Read about Hughes's work chronicling Direct Relief's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Watch or listen to recent Living Democracy and Humanities Decanted events and others from the IHC’s archive on SoundCloud and YouTube. Follow us @ihcucsb for updates new event recordings.
Read about Son's work building a website for the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County's Foodboss curriculum.
The IHC is pleased to announce the results of its Fall 2020 awards competition. Congratulations to the winners of IHC Faculty Collaborative and Fellowship Awards!
Read about Ahdifard's work developing interpretive programming for Santa Barbara's Casa de la Guerra.
Susan Derwin and Neil Kreisel discuss the role of the humanities in democratic society and the IHC's community engaged programs.
As we embark on another academic year, we at the IHC are looking forward to partnering with you in pursuit of our mission to advance knowledge about human experience in cultural, historical, and social contexts, through programs that foster human agency, social connectivity, and civic empowerment.
Graduate Student Funding Opportunity - The Humanities Without Walls Pre-Doctoral program aims to help prepare doctoral students for careers both within and outside the academy through a series of summer workshops.
This new grant enables HFA faculty to integrate collaborative possibilities into their remote teaching.
Read about Thornburg's recent internship with Digital Delano, an archive hosted by Bakersfield College Delano Campus Library.
Read about Jasmine's fellow-designed community project working with the Pan-African Movement for Justice (PAMJ), a non-profit organization based in Sweden.
This collection of recent articles explores the value and interventions of the humanities in the midst of pandemic, both historically and currently.
This week, a group of IHC Public Humanities Graduate Fellows will begin internships with nonprofit and cultural organizations in the Santa Barbara area as part of the IHC’s Public Humanities Graduate Fellows Program, which prepares Ph.D. students for careers as dynamic, socially engaged humanists both within and beyond the academy.
The IHC is delighted to announce that Ben Olguín, Professor and Robert and Liisa Erickson Presidential Chair in English, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Art Works Grant.
The IHC is pleased to announce the 2020-21 Research Focus Groups (RFG). The RFG program brings together faculty and graduate students with shared research interests from different fields and departments/programs to foster the development of interdisciplinary research agendas.
Watch Public Humanities Graduate Fellow interns Francisco Beltrán and Mika Thornburg discuss their work with Digital Delano, an archive hosted by Bakersfield College.
Alesha Claveria is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Theater and Dance. Her research interests include contemporary Native North American drama and Indigenous theory. As an IHC Public Humanities Graduate Fellow, Claveria interned at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB).
IHC Director Susan Derwin asked Reuben Jonathan Miller, Assistant Professor in the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration (SSA), a few questions about his work in light of the current pandemic.
IHC Director Susan Derwin asked Aaron Huey, Creative Director of Amplifier.org, a few questions about his work in light of the current pandemic.
The IHC is pleased to announce the results of its Spring 2020 awards competition. Congratulations to the winners of IHC Faculty and Dissertation Fellowships.
IHC Director Susan Derwin asked Roland Geyer, Professor at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UCSB, a few questions about his work in light of the current pandemic.
IHC Director Susan Derwin asked Jared Diamond, UCLA Professor of Geography, a few questions about his work in light of the current pandemic.
Although the McCune Conference room remains dark and our offices unoccupied, we have been enthusiastically at work on programs that support UCSB faculty and students and that serve our broader community.
The IHC is pleased to announce the winners of its Winter 2020 awards applications. Congratulations to the winners of Graduate Collaborative and Visual, Performing, and Media Arts Awards!
The IHC is delighted to announce that Mona Damluji, Professor of Film and Media Studies, has won an NEH Faculty Fellowship for her book project, Pipeline Cinema.
The IHC is pleased to announce the winners of its awards for the Fall 2019 competition. Congratulations to the winners of Faculty Fellowships and Faculty Collaborative Awards!
Read about Anna’s fellow-designed community project working with a speech-language pathologist (SLP) to develop linguistic resources for SLPs who work with the Mixtec community in Ventura County.
Olga Faccani is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Classics specializing in ancient theater. She is interested in community building and the power of story-telling to connect different audiences. As an IHC Public Humanities Graduate Fellow, Faccani completed an internship at New Beginnings Counseling Center in Santa Barbara.
Chelsea Lonergan is a graduate student in the Department of Communication’s Media Neuroscience Lab, where she studies cognitive sex differences, hormonal stress response, and moral evaluations of media content. As an IHC Public Humanities Graduate Fellow, Lonergan completed an internship at the Superior Court of Santa Barbara.
Emma John, second-year PhD student in History and IHC Public Humanities Graduate Fellow, is currently completing an internship at the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, and has been working with the Casa de la Guerra, a historic house museum maintained by the Trust and former residence of José de la Guerra, the fifth comandante of the Presidio.
The IHC is pleased to announce the winners of its awards for the Spring 2019 competition. Congratulations to the winners of Faculty Fellowships, Faculty Collaborative Awards, and our 2019-20 IHC Dissertation Fellows!
Francisco Beltrán is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at UC Santa Barbara. He focuses on U.S. history with an emphasis on Chicana/o history, the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, Immigration, Comparative Race and Ethnicity, and Latin America. Beltrán is completing a 2018-19 IHC public fellow internship with the Digital Delano project housed at Bakersfield College.