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Upcoming Events

December 6, 2017

The History of Book Forgery

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: 2203 Social Sciences & Humanities (The Andrews Room)

With Prof. Nick Wilding (History, Georgia State University).

The Early Science Workshop brings together faculty and graduate students from various disciplines who share an interest in the study of science, medicine, and technology from ancient times through the eighteenth century. The Workshop holds a regular seminar for the discussion of works-in-progress by cluster members and organizes special events with scholars from outside UCD.

This event is sponsored by Early Science Workshop

For more information please contact: Daniel Stolzenberg, dstolz@ucdavis.edu.

Start: December 6, 2017 4:00 pm
End: December 6, 2017 6:00 pm

December 7, 2017

Dilemmas of European Integration following Brexit with Hon. Bronislaw Komorowski Former President of the Republic of Poland (2010-2015)

Time: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: International Center Multi-Purpose Room

Hon. Bronislaw Komorowski has served the Republic of Poland as a Member of Parliament, Minister of National Defense, Speaker of the Sejm, and, from 2010-2015, as President. A historian and activist, he now runs the Bronislaw Komorowski Institute, dedicated to the promotion of freedom, dialogue, and security

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Global Affairs

For more information please contact: Jim Rix, jcrix@ucdavis.edu

Start: December 7, 2017 4:30 pm
End: December 7, 2017 6:30 pm

December 9, 2017

Stories on Stage Davis, Featuring Brandy Colbert and Shayne Langford

Time: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: The Pence Gallery

This month at Stories on Stage Davis, we’re welcoming Los Angeles writer Brandy Colbert (Little & Lion) and emerging author Shayne Langford.

Doors open at 7 PM. Refreshments and books available for purchase; book signing to follow the event. Recommended donation: $10. Minimum donation: $5. Admission is free for students with school ID.

For more information please contact: www.storiesonstagedavis.com

Start: December 9, 2017 7:30 pm
End: December 9, 2017 9:00 pm
Category: arts-event

January 9, 2018

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: January 9, 2018 12:00 pm
End: January 9, 2018 1:00 pm

January 16, 2018

UC Davis Visiting Writers Tap into Their Heritage – Mai Der Vang

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

Mai Der Vang’s debut poetry collection, Afterland (2016), was selected by Carolyn Forche as the winner of the Whitman Award, given by the Academy of American Poets. She earned her MFA in poetry from Columbia University where she was awarded the Corrente Poetry Fellowship.

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: January 16, 2018 7:00 pm
End: January 16, 2018 8:00 pm

January 18, 2018

Necropolitics and the Singularity: Religion, Technology, and Human Futures in the National Security State

Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Garrison Room, Memorial Union

At a time when the furthest aspirations of military research in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and human enhancement (synthetic biology and human-machine hybrids) are transforming the ability to alter our humanity and surveil target populations, what once seemed an unlikely convergence between questions of human identity and national security has now become imminent. In this context, the so-called new materiality to which religion scholars have become attuned gains new urgency and prompts important rejoinders. Because national security paradigms, moreover, have thrived on the perception of racial threat, a transdisciplinary approach to national security demands bold attention to what Achille Mbembe has termed the digital future of the human in light of the modern tactics of race. In a nod toward anticipatory governance, this lecture examines the current and impending practices of racial necropolitics to interpret the most pivotal changes occurring in national security practices. The lecture will foreground the promise of human enhancement and the perils of technocratic disparities that are already reshaping fundamental questions in the material history of religion and the uncertain future of the human.

This event is sponsored by the Religious Studies Department
African and African American Studies Department
Davis Humanities Institute
Graduate Group in the Study of Religion
Sociology Department

For more information please contact: fmiller@ucdavis.edu

Start: January 18, 2018 5:30 pm
End: January 18, 2018 7:00 pm

January 30, 2018

PhD Unlimited: Interviewing

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: January 30, 2018 12:00 pm
End: January 30, 2018 1:00 pm

February 1, 2018

Here Come the Ecosexuals: Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens film screening

Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Hart Hall 3201

Here Come the Ecosexuals: Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens
Ecosex Earth Lab and film screening of Water Makes Us Wet

Beth Stephens & Annie Sprinkle live and work together in Boulder Creeks’s coastal redwood forest and in an old Victorian cottage in San Francisco. Devoted to developing the ecosex movement through art, theory, practice and activism since 2004, they’ve produced numerous ecosex symposiums, ecosex weddings, workshops, lectures, walking tours, and art exhibits. Their award winning documentary, Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story has played in numerous film festivals. Beth is an Art Professor at UC Santa Cruz, Annie has a Ph.D. in Human Sexuality.

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

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

Start: February 1, 2018 12:00 pm
End: February 1, 2018 2:00 pm

February 5, 2018

The 2nd International Conference on Conservation of Architectural Heritage

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Luxor, Egypt

The Conference will be discussing how to conserve and preserve historic buildings and sites.
The conference will take place on a Nile Cruiser between Luxor and Aswan showcasing the magnificent scenes of the two cities

This event is sponsored by IEREK, ICOMOS

For more information please contact: Ahmed Eid, ahmed@ierek.com
www.ierek.com

Start: February 5, 2018 9:00 am
End: February 8, 2018 5:00 pm

February 6, 2018

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: February 6, 2018 12:00 pm
End: February 6, 2018 1:00 pm
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