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Upcoming Events

October 21, 2017

Steamed Bao Workshop

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 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 The Confucius Institute at UC Davis

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

Start: October 21, 2017 6:00 pm
End: October 21, 2017 8:00 pm

UC Davis Human Rights Film Festival – Black Code

Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Wright Hall Main Theater

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Join us for the inaugural UC Davis Human Rights Film Festival and a screening of Black Code. Based on Ronald Deibert’s book of the same name, Nicholas de Pencier’s gripping Black Code follows “internet sleuths” – or cyber stewards – from the Toronto-based group Citizen Lab, who travel the world to expose unprecedented levels of global digital espionage. The film reveals exiled Tibetan monks attempting to circumvent China’s surveillance apparatus; Syrian citizens tortured for Facebook posts; Brazilian activists who use social media to livestream police abuses; and Pakistani opponents of online violence campaigns against women. As this battle for control of cyberspace is waged, our ideas of citizenship, privacy, and democracy are challenged to the very core.

For more information about the film: http://www.mongrelmedia.com/film/black-code.aspx

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

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

Start: October 21, 2017 7:00 pm
End: October 21, 2017 9:00 pm

October 22, 2017

UC Davis Human Rights Film Festival – They Call Us Monsters

Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Crocker Art Museum

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Join us for the inaugural UC Davis Human Rights Film Festival and a screening of They Call Us Monsters, a film that demonstrates and celebrates the power of art to transform lives even in the worst circumstances. They Call Us Monsters follows the journey of three juvenile inmates living out life sentences in a Los Angeles prison, and what happens when they are invited to take a screenwriting course. As they discover their abilities and imaginations, we learn who they are, the circumstances surrounding their crimes, and how everyone has a story. A panel discussion with the filmmaker will follow the screening.

For more information on the film: https://www.theycallusmonsters.com/

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

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

Start: October 22, 2017 2:00 pm
End: October 22, 2017 4:00 pm

October 25, 2017

Assembly and Riot

Istanbul, Turkey. June, 2013. Image courtesy of the photographer. @ Luke Cody

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Manetti Shrem Museum

Professors Michael Hardt and Joshua Clover discuss the rise of right-wing movements in the United States and around the world, and the impulse to fight back. In a time of capitalist crisis, what forms of anti-capitalist struggle are possible, and what is effective against the current ruling power?

Michael Hardt is Professor of Literature at Duke University and with Antonio Negri, co-author of Empire (2000), Multitude (2004), and Assembly (2017). Joshua Clover is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at UC Davis and the author of Riot.Strike.Riot: A New Era of Uprisings (2016).

This event is sponsored by Mellon Research Initiative on Racial Capitalism, Manetti Shrem Museum, Department of English, Department of Comparative Literature

For more information please contact: Jennifer Wagelie, jjwagelie@ucdavis.edu

Start: October 25, 2017 4:00 pm
End: October 25, 2017 6:00 pm
Category: english-event

October 26, 2017

Chinese Food & Wine Lecture: Secrets of the Chinese Kitchen & Wine Brewing

Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: 3rd Floor Conference Room, International Center, UC Davis, 463 California Avenue, Davis (Corner of Russel Blvd. & California Ave.)

What makes Chinese food so delicious? What are the secrets of brewing Chinese wine? The blend of five flavors, together with knife skills and optimal heating, is the top secret that makes Chinese food delicious. As for wine, Qu is the essence of the flavors of Chinese Wine. This presentation introduces the major seasonings of five flavors, the principles and methods of brewing Chinese Wine.

Tasting: 1 type of baijiu, 1 type of rice wine and Chinese dishes

This event is sponsored by The Confucius Institute at UC Davis

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

Start: October 26, 2017 5:30 pm
End: October 26, 2017 6:30 pm

October 31, 2017

PhD Unlimited: Grant Writing

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

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

Start: October 31, 2017 12:00 pm
End: October 31, 2017 1:00 pm

November 7, 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: November 7, 2017 12:00 pm
End: November 7, 2017 1:00 pm

November 8, 2017

Alternative Careers for PhDs in the Humanities

Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Location: Columbus, Ohio

Alternative Careers for PhDs in the Humanities
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
September 8-9, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: The graduate students in the Department of Comparative Studies at The Ohio State University welcome proposals around the topic of alternative careers for PhDs in the humanities.

Keynote Speaker: Romand Coles, Professor of Political Theory and Practice, Institute for Social Justice, Australian Catholic University. Professor Coles is a scholar-activist who works at the intersections of continental and critical philosophy, radical democratic theory, and various modes of political organizing and activism.

In the wake of recent and widespread discussions on alternative PhDs, this interdisciplinary conference seeks to address the different opportunities and initiatives available for PhD students in the humanities for careers in non-academic contexts. The aim is to bring together a wide audience, including scholars, students currently writing their dissertations, as well as PhDs working in non-academic positions, to discuss the different possibilities, challenges, constraints, experiments, resources, types of research—both the successes and failures—of conducting research and writing dissertations in relation to non-academic contexts (NGOs, local government, publishing, social and cultural organizations, educational outreach, the private sector, activism and participatory research, and so on).

We welcome proposals from graduate students, recent postgraduates, and early career researchers in the humanities for traditional or non-traditional formats, including but not limited to roundtable discussions, workshops, and traditional paper presentations for no longer than 20 minutes. We also encourage applicants who cannot attend to consider the possibility of participating by videoconferencing (such as Skype).

Please send a one page proposal (250-300 words) along with a one page bio to csalternativephds@gmail.com by July 15, 2017

This event is sponsored by Ohio State University

For more information please contact: csalternativephds@gmail.com

Start: November 8, 2017 8:00 am
End: November 9, 2017 9:00 pm

UC Davis Visiting Writers Tap into Their Heritage – Danez Smith

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

Danez Smith, a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, is a self-described “Black, queer, poz writer and performer.” Author of Don’t Call Us Dead and Boy, Smith has won the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry and fellowships from the Poetry Foundation and McKnight Foundation.

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

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
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