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Kate Bolton Bonnici toggles between present-day headlines and early modern literature.

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Sage Gerson contextualizes fire within a history of racial and colonial violence.

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UCHRI is Hiring

Research Grants Manager The UC Humanities Research Institute is a systemwide organization for all 10 campuses in the University of California system. UCHRI facilitates experimental, interdisciplinary humanities scholarship through partnerships, research initiatives, and competitive grants. The research grants manager at UCHRI oversees competitive grants programs across the UC system. This position designs and develops, administers, »

UCHRI is Hiring: UCI Undergraduate Media Assistant

The University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) seeks a UCI undergraduate student assistant to assist with editing photos, videos, and audio files; website content; audiovisual event needs at on-site or off-site locations (contingent on Covid-19 guidelines in place at time of employment); and generating communications materials. Applicants must be currently-enrolled undergraduate students at UCI »

The Hewlett Foundation Makes $300,000 Gift to UCHRI Endowment Campaign

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has generously granted $300,000 to be dedicated to the University of California Humanities Research Institute endowment campaign. The funding will be applied to count towards the funding requirement to match the Mellon Foundation endowment of $10 million to support UCHRI and the UC Humanities Network. We are enormously grateful »