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Upcoming Events

November 9, 2017

Elixir of Life: The Art & Science of Tea

Time: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: International Center, Multipurpose Room

The Confucius Institute invites you to be a part of our upcoming international tea symposium.

Engaging presentations and demonstrations by experts from China, Canada, and the US will offer multidisciplinary perspectives on the history, aesthetics, and health benefits of tea.

The symposium is free of charge and open to the public.

Registration is required

This event is sponsored by The Confucius Institute at UC Davis

For more information please contact: Register now: http://confucius.ucdavis.edu/specialevents/tea_symposium2017.html

Start: November 9, 2017 9:30 am
End: November 9, 2017 4:30 pm
Category: arts-event

November 21, 2017

Mellon Public Scholars Info Session

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: 228 Voorhies Hall

The information session will offer potential applicants the opportunity to learn more about the Mellon Public Scholars Program and to ask questions of successful applicants from last year.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Humanities Institute

For more information please contact: Rachel Reeves, rlreeves@ucdavis.edu

Start: November 21, 2017 12:00 pm
End: November 21, 2017 1:00 pm

November 28, 2017

PhD Unlimited: Grad Slam

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: 228 Voorhies Hall

This monthly series on graduate careers takes a broad approach to professional development tailored to the needs of students in the humanities, arts and humanistic social sciences. Join us at 12PM in the DHI conference room (Voorhies 228).

Lunch is provided.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Humanities Institute, Graduate Studies

For more information please contact: Becky Wilson, rjwilson@ucdavis.edu

Start: November 28, 2017 12:00 pm
End: November 28, 2017 1:00 pm

UC Davis Visiting Writers Tap into Their Heritage – Melissa Mack and Eric Sneathen

Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Peter J. Shields Library, 2nd Floor

Melissa Mack and Eric Sneathen are graduates of the UC Davis Creative Writing Program. Mack is author of The Next Crystal Text (2017) and her writing has appeared in the journals Elderly, Try!, With+Stand and anthologies Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot and What We Want: A List of Our F****** Demands.

Eric Sneathen’s most recent publication is the chapbook Snail Poems. His writing has been published in Mondo Bummer, The Equalizer 2.0 and Gay Annals of Sexuality. He edits the Bay Area literary magazine Macaroni Necklace.

This event is sponsored by All the readings are free and open to the public. The series is presented by the Creative Writing Program of the English Department and co-sponsored by the Peter J. Shields Library.

For more information please contact: Jeffrey Day
530-219-8258

Start: November 28, 2017 7:00 pm
End: November 28, 2017 8:00 pm

November 29, 2017

The Lab: Critical Science Literacy

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Hart Hall 3201

This week’s Lab topic is critical science literacy. Dr. Sara Giordano, HATCH co-director, will present their new article, “Those who can’t, teach: critical science literacy as a queer science of failure.” They will lead an interactive workshop around critical science literacy as a practice of “doing science” through teaching.

The Lab is a learning and sharing space to wrestle through questions together: What is a feminist or feminist science pedagogy? What does it look like in practice? What can we learn from triumphs and catastrophes in attempting feminist pedagogy in our teaching practice, with colleagues, with community beyond the academy? We aim to foster experimentation and collaboration on feminist pedagogy beyond just a reading group. Every other week we will gather and offer space for people to workshop pedagogical questions or objects (lesson plans, syllabi, etc.), offer community care to each other as we work through teaching issues, and learn and experiment with feminist pedagogy from teachers locally and afar. Occasionally we will have more intensive workshops in addition to our bimonthly habit. Open to all, particularly to graduate students and junior scholars looking for a space to sort through these questions!

This event is sponsored by HATCH: Feminist Arts and Science Shop, a Mellon Research Initiative

For more information please contact: http://hatch.ucdavis.edu or ucd.hatch@gmail.com

Start: November 29, 2017 11:00 am
End: November 29, 2017 12:00 pm

Bird Class: Poetry, Ornithology, and Energy Transition at the Turn of the 19th Century

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: L.J. Andrews Conference Room (2203 SS&H)

Environments & Societies builds cross-disciplinary collaboration in the environmental humanities and humanistic social sciences to undertake the broad rethinking of human-nature interactions that are critical to meeting the environmental challenges of our era.

This event is sponsored by Environments and Societies

For more information please contact: Joshua Thomas, jjhthomas@ucdavis.edu

Start: November 29, 2017 4:00 pm
End: November 29, 2017 6:00 pm

Racial Capitalism Works-in-Progress: The Colonial and Racial Nature of Extractive Capitalism with Alyosha Goldstein (University of New Mexico)

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: 126 Voorhies Hall

This initiative brings UC Davis faculty and graduate students together with outside scholars and activists to advance a research agenda that focuses on racial capitalism. The historical relationship between race and capitalism is one of the most enduring and controversial debates in U.S. historiography. Sometimes explicitly, often only implicitly acknowledged, it shapes fundamental questions about inequality, value, life, bondage, and freedom, among others, across the disciplines of race and ethnic studies, history, literary studies, law, economics, sociology and anthropology. Over the course of the next three years we will be staging dialogues across current work and chart new directions for the study of racial capitalism.

This event is sponsored by Mellon Research Initiative in Racial Capitalism

For more information please contact: Mark Jerng, mcjerng@ucdavis.edu

Start: November 29, 2017 4:00 pm
End: November 29, 2017 6:00 pm

November 30, 2017

Dread Scott: Imagine A World Without America

Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Manetti Shrem Museum

Using examples of his work from the past 25 years, including A Man Was Lynched by Police Yesterday, which is featured in Dimensions of Black, Dread Scott discusses his career as a multimedia artist and activist. Imagining a world free of oppression and exploitation, Scott’s work addresses themes of American identity and patriotism, American democracy’s roots in slavery and its present role, the criminalization of Black and Latino youth, and connections between the 1960s Civil Rights and current Black Lives Matter movements. As the artist writes, “Billions are excluded from intellectual development and full participation in society. We don’t have to live this way and I make art as part of forging a radically different world.”

This event is sponsored by Manetti Shrem museum

For more information please contact: https://www.facebook.com/events/312902355853092/

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Start: November 30, 2017 7:00 pm
End: November 30, 2017 8:30 pm
Category: arts-event

December 2, 2017

Steamed Bao Workshop

Time: 6:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Food Innovation Lab, RMI

Steamed bao (a warm, soft bun stuffed with a variety of delicious fillings) originated in China as early as the third century. At this workshop, you will learn how to make the dough and create one of the many time-honored baos with meat or vegetable fillings, steam them, and enjoy eating your own creation.

This event is sponsored by Confucius Institute at UC Davis

For more information please contact: Confucius Institute at UC Davis: http://confucius.ucdavis.edu

Start: December 2, 2017 6:00 pm
End: December 2, 2017 6:00 pm

December 5, 2017

DHI Book Chat

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: 228 Voorhies Hall

The UC Davis Humanities Institute presents a lunchtime series celebrating the intellectual and artistic endeavors of UC Davis faculty. Book Chats feature a faculty member presenting a recently completed publication, performance, or recording. Through the series we aim to highlight the breadth and depth of our extraordinary collective work.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Humanities Institute

For more information please contact: Gina Nunes, gmnunes@ucdavis.edu

Start: December 5, 2017 12:00 pm
End: December 5, 2017 1:00 pm
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