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ISS sponsors and co-sponsors a broad range of events, including major and small conferences, lectures, workshops, colloquia, symposia and film screenings.

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2016-17

 

ZhenShanMei/True, Good, Beautiful: Three Antinomies of Value and Three Double Movements in Chinese Late Socialism

Colloquium (October 2016)

Hosted by the Department of Anthropology, this colloquium featured Lily Chumley, an assistant professor of media, culture, and communication at New York University.

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Revisiting Viet Nam War History: Understanding the Army of the Republic of Viet Nam (ARVN)

Symposium (October 2016)

Hosted by the Department of Asian American Studies, this symposium featured a range of scholars from around the globe.

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Revisiting “Spanglish As Literacy Tool”

Lecture (October 2016)

Hosted by the Rhetoric@Davis Research Cluster and featuring Ramón Martínez of Stanford University.

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V-cologies

Conference (September 2016)

A conference enabling collaborative scholarly exchange about the first fossil fuel economy, culture, and society (nineteenth-century Britain and its empire) from the perspective of ecology and the environmental humanities.

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2015-16 

 

Tech for Social Good

Initiative (Launched May 2016)

In association with CITRIS at UC Davis, the Blum Center for Developing Economies, and the Center for Regional Change, ISS co-sponsored this inaugural small seed grants competition to support pilot projects that promote social good, foster collaboration across disciplines within UC Davis, and enable outreach with community organizations.

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Ethnic Minority Literatures in China and My Own Writing

Lecture (May 2016)

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and the Confucius Institute at UC Davis hosted this reading and lecture by Alai, a Rgyalrong Tibetan writer from China best known for his historical novel Red Poppies.

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Visions in Methodology

Conference (May 2016)

Hosted by the Department of Political Science, in collaboration with its counterpart at UC Merced, the ninth annual Visions in Methodology conference brought together researchers from across the nation with the goal of supporting women who study political methodology.

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EcoMaterialisms: Scales of Matter(ing)

Conference (May 2016)

The second annual EcoMaterialisms conference, hosted by the Department of Anthropology and Science & Technology Studies. 

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The Basics of Tea: Tea and People

Colloquium (May 2016)

The Global Tea Initiative's inaugural colloquium featured talks by leading international experts.

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Native American Students Graduate Student Symposium

Symposium (May 2016)

At this event, entitled "Transitioning from the Fifth Sun," scholars presented new research on topics including female empowerment in urban Peru, hip-hop from the Mapuche, the revival of Indigenous tattoos, and the role of storytelling in cultural resilience.

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California Workshop on Evolutionary Social Sciences (C-WESS)

Conference (May 2016)

Held in San Luis Obispo, this annual conference is guided by a single, unifying goal: to maximize familiarity and opportunity for interaction among the greater California community investigating human behavior from an evolutionary perspective.

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Qualitative Health Research Symposium

Conference (May 2016)

Held at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.

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Japanese, Korean and Chinese Responses to Japanese Expansionism in the Early 20th Century

East Asian Studies Program Colloquium (April 2016)

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Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Conference

Conference (April 2016)

Hosted by the Undergraduate Research Center at UC Davis.

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24th Annual Eugene Lunn Memorial Lecture

Lecture (April 2016)

At the invitation of the Department of History, Carlo Ginzburg of UCLA presented a talk entitled "Unintentional Revelations: Reading History Against the Grain."

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Mobility-Creativity Nexus

Conference (April 2016)

Hosted by the Temporary Migration Cluster.

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Historians Without Borders, History Without Limits

Conference (April 2016)

The Department of History’s inaugural graduate conference.

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(re)Claiming Indigenous Space in the Academy: Scholarship, Pedagogy, and Alliance

Colloquium (April 2016)

The Native American Studies Student Association hosted this interdisciplinary teaching colloquium in order to explore issues and aspects of Native American Studies through sharing pedagogies, support, networks, reclaiming histories and identities and acknowledging the Patwin Peoples by holding a talking circle within the contemplative garden.

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2016 North America Conference of the Chinese Economists Society

Conference (April 2016)

Entitled Establishing the New International Normal for Economic Growth in China and the World: The Imperative for Sustainable Global Development, this conference was held at the Hilton Doubletree in Sacramento.

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The Self-Help Myth: How Philanthropy Fails to Alleviate Poverty by Erica Kohl-Arenas

Book Launch (March 2016)

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To TPP or not to TPP? Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) & US Relations with East Asia and the Pacific

Colloquium (March 2016)

A roundtable discussion with U.S. Department of State Deputy Assistant Secretary Matthew J. Matthews and UC Davis faculty, hosted by East Asian Studies.

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Making Minorities in the Late-Ottoman Period: Armenians and Kurds

Lecture (March 2016)

The Turkish Studies Research Cluster hosted this public lecture by Janet Klein, associate professor of history at the University of Akron. Dr. Klein’s talk argued that scholars frequently deploy the term "minority" without duly considering its evolution—particularly in the context of the Ottoman Empire.

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Authorship and the Promises of Digital Dissemination

Panel Discussion (March 2016)

Hosted by Innovating Communication in Scholarship (a UC Davis IFHA project), this cross-disciplinary panel discussed authorship in the digital age, with a focus on the specific goals and needs of academic authors.

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Medical Markets, Affliction and the Urban Poor: Evidence from India

Lecture (March 2016)

Why do state health policies and practices—ostensibly designed to save lives—sometimes fail certain populations? How might paying attention to these policies and practices enhance our understanding of state power? Veena Das, the Krieger–Eisenhower Professor of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University, explored such questions at this colloquium hosted by the UC Davis Department of Anthropology.

