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Upcoming Events

May 30, 2018

Arts and Humanities Graduate Exhibition

Time: 8:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Manetti Shrem Museum of Art

A unique interdisciplinary exhibition showcasing the work and research of graduate students across disciplines at UC Davis. For more information on the opening celebration, visit the Shrem Museum website to download the exhibition brochure.

The opening reception will be held at 8:30 pm on Thursday, May 31.

This event is sponsored by the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art

 

Start: May 30, 2018 8:30 pm
End: June 17, 2018 8:30 pm
Category: english-event

June 7, 2018

(Un)Safe Havens: Searching for Sanctuary

Time: 6:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Death Star and Manetti Shrem Museum

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 7 at 6-8pm, Manetti Shrem Museum

Projections Mapping Event: Thursday, June 7th between 8:30-10pm at the Social Sciences and Humanities Building

AHI 401 will present (Un)Safe Havens: Searching for Sanctuary, a two-part exhibit that focuses on the topic of sanctuary. The exhibit will take place on the walls of the Social Sciences and Humanities Building (better known as the Death Star) and the Collections Classroom in the Manetti Shrem Museum.

Sanctuary represents a place of welcome and hope, but also a right to seek refuge. The first part of the exhibit will introduce this concept of sanctuary through a series of projections against the walls of the Death Star. A total of five projections will highlight how sanctuary is both a threshold and code of law, as well as a fluid network of practices with a long and complicated history. Taking advantage of the labyrinthine architecture designed by Antoine Predocka that could metaphorically represent the immigration process, the projections also address how sanctuary can be a place of limbo, offering a sense of false security as well as depriving an individual of moving forward in life.

While the projections at the Death Star highlight how sanctuary comes in many forms, at the Manetti Shrem Museum, the display of protest posters, historical artifacts, photographs, and an extensive timeline of U.S. immigration history invite viewers to take into account the contributions made by those who have sought sanctuary, but who also remain in the shadows, their questions unanswered and problems unsolved. The U.S. has, more often than not, been the perpetrator in creating the need for sanctuary spaces as in its recent policies that separate children from their parents. The exhibition underlines how sanctuary and protest are integral forms of refusal of this state terror, as well as calls for action, to fight for a socially just world. The exhibit also aims to provoke inquiry and inspire viewers to engage the politics of sanctuary and its implications on the lives of individuals, families, and communities. (Un)Safe Havens is ultimately a call to the UC Davis community to care and contribute individual perspectives regarding sanctuary, protest, and politics as well as to contemplate the perspective of those individuals–past and present–who have sought and continue to seek sanctuary in the U.S..

(Un)Safe Havens: Searching for Sanctuary is co-curated by the students of AHI 401 (a course on curatorial methods taught by Professor Susette Min): Cheri Awalt, Noel Albertsen, Louisa Brandt, Gary Calcagno, Yvette Cordova, Margaret Cowitz, Kennedy Field, Avery Morinico, Sierra Kelsey Janik, Sultana Qureshi, Katharine Schultz, Caitlin Schwarz, Jasmine Sempel, Candace Tyrrell, Tracy Williams.

This event is sponsored by Manetti Shrem Museum, Art History Program

For more information please contact: susette min, ssmin@ucdavis.edu

Start: June 7, 2018 6:00 pm
End: June 17, 2018 5:00 pm
Category: arts-event

September 20, 2018

Everyday Militarisms, Transpacific Entanglements

Time: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Location: TBA

Since Eisenhower’s famous caution on the threat to democracy posed by ‘the military industrial complex’, the militarisation of everyday life has arguably become so banal that it is barely remarked upon, even as it has pushed some of the great social, environmental and cultural shifts of recent generations – from the advent of the internet and the mechanization of human labour, to facilitating physical and visual access to once unfathomable environments (such as the deep sea and outer space), to the ubiquity of chemical compounds in both human and non-human bodies. Yet curiously, most research into militarisms sits beyond research on everyday life, cultures and environments. This collaboration between the Critical Militarization, Policing, and Security Studies research group at UC Davis and the Everyday Militarisms research group at University of Sydney opens up everyday militarisms to critical appraisal, and brings these issues to greater academic and public scrutiny. Through a series of connected events at UC Davis (2018) and USyd (2019) it makes two key contributions: first, it will develop important new interdisciplinary cultural studies approaches to militarisms that centre social, environmental, and decolonial approaches; and second, it will advance knowledge on US-Australian militarised relations through particular attention to the transpacific entanglements that suture our respective histories, cultures, lands and waters. This project refuses both the simple celebration or condemnation of militarisation. As the entanglement between forces which both destroy and protect continues to blur traditional conceptualisations of security, this research is more urgent than ever.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis-University of Sydney Partnership Grant; UCHRI; UCD Critical Militarization, Policing and Security Studies Research Group

