Knowledge Futures and the Twenty-First Century University

Location: JOHANNESBURG / University of the Witwatersrand / 6th Fl Richard Ward Building | Time: August 15-16, 2016
Knowledge Futures and the Twenty-First Century University

Artwork: 50 Cent Piece (1983) by Jean-Michel Basquiat This Advanced Research Seminar is jointly hosted with the University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI). The Seminar will focus on the contemporary challenges to the University as a consequence both of technological innovations, political contestations, epistemological reconfigurations and the emergence of new knowledge formations and cognitive …

Les Marches de la Liberté (Steps to Liberty)

Location: McCormick Screening Room, Humanities Gateway 1070, University of California, Irvine | Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm, April 21, 2016
Les Marches de la Liberté (Steps to Liberty)

Documentary screening & discussion with Rokhaya Diallo   Les Marches de la Liberté (Steps to Liberty) documents ten young Americans visiting France, the historical nation of human rights, to explore the issues of race and multiculturalism through a transatlantic lens. The film looks at the impact of the civil rights movement in each nation and what …

Revolting Music – A survey of the songs of protest that liberated South Africa

Location: Social Science Plaza A, Room 1100, UC Irvine | Time: 5:00 - 6:20PM, Thursday, November 5, 2015
Revolting Music – A survey of the songs of protest that liberated South Africa

Neo Muyanga, South African musician and co-founder, PanAfrican Space Station It often comes as something of a surprise to many visitors to find that we, in South Africa, sang and danced throughout the decade of the 1980’s – a period many agree was one of the most violent phases in the struggle against the system …

Religions in Diaspora & Global Affairs: Global Symposium

Location: The Downtown Independent Theater, 251 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 | Time: 6:00PM, October 23, 2015 to 9:30PM, October 24, 2015
Religions in Diaspora & Global Affairs: Global Symposium

The UC Humanities Research Institute, funded by a grant from the Henry R. Luce Foundation, embarked on a three-year research initiative exploring the complex cultural and political relations between diasporic religious communities and their self-identified homelands. The initiative is funded by the Luce Foundation’s Initiative on Religion and International Affairs, a grant program that seeks …

Dead in the Waters – Talk by Brad Evans, University of Bristol

Location: 135 Humanities Instructional Building, UC Irvine | Time: 12-2pm, November 5, 2015
Dead in the Waters – Talk by Brad Evans, University of Bristol

Continental Europe is currently facing the most challenging refugee crises since the Second World War. As many fleeing the conflict raging in Syria and elsewhere, set out onto the treacherous Mediterranean seas, images of dead bodies- including children- now appear in widespread circulation. While such images have, on occasions, notably shifted the political debates, evidencing …

Funding Information Session

Location: Google Hangouts | Time: 2-3PM PDT, October 28, 2015
Funding Information Session

Google Hangout link: http://bit.ly/oct28infosession You will need to sign in with your Google account in order to join the Hangout. In order to optimize the audio quality, please be sure to mute your microphone when you are not speaking. You may also choose to turn your camera on or off. We suggest using Google Hangouts …

World Literary Classics and “White Capitalist Expansion”

Location: 1010 Humanities Gateway, UC Irvine | Time: May 12, 2015, 12:00PM
World Literary Classics and “White Capitalist Expansion”

Please join us at 1010 Humanities Gateway, UC Irvine at 12:00PM on May 12, 2015 for World Literary Classics and “White Capitalist Expansion” by Sarah Brouillette, Carlton University This talk will discuss Unesco’s Collection of Representative Works (CRW) as a form of imperial trusteeship. Initiated in the late 1940s to translate the world’s classic literature into widely used languages (in practice mainly English and French), …

AbdouMaliq Simone: In Conversation

Location: UC Irvine | Time: March 4-5, 2015
AbdouMaliq Simone: In Conversation

AbdouMaliq Simone is one of the leading urbanists of our time. He has shown repeatedly how misleading is the characterization of “failed cities” across Africa and South-East Asia by revealing the sustaining relations, networks, and structures enabling life in the most precarious city landscapes. Working extensively in and at the edges of cities such as Douala, …