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Museums and Decolonial Activism

Saloni Mathur captures debates surrounding the seizure of a material past.

Black Geographies of Quarantine: A Dialogue with Brandi Summers, Camilla Hawthorne, and Theresa Hice Fromille

Dialogue 1/4 on COVID-19 and Racism, by UCSC’s Theorizing Race after Race working group.

VIRUSHUMANS: A series from the RRG on Artificial Humanity

Gabriele Schwab, convener of the RRG on Artificial Humanity, introduces VIRUSHUMANS.

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In Memoriam: William Lillyman (1937–2020)

We are saddened at the passing of William Lillyman, former Dean of Humanities and Executive Vice Chancellor at the University of California, Irvine. As Dean, Bill played an instrumental role in enabling both the vision and resources to found the systemwide University of California Humanities Research Institute on the UC Irvine campus. Bill Lillyman also »

New 2021-22 Grant Offerings

UCHRI is offering our first round of grant calls supporting creative, collaborative, and interdisciplinary research in the humanities for the 2021-22 academic year! Visit the Grants page to find calls for Multicampus Faculty and Graduate Student Working Groups, Conference Grants, Junior Faculty Manuscript Workshop Grants, and Graduate Student Dissertation Support and more, with a deadline »

UCHRI Awards 19 New Grants for 2020-21

UCHRI is pleased to announce over $165,000 in research grants for the coming academic year. From engaging with publics beyond the UC to sharing ideas and expertise across campuses, these awards will support both individual research projects and broader collaborative endeavors that represent cutting-edge thinking in the humanities. These projects expand humanistic thinking well beyond »