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Research Focus Group Discussion: Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities


Please join the Disability Studies Initiative for a discussion of Disability Studies and the Environmental Humanities: Toward an Eco-Crip Theory (available online after signing into the UCSB library). We will focus our discussion on two chapters: “Bodies of Nature: The Environmental Politics of Disability” by Alison Kafer and “Cripping Sustainability, Realizing Food Justice” by Kim Q. Hall. This event will be moderated by Olivia Henderson. A second year graduate student in the Department of English at ...

Research Focus Group Talk: Exploding the Khoi and San Colonial Stereotypes, Reclaiming African Histories


Academic historians have largely represented the Khoi and the San people of Southern Africa as marginal to the production of the region’s history, deleting their place in the emergence and development of African civilization and self-liberation. As a public historian, intellectual, activist and healer, Attaqua’s voice has intervened to forcefully reframe the history of the indigenous people of Southern Africa. In this talk, she will speak about the Khoi and San’s long struggle against the ...

Regeneration Talk: Clint Smith


REGISTER NOW Free to attend; registration required to receive Zoom webinar attendance link Join us online for a conversation between Clint Smith and IHC Director Susan Derwin. Audience Q&A will follow. Clint Smith is a staff writer at The Atlantic. He is the author of How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America, which was a #1 New York Times Bestseller, and the poetry collection Counting Descent, which won the ...

RFG Reading Group Discussion: Leah DeVun’s “The Monstrous Races: Mapping the Borders of Sex”

3001E HSSB HSSB UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA

Please join us for our second IHC Un-disciplining Premodern Histories of Race and Gender Research Focus Group reading discussion. We will be discussing Leah DeVun's "Monstrous Races: Mapping the Borders of Sex" in The Shape of Sex: Nonbinary Gender from Genesis to the Renaissance (New York: Columbia University Press, 2021). Please email or for access to the reading. Sponsored by the IHC Un-disciplining Premodern Histories of Race and Gender Research Focus Group

Research Focus Group Workshop: Works-in-Progress Series: Developing an Archive


In our first Works-in-Progress workshop, we will discuss various strategies and resources for developing archives related to Shakespeare and Global Media. This will include cultivating a multimedia bibliography that extends to potential source texts, critical works, and theoretical approaches, as well as developing questions and frameworks that interrogate established modes of scholarly production. We will consider questions like: What does it mean to do "global Shakespeare"? What methods and approaches push the boundaries of scholarship? ...

Research Focus Group Workshop: Why Different Models of Disability?


Rachel Lambert (Assistant Professor in Special Education and Mathematics Education, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, UC Santa Barbara) will offer a workshop on the different models of disability, including medical, social, political/ relational and complex embodiment. Lambert’s scholarly work investigates the intersections between Disability Studies in Education and mathematics education. She has conducted longitudinal studies of how Latinx students with learning disabilities construct identities as mathematics learners, and how mathematical pedagogy shapes how teachers perceive ...

Regeneration Artist Talk: Harmonia Rosales

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA

Afro-Cuban American artist Harmonia Rosales will discuss her new and dynamic body of work presented in the exhibition Entwined. Rosales’ interweaving of representations from ancient Greek and Yoruba mythologies invites viewers to challenge their ideas about identity and empowerment. Women and people of color, the protagonists of her canvases, assume roles of power and beauty in exquisite imaginings of ancient myths and Renaissance paintings. A reception will follow. To learn more about the exhibition Entwined, ...

Regeneration Talk: Infrastructures of Collective Life: A Formalist’s Guide to the Climate Crisis


Free to attend; registration required to receive Zoom webinar attendance link Join us online for a talk on “Infrastructures of Collective Life: A Formalist’s Guide to the Climate Crisis,” followed by audience Q&A. Caroline Levine has spent her career asking how and why the humanities and the arts matter, especially in democratic societies. She argues for the understanding of forms and structures as crucial to understanding links between art and society. She is the author ...

Regeneration Talk: Elizabeth Kolbert

Corwin Pavilion 494 UCEN Rd, Isla Vista, CA

Elizabeth Kolbert is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and a staff writer for The New Yorker. Her latest book, Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future, explores humanity’s transformative impact on the environment, asking: After doing so much damage, can we change nature, this time to save it? Her previous book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, a book about mass extinctions that weaves intellectual and natural history with reporting in the field, was ...

Ensuring the Future of Historic Textiles: The Case of a Japanese Empress’s Court Gown

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA

Join us for a talk on "Ensuring the Future of Historic Textiles: The Case of a Japanese Empress's Court Gown." A reception will follow. Monica Bethe is Director of the Medieval Japanese Studies Institute in Kyoto, Japan. Image: Courtesy of Monica Bethe Sponsored by the IHC's Regeneration series