The Humanities, Today and Tomorrow

Location: Humanities Gateway 1030, UC Irvine | Time: January 21, 2014
The Humanities, Today and Tomorrow

UC Irvine School of Humanities Public Discussion Forum Ian Baucom will host a public discussion on the current state of humanities and future directions. He will talk for about 15 minutes as an introduction to a public conversation with UCI faculty, students, and staff. TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014, 12:30 – 2:00PM HUMANITIES GATEWAY 1030, UC IRVINE  …

Politics Here and There: A Discussion with Albie Sachs

Location: 135 Humanities Instructional Building, UC Irvine | Time: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 | 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Politics Here and There: A Discussion with Albie Sachs

A chief architect in South Africa’s post-apartheid Constitution, Justice Sachs was appointed by Nelson Mandela in 1994 to the country’s newly established Constitutional Court, where he served until his retirement in 2009. The appointment followed decades of anti-apartheid activism, during which Sachs was raided by the security police, subjected to banning orders restricting his movement, …

Salt of the Earth: Exploring the Cultural Diasporas of Surfing

Location: UC Santa Cruz | Time: November 1-2, 2013
Salt of the Earth: Exploring the Cultural Diasporas of Surfing

Details: http://saltoftheearth-ucsc.blogspot.com Friday, November 1, 2013 1:00 pm | Artist Talk with Drew Brophy Hitchcock Lounge, Porter College, UCSC 2:30 pm | Indigenous Alaia Surfboard Shaping with Tom Pohaku Stone, Porter College Ampitheater 8:00 pm | Screening@ the Rio Theater Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau Presented by Director Sam George + Live Music from …

The Other September 11th: Chile, 1973
Memory, Resistance, and Democratization

Location: UCLA | Time: November 8-9, 2013
The Other September 11th: Chile, 1973 <br /> Memory, Resistance, and Democratization

Royce Hall 314, UCLA | November 8-9, 2013 Heidi Tinsman, History, UC Irvine Veronica Cortinez, Spanish and Portuguese, UCLA The violent overthrow of Chilean president Salvador Allende Gossens on September 11, 1973, marked a watershed in global cold war politics. It ended aspirations worldwide for democratically-achieved socialism, initiated seventeen years of military dictatorship, and created …

Unfixed Itineraries: Film and Visual Culture from Arab Worlds

Location: UC Santa Cruz | Time: October 25-26, 2013
Unfixed Itineraries: Film and Visual Culture from Arab Worlds

ORGANIZER: Peter Limbrick, Associate Professor, Film and Digital Media, UCSC CO-ORGANIZER: Omnia El Shakry, Associate Professor, History, UC Davis UCSC STEERING COMMITTEE: Soraya Murray, Irene Lusztig, Neda Atanasoski Details & Schedule: http://artsresearch.ucsc.edu/unfixed/ A two-day symposium of scholars and artists at UCSC’s DARC, and an exhibition of visual art at UCSC’s Sesnon Gallery. This symposium on …

Reclaim Open Learning Symposium

Location: CALit2 at UC Irvine | Time: September 26-27, 2013
Reclaim Open Learning Symposium

This international convening is the culmination of the Reclaim Open Learning Innovation Challenge, committed to surfacing individuals and organizations that are transforming higher education toward connected and creative learning, open in content and access, participatory, and building on a growing range of experiments and innovations in networked learning. For details and video: http://dmlhub.net/reclaim-open-learning-symposium This event …

Digital Badging Announcement with Bill Clinton, HASTAC, Mozilla, and the MacArthur Foundation at CGI America

Location: Chicago, IL | Time: June 13, 2013
Digital Badging Announcement with Bill Clinton, HASTAC, Mozilla, and the MacArthur Foundation at CGI America

At the Clinton Global Initiative conference in Chicago, June 13, President Clinton acknowledged the work to create Open Badging for Learning by UCHRI/HASTAC (David Theo Goldberg, Director of UCHRI and co-founder with Cathy Davidson of HASTAC), Mozilla (Mark Surman, Executive Director), and the MacArthur Foundation (Connie Yowell, Director of Education). Speaking at the Clinton Global …

Project:Connect – Hacking for a Better Web

Location: New York, NY | Time: May 9, 2013
Project:Connect – Hacking for a Better Web

Facebook, MacArthur Foundation, Mozilla, and the Family Online Safety Institute Launch Project:Connect MENLO PARK, Calif. — Facebook, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Mozilla, and the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today announced a series of activities to advance healthy online experiences so young people can more easily make smart and responsible choices …

After Secularization

Location: 1010 Humanities Gateway, UC Irvine | Time: see agenda below | March 1-2, 2013
After Secularization

This conference features the dissertation research of an interdisciplinary group of young scholars from around the country who are investigating the secular and secularism after the failure, or at least refiguring, of the secularization thesis. Their projects are grounded in a wide range of contexts — historical, literary, and social scientific. With support from the …