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CUT! Community, Immunity, Vulnerability in the Time of Coronavirus

Shiqi Lin tests the limits of our response-ability to the turbulent present.

What We’re Reading: Civil War

UCHRI’s staff offer up diverse sources on civil war.

Talkbits on Civil War: Biomedicine in Parts

Jennifer Terry clarifies the symbiosis of biomedicine and the war machine.

Featured Events

Native/Immigrant/Refugee: Movements Across Contested Grounds

Mar 12–Mar 13, 2020

Critical Infrastructural Studies Conference

Mar 19–Mar 20, 2020

Latest News

UCHRI Continues Operations and Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We face a moment of unique unsettlements and challenges, of losses and remakings. The University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) remains committed to our mission of supporting pivotal and pathbreaking research in service to our constituencies and the commons overall. Our enormously dedicated staff continues to support, in ongoing and novel ways, collaborative work »

New Awards for Conferences and Junior Faculty Manuscript Workshops (2020-21)

UCHRI’s 10-campus Advisory Committee met in late January to make the first round of awards for the 2020-21 academic year. Conferences drawing together faculty from across the UC system will address diverse literatures, media, and sensory experiences of the world such as food and sound. Manuscript workshops will support junior faculty as they refine their »

UCHRI is Extending the Deadlines for Select Fall Grants

The UCHRI Advisory Committee has decided to reopen the competition for its Mid-Career Faculty Manuscript Workshop grant and the call for Residential Research Group Topic Proposals.  The new deadline for these proposals and grant applications is Monday, March 9th, at 11:59pm.