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Upcoming Events

February 23, 2018

Ottoman Shi’i Jihad, 1914-16: Efforts During World War

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: 912 Sproul Hall

A public lecture by
M. Şükrü Hanioğlu
Garrett Professor of Foreign Affairs
and Professor of Near Eastern Studies,
Princeton University

Co-sponsored by the departments of History and Religious Studies, Institute for Social Sciences, and Middle East/South Asia Studies.

For more information please contact: http://mesa.ucdavis.edu/

Start: February 23, 2018 12:00 pm
End: February 23, 2018 1:00 pm

February 27, 2018

PhD Unlimited: How to Network

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: February 27, 2018 12:00 pm
End: February 27, 2018 1:00 pm

Jiangnan Gardens and Chinese Culture Part 2

Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Blanchard Room, Mary L. Stephens Library

Jiangnan Gardens are not only physical art creations, but they also embody the Chinese lifestyle in that their meticulous design reflects the profound metaphysical meaning of natural beauty. This lecture will provide insights into different aspects of Chinese culture underlying Jiangnan Gardens.

This event is sponsored by the Confucius Institute at UC Davis

For more information please contact: Register at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ef0h9xngc56f3ef7&llr=x74p6bpab

Start: February 27, 2018 6:00 pm
End: February 27, 2018 7:00 pm
Category: arts-event

February 28, 2018

Racial Capitalism: Walter Johnson, Robin Kelley & Lisa Lowe in Conversation

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Student Community Center, MPR

Harvard Professor of History Walter Johnson, UCLA Professor of History Robin Kelley, and Professor of English Lisa Lowe join us for the fourth Mellon Initiative in Racial Capitalism meeting of Winter Quarter.

This event is sponsored by The Mellon Initiative in Racial Capitalism

For more information please contact: Nickolas Perrone, nmperrone@ucdavis.edu

Start: February 28, 2018 4:00 pm
End: February 28, 2018 6:00 pm

March 1, 2018

“Vaginal Impressions: Gyno-Neurology and the Racial Origins of Sexual Difference,” Kyla Schuller in dialogue with Kathleen Frederickson

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

Kyla Schuller is an Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Her work investigates the intersections between race, gender, sexuality, and the sciences in U.S. culture. Her book The Biopolitics of Feeling: Race, Sex, and Science in the Nineteenth Century fundamentally reorients theories of biopower, excavating the foundational role of affect and sentimentalism in the management of life itself and its hierarchies of race and sex, and is forthcoming from Duke University Press.

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

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

view the event flyer

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

Chinese Tea Lecture: Brewing Tea with Ease

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: 3rd Floor Conference Room, International Ctr. UC Davis

The art of brewing tea helps maximize both the enjoyment of the drink and its health benefits. In this lecture you will enjoy a Chinese tea ceremony featuring Gongfu style brewing. In addition, you will learn basic brewing tips for a good cup of tea, such as the matching of tea and teaware, appropriate water temperature, and steeping time.

This event is sponsored by Confucius Institute at UC Davis.

For more information please contact: http://confucius.ucdavis.edu/Beverages/teaculture.html

Start: March 1, 2018 12:00 pm
End: March 1, 2018 1:00 pm

PhD Unlimited Career Networking Event

Time: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: TBD

All graduate students in the Social Sciences and Humanities are invited to an event focused on opening new opportunities for PhDs after they graduate. Students will have the ability to connect with PhD alumni from the social sciences and humanities, who have successfully translated their degrees into careers beyond the tenure track. Over a dozen alumni from tech, state government, non-profits, publishing, healthcare, and other industries will be there to share their experiences and offer creative solutions to the challenges of life post-graduation.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Humanities Institute, Institute for Social Sciences

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

Start: March 1, 2018 3:00 pm
End: March 1, 2018 6:00 pm

March 5, 2018

Pop Music CSI: Confessions of a Forensic Ethnomusicologist

Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: Room 266, Everson Hall

Gage Averill (PhD 1989, University of Washington) is Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia.

An ethnomusicologist specializing in music of the Caribbean and North America, Averill served as President of the Society for Ethnomusicology in 2009. Four Parts, No Waiting: A Social History of American Barbershop Harmony (Oxford 2003) won book prizes from the Society for Ethnomusicology and the Society for American Music. A Day for the Hunter: A Day for the Prey: Popular Music and Power in Haiti (Chicago 1997) received a best book by the Association for Recorded Sound Collections. “Alan Lomax in Haiti, 1936-37,” was named an Outstanding Project (2010) by the Clinton Global Initiative, earning two Grammy Nominations.

Professor Averill has consulted for the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Smithsonian Institute, the Organization of American States, the Fulbright Foundation, and for films, festivals, and copyright cases.

This event is made possible by the William E. Valente Endowment in Music.

For more information please contact: pedaley@ucdavis.edu

Start: March 5, 2018 4:00 pm
End: March 5, 2018 5:30 pm

Kathryn Moeller, The Gender Effect: Capitalism, Feminism, and the Corporate Politics of Development

Time: 4:10 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Imagining America, 207 3rd Street, Suite 120, Davis

Author Talk with Kathryn Moeller

“The Gender Effect: Capitalism, Feminism, and the Corporate Politics of Development”

How do the philanthropic, social responsibility, and business practices of corporations use a logic of development that positions girls and women as instruments of poverty alleviation and new frontiers for capitalist accumulation? Moeller’s work examines the Girl Effect, the philanthropic brand of Nike, Inc., as a central case study, to study how these corporations seek to address the problems of gendered poverty and inequality, yet do so using an instrumental logic that shifts the burden of development onto girls and women without transforming the structural conditions that produce poverty.

This event is sponsored by Imagining America and the Feminist Research Institute

For more information please contact: fri@ucdavis.edu

Start: March 5, 2018 4:10 pm
End: March 5, 2018 6:00 pm
Category: english-event

March 6, 2018

UC Davis Grad Slam Information Session: Caren Kaplan

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

Caren Kaplan, professor of American Studies at UC Davis, will speak about her new book Aerial Aftermaths: Wartime from Above.

This event is sponsored by UC Davis Humanities Institue

 

Start: March 6, 2018 12:00 pm
End: March 6, 2018 1:00 pm
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