For more information please contact: cjkaplan@ucdavis.edu

Start: September 20, 2018 8:00 am
End: September 23, 2018 8:00 pm

October 9, 2018

UC Davis Humanities Institute Fall Reception

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

Please join us for our annual Fall Reception in the Voorhies Courtyard to celebrate the 2018-2019 academic year.

Our graduate summer fellows will showcase their projects with posters and short presentations. Find out about our upcoming programs, and enjoy refreshments.

RSVP:
https://goo.gl/forms/AJ78txkY1HrPQ9ye2

This event is sponsored by DHI

For more information please contact: gmnunes@ucdavis.edu

Start: October 9, 2018 4:00 pm
End: October 9, 2018 6:00 pm

October 30, 2018

PhD Unlimited

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

RSVP HERE

PhD Unlimited is a career development series tailored to the needs of students in the humanities and social sciences interested in meaningful careers inside and outside the academy, from faculty to academic administrator positions, to writing and researching, to management positions at non-profits and NGOs.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Humanities Institute

For more information please contact: rjwilson@ucdavis.edu

Start: October 30, 2018 12:00 pm
End: October 30, 2018 1:00 pm

November 2, 2018

UC Davis Human Rights Film Festival

Time: 6:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: UC Davis/Sacramento

The selected films bear powerful and moving witness to human rights issues both locally and globally and will inspire our community with the knowledge and commitments that can make a difference. Audiences will have a chance to discuss the films in Q&A sessions with UC faculty after the films.

The screening dates/times and locations will be updated as more information becomes available.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Humanities Institute, Human Rights Studies, in partnership with Human Rights Watch

For more information please contact: dhi.ucdavis.edu

Start: November 2, 2018 6:00 pm
End: November 4, 2018 4:00 pm
Category: english-event

November 27, 2018

PhD Unlimited

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

PhD Unlimited is a career development series tailored to the needs of students in the humanities and social sciences interested in meaningful careers inside and outside the academy, from faculty to academic administrator positions, to writing and researching, to management positions at non-profits and NGOs.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Humanities Institute

For more information please contact: rjwilson@ucdavis.edu

Start: November 27, 2018 12:00 pm
End: November 27, 2018 1:00 pm

December 6, 2018

How Programs Became Products: American Law and the Making of the Software Industry, 1956-1969

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: SSH 1113 (Economics Blue Room)

Gerardo Con Diaz, Department of Science and Technology Studies
History Colloquium
Abstract: Computer programs have not always been things that people can buy and sell, as we do now. In the 1950s, most of them were available for free, and users who needed a very specialized program would need to pay thousands of dollars to develop it. This talk shows how programs became salable goods in the United States during the 1960s and identifies the interrelated commercial, technical, and legal challenges that this emergence generated.

This event is sponsored by Department of History

For more information please contact: Sudipta Sen, ssen@ucdavis.edu

Start: December 6, 2018 12:00 pm
End: December 6, 2018 1:30 pm

January 29, 2019

PhD Unlimited

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

PhD Unlimited is a career development series tailored to the needs of students in the humanities and social sciences interested in meaningful careers inside and outside the academy, from faculty to academic administrator positions, to writing and researching, to management positions at non-profits and NGOs.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Humanities Institute

For more information please contact: rjwilson@ucdavis.edu

Start: January 29, 2019 12:00 pm
End: January 29, 2019 1:00 pm

February 26, 2019

PhD Unlimited

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

PhD Unlimited is a career development series tailored to the needs of students in the humanities and social sciences interested in meaningful careers inside and outside the academy, from faculty to academic administrator positions, to writing and researching, to management positions at non-profits and NGOs.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Humanities Institute

For more information please contact: rjwilson@ucdavis.edu

Start: February 26, 2019 12:00 pm
End: February 26, 2019 1:00 pm
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