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Humanities Institute

Calendar of Events

September 9, 2017

Stories on Stage Davis Opening Night Gala with Karen Joy Fowler & Friends

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Location: Pence Gallery, 212 D St.

Join us at our Season Five Opening Night Gala and fundraiser, featuring award-winning science fiction and fantasy. Best-selling author Karen Joy Fowler will present two writers she selected for BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY 2016, UC Davis alum Will Kaufman and Liz Ziemska.

Tickets are available in advance at http://storiesonstagedavis.eventbrite.com and include food, drinks, and more.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Humanities Institute

For more information please contact: http://storiesonstagedavis.eventbrite.com

Start: September 9, 2017 7:00 pm
End: September 9, 2017 9:30 pm

June 24, 2017

Marxist Literary Group Institute on Culture and Society 2017

Time: 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Student Community Center

Each summer the MLG membership meets for its annual institute. Over several days members convene to present papers, hold reading groups, and conduct business. Everyone from tenured faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars participate in all activities. There are no concurrent sessions, which allows for conversations to develop over the course of the institute.

The theme, Marxism and Revolution Now, provides a timely opportunity to discuss the historical and theoretical legacies and problems of the revolutionary tradition in Marxist theory and practice, its contemporary manifestations and future possibilities. This is especially urgent at a historical conjuncture characterized by a deep economic crisis that has brought to the surface once more and more than ever before (at least in our lifetime) not only the contradictions of global capitalism and the ugly realities and consequences of material inequality in people’s lives, but also renewed discourses, forms, and possibilities of collective resistance and struggle in the political and cultural realms.

This event is sponsored by Marxist Literary Group, Davis Humanities Institute, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of English, Program in Critical Theory, Hemispheric Institute on the Americas, Department of Sociology, Department of History, College of Letters and Science

For more information please contact: http://www.marxistliterary.org/mlg-ics

Start: June 24, 2017 1:30 pm
End: June 28, 2017 5:00 pm

June 21, 2017

The Ordinary Origins of Bias

Time: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: 1100 Social Sciences & Humanities

Brian Nosek was one of the principal researchers who developed the Harvard Implicit Bias Test.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Athletics

For more information please contact: Rich Shintaku, rshintaku@ucdavis.edu

Start: June 21, 2017 4:30 pm
End: June 21, 2017 6:00 pm

June 17, 2017

Art Studio Workshop

Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Manetti Shrem Museum, Art Studio

Be part of exploring string theory! Work with newfound friends to transform the Art Studio into a maze of lines and angles with strings criss-crossing the entire space from wall to wall, floor to ceiling.



This event is sponsored by Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art

For more information please contact: manettishrem@ucdavis.edu or 530 752 8500

Start: June 17, 2017 1:00 pm
End: June 17, 2017 3:00 pm
Category: arts-event

June 16, 2017

Folk Music Jam Session

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: Wyatt Deck, UC Davis Arboretum
Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during this acoustic jam session at the Wyatt Deck, located on Arboretum Drive (formerly Old Davis Road) next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow musicians for a little bluegrass, old-time, blues, Celtic, klezmer, and world music over the lunch hour. All skill levels welcome. Listeners welcome!
The event is free; parking is available for $9 in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive. For more information, please call (530) 752-4880 or visit arboretum.ucdavis.edu.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden

For more information please contact: arboretum@ucdavis.edu or 530-752-4880

Start: June 16, 2017 12:00 pm
End: June 16, 2017 1:00 pm
Category: arts-event

June 14, 2017

Farewell Reading: Creative Writing

Time: 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
Location: Wyatt Deck, UC Davis Arboretum

In this sixth annual event, Master of Arts graduates will read from their work. The writers: Chelsea Hicks Bryan, Diana Chan, Ryan Horner, Zachary Kennedy-Lopes, Jamil Kochai, Laura Rivera Rodriguez, Cody Stetzel, Emma Train and Nicholas Yingling.


Parking is available in nearby Visitor Parking Lot 5, with purchase of $9 daily parking permit.

