Revolting Music – A survey of the songs of protest that liberated South Africa

Location: Social Science Plaza A, Room 1100, UC Irvine | Time: 5:00 - 6:20PM, Thursday, November 5, 2015
Revolting Music – A survey of the songs of protest that liberated South Africa

Neo Muyanga, South African musician and co-founder, PanAfrican Space Station It often comes as something of a surprise to many visitors to find that we, in South Africa, sang and danced throughout the decade of the 1980’s – a period many agree was one of the most violent phases in the struggle against the system …

Religions in Diaspora & Global Affairs: Global Symposium

Location: The Downtown Independent Theater, 251 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 | Time: 6:00PM, October 23, 2015 to 9:30PM, October 24, 2015
Religions in Diaspora & Global Affairs: Global Symposium

The UC Humanities Research Institute, funded by a grant from the Henry R. Luce Foundation, embarked on a three-year research initiative exploring the complex cultural and political relations between diasporic religious communities and their self-identified homelands. The initiative is funded by the Luce Foundation’s Initiative on Religion and International Affairs, a grant program that seeks …

Dead in the Waters – Talk by Brad Evans, University of Bristol

Location: 135 Humanities Instructional Building, UC Irvine | Time: 12-2pm, November 5, 2015
Dead in the Waters – Talk by Brad Evans, University of Bristol

Continental Europe is currently facing the most challenging refugee crises since the Second World War. As many fleeing the conflict raging in Syria and elsewhere, set out onto the treacherous Mediterranean seas, images of dead bodies- including children- now appear in widespread circulation. While such images have, on occasions, notably shifted the political debates, evidencing …