California Cultures Initiative

The California Cultures Initiative worked to enhance the connection of humanities research and scholars at UC Davis to their surrounding region, defined broadly to include areas or sites within the state, as well as state-wide geographies and broader regional understandings. Formerly called the Pacific Regional Humanities Center, the CCI provided funding for individual and group research, course development, and events relevant to California studies on the UC Davis campus.

CCI also supported regional and place-based scholarship through our co-sponsorship of The Art of Regional Change, a yearly community-based multi-media documentary project directed by jesikah maria ross; and through hosting the UC Davis based editorial staff of Boom: a Journal of California, published by UC Press with special funding from the Mellon Foundation and edited by Louis Warren and Carolyn de la Pena.