Highlighted Events

  • November 8, 2016 to June 30, 2017
    The widespread introduction of steel protective helmets was among the major military and cultural changes wrought by the Great War (1914-1918). This exhibition showcases original helmets, photographs, and WWI artifacts and can be viewed at the UCSB Library's Mountain Gallery, 1st floor.
  • February 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017
    Stop by the UCSB Library's Ocean Gallery to see our exhibition of Christopher Cardinale’s illustrations of Rosario, Mexico, the town depicted in Into the Beautiful North. The illustrations were originally created for the graphic novel Mr. Mendoza's Paintbrush by Luis Alberto Urrea. See the following links for more information on...
  • February 2, 2017 to June 30, 2017
    This exhibition represents the legacy of the movements of a people from their origins in Africa, their struggles for social justice in that continent, and their dispersal to North and South America, as represented in the graphic art collections in the California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives (CEMA) in the Department of Special Research...
  • April 5, 2017
    Award-winning documentary The Overnighters is an intimate portrait of economic migration, faith, and community in the tiny oil boom town of Williston, North Dakota. Inundated with thousands of job-seeking arrivals, yet lacking the infrastructure to house them, the town struggles to adapt. In response, local Pastor Jay Reinke initiates a...
  • April 5, 2017
    Colson Whitehead is one of the most versatile and innovative writers in contemporary literature. His latest book, The Underground Railroad – winner of the National Book Award and a No. 1 New York Times bestseller – is a tour de force that chronicles a young slave’s desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. With a body of work that...
  • April 6, 2017
    What motivates people and mobilizes them to create change? In 2011, people in countries around the world rose up against their governments and economic systems, apparently spontaneously, and under very different conditions, with widely varying effects. Perhaps more than any particular structural or organizational cause, the phenomenon can be...
  • April 6, 2017
    Mark Rios, FAIA, FASLA Founding Partner Rios Clementi Hale Studios
    Formally trained in both architecture and landscape architecture, Mark Rios, FAIA, FASLA, has long seen those two disciplines as inseparable. He founded Rios Associates in 1985 with a singular vision: to imagine, design, and build complete environments. Under his leadership...
  • April 8, 2017
    “In the most trying circumstances, both before and during the Arab spring, Tawakkol Karman has played a leading part in the struggle for women’s rights and for democracy and peace in Yemen.” – The Norwegian Nobel Committee 2011 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman is the first Yemeni, the first Arab woman and the second Muslim woman to win a...
  • April 9, 2017
    “There is nothing quite like the lilting flow of [Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu]... not unlike the motion of the sea.” The New York Times “[Masters of Hawaiian Music are] virtuosic keepers of a cultural flame.” The New York Times Escape to paradise in an evening of dance and music celebrating the rich cultural traditions of Hawai'i. Under the...
  • April 10, 2017
    Greg Hickok is Professor of Cognitive Sciences and Director of the Center for Language Science at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Hickok's research interests include the functional anatomy of speech/language, the cortical auditory system, fMRI, and neuropsychological methods. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Psychonomic Bulletin Review...
  • April 12, 2017
    An acclaimed author, naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech Terry Tempest Williams has been called “a citizen writer” who speaks out eloquently on behalf of an ethical stance toward life, environmental issues and matters of justice. She will discuss her new book The Hour of Land, published in honor of the centennial of the National...
  • April 13, 2017
    Mapping Dissent is a collaborative public art project with queer feminist and Mexico-City based artist, Lorena Wolffer and part of the ongoing Queer Hemispheres Radical Performance Series. During the performance walk, Mapping Dissent will mount and display across campus a collection of testimonies collected at UCSB and in Santa Barbara that...
  • April 13, 2017
    TALK: Questioning Narratives of Black “Dis-placement” in the Province of Caracas, 1760-1809
    Evelyne Laurent-Perrault (Department of History, UCSB)
    Thursday, April 13, 2017 / 4:30 PM
    HSSB 4080
    This talk explores the social roles enslaved and free women of African descent played in urban centers, in spite of the fact that...
  • April 13, 2017
    The Edge of Seventeen is a coming-of-age movie in the vein of Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club – an honest, candid, often hilarious look at what it’s like to grow up as a young woman in today’s modern world. Growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), who is already at peak awkwardness when her...
  • April 14, 2017
    TALK: Diversity, Sexuality and Inequality in the San Francisco Tech Industry
    France Winddance Twine (Sociology, UCSB)
    Friday, April 14, 2017 / 1:00 PM
    4041 Humanities and Social Science Building
    Twine is the author, most recently, of Outsourcing the Womb: Race, Class & Gestational Surrogacy in a Global Market (2015...
  • April 14, 2017
    This talk begins with a review of the extensive critiques of community offered by Joseph and other scholars of critical and cultural theory. While earlier analyses focus on the racist and exclusionary implications of community, these works examine deployments of community as a supplement to capitalism and neoliberal governmentality. Meanwhile,...
  • April 14, 2017
    The Spring Dance Concert features lively new works by senior BFA students
    in collaboration with student lighting and costume designers. Faculty member
    Christina McCarthy presents a striking new piece, and our UCSB Dance Company
    performs two original works before embarking on their two-week European tour.
  • April 15, 2017
    The Spring Dance Concert features lively new works by senior BFA students
    in collaboration with student lighting and costume designers. Faculty member
    Christina McCarthy presents a striking new piece, and our UCSB Dance Company
    performs two original works before embarking on their two-week European tour.
  • April 15, 2017
    The Spring Dance Concert features lively new works by senior BFA students
    in collaboration with student lighting and costume designers. Faculty member
    Christina McCarthy presents a striking new piece, and our UCSB Dance Company
    performs two original works before embarking on their two-week European tour.
  • April 18, 2017
    Recognized as one of Europe’s most distinctive choreographers, Hervé Koubi makes his Southern California debut with What the Day Owes to the Night, a highly physical, stunningly fluid work that invokes the complex interwoven threads of his French-Algerian ancestral history. Combining capoeira, urban and contemporary dance with powerful imagery...
  • April 19, 2017
    “Allende’s books feel like ornate fairy tales, velvety and otherworldly and sly, as full of mystery as history.” Los Angeles Times Literary legend Isabel Allende is beloved for sweeping narrative mixed with deeply personal, deftly political, evocatively historical writing. Allende wrote her acclaimed first novel, The House of the Spirits, in exile...
  • April 20, 2017
    David Anderson is Seymour Benzer Professor of Biology at the California Institute of Technology and Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Dr. Anderson’s recent research focuses on the study of neural circuits underlying innate behaviors that are associated with emotional states, including defensive behaviors and inter-male...
  • April 20, 2017
    Architects Koning Eizenberg take on the idyll of local and neighborhood through the design of recent projects in the Los Angeles region in Urban Hallucinations. They bring a fresh eye to placemaking and community building in an urban area that is ambivalent about development, yet conscious of regional issues — notably sustainability, affordability...
  • April 20, 2017
    “Friedman wants to explain why the world is the way it is – why so many things seem to be spinning out of control… as a guide for perplexed Westerners, this book is very hard to beat.” The New York Times Three-time Pulitzer Prize recipient Thomas L. Friedman is a New York Times columnist whose bestselling books include The World Is Flat and From...
  • April 21, 2017 to April 22, 2017
    CONFERENCE: Transience, Garbage, Excess, Loss: The Ephemeral, 1500-1800
    Jonathan Goldberg (English, Emory)
    Elizabeth Heckendorn Cook (English, UCSB)
    Friday, April 21, 2017 / 1:00 PM-4:30 PM
    Saturday, April 22, 2017 / 8:30 AM-4:00 PM
    Loma Pelona Conference Center
    With the present rise of ephemera studies, we hope...