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Featured Stories

March 19, 2018

Breaking the Paywall: UC Davis Library Supports Open Access Monographs

Ask a Humanities Grad: Nicholas Garcia

March 12, 2018

Investing in Women: How Corporations Use Gender and Philanthropy to Boost Profits

Between Science and Religion: Censorship and Intellectualism in 17th-Century Europe

Mar 5, 2018

The Pursuit of Despair: How Capitalism Perpetuates Hierarchies 

Painting the Bigger Picture: Activist Art History and Asian-American Representation

Feb 26, 2018

Indigenizing the Metropolis: Natives in Urban History

2017 Mellon Public Scholars Present Projects at Reunion Event

UC Davis Faculty & Graduate Students Receive UCHRI Grants

Feb 20, 2018

Introducing the 2018 Cohort of Mellon Public Scholars

Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: Demystifying Illusive Borders

Lifting the Lid: Sara Ahmed on Complaint, Diversity, and Institutions

Feb 12, 2018

Hydropower and Impacts on Native American Sovereignty

DIY in the Lab with Quimera Rosa

Feb 5, 2018

Humanities Faculty Gain New Advocate in Office of Research

Chinese Medicine and American Consumers in the Progressive Era

Jan 29, 2018

From Slavery to Servitude: Making Free Labor Unfree in Nineteenth Century Brazil

HATCHing New Visions of Interdisciplinarity

Jan 22, 2018

Comparative Border Studies Winter Preview

Send in the Machines: Why We Need Humanities Scholars in Tech Governance

Jan 16, 2018

Shifting Identities: Karaoke and Queer Aesthetics

Avid Readers: How the 1936 PEN Congress Redefined World Literature

Dec 4, 2017

Agriculture and Dispossession: Saving Settler Colonialism From The Past

Ecological Models and Other Forms of Storytelling

Nov 13, 2017

The White Woman’s Slave Market: Black Wet Nurses and Reproductive Violence

Alondra Nelson and the Social Life of DNA

Nov 6, 2017

2017 Mellon Public Scholars Update

PhD Unlimited Series Kicks Off With A Talk On Grant Writing

Crochet Jam w/ Feminist Arts and Science

Oct 30, 2017

Strawberry Pickers and Producers Battle Over Wages

Race and Rubber in the Plantationocene: Liberia and the History of American Imperialism

Oct 23, 2017

Using History to Navigate Troubling Times

UC Davis Film Festival Opens With Screening of 500 Years: Life in Resistance

Oct 16, 2017

Rescuing the Selfie from Popular Portrayal in the Media

Militarization and Digital Media: Thinking and Tinkering in the Humanities

Oct 9, 2017

Humanities Institute Launches Human Rights Film Festival


Oct 2, 2017

DHI 2017-18 Preview: A Look at the Upcoming Year

Humanities Scholars Join First Cohort of Leaders for the Future

June 12, 2017

UC President’s Faculty Research Fellows Spotlight: Lisa Materson and Suzana Sawyer

Q & A with Imagining America’s New Faculty Director Erica Kohl-Arenas

June 5, 2017

Re-envisioning the Origins of the United States

from this point forward Showcases Multidisciplinary Graduate Work

May 30, 2017

Analyzing the Data From a Shakespeare Video Game

Architecture Meets Pedagogy in “Universal Design for Learning” Workshop

May 22, 2017

Q & A: Directing the 2017 Davis Feminist Film Festival

Who Really Led the Haitian Revolution?

