Announcements

The Conservative and Liberal Democratic coalition government in the United Kingdom is planning to cut government funding to higher education by 80%. They are urging campuses to make up the difference by eliminating programs and faculty in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts. I would...

Professor Edward Soja's lecture "Seeking Spatial Justice," originally scheduled for Tuesday January 25, has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience, and will attempt to reschedule the event....

UCHRI California Humanities Scholars for 2010-11 The purpose of the new California Humanities Scholars Program is to recognize graduate students working across the broad range of humanities at the University of California and to use their collective expertise, interests and collaborative energy to create a dynamic...

The IHC is pleased to welcome Jude Mikal as its new Research Development Coordinator. With the addition of Jude, the IHC’s grants division is now available to accept new grant proposals from faculty in the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts.  Barbara Walker,...

UCHRI has released its 2011-12 Call for Proposals for five programs:  Collaborative Compositions, Residential Research Group Topic Proposals (for 2012-13), Residential Research Fellowships (for Spring 2011), Conferences and Seminars, and Extramural Explorations.  All can be found online on the UCHRI website at http://www.uchri.org....

The IHC is now accepting applications for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) 2010 Summer Stipend program. To be considered for a summer stipend, faculty members must submit all application materials to the IHC by Wednesday, September 1, 2010.

The IHC welcomes applications from UCSB humanities graduate students for the UC Humanities Research Institute's new California Humanities Scholars Program.  The purpose of the California Humanities Scholars Program is to recognize graduate students working across the broad range of humanities at the University of California and to use their collective expertise, interests and collaborative energy to create a dynamic and interactive virtual network.  California Humanities Scholars will be “Citizen Journalists,” reporting on the work happening on their campuses and in their various communities by blogging, tweeting, vlogging, podcasting and other forms of online networking.  The California Humanities Scholars will orchestrate a regular discussion forum on the UC Humanities Network website (currently under development).  Open to all, these forums will offer insights and exchanges on a broad range of issues related to the humanities.

The IHC thanks the many members of the UCSB and Santa Barbara communities who helped to make our Oil + Water series for 2009-2010 a success.  Click here for details about events in this series, which explored the impact of these two vital resources on...

As part of the IHC's year-long Oil+Water series, activist, author and UCSB Regent's Lecturer Maude Barlow will present her talk, The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water.  Please join us at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, May 11 at UCSB’s Corwin Pavilion for this free public event.

The IHC is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Barbara Walker as Director of Research Development for the Social Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts.  We feel very fortunate to have someone with Barbara’s knowledge and experience in grants development as a member of the grants division at the IHC.

Our May 17 deadline for research focus groups and research fellowships is quickly approaching.  For application details and other information, please visit: Research Fellowships (Formerly Senior Fellowships) Research Focus Groups ...

The University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA) and the University of California, San Diego are pleased to announce the 4th annual UCIRA State of the Arts conference, to take place at UCSD November 18-21, 2010. Proposals are currently being accepted which address the theme Future Tense: Alternative Arts and Economies in the University.

For the first time, Isla Vista Arts is asking for undergraduate support for a $2.00 per quarter lock-in fee initiative. Vote YES on Isla Vista Arts Keep the Magic Lantern lit! Keep I.V. LIVE! Keep WORD Magazine on the street...

The IHC's Spring Conference, Oil+Water: The Case of Santa Barbara and Southern California will be taking place shortly. Please join us for this free, public event on Thursday, April 8 through Saturday, April 10. For more information, a full schedule and list of...

The UC Center for New Racial Studies A group of University of California faculty located at eight different campuses has received a significant grant from the UC system to launch the University of California Center for New Racial Studies (UCCNRS), a Multi-Campus Research Program. The UCCNRS will make its official debut in July 2010 and has been assured of UC system-wide support for five subsequent academic years (until June 2015). Our Steering Committee includes scholars from across the entire system, colleagues working in the social sciences and humanities, area studies, public policy, and legal studies. We hope to establish active linkages on every UC campus, and to offer a wide range of support as well as very broad collaborative and networking capabilities.