Making Waves: A History of Modern Surfing and the Clash of Cultures

Location: The Fowler Museum at UCLA | Time: Sunday, June 3, 2012
Making Waves: A History of Modern Surfing and the Clash of Cultures

Making Waves: Surf Film Screening & Discussion Sunday, June 3, 2012 | 12:30-9:00PM | Fowler Museum at UCLA 12:30PM: Bustin’ Down the Door (Directed by Jeremy Gosch; Produced by Shaun Tomson, Monika Gosch, Rob Traill) 2:00PM: Sea of Darkness (Directed by Michael Oblowitz) 3:30PM: Q&A with Shaun Tomson and Michael Oblowitz 4:30PM: PANELS | Featuring …

Racializing Assemblages: Race, Bare Life, and the Human

Location: UC Irvine | Time: May 15h, 2012
Racializing Assemblages: Race, Bare Life, and the Human

Racializing Assemblages: Race, Bare Life, and the Human Tuesday, May 15, 2012 | 2:30-4:30PM | 135 Humanities Instructional Building, UC Irvine Talk by Alexander G. Weheliye, Associate Professor, African American Studies and English, Northwestern University. This talk contends that the concepts of bare life and biopolitics severely limit how we understand current uneven global power …

Other Iberias: A Symposium on Comparative Iberian Studies

Location: UC Davis | Time: May 04 2012
Other Iberias: A Symposium on Comparative Iberian Studies

Other Iberias: A Symposium on Comparative Iberian Studies Friday, May 4, 2012 | 9:00 AM – 5:45 PM | UC Davis Sponsored by the UC Davis Institute for Humanities Research, the UC Davis Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and the UC Humanities Research Insitute. For details: http://uciberianists.wordpress.com

Critical Theory at the Present Time: Undergraduate Conference in Critical Theory and Faculty Roundtable Discussion

Location: UC Irvine | Time: May 3, 2012
Critical Theory at the Present Time: Undergraduate Conference in Critical Theory and Faculty Roundtable Discussion

Sponsored by: Critical Theory Emphasis, UC Humanities Research Institute, The International Center for Writing and Translation, The Center for Law Culture and Society, The Department of Comparative Literature, The Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Department of Philosophy, Department of Political Science, The Department of English, Department of Studio Art, UCI French Program, UCI German Program, …

What are we doing when we Do the Humanities?

Location: UC Santa Cruz | Time: April 21, 2012
What are we doing when we Do the Humanities?

An exploration and celebration of the Humanities at the University of California at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH). Free and Open to the Public (includes free museum access). Sponsored by the UC Humanities Network, UCSC Institute for Humanities Research, Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, and local Santa Cruz businesses. …

Gaming the Game: Tweaking, Cheating, Hacking, Creeping

Location: UC Davis | Time: April 12-13, 2012
Gaming the Game: Tweaking, Cheating, Hacking, Creeping

Gaming the Game will address the ongoing impact of new technologies on notions of subjectivity, sovereignty, property, and privacy. Participants from diverse disciplines will respond to the challenges posed simultaneously by new interactive media and new structures of technopolitical power. This two-day conference aims to consider the ludic infrastructure of contemporary culture in order to …

The (Technological) University We Could Be For

Location: UC Irvine | Time: March 7, 2012
The (Technological) University We Could Be For

Panelists: Geof Bowker, Informatics, UC Irvine; Beth Coleman, Comparative Media Studies, MIT; Johanna Drucker, Information Studies, UCLA; Christopher Newfield, English, UC Santa Barbara; and Nishant Shah, Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore. The academy has been under considerable pressure recently, both fiscally and fueled by new pressures on knowledge formation, pedagogical delivery, and organizational form. …

Beyond Educational Technology: Learning Innovations in a Connected World

Location: San Francisco, CA | Time: March 1-3, 2012
Beyond Educational Technology: Learning Innovations in a Connected World

The Digital Media and Learning Conference is an annual event supported by the MacArthur Foundation and organized by the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub located at the UC Humanities Research Institute, University of California, Irvine. The conference is meant to be an inclusive, international and annual gathering of scholars and practitioners in the field, …

Rewards, Reputation, & Recognition: A conversation about badges, eportfolios, reputation systems, and the future of learning

Location: San Francisco, CA | Time: February 29, 2012
Rewards, Reputation, & Recognition: A conversation about badges, eportfolios, reputation systems, and the future of learning

Digital Media & Learning Competition Research Symposium at DML2012 February 29, 2012 | 5-8PM | Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel, 55 Cyril Magnin, San Francisco, CA Join the winners of the Digital Media and Learning Research Competition, “Badges, Trophies, and Achievements,” for a conversation about the current state of research on recognition and accreditation systems for …

Conversations with Étienne Balibar

Location: UC Irvine | Time: February 16, 2012
Conversations with Étienne Balibar

This event will feature several talks by graduate students and faculty who will engage with the work and contributions of Étienne Balibar. An afternoon of panels will be followed by a casual and general discussion of the state of the humanities today. Panel 1: 1p-2:30p // Tim Wong, C.J. Gordon, Julia Lupton Panel 2: 2:45p-4:15p …