The Traveling Box: Containers as the Global Icon of Our Era

Location: UC Santa Barbara | Time: November 8-10, 2007
The Traveling Box: Containers as the Global Icon of Our Era

The first event commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the UC President’s Humanities Initiative, the conference focused on containers and containerization as a broad umbrella under which to consider the social, economic, and cultural impact of the shipping container; the impact of the container on urban geography, supply chains, environmental and security issues; and the shipping …

Medical Humanities Grand Rounds: Engaging Issues from Multiple Perspectives

Location: UC San Francisco | Time: Winter & Spring 2008
Medical Humanities Grand Rounds: Engaging Issues from Multiple Perspectives

This public lecture series at UC San Francisco was part of the celebration of the UC Presidential Humanities Initiative’s 20th Anniversary. A humanist and a clinical researcher shared the stage to offer their perspectives on themes that impact our understanding of health, disease, and health care. Organized by Brian Dolan, Professor, Anthropology, History and Social …

Ambivalent Geographies: Empire and Histories of Architecture

Location: UC Riverside | Time: October 26-27, 2007
Ambivalent Geographies: Empire and Histories of Architecture

This conference brought together an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars to examine problems of empire in the history of architecture and urbanism, and to interrogate the persistence of location-based master narratives in the discourse on national and racial origin. Organized by UCHRI’s Conferences & Seminars program grantee Patricia Morton, Professor and Chair, College of Humanities, …

Intimate Labors: An Interdisciplinary Conference

Location: UC Santa Barbara | Time: October 4-6, 2007
Intimate Labors: An Interdisciplinary Conference

This conference showcased research on racialized gendered labors not usually thought about together to create an interdisciplinary dialogue among scholars from women’s studies, ethnic studies, history, and humanistic sociology. This interdisciplinary approach helped unpack the social, cultural, political, ideological, and representational definitions of work and worker and see how embodied identities based on gender, race, …

Liu Sola and Friends Ensemble: Liu Sola & Amina C. Myers with Yang Jing

Location: UC Irvine | Time: August 11, 2007
Liu Sola and Friends Ensemble:  Liu Sola & Amina C. Myers with Yang Jing

UCHRI presented a rare and invigorating performance by Liu Sola and Amina Claudine Myers with Yang Jing on Saturday August 11, 2007 at 7:30pm in association with SECT IV. This magical interplay included voice, pipa, and piano as Chinese and African American musical traditions intertwined into provocative soundscapes. The concert was held at the Winifred …

UCHRI Summer Seminar in Experimental Critical Theory IV: Cartographies of the Theological-Political

Location: UC Irvine | Time: August 6-17, 2007
UCHRI Summer Seminar in Experimental Critical Theory IV:  Cartographies of the Theological-Political

The fourth annual SECT, “Cartographies of the Theological-Political,” critically reconsidered religio-theological strains within disparate traditions of political thought. Debates about liberal governance in the 1980s and 1990s tended to privilege issues of culture and justice. By contrast, more recent scholarship has increasingly turned attention to how the Christian tradition is deeply entwined with the secular …

Stranded Subject (Weekends)

Location: UC Irvine | Time: August 6-17, 2007
Stranded Subject (Weekends)

In association with SECT IV, UCHRI presented “Stranded Subject (weekends),” an exhibition of the recent photographic work of Los Angeles artist Dorit Cypis. The show was organized by independent curator Denise Spampinato. Denise Spampinato is currently a graduate student in the department of Comparative Literature at UCI. As a freelance curator over the past decade, …

HASS COMPUTING for the Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences: Inquiry-based Strategies for the Classroom

Location: San Diego Supercomputer Center and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo | Time: July 29-August 4, 2007
HASS COMPUTING for the Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences:  Inquiry-based Strategies for the Classroom

This hands-on summer workshop engaged participants with technological innovators, humanists, artists, and social scientists. Included were demonstrations and applications of technological devices and their application to scholarly and pedagogical practice. Demos included text, data, audio, and visual analysis; collaborative environments; digital collections; modeling and simulation. Event Webiste

Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Mind

Location: UC Santa Cruz | Time: June 21-28, 2007
Wittgenstein and the Philosophy of Mind

The conference schedule included presenters like John Campbell, James Conant, Alice Crary, Jonathan Ellis, Juliet Floyd, Robert Fogelin, Warren Goldfarb, Peter Hacker, Jim Hopkins, Claude Imbert, Alva Noë, Brian O’Shaughnessy, Christopher Peacocke, Barry Stroud, and Michael Thompson. The event was organized by UCHRI’s Conferences & Seminars program grantee Jonathan Ellis, Philosophy, UC Santa Cruz. PDF-flyer

Californovation: A HASTAC INNOVATION In|Formation Year Event

Location: UC San Diego | Time: May 10, 2007
Californovation: A HASTAC INNOVATION In|Formation Year Event

This Humanities, Arts, Science and Technnology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC) was organized by the UC Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) and its director, UC Irvine professor David Theo Goldberg. It is part of a year-long set of national, and to some degree international, initiatives to promote digital humanities. The event at Calit2 will be the closing event of …