Stern of UC San Diego's Visual Arts Department.

    To download, go to

    For information about Prof. Stern, see

  • Call For Entries - UCSD Research Group on Art, Science & Entrepreneurialism - DUE Mar 8

    Our Center research group "Something From Nothing: Audacious Speculations in Art, Science & Entrepreneurialism" is collaborating with UCSD's Sixth College to host a performance/presentation event on April 12. Those interested in presenting on their work (5 minutes or less) should contact the group to submit their idea.

    For more information, see

  • 4th Flying University of Transnational Humanities

    The fourth Flying University of Transnational Humanities (FUTH) is jointly organized by the Research Institute of Comparative History and Culture (RICH), Hanyang University, Seoul, together with the Graduate Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences of the Research Academy Leipzig and will take place at the Leipzig University, 16-19 September 2013, under the title of "New Regionalism." We welcome applications from current PhD students as well as young researchers at the early stages of their postdoctoral career of all fields who are interested in the phenomenon of new regionalisms and currently conducting research on topics related to this topic. Submissions are due by April 1.

    For more information:

  • Deadline for Bancroft Library Fellowships - Feb. 4

    The Bancroft Library Study Awards of $18,000 each for UC graduate students, as well as the Arthur J. Quinn Memorial Fellowship and other awards, are given by the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley. The approaching deadline for the award competition is Monday, February 4.

    More information available at

  • Religions in Diaspora Studio Jam - EXTENDED DEADLINE Jan 22

    Humanities Studio Jam
    Held at UCHRI in Irvine on February 21st and 22nd, The Studio Jam is an intensive brainstorming session designed to generate ideas and collaborations, build interdisciplinary teams, and develop proposals for the Humanities Studio. The deadline for the Letter of Interest to request a spot at the Studio Jam has been extended to January 22.

    For details see or contact Kelly Anne Brown, Research Projects Manager, at

  • Donna Haraway to speak at UCSD

    Donna Haraway
    Donna Haraway, Distinguished Professor Emerita in the Departments of History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies at UC Santa Cruz, will deliver the 2011-12 UCSD Science Studies Program Student's Choice Lecture on Tuesday, January 14. The lecture will be held at 4 p.m. in the San Diego Supercomputer Center Auditorium. (

    Lecture Topic: "Cosmopolitical Critters: Companion Species, SF, and Staying with the Trouble"

    Doing STS through SF (string figures, science fact, speculative fabulation, speculative feminism, science fiction, so far), "Cosmopolitical Critters" asks how and why the Anthropocene and Multispecies Becoming-with emerge as foci of attention at the same time and for many different knowledge communities. Working in close contact with artists, scholars, and biologists, the lecture argues for sympoesis and multispecies cosmopolitics as critical approaches to staying with the trouble of rampant extinctions and exterminations and to working toward modest recuperation and flourishing on terra.

    Donna Haraway is the author of numerous works including the classic essay “A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century”. A leading theorist of the relationships between people, other organisms, and machines, her work having incited debate in fields as varied as primatology, philosophy, developmental biology, art history, cognitive science, and feminist studies.

    Contact: Wendy Salazar,, 534-0491

  • Panel at UCI -- "Public / Not Public: Making the Humanities Count", Jan. 23

    Public / Not Public
    135 Humanities Instructional Building, UC Irvine, Jan. 23, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

    John Seely Brown, Cathy Davidson, Ann Pendleton-Jullian, Andrew J. Policano, and Larry Smarr will join in a panel discussion of "The University We Are For" and "Making The Humanities Count". The event will be webcast live.

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  • CFP - Open Humanities, Multifaceted Approaches for the 21st Century - Deadline: Dec 20, 2012

    University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, February 23, 2013

    This year’s conference of the Languages Graduate Student Association at the University of Connecticut aims to investigate the development and changes in the study and teaching of the humanities. Digital humanities as a new field are emerging, public humanities offer a different career path and interdisciplinary work opens up the field of traditional studies in the humanities.
    We welcome contributions across all disciplines; including literature, film, languages, political science, human rights, science, history, cultural studies, music, fine arts, gender, psychology and cognitive science.

