2017 Humanities Event Highlights at UC Santa Cruz
Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified.
UC Santa Cruz humanities alumna Sophia Magnone has been named a 2017 Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow by the American Council of Learned Societies.
Magnone, Literature PhD '17, will work as Development Manager for the Feminist Press in New York City.
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ookshop Santa Cruz
Kim Stanley Robinson,
New York 2140
Bookshop Santa Cruz and the Institute for Humanities Research welcome
New York Times
bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson as he returns for a book talk and signing of his vision of New York City in the next century:
New York 2140.
Robinson is the author of nineteen previous books, including the bestselling
and the critically acclaimed
Forty Signs of Rain, Fifty Degrees Below, Sixty Days and Counting, The Years of Rice and Salt,
| Sesnon Arts Gallery, Porter College
The Gail Project: An Okinawan-American Dialogue, Opening Reception
The Gail Project is a collaborative, international public history project that explores the founding years of the American military occupation of Okinawa. The project is inspired by a collection of photos taken in Okinawa in 1952 by an American Army Captain, Charles Eugene Gail. The photos were generously donated to Special Collections at McHenry Library, where faculty, staff, and undergraduate students at UCSC have developing a traveling exhibition of Gail's photographs with an accompanying digital archive.
October 6 | Humanities 1, Rm 210
Symposium: "Writing Across Cultures in the Early Modern World"
This symposium will explore the limits of book history. At what point does an object shade into being a textual artifact? How can we make space for a less Eurocentric book history by following the itineraries of objects, like textiles, tattoos, or mummies, which encoded information in ways that differed from the format of book or the letter?
October 19 | Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
No Place Like Home
No Place Like Home is a campus-community event to unveil the findings of our county-wide research on the affordable housing crisis in Santa Cruz. We will share the results of over 1400 surveys and interviews with local residents and how they are experiencing the housing crisis.
No Place Like Home is on-going research project funded by the UC Humanities Research Initiative and an extension of the Working for Dignity program.
resge Town Hall
Michael Hardt: "Where Have All the Leaders Gone?"
We continue to witness each year the eruption of "leaderless" social movements. From North Africa and the Middle East to Europe, the Americas, and East Asia, movements have left journalists, political analysts, police forces, and governments disoriented and perplexed. Activists too have struggled to understand and evaluate the power and effectiveness of horizontal movements. Why have the movements, which express the needs and desires of so many, not been able to achieve lasting change and a more just society?
November 7 |
Museum of Art & History (MAH)
Freedom, Justice, & Difference: The Merchant of Venice Now
Karin Coonrod, Founding Director of Compagnia de' Colombari, will join Nathaniel Deutsch and Sean Keilen for a public conversation about her path-breaking production of
The Merchant of Venice
in the Venice Ghetto (2016), and the relevance of Shakespeare's play to the world we share.
November 16 | Humanities
Morton Marcus Poetry Reading: Dorianne Laux
The Eighth Annual Morton Marcus Poetry Reading will feature Dorianne Laux. Laux's fifth collection,
The Book of Men
, was awarded The Paterson Prize. Her fourth book of poems,
Facts About the Moon
won The Oregon Book Award and was short-listed for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. Laux teaches poetry in the Program in Creative Writing at North Carolina State University and is a founding faculty of Pacific University's Low Residency MFA Program.
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