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Award: Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA

The annual Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature will be presented to Cherríe Moraga on February 8 in the McCune Conference Room of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center. The award is given to a Chicano/Latino writer who has achieved national and international recognition. Cherríe Moraga is one of the most accomplished poets, playwrights, and writers in the United States. She is the author of numerous publications, including This Bridge Called My Back, co-edited with Gloria ...

Sal Castro Memorial Conference on the Chicano Movement and the Long History of Mexican American Civil Rights Struggles

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA

The Sal Castro Memorial Conference on the Chicano Movement and the Long History of Mexican American Civil Rights Struggles will focus on the Chicano Movement of the late 1960s and 1970s as a seminal period in Chicano history on the struggle for civil rights and community empowerment. Papers will also include earlier Mexican American civil rights struggles and the continuation of such struggle after the Chicano Movement. This will be the 6th bi-annual Sal Castro ...

Information Sessions: Public Humanities Graduate Fellows Program

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA

Wednesday, February 22 | 12:00 PM | McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020 | RSVP Lunch will be provided. AND Thursday, February 23 | 4:00 PM | McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020 | RSVP Refreshments will be provided. Join the IHC on 2/22 or 2/23 to learn more about the Public Humanities Graduate Fellows Program. Explore the course requirements, hear about paid internship opportunities, and find out more about the capstone presentation. If you would like ...

Information Sessions: Public Humanities Graduate Fellows Program

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA

Wednesday, February 22 | 12:00 PM | McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020 | RSVP Lunch will be provided. AND Thursday, February 23 | 4:00 PM | McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020 | RSVP Refreshments will be provided. Join the IHC on 2/22 or 2/23 to learn more about the Public Humanities Graduate Fellows Program. Explore the course requirements, hear about paid internship opportunities, and find out more about the capstone presentation. If you would like ...

Humanities Decanted: The Virus Touch

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA

Join us for a dialogue between Bishnupriya Ghosh (English and Global Studies) and Elena Aronova (History) about Ghosh’s new book, The Virus Touch: Theorizing Epidemic Media. Refreshments will be served. In The Virus Touch, Ghosh argues that media are central to understanding emergent relations between viruses, humans, and nonhuman life. Writing in the shadow of the HIV/AIDS and COVID-19 global pandemics, Ghosh theorizes “epidemic media” to show how epidemics are mediated in images, numbers, and ...

TMI Talk: How Are You? Sentiment, Surveillance, and Anti-Asian Racism

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA

Sentiment analysis entails the widespread surveillance of users posts and actions to determine how they feel. This talk outlines the importance of early- and mid-20th-century studies of women workers and Japanese and Japanese-American internees in U.S. WWII internment camps to the rise of sentiment analysis. A reception will follow. Wendy Hui Kyong Chun is the Canada 150 Research Chair in New Media at Simon Fraser University and leads the Digital Democracies Institute, which was launched ...

Humanities Decanted: Giuliana Perrone

McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB Santa Barbara, CA

Join us for a dialogue with Giuliana Perrone (History) about her new book, Nothing More than Freedom: The Failure of Abolition in American Law. Refreshments will be served. Nothing More than Freedom: The Failure of Abolition in American Law (Cambridge University Press, 2023) Nothing More than Freedom explores the long and complex legal history of Black freedom in the United States. From the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865 until the end of Reconstruction ...