  • Rules for Getting Grants - by Associate Vice Chancellor Philip Bourne

    Philip Bourne, recently appointed Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Industry Alliances at UCSD, has written this list of rules for grantwriting which apply to any discipline:

    Ten Simple Rules for Getting Grants

  • UCHRI Announces Calls for Funding Applications in 7 Categories

    The University of California Humanities Research Institute has released calls for annual rounds of funding for faculty and graduate students interested in starting or participating in collaborative scholarship efforts in the UC system. Project funding is available for

      - UCHRI Public Humanities Project Grants - due Nov. 7
      - UCHRI Conference Grants -due Nov. 7
      - UCHRI Seminar Grants - due Nov. 7
      - UCHRI Residential Research Group Proposals - due Dec. 12

    In addition, topic-specific opportunities are available (all due Dec. 12):

      - Fellowships to support participation in UCHRI's Spring 2014 Residential Research Group on “Urban Ecologies”
      - Travel expenses and $1000 of research funding for a working group on "The Humanities and Work: The Next Generation"
      - Hybrid Working Group/Residential Research Group on "The Work of the Humanities/The Humanities as Work" - course replacement plus $15,000 in group funds

    For more information, see our descriptions at or go directly to UCHRI's Funding page.

  • Lauener Prize Awarded to Christian Wuthrich

    Congratulations to Christian Wuthrich, head of our research group on The Fundamental Nature of Time and Change, on receiving the 2012 Lauener Prize for Up-and-Coming Philosophers, awarded by the Lauener Foundation for Analytical Philosophy.

  • Hellman Fellowships Awarded

    Congratulations to two of our research group faculty who recently received Hellman fellowships for young faculty at UCSD: Joseph Hankins (Anthropology) and K. Wayne Yang (Ethnic Studies).

  • UCHRI Medical Humanities Scholarship Awarded

    Marisa Brandt, doctoral candidate in Communication and Science Studies at UCSD, is one of two graduate students in California to receive this year's Andrew Vincent White and Florence Wales White Graduate Student Scholarship. The Scholarship is awarded in the amount of up to $20,000 for one year for research and living expenses. Marisa Brandt presented her work on "War, Trauma, and Technologies of the Self: The Making of Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy" on June 8 at the Center for the Humanities. We congratulate her on her award.

  • UC Fellows Named at UCSD

    Congratulations to the UC Fellows for 2012-13:

    Frank Biess in the UCSD Department of History has been awarded a UC President's Faculty Research Fellowship in the Humanities to support his research on fear and democracy in postwar Germany.

    Maiya Murphy in the UCSD Department of Theatre & Dance has received a UC Graduate Fellowship in support of her work on the relationship between cognitive science and the Lecoq system of physical performance training.

    Charles Nick Saenz in the UCSD Department of History has received a UC Graduate Fellowship in support of his research on the local nature of government in 18th- and 19th-century Spain.

  • 2nd Annual Society of Fellows Meeting: What Are We Doing When We Do the Humanities?

    On April 21st almost 200 scholars and community members attended the second annual gathering of the UC Society of Fellows in the Humanities, hosted by the UC Santa Cruz Institute for Humanities Research at the Museum of Art and History in downtown Santa Cruz.


  • Research Group Awards Announced

    The UCSD Center for Humanities has awarded 12 grants for our 2012 Faculty and Graduate Student Research Groups. The research groups convene scholars from the humanities, arts, engineering, and science and cover a wide array of interdisciplinary concerns. This year's research groups will question the relationships that the arts, humanities, and science have to social activism, political civility, pedagogy, and democracy; grapple with ramifications of technology that render inert objects more life-like as well as change our quantifiable and aesthetic understanding of the cosmos; hold conversations and contestations in Black and Queer Studies; look at individual and macro-transformations across spatial and temporal borders; and challenge themselves to better understand the nature of meaning and time. More information on each group can be found under the research tab.  

  • Seminar in Experimental Critical Theory VIII (7/29-8/8 save the date)

    The American University of Beirut and UCHRI offer the Seminar in Critical Theory VIII, "Living in a Critical Condition:/Spaces of Resistance". Call for proposals to be announced in January. SECTVIII will explore the spatialities and speeds of resistance to dominant and exclusionary power structures, how spaces are shaped by and produced through various forms and temporalities of resistance, and how they can enable or impede resistance. Focusing on the current practices of resistance in Arab cities and reaching relationally and comparatively beyond, we will investigate forms of resistance, inscriptions of resistance, and the impact of commemorative sites and spatial imaginaries as resistance.