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  • FILM SCREENING: BEYOND FORDLANDIA
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    FILM SCREENING: BEYOND FORDLANDIA

    Written and directed by Marcos Colón, Beyond Fordlândia (2017, 75 min) presents an environmental account of Henry Ford’s Amazon experience decades after its failure. The story addressed by the film begins in 1927, when the Ford Motor Company attempted to establish rubber plantations on the Tapajós River, a primary tributary of the Amazon. This film addresses the recent transition from failed rubber to successful soybean cultivation for export, and its implication for land usage.

    There will be a Q&A with director Marcos Colón after the film.

  • SYMPOSIUM: HUMANITIES IN PRISON
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    SYMPOSIUM: HUMANITIES IN PRISON

    Why study the humanities in prison? Why teach them? What is the value of prison humanities programs for communities both inside and outside of prisons? What humanistic texts and skills do we teach? This day-long symposium, hosted by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center of the University of California, Santa Barbara, will explore the building of intellectual communities across systemic divides through the humanities.

  • CONFERENCE: BEYOND ACADEMIA
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    CONFERENCE: BEYOND ACADEMIA

    The Beyond Academia conference at UC Santa Barbara is an annual event aimed at preparing graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in all stages and disciplines to pursue a wide range of career options after graduate school. The conference offers attendees the opportunity to interact with professionals who have established careers outside the professoriate in industry, government, administration, nonprofits, and more. Come learn about potential careers in a variety of sectors and specialties outside of and alongside academia.

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    CONFERENCE: BEYOND ACADEMIA

    The Beyond Academia conference at UC Santa Barbara is an annual event aimed at preparing graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in all stages and disciplines to pursue a wide range of career options after graduate school. The conference offers attendees the opportunity to interact with professionals who have established careers outside the professoriate in industry, government, administration, nonprofits, and more. Come learn about potential careers in a variety of sectors and specialties outside of and alongside academia.

  • TALK: JEWS AND REVOLUTION: THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
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    TALK: JEWS AND REVOLUTION: THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

    Tony Michels is the George L. Mosse Professor of American Jewish History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of Jewish Radicals: A Documentary History (2012) and A Fire in Their Hearts: Yiddish Socialists in New York (2005). Michels is the co-editor of The Cambridge History of Judaism: Volume 8. The Modern World, 1815-2000 (2017).

    Sponsored by the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies at UC Santa Barbara.

  • CROSSINGS + BOUNDARIES READING: OF GREAT IMPORTANCE
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    CROSSINGS + BOUNDARIES READING: OF GREAT IMPORTANCE

    The poems in Of Great Importance discuss taxes and debts, stocks and flows, citizenship and labor contracts, notaries and accountants, factories and strikes, freedoms and fundamental rights, how to make money and how to win elections, when to declare war and when to found a new state.

  • CROSSINGS + BOUNDARIES READING: OF GREAT IMPORTANCE
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    CROSSINGS + BOUNDARIES READING: OF GREAT IMPORTANCE

    The poems in Of Great Importance discuss taxes and debts, stocks and flows, citizenship and labor contracts, notaries and accountants, factories and strikes, freedoms and fundamental rights, how to make money and how to win elections, when to declare war and when to found a new state.

  • Humanities Decanted: Lal Zimman, Transgender Language Reform: Some Challenges and Strategies for Promoting Trans-Affirming, Gender-Inclusive Language
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    Humanities Decanted: Lal Zimman, Transgender Language Reform: Some Challenges and Strategies for Promoting Trans-Affirming, Gender-Inclusive Language

    Join us for a presentation and discussion with Lal Zimman (Linguistics) about his new work, “Transgender Language Reform.” Refreshments will be served.

  • Crossings + Boundaries Talks: Sinan Antoon and Sara Pursley
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    Crossings + Boundaries Talks: Sinan Antoon and Sara Pursley

    Talk: The Times of Revolution in Jawad Salim’s Monument to Freedom

  • Crossings + Boundaries Talk: Borderwall as Architecture - Ronald Rael
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    Crossings + Boundaries Talk: Borderwall as Architecture - Ronald Rael

    Ronald Rael holds the Eva Li Memorial Chair in Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. He is an applied architectural researcher, design activist, author, and thought leader in the fields of additive manufacturing and earthen architecture. He is the author of Borderwall as Architecture: A Manifesto for the U.S.-Mexico Boundary (2017), which advocates for a reconsideration of the existing barrier dividing the U.S. and Mexico through design proposals that are hyperboles of actual scenarios that have occurred as a consequence of the wall.

