ReWired: Asian/TechnoScience/Area Studies

Location: University of Hawai'i, Manoa | Time: August 1-10, 2011
ReWired: Asian/TechnoScience/Area Studies

The 2011 Seminar in Experimental Critical Theory (SECT VII) seeks to elucidate rapidly transforming landscapes of knowledge production, the shaping of contemporary knowledge institutions, their impact on social life in intense urban contexts, and this century’s techno-scientific horizons of possibility. Comprehending these movements, forces, and structures requires integrating deep understandings of history and politics represented …

Urban Transformations in the Americas: Citizenship, Identity, & Global Networks

Location: UC Irvine | Time: May 20-21, 2011
Urban Transformations in the Americas: Citizenship, Identity, & Global Networks

A two-day symposium featuring five panels with colleagues from various UC and other California campuses, followed by a special screening of recent films by Los Angeles-based filmmakers Thom Andersen and Roberto Oregel. Organized by the Study of the Americas Working Group and co-sponsored by UCHRI.

Inaugural Meeting of the UC President’s Society of Fellows in the Humanities

Location: UC Irvine | Time: April 29, 2011
Inaugural Meeting of the UC President’s Society of Fellows in the Humanities

Highlighting innovative humanities research across the University of California, this forum brought together the 2010-2011 Presidential Faculty Fellows in the Humanities and Graduate Student Fellows to share their work with campus Humanities Center Directors, Humanities Deans and the UC community at large. Ken Wissoker, Editorial Director of Duke University Press, gave a keynote on “Writing …

Inscriptions: The Material Contours of Knowledge

Location: UC Riverside | Time: March 10-11, 2011
Inscriptions: The Material Contours of Knowledge

This conference explored the material dimensions of inscribed knowledge across modern disciplinary lines, and featured talks by internationally known scholars in History, Literature, Digital Humanities, Geography, Music and Art History. Drawing on a diverse range of methodological approaches, the speakers addressed the role of material inscription in the formation, or deformation, of knowledge from roughly …

P2PU: The Future of Learning? The Future of the University?

Location: UC Irvine | Time: March 8, 2011
P2PU: The Future of Learning? The Future of the University?

Philipp Schmidt discussed the Peer 2 Peer University, committed to creating high-quality, low-cost, lifelong learning leveraging the Internet, with respondents Bill Maurer, Professor of Anthropology, UC Irvine, and Gary Matkin, Dean of  Continuing Education, UC Irvine. Philipp Schmidt is Director and co-founder of the Peer 2 Peer University, the original free and open online university …

Designing Learning Futures: 2011 Digital Media and Learning Conference

Location: Long Beach, CA | Time: March 3-5, 2011
Designing Learning Futures: 2011 Digital Media and Learning Conference

The second annual Digital Media and Learning conference drew 550 thought leaders, scholars, researchers, innovators, designers and advocates representing every continent to explore the future of learning and civic engagement. Through hands-on demonstrations, presentations, and panel discussions, the conference explored how digital technology and the Internet are affecting youth and education. The Digital Media and …

2011 DML Grantees meeting

Location: Long Beach, CA | Time: March 2-3, 2011
2011 DML Grantees meeting

Researchers, practitioners and policy-movers from the MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning initiative attended the 2011 DML Grantees meeting, organized and hosted by the Research Hub. Top priority for this year’s meeting was to break out into multiple working groups to begin putting into writing a dramatic new approach to learning — Connected Learning — …

Haiti Stories: Istwa Ayiti

Location: UC Los Angeles | Time: January 29, 2011
Haiti Stories: Istwa Ayiti

A conversation on how Haiti’s story is narrated and presented in the world. Moderated by Amy Wilentz, writer and professor of journalism at UC Irvine. Co-sponsored by the UCLA Fowler Museum and the UC Irvine Program in Literary Journalism, in conjunction with ‘Fowler In Focus: Art and the Unbreakable Spirit of Haiti,’ which examines the …

Circulating Forms: The Jingo Poem at the Height of Empire

Location: UC Irvine | Time: January 14, 2011

Workshop with Elleke Boehmer, Oxford University. Professor Boehmer addressed the circulation of the jingo poem as cultural artifact and imperial message through the networked domain of the British empire c. 1890-1905. Image courtesy of Oxford University. Co-sponsored by the UCI Critical Theory Institute.