May 15, 2017

Who’s to Say? Exploring the Theory Behind Why Word Pronunciations Change

From the Louvre to Penn Station: Michael Kimmelman on the Politics of Portraiture

May 8, 2017

Defining Capitalism: Commodification, Fungibility, and Plantation Slavery

Enduring Influence: Matisse/Diebenkorn at SFMOMA

May 1, 2017

Fragile Rights: The History of Voting in the United States

“Un-Stories” Preview: Structuring Moments around the Language of “Crisis”

April 24, 2017

Confronting Misconceptions About Anti-Semitism in the 19th Century

Pedro Machado Brings the Ocean into History

April 17, 2017

Pursuing Fundamental Questions: James Oakes on the Relationship Between Capitalism and Slavery

Film Director Steve Mims and his Beast Visit UC Davis

April 10, 2017

Historian Rachel St. John Discusses the United States’ “Mythical” Southern Border

Introducing the 2017 DHI Faculty Summer Research, Collaboration, and Public Engagement Fellows

April 3, 2017

Writing for Wider Audiences as an Academic

Previewing “Violent Borders, Carceral Seas,” April 10

March 20, 2017

UCD Professors to Discuss New Works on Arid Lands, Popular Science and Duchamp

University of California System Joins Medievalist in Thinking About a Global Middle Ages

March 13, 2017

Chancellor’s Colloquium Hosts Dialogue on Ethics, Archives, and Indian Classical Music

PhD Unlimited: Time To Build Early Career Exploration into the Ph.D. Timeline

March 6, 2017

Historian Edward Ross Dickinson Discusses Upcoming Book on Modern Dance and Identity

Accessing Shakespeare Digitally and by Digit

February 27, 2017

Office of Research, DHI Host Panel on Writing Successful Grant Proposals for the NEH

2016 Mellon Public Scholars Reunion Event

February 21, 2017

“New Directions in Black Radical Thought” Addresses New Scholarship on Black Activism and Culture

A Night of Dickens and Elliot

February 13, 2017

Environments and Societies Begins Winter Colloquium Series

Theatricality, Natalie Zemon Davis, and the pre-modern Muslim world

February 6, 2017

Introducing the 2017-2018 Faculty Research Fellows

Introducing the 2017 Cohort of Mellon Public Scholars

January 30, 2017

New Mellon Research Initiatives: “Feminist Arts & Sciences Shop” and “Racial Capitalism”

PhD Unlimited Preview: Crafting a Project that Appeals to Employers Outside Academia

January 23, 2017

Virtuosity and Improvisation at the Shinkoskey Noon Concert

Join the People’s State of the Union with Imagining America on Friday Jan 7th

January 17, 2017

Lecture Series Addresses Global Human Rights Issues

ISS Event Explores the Past, Present, and Future of Immigration Policy

December 5, 2016

Manetti Shrem Museum Celebrates Revolutionary Past of UC Davis Art

PhD Unlimited Hosts Statement of Teaching Philosophy Workshop

November 28, 2016

Hum@Work Summit Builds Momentum for Multi-Campus Collaboration on PhD Training

Law School Panel Discusses Civil Rights and Social Justice in the Trump Administration

November 21, 2016

Flourishing Teaching Support System Takes Root at Center for Educational Effectiveness

More Tea, Please: Global Tea Initiative Fosters Interdisciplinary Research and Community 

November 14, 2016

Breaking Bread at the UC Davis Humanities Institute Book Chat

Campus Celebrates Opening of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art

November 7, 2016

New Faculty Spotlight: Beth Ferguson and Jacinda Townsend

New Director of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Partnerships Promotes Engaged Scholarship

October 31, 2016 

New Year on Mobility, Militarization, and Containment for Mellon Comparative Border Studies Research Initiative

UC Davis Humanities Institute Announces 2016-17 Research Clusters

October 24, 2016

New Faculty Spotlight: Sara Giordano and Gerardo Con Díaz

Visiting Scholar Explores Music and Sustainability in Lombok, Indonesia

October 17, 2016

PhD Unlimited Series Offers Career Preparation for Graduate Students

Professor Emeritus Returns to Teach in Ann E. Pitzer Center

October 10, 2016

New Faculty Spotlight: Javier Arbona and Anjali Nath 

“We show the world, one drawing at a time”: Local Artist Sketches Davis’ Past and Present at Design Museum Exhibit

October 3, 2016

Martha Nussbaum Kicks-off 2016-17 Chancellor’s Colloquium Series

Turtle Island Exchange Strengthens International Ties in Native American and Indigenous Studies


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