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Northern California Consciousness 2016

Conference (March 2016)

Hosted by the Center for Mind and Brain at UC Davis, this two-day conference brought together an interdisciplinary group of faculty and students from the social sciences, humanities, and hard sciences.

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Whatever Happened to Economic Growth?

Phi Betta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture (February 2016)

Presented by Richard E. Sylla, Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets and professor of economics at New York University.

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Rethinking the Boundaries of Sex and Gender in Science, Society and Technology

Conference (February 2016)

The inaugural/launch conference of the Feminist Research Institute at UC Davis. 

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The Aftermath of the Shining Path: Memory, Violence, & Politics in Peru

Conference (February 2016)

Hosted by the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas, this conference brought together leading scholars, journalists, and writers to discuss the vicious war that stretched from 1980 to 1992, as well as its legacy.

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Culture and the Self in Global Therapeutic Encounters

Conference (February 2016)

Hosted by the Jewish Studies program, this conference explored how different cultural processes—from public health interventions in Trinidad to spirit possessions in northern Italy—contribute to varying notions of the "self."

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Giving Law Space

Symposium (December 2015)

Held at International House in Davis, this legal geography symposium explored environmental justice, racialization of space, and contested articulations of rurality.

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Open Sourcing Religion: Digital Transformations in Religious Studies

Workshop (December 2015)

An interdisciplinary workshop exploring an alternative history of the digital humanities while also charting potential futures for religious studies scholarship.

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Teaching the Past for Tomorrow: Conference on the Future of History Education

Conference (November 2015)

Held at UCLA by the California History-Social Science Project.

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Human Terrain by Any Other Name: The Pentagon's Ongoing Quest for Ethnographic Intelligence

Lecture (October 2015)

San Jose State University Professor of Anthropology Roberto Gonzalez discussed the legacy of the U.S. Army’s Human Terrain System.

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Latin American & Peninsular Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Colloquium (October 2015)

The 11th Annual Samuel G. Armistead Colloquium was hosted by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and featured keynote speakers Daylet Dominguez (UC Berkeley) and Kelly Lowther (University of North Carolina at Greensboro).

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“Final Solution”

Film Screening (October 2015)

Hosted by ME/SA, this screening was followed by a Q&A with director Rakesh Sharma.

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Employment, Earnings and Inequality: Realities and Opportunities in Low-Wage Labor Markets

Conference (October 2015)

Hosted by the Center for Poverty Research at UC Davis. Presenters from across the U.S. convened to address questions related to low-wage labor markets, covering topics that included wage trends and shifts in occupations, policies that enhance wages, immigration, mobility, stigma and identity among low-skilled workers.

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2014-15

 

How to Win Dissertation Support from the SSRC

Workshop (June 2015)

A session for graduate students in the humanities and social sciences, hosted by Daniella Sarnoff, the program director of the International Dissertation Fellowship competition at the Social Science Research Council.

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The Changing Dynamics of Asian Migration in the 21st Century

Symposium (May 2015)

Hosted by the Transnational Asia Initiative, led by Dr. Robin Magalit Rodriguez, an associate professor of Asian American studies at UC Davis.

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2nd Annual UC Davis Symposium on Language Research

Symposium (May 2015)

Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Nick Ellis of the University of Michigan, who delivered a lecture entitled “Usage-Based Approaches to Language Acquisition.”

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8th West Coast Experiments Conference

Conference (May 2015)

The annual WCE conference brings together leading scholars and graduate students who conduct experimental research in political science and other social sciences.

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Uncommons

Workshop (May 2015)

Featuring a range of international and US scholars, this workshop was a sequel to the 2012-13 John E. Sawyer Seminar entitled “Indigenous Cosmopolitics: Dialogues About the Reconstitution of Worlds.”

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ASPIRE 2014-2015

Program and Symposium (May 2015)

A research mentorship program for undergraduates, operated by the Center for Mind and Brain with the support of ISS.

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California Workshop on Evolutionary Social Sciences (C-WESS)

Conference (April 2015)

Held in San Luis Obispo, this annual conference is guided by a single, unifying goal: to maximize familiarity and opportunity for interaction among the greater California community investigating human behavior from an evolutionary perspective.

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Unaccompanied Child Migration Series

Film Screening and Lecture (April 2015)

Hosted by the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas and featuring filmmaker Anayansi Prado and journalist Sonia Nazario.

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The Geometry of Pictorial Semantics

Lecture (April 2015)

Presented by Gabriel Greenberg of UCLA, as part of the Philosophy and Linguistics Speaker Series.

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DEX3

Conference (March 2015)

The third annual Davis Extravaganza Philosophy conference.

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Arctic Indigeneities, Media and Social Justice

Symposium (March 2015)

A symposium hosted by Native American Studies and Anthropology, bringing together scholars, artists and activists to engage in critical dialogue about media representations of Arctic peoples, cultures, and environments, and their implications for 21st century social justice movements.

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Making Data Matter

Book Launch/Forum (February 2015)

A Center for Regional Change forum held to mark the launch of What Counts: Harnessing Data for America's Communities.

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Latin America’s Politics of Human Rights Memory and Commemoration

Lecture (February 2015)

An International House Davis and UC Davis Human Rights Initiative lecture featuring Katherine Hite, the Frederick Ferris Thompson Chair of Political Science at Vassar College.

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Western Ottomanists’ Workshop

Workshop and Conference (January 2015)

Associate Professor of History Baki Tezcan brought the Multi-Campus Research Project in Mediterranean Studies to UC Davis and joined it with a weekend gathering of the Western Ottomanists’ Workshop (WOW).

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IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas

Exhibition, Film Screening and Symposium (November-December 2014)

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