  • Symposium: Humanities in Prison
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    Symposium: Humanities in Prison

    Why study the humanities in prison? Why teach them? What is the value of prison humanities programs for communities both inside and outside of prisons? What humanistic texts and skills do we teach? A day-long symposium, hosted by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center of the University of California, Santa Barbara, will include the voices of educators and the formerly incarcerated, in this exploration of building intellectual communities across systemic divides through the humanities.

  • Crossings + Boundaries Reading: Of Great Importance - Nachoem M. Wijnberg
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    Crossings + Boundaries Reading: Of Great Importance - Nachoem M. Wijnberg

    The poems in Of Great Importance discuss taxes and debts, stocks and flows, citizenship and labor contracts, notaries and accountants, factories and strikes, freedoms and fundamental rights, how to make money and how to win elections, when to declare war and when to found a new state.

  • The 2018 Diana and Simon Raab Writer-in-Residence: Helen Macdonald
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    The 2018 Diana and Simon Raab Writer-in-Residence: Helen Macdonald

    This year’s Diana and Simon Raab Writer-in-Residence is acclaimed naturalist and writer Helen Macdonald. She is the author of three books, including Shaler’s Fish (2001), Falcon (2006), and H is for Hawk (2014), winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction, the Costa Book Award, and the Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger. Her work includes poetry, naturalist non-fiction about birds, and memoir. She is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine.

  • Crossings + Boundaries Talk: Murder and Mattering in Harambe's House - Claire Jean Kim
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    Crossings + Boundaries Talk: Murder and Mattering in Harambe's House - Claire Jean Kim

    This talk approaches the controversy over the killing of the gorilla Harambe in the Cincinnati Zoo in May 2016 as a unique window onto the making of animalness and blackness in the contemporary U.S. It will explore the notion of a racial-zoological order in which the “human” is constructed simultaneously in relation to both the “black” and the “animal.”

  • Crossings + Boundaries Talk: Exodus: The Largest Movement of People since the Second World War - Dexter Filkins
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    Crossings + Boundaries Talk: Exodus: The Largest Movement of People since the Second World War - Dexter Filkins

    The world is witnessing the greatest mass migration since 1945. More than sixty-five million people, about one in every hundred on Earth, have fled their homes. Some are internally displaced; others are refugees who have moved to multiple countries.

  • Humanities Decanted: Bhaskar Sarkar, “No Man's (Is)land: Ecology of a Border”
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    Humanities Decanted: Bhaskar Sarkar, “No Man's (Is)land: Ecology of a Border”

    Join us for a dialogue between Bhaskar Sarkar (Film and Media Studies) and Lisa Sun-Hee Park (Asian American Studies) about Sarkar’s new article, “No Man’s (Is)land: Ecology of a Border.” Refreshments will be served.

  • Crossings + Boundaries Talks: Sayak Valencia and Lorena Wolffer
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    Crossings + Boundaries Talks: Sayak Valencia and Lorena Wolffer

    Talk: From Queer to Cuir: Geopolitical Ostranenie from the Global South

    Sayak Valencia’s talk will explore the politics of survival and the alliances of the trans/border/messtizx/sissy/lesbian/dressed/slut-fag/cripple. The word “cuir” represents a defamiliarization—or ostranenie—of “queer,” which challenges automatic reading and registers, through its unfamiliarity, a geopolitical inflection southward and from the peripheries. Countering colonial epistemology and Anglo-American historiography, cuir invokes a space of decolonialized enunciation, at once playful and critical.

  • Crossings + Boundaries Talk: Dreamland: America's Opiate Epidemic and How We Got Here - Sam Quinones
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    Crossings + Boundaries Talk: Dreamland: America's Opiate Epidemic and How We Got Here - Sam Quinones

    Quinones will discuss the origins of our nationwide opioid epidemic: pharmaceutical marketing, changes in our heroin market, and new attitudes toward pain among American healthcare consumers. He will also discuss cultural shifts that made this epidemic possible.

  • Humanities Decanted: Robert Samuels, Educating Inequality: Beyond the Political Myths of Higher Education and the Job Market
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    Humanities Decanted: Robert Samuels, Educating Inequality: Beyond the Political Myths of Higher Education and the Job Market

    Join us for a dialogue between Robert Samuels (Writing) and Heather Steffen (English and Writing) about Samuels’ new work, Educating Inequality. Refreshments will be served.

  • Humanities in the Community: The 2017 Convening of the Western Humanities Alliance
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    Humanities in the Community: The 2017 Convening of the Western Humanities Alliance

    What is the significance and power of community in the 21st century? How has community been conceptualized and created by different cultures throughout history? How are relationships between specific communities and the broader social milieu constructed and maintained? In today’s global society, what provides the impetus for a life of civic engagement, built upon democratic values, goals, and aspirations? Is the “network” the latest form of community, now disconnected from the preconditions of shared physical or social space?

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