This event is sponsored by Department of English

For more information please contact: cwstetzel@ucdavis.edu

Start: June 14, 2017 7:00 pm
End: June 14, 2017 8:15 pm
Category: english-event

June 12, 2017

Finals Week Coffee Boost

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: 228 Voorhies

We know that finals week can be both hectic and stressful.

To give you a “boost” we are offering coffee, tea, hot chocolate, fruit, and pastries from 9:00 am -12:00 pm Monday-Thursday during the week of finals.

Please bring your own cup, if possible.
Please note that this quarter the event is being hosted by Dr. Josephine Moreno, Graduate Diversity Officer for Humanities, Social Sciences, & Education in collaboration with the Davis Humanities Institute and will be held in 228 Voorhies.

What: Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate, Fruit, and Sweet Breads
Date: Monday – Thursday June 12th – 15th
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Davis Humanities Institute, 228 Voorhies. Click here for a map

This event is sponsored by UC Davis DHI and Grad Diversity

For more information please contact: https://grad.ucdavis.edu/about-us/priorities-initiatives/diversity

Start: June 12, 2017 9:00 am
End: June 15, 2017 12:00 pm

June 10, 2017

Stories on Stage Davis, Featuring Shawna Yang Ryan and Peg Alford Pursell

Time: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: The Pence Gallery, 212 D St, Davis, CA 95616

STORIES ON STAGE DAVIS returns with its final event of the season on Saturday, June 10, at the Pence Gallery, featuring novelists Peg Alford Pursell and Shawna Yang Ryan (a UC Davis Creative Writing Program alum). Performers Martha O. Kight and Vicki Victoria will be reading the stories. The authors will be on hand to sign books following the event. $10 donation recommended; $5 minimum.

This event is sponsored by Davis Humanities Institute, City of Davis Art Grant, Christopher Chang

For more information please contact: www.storiesonstagedavis.com

Start: June 10, 2017 7:30 pm
End: June 10, 2017 9:00 pm

June 8, 2017

Gallery Talks: from this point forward

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Manetti Shrem Museum

Gallery Talks
A series of public presentations with graduate students
exploring their research & practice.

Thursday, June 8 | 6-8 PM
Corrie Hendricks
MA Program, Art History
6-8 PM
Beginning and experienced knitters are invited to gather in a
‘knitting circle’ and practice stitch techniques while discussing
craft-activism within the current political climate. Tools and
materials will be provided.

Kelly Sharp
PhD Program, History
7 PM | Gallery
Focused on a pivotal point in her larger “farm-to-fork” history
of Charleston, South Carolina, between 1800 and 1840,
Sharp discusses the roles of white women’s recipe collections
and the enslaved black women who performed the labor of
cooking the meals.

Virginia Van Dine
MA Program, Art History
7:30 PM
Van Dine’s thesis and conversation consider the obelisk
present in Bernini’s seventeenth-century marble Fountain of
Four Rivers. She asserts that it is a Christian relic imbued with
sacred meaning while advertising the political aspirations of its
commissioner, Pope Innocent X.

This event is sponsored by Manetti Shrem Museum of Art

For more information please contact: https://manettishremmuseum.ucdavis.edu/visit/mfa-2017-programming.html

Start: June 8, 2017 6:00 pm
End: June 8, 2017 8:00 pm
Category: arts-event

June 7, 2017

Decolonizing Comics

Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Sproul Hall, 712 B

Come join us for a comics rendezvous on tomorrow, June 7, at 5:30 PM, in Sproul Hall 712 (UCD).
Fer will share some new research and you will also have the opportunity to explore some visual journaling techniques with Maureen’s mini workshop!
So get ready to roll up your sleeves and enjoy some relaxing time to draw.

This event is sponsored by Fer Diaz & Maureen Burdock

For more information please contact: Best wishes,
Maureen & Fer

Start: June 7, 2017 5:30 pm
End: June 7, 2017 7:00 pm
Category: arts-event
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