Conversations in the Humanities

In 2011-2012, the Humanities Institute continued its series of lunchtime events highlighting exciting areas of humanities research at UC Davis and beyond. Each brown bag event is designed to feature a rich area of research in the humanities, while appealing to both specialists in that area and a broader campus and community audience. Following brief presentations, speakers open a conversation about the broader area of research and its potential importance and impact in the humanities, in the academy, in our community, and beyond.

We invite faculty, staff, students, and other community members to participate in what promises to be a series of compelling conversations not only about how the humanities are bridging divides and breaking new ground in our universities, but also about how the humanities matter in our everyday lives.

These events are free and open to the public.

Fall 2011 Schedule:

Thursday, October 6th
Contested Spaces: Race, Place, and Memory in Native America

featured panelists:
Chad Anderson, Ph.D. candidate in History
Christina Snyder, ACLS Visiting Fellow, Indiana University
Hsuan Hsu, Associate Professor of English

Winter 2012 Schedule:

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Universities Cannot Escape History, But Can They Make It?

featured panelists:
Cristina Gonzalez, professor of Spanish and Education

Thursday, March 8
Human Rights in the Aftermath
Andrews Conference Room, SS&H 2203

among the featured panelists:
Vivian Choi, Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology
Matthew Russell, Ph.D. candidate in Spanish & Portuguese

Spring 2012 Schedule:

Thursday, April 12, noon-1:30
Citizenship and the Body Politic: Systems of Literacy, Ability, and Difference
Voorhies 126

featured panelists:
D.A. Caeton, Ph.D. candidate in Cultural Studies
Sarita See, associate professor of Asian American Studies
Tristan Josephson, Ph.D. candidate in Cultural Studies


Questions regarding these events should be directed to the series coordinator, Jessica Loudermilk.