Critical Design / De-signing Critique: A Workshop

Location: UC Los Angeles | Time: June 7, 2010

A workshop on design and the pressing issues the contemporary globalizing world conjures. Topics under consideration included: cultures of commodification and commodification of cultures; the importance of design to capital today; architecture and the design of cities; interior design or the re-emergence of privacy and phantasmagorias of the interior; new media and digital technologies in …

Speaking One’s Mind: The Critical University

Location: UC Irvine | Time: May 18, 2010
Speaking One’s Mind: The Critical University

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 | 12:30-2:30 PM | Humanities Instructional Building (HIB) 135, UC Irvine   Panelists include: Cheryl Harris (UCLA Law), Ricardo Dominguez (UCSD, Visual Arts), Julia Harumi Mass (ACLU, Northern California), Diren Valayden (UCI, Culture & Theory), David Theo Goldberg (UCHRI) In this panel/workshop, we will discuss the relationship of the university as …

Visualizing Governing through Crime in California

Location: UC Irvine | Time: May 13, 2010
Visualizing Governing through Crime in California

A day-long symposium presented by the Center in Law, Society & Culture on Spring Critical Legalities: Visualizing Governing through Crime in California. Speakers included Sharon Daniel, UCSC; Simon Leung, UCI; Jimmy Renteria, UCI; Jonathan Simon, UCB; and filmmaker Setsu Shigematsu. The event was organized by UCCSC Regional Seminars and Research Workgroups grantee Mona Lynch, Criminology, …

Moving Forward: Gender and Chinese History

Location: UC Davis | Time: May 8, 2010
Moving Forward: Gender and Chinese History

The event was a colloquium in honor of the retirement of Professor Susan Mann, History, UC Davis. The colloquium was co-sponsored by UCHRI, UC Davis Division of Social Sciences, and the UC Davis History Department. The event was organized by Conferences & Seminars grantee Beverly Bossler, History, UC Davis. Pdf-flyer

The Real California Gold: Indigenous & Immigrant Heritage Languages of California

Location: UC Davis | Time: May 7-8, 2010
The Real California Gold: Indigenous & Immigrant Heritage Languages of California

The conference was hosted by the Second Language Acquisition Institute (SLAI) at UC Davis. Plenary Speakers included Francisco X. Alarcón, Author, Poet, and UC Davis Lecturer; Leanne Hinton, UC Berkeley Professor Emerita; Jessie Little Doe Baird, Linguist, Director of the Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project; and Tove Skutnab-Kangas, University of Roskilde, Denmark, Professor Emerita. The event …

Time Will Tell, But Epistemology Won’t: In Memory of Richard Rorty

Time: May 07 2010

A Celebration of Richard Rorty’s Archive Friday, May 14, 2010 | 9:00 am – 6:30 pm | Humanities Gateway 1030, UC Irvine Confirmed speakers include Michael Bérubé, Steven Mailloux, and Mary Rorty. In March 2010, the UCI Library’s Special Collection launched the archive of Richard Rorty, the pragmatist philosopher, critical theorist, and public intellectual who …

Incarcerations in California, 1848 – Present

Location: UC Los Angeles | Time: April 23-24, 2010
Incarcerations in California, 1848 – Present

The Chicano Studies Research Center hosted a two-day UC-System faculty workshop about incarcerations in California. The workshop featured junior and mid-Career academic participants, representing the next generation of scholars working on incarceration and immigrant detention. The event was organized by UCCSC Systemwide Workshops grantee Kelly Lytle Hernandez, History, UCLA. More | PDF-flyer

Failed State? Crisis and Renewal in California Politics and Culture

Location: UC Davis | Time: April 16, 2010
Failed State? Crisis and Renewal in California Politics and Culture

What are the roots of our crisis? What are its implications for Californians and the world? And what hope do we have for reforming our way out of it? This conference explored causes, consequences, and prospects for renewal.California lurches through a severe global recession seemingly unable to address its emergency. Once a model of deliberative …

HASTAC 2010: Grand Challenges and Global Innovations Conference

Time: April 15-17, 2010
HASTAC 2010: Grand Challenges and Global Innovations Conference

A free, virtual event held in a multiplicity of digital spaces instigated from sites across the globe. This years’ event focused on grand challenges and global innovations in the form of technologies, research, teaching, and inquiry that can be leveraged across personal, physical, geographical, institutional, disciplinary, and organizational boundaries. Watch the video of the discussion …

DAC’09 – Digital Arts and Culture 2009

Location: UC Irvine | Time: December 12-15, 2009
DAC’09 – Digital Arts and Culture 2009

Digital Arts and Culture 2009 was the 8th in an international series of conferences begun in 1998. DAC is recognized as an interdisciplinary event of high intellectual caliber. This iteration of DAC dwelled on the specificities of embodiment and cultural, social and physical location with respect to digital technologies and networked communications. DAC09 was structured …