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Upcoming Events

February 21, 2018

Public Sediment Public Forum

Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 2203 SS&H

The Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge brings together leading designers, government o­fficials, and community members to consider climate related threats to the San Francisco Bay Area. Join team members from Public Sediment, including several faculty from UC Davis and California College of the Arts, and guests from other teams to see ways that designers are addressing this challenge. 
 
Presentation and Public Forum
11:30am – 1:00pm Room 2203, Social Sciences and Humanities, UC Davis
Lunch will be served, please RSVP here.

 

For more details click here.

For more information please contact: Beth J Ferguson bferguson@ucdavis.edu

Start: February 21, 2018 11:30 am
End: February 21, 2018 1:00 pm

Indigenous London: Native Travelers at the Heart of Empire

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: 3201 Hart Hall

 

Historian Coll Thrush offers a new and compelling view of London’s history through the lived
experiences of Indigenous women, children, and men who have traveled to the city, willingly or
otherwise, since the beginning of the sixteenth century. They included captives and diplomats,
missionaries and medicine people, poets and performers, athletes and sovereigns. Together,
their stories illuminate a London that has until now largely been ignored: an imperial capital
shaped in profound ways by its entanglements with Indigenous peoples and places.

A graduate of Fairhaven College at Western Washington University and the University of
Washington, Coll Thrush is professor of history at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver
in unceded Coast Salish territories, and affiliate faculty at UBC’s Institute for Critical Indigenous
Studies. He is a visiting professor at the University of Kent in the UK.

Coll is the author of Native Seattle: Histories from the Crossing-Over Place, which won the 2007
Washington State Book Award for History/Biography, and was re-released as a tenth-anniversary
second edition in early 2017. He is also co-editor with Colleen Boyd of Phantom Past, Indigenous
Presence: Native Ghosts in North American History & Culture (2011). His article “City of the
Changers: Indigenous People and the Transformation of Seattle’s Watersheds” was named Best
Article of 2006 by the Urban History Association, and his article “Vancouver the Cannibal:
Cuisine, Encounter, and the Dilemma of Difference on the Northwest Coast, 1774-1808” won the
Robert F. Heizer prize for best article of 2011 from the American Society for Ethnohistory.

Co-sponsors include the Department of Native American Studies and the History Department.

 

For more information please contact: Stella Mancillas scmancillas@ucdavis.edu

Start: February 21, 2018 12:00 pm
End: February 21, 2018 1:30 pm

Public Sediment: Making Bay Critique

Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Room 142, Hunt Hall

Join us for a mid-term review of landscape architecture design studio exploring sedimentary connections between Alameda Creek and South Bay Salt Pond Restoration at Eden Landing. Students will present preliminary landscape strategies for combined sea level rise adaptation, flood management, ecological recovery, and the creation of new public spaces to a panel of designers, researchers and stakeholders.

This event is sponsored by PUBLIC SEDIMENT is led by SCAPE Landscape Architecture with Arcadis, the Dredge Research Collaborative, TS Studio, UC Davis, and the Buoyant Ecologies Lab

For more information please contact: Brett Louis Snyder, blsnyder@ucdavis.edu

Start: February 21, 2018 1:00 pm
End: February 21, 2018 5:00 pm

The Lab: Alternative Feedback & Grading

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Hart Hall 3201

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 will continue last quarter’s conversation on sharing our own best practices around feminist alternatives and revamps of traditional grading and evaluation practices, and will also discuss the possibilities and limits of grading reforms inside a neoliberal university structure. Last quarter we focused more on specific assignment grading practices, while this quarter we will orient the conversation more on feedback not limited to formal grading processes.

Come with questions, suggestions, frustrations, midterm grading exhaustion, and also hope! We welcome participants from all disciplines and will facilitate a space to acknowledge the different challenges and possibilities in different fields. Open to all, particularly to graduate students and junior scholars looking for a space to sort through these questions!

Future Lab Topics:

Movement Syllabi Hackathon: March 7

This event is sponsored by HATCH: Feminist Arts and Science Shop (Mellon Research Initiative)

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

Start: February 21, 2018 3:00 pm
End: February 21, 2018 4:00 pm

Public Sediment Field Dispatches from Resilient by Design Panel Discussion

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Room 168, Hunt Hall

The Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge brings together leading designers, government o­fficials, and community members to consider climate related threats to the San Francisco Bay Area. Join team members from Public Sediment, including several faculty from UC Davis and California College of the Arts, and guests from other teams to see ways that designers are addressing this challenge. 
 
Field Dispatches from Resilient by Design Panel Discussion
6:00 – 8:00pm Room 168, Hunt Hall
Gena Wirth, Scape
Adam Marcus, Margaret Ikeda, Evan Jones, CCA
Susan Schwartzenberg, Exploratorium
Beth Ferguson and Claire Napawan, UC Davis
Refreshments will be served, please RSVP here.

 

For more details click here.

For more information please contact: Beth J Ferguson bferguson@ucdavis.edu

 

Start: February 21, 2018 6:00 pm
End: February 21, 2018 8:00 pm

February 22, 2018

Mellon Public Scholars Reunion

Time: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: TBD

The Mellon Public Scholars Program trains and supports doctoral students in the arts and humanities to do publicly engaged research. Ten selected UC Davis Scholars participate in a seminar on the theory and skills of public humanities and receive $7,500 to carry out a summer project with a community partner. The MPS Reunion event brings back our 2017 fellows to share their summer projects and meet the incoming cohort. The public is welcome.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Humanities Institute

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

Start: February 22, 2018 3:00 pm
End: February 22, 2018 6:00 pm

Mellon Public Scholars Project Showcase

Time: 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: US Bicycling Hall of Fame

Interested in extending the impact of your research? Ready to meet fellow community-engaged scholars?

Join us for our Mellon Public Scholars project showcase on Thursday, February 22nd from 3:30 to 5:30PM at the US Bicycling Hall of Fame in Davis. Hear lightning-round presentations of the 2017 cohort’s projects.

Join a discussion about publishing community-engaged research with Imagining America’s Faculty Director, Professor Erica Kohl and last year’s Mellon seminar instructor, Professor Robyn Rodriguez of Asian American Studies. And meet the newly selected 2018 cohort!

Learn more about the program and this year’s projects at PublicScholars.ucdavis.edu

*Refreshments will be served and tours available of the US Bicycling Hall of Fame.*

RSVP Here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mellon-public-scholars-project-showcase-feb-22-330-530pm-tickets-42724826105

This event is sponsored by Davis Humanities Institute

For more information please contact: Rachel Reeves, rlreeves@ucdavis.edu
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mellon-public-scholars-project-showcase-feb-22-330-530pm-tickets-42724826105

Start: February 22, 2018 3:30 pm
End: February 22, 2018 5:30 pm

Visiting Artist Lecture: Diana Al-Hadid

Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: Manetti Shrem Museum

Diana Al-Hadid has had solo exhibitions at Brown University, Abu Dhabi University Gallery, The Vienna Secession in Vienna, Austria, the Akron Museum of Art, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, the Centro de Arte Contemporánea, Murcia, Spain, the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.

This event is sponsored by Art and Art History

 

Start: February 22, 2018 4:00 pm
End: February 22, 2018 5:30 pm

Barbara Metcalf on Nets and Networks: Islamic Scholarship in India of the Raj

Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: 126 Voorhies

The life of Siddiq Hasan Khan (1837-1890), based in the modest backwater of Bhopal, offers a rich angle on central intellectual and sociological transformations of the era. Widely regarded as one of the most important thinkers of the emerging sectarian movement of the Ahl-i Hadith, Siddiq’s own eventful life intersected with scholars from within India as well as from Yemen, the Hijaz, and Istanbul. Not least, he interacted with Yemeni heirs of the great Muhammad al-Shawkani and the incomparable Levantine polymath, Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq, among others. The story of Siddiq’s scholarly world balances the better-known one– the one when he was caught in the net of yet another larger-than-life figure, the flamboyant British agent of the day, who ensnared him in alleged sedition and criminality. The historiography focused on India’s Muslims is as vexed as their often troubled place in society now and then. Siddiq’s life, I argue, offers fruitful ways of thinking about that historiography.

Barbara Metcalf is a historian whose books and essays have surveyed such subjects as Islamic reform movements in modern India and Pakistan, Pakistani and Indian politics, women’s issues, tibb, and the hajj. Recent publications include a biography of Maulana Husain Ahmad Madani and essays on the ruling Begums of 19th century Bhopal. She has taught at the University of California, Davis, where she served as department chair and dean, and, as Alice Freeman Palmer Professor of History, at the University of Michigan. In 1995 she was president of the Association for Asian Studies; and in 2010, of the American Historical Association.

This event is sponsored by the Religions of India Initiative and the Department of Religious Studies

For more information please contact: Archana Venkatesan: avenkatesan@ucdavis.edu

Start: February 22, 2018 5:30 pm
End: February 22, 2018 7:00 pm

The Art of Classic Chinese Gardens Part 1

Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: 3119 Conference Room, International Center

Some of the most precious historic treasures within the classical Chinese gardens are the Jiangnan Gardens. These gardens are seen as paradise in China and have enchanted people all over the world. This lecture will introduce the historical development of Jiangnan Gardens and discuss their aesthetic characteristics.

This event is sponsored by Confucius Institute at UC Davis

For more information please contact: Register at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ef0hc4le1c9dfe3f&oseq=&c=&ch=

Start: February 22, 2018 5:30 pm
End: February 22, 2018 6:30 pm
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