UC/Stanford Buddhist Studies Conference

Location: Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA | Time: March 28-30, 2008
UC/Stanford Buddhist Studies Conference

The State of California has unequalled resources for the academic study of Buddhism. UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, and Stanford each have world-renowned specialized Ph.D. programs in Buddhist Studies, as well as dedicated Centers for Buddhist Studies; in addition, there are a number of eminent scholars teaching in smaller programs at UC San Diego, …

UCHRI Summer Seminar in Experimental Critical Theory V: Creative Societies/Cultural Industries/New Humanities?

Location: UC Irvine | Time: August 11-22, 2008
UCHRI Summer Seminar in Experimental Critical Theory V:  Creative Societies/Cultural Industries/New Humanities?

The fifth annual SECT was devoted to exploring the relations between ‘creative societies’, ‘cultural industries’, and the humanities. Cities, regions, even whole societies of the global north were hit hard by deindustrialization from the late 1950s to the mid-1980s. Economic resurrection required a new approach, and Ronald Reagan, when campaigning to be governor of California, …

20th Anniversary of the UC Presidential Humanities Initiative

Time: May 30 2008

The University of California Presidential Humanities Initiative is celebrating its 20th anniversary this academic year. Founded in 1987 by then UC President David P. Gardner, the Initiative supports faculty and graduate fellowships in the humanities, ten campus humanities centers, and the system-wide UC Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI). UCHRI was established, and located at UC Irvine, …

Second Annual HASTAC Conference: TechnoTravels/TeleMobility: HASTAC in Motion

Location: UC Los Angeles | Time: May 22-24, 2008
Second Annual HASTAC Conference: TechnoTravels/TeleMobility: HASTAC in Motion

This year’s theme was “techno-travels” and explored the multiple ways in which place, movement, borders, and identities are renegotiated and remapped by new locative technologies. Featured projects delved into mobility as a modality of knowledge and stake out new spaces for humanistic inquiry. This year’s conference literalized and metaphorized travel, as attendees participated in sessions …

Discursive Practices: The Formation of a Transnational Indigenous Poetics

Location: UC Davis | Time: May 11-13, 2008
Discursive Practices: The Formation of a Transnational Indigenous Poetics

The conference facilitated the opportunity for dialogue between the indigenous writers of the Americas and re-establish their legitimate leadership as aesthetic creators of their own destiny. Organized by UCHRI’s Conferences & Seminars program grantee Ines Hernandez-Avila, Native American Studies, UC Davis. Event Website

Disability Studies Workshop: Technology, Pedagogy, Disciplinarity

Location: UC San Diego | Time: May 9-10, 2008
Disability Studies Workshop: Technology, Pedagogy, Disciplinarity

This workshop fostered interdisciplinary and intercampus initiatives in teaching disability studies and in conducting research in the field of disability studies. The first day was devoted to presentations of activities on the different campuses, a workshop on teaching with disability, and keynote presentations. Day Two explored the formation of a multi-campus research group and plans for …

STUDIO-SESSIONS: Laura McNamara

Location: UC Irvine | Time: May 6, 2008
STUDIO-SESSIONS: Laura McNamara

Laura McNamara of the Sandia National Laboratories and member of the AAA Ad Hoc Commission on the Engagement of Anthropology with the US Security and Intelligence Communities gave a talk on “Iron Hands in Ethnographically-Informed Gloves? Anthropology, Torture, and the Importance of Engaged Critique in the Global War on Terrorism” at UC Irvine. The event …

STUDIO-SESSIONS: Militarizing Critical Theory: Interrogation

Location: UC Irvine | Time: May 5, 2008
STUDIO-SESSIONS:  Militarizing Critical Theory: Interrogation

In partnership with UCI’s Center for Ethnography, UCHRI is sponsoring a series of studio sessions that examine the uses and complicities of academic theories in the contemporary conduct of warfare, intelligence and security operations.  The third studio session, on the topic of “Interrogation” was held May 5, 2008, at UCHRI. Principal panelists include Page DuBois (UCSD), Laura …

New Directions in Scholarship: Science/Gender/Race/Nation

Location: UC Berkeley | Time: May 5, 2008
New Directions in Scholarship: Science/Gender/Race/Nation

Presented in conjunction with the celebration of the UC Presidential Humanities Initiative’s 20th Anniversary. The schedule for the conference included Kim Tallbear, UC President’s PostDoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley; Michelle Murphy, University of Toronto; Kavita Phillip, UC Irvine; Abena Osseo-Asare, UC Berkeley; Jenny Reardon, UC Santa Cruz and others. Event Details

Translating Faith: Cities & Sanctuaries, Negotiating the Sacred in Premodern Spaces

Location: UC Irvine | Time: May 2, 2008
Translating Faith:  Cities & Sanctuaries, Negotiating the Sacred in Premodern Spaces

This all day collaborative workshop was the second in a series of workshops on Translating Faith and was part of the events of the Group for the Study of Early Cultures at UC Irvine. Convened by UCHRI’s Conferences & Seminars program grantee Elizabeth Allen, this seminar featured Marc Baer, UCI; Luis Aviles, UCI; Nuria Silleras-Fernandez, …