Recent Articles Recent Articles for UC Davis Humanities Institute en <a href="/featured-stories/practicing-community-engaged-scholarship-during-covid-19" hreflang="en">Practicing Community-engaged Scholarship during COVID-19</a> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Community-engaged scholarship is challenging at the best of times, but it is uniquely difficult in this current pandemic and with the social distancing efforts required to stop the spread of COVID-19. Moreover, many scholars are working with communities already made vulnerable by long-festering social inequities, and who now face compounding oppressions due to an inadequate public health response and continued racialized violence. June 01, 2020 - 1:52pm smaroney <a href="/news/congratulations-human-rights-studies-engaging-humanities-award" hreflang="en">Congratulations to Human Rights Studies for Engaging Humanities Award</a> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The University of California Humanities Research Institute has awarded the UC Davis Human Rights Studies Program one of its first Engaging Humanities seed grants, intended to support UC faculty in pursuing thoughtful engagement with diverse publics beyond the academy. Alongside collaborators from UCLA, The History Project, and a community partner, The Genocide Education Project (GenEd), Human Rights Studies will use these funds to pilot a summer institute in genocide and human rights studies for California high school teachers. June 01, 2020 - 9:37am mmweeks <a href="/news/mondavi-and-dhi-graduate-fellows-awarded-summer-research" hreflang="en">Mondavi and DHI Graduate Fellows Awarded for Summer Research</a> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The Davis Humanities Institute is delighted to welcome the 2020 Margrit Mondavi and DHI Summer Graduate Fellowship winners. This year's application pool was extremely competitive and unusually large. The 39 proposals came from 16 departments across the arts and humanities. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>We offer congratulations to our winners and the diversity of graduate work their projects represent: </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> June 01, 2020 - 9:29am mmweeks <a href="/featured-stories/chancellor-mays-statement-george-floyd" hreflang="en">DHI Statement and Link to Chancellor May’s Letter to Davis Community on George Floyd</a> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>We at the DHI are extremely disturbed by the events surrounding the death of George Floyd and acknowledge the pain and suffering surrounding the continued, extralegal killing and persecution of people of color, be it in Minneapolis (Mr. Floyd), Georgia (</span></span></span></span></span></span></span>Ahmaud Arbery)<span><span><span><span><span><span><span>, Kentucky (Breonna Taylor), New York (Christian Cooper) -- or wherever and whoever. May 29, 2020 - 10:49am smaroney <a href="/news/do-next-right-thing-career-development-resources-humanities-grads" hreflang="en">Do the Next Right Thing: Career Development Resources for Humanities Grads</a> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>If we ever thought stay-at-home orders presented an opportunity to be “productive,” most of us likely </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href=""><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>dispensed</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> with </span></span></span></span></span></span><a> May 26, 2020 - 11:16am lbaltus <a href="/news/faculty-awards-public-engagement-network-collaboration" hreflang="en">Humanities Faculty Awarded for Public Engagement and Network Collaborations</a> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The Davis Humanities Institute is pleased to announce the faculty awardees for the <span>Public Engagement and Network-Collaboration fellowships. Interdisciplinary, collaborative, and socially committed, the applications submitted for these competitions all represent important new research that exceeds the boundaries of traditional academics, maintaining disciplinary rigor while pioneering new modes of collaborative and community-engaged scholarship. May 18, 2020 - 12:44pm smaroney <a href="/news/civil-war-international-and-revolutionary-conflict" hreflang="en">The Civil War as International and Revolutionary Conflict</a> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>At the final Book Chat of the 2019-2020 academic year, Gregory Downs, Professor of History at UC Davis, discussed his recent book, </span></span></span></span></span></span><em><a href=""><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>The Second American Revolution: The Civil War-Era Struggle over Cuba and the Rebirth of the American Republic</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a></em><span><span><span><span><span><span> (University of North Carolina Press, 2019). May 18, 2020 - 12:41pm mmweeks <a href="/news/human-rights-scholars-pandemics-global-impact-and-critical-role-humanities" hreflang="en">Human Rights Scholars on the Pandemic’s Global Impact and the Critical Role of the Humanities </a> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>In a global crisis, the humanities are more necessary than ever. As Keith David Watenpaugh, Founding Director of the UC Davis Human Rights Studies Program, put it during a recent virtual UC Davis Humanities Institute event, human rights studies and the humanities more broadly are crucial for “reminding us all of our shared humanity and our shared responsibilities to one another as we work to uphold the rights and dignity of all.” </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> May 11, 2020 - 2:59pm lbaltus <a href="/featured-stories/congratulations-scholars-selected-nhcs-podcasting-humanities" hreflang="en">Congratulations to Scholars Selected for NHC's Podcasting the Humanities</a> <p>Congratulations to the UC Davis winners of the National Humanities Center's Regional Podcasting Institute's online workshop, "<a href="">Podcasting the Humanities: Creating Digital Stories for the Public</a>." The workshop will take place virtually from June 15-19, 2020.</p> May 08, 2020 - 9:15am smaroney <a href="/news/dhi-welcomes-two-graduate-fellows-leading-and-learning-initiative" hreflang="en">DHI Welcomes Two Graduate Fellows on Leading and Learning Initiative</a> <p><span><span>The UC Davis Humanities Institute is pleased to support two graduate scholars in their work as fellows on <a href="">Imagining America’</a>s Leading and Learning Initiative (LLI), funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. <span><span><span>The LLI is a national action research, networking, and advocacy initiative that aims to produce guidelines, interactive tools, and media for change agents who advocate for institutional change on behalf of public and activist scholarship. </span></span></span></span></span></p> May 04, 2020 - 12:31